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A few details

for your Piloted Safari

If your group can fill a boat, great! If you are fewer than eight, then you'll meet other delightful and adventurous people like yourself who are curious about the River. We will pilot the punt an arm's length from the overhanging limestone cliffs and cedar trees, and drift back downstream past riverside patios of local restaurants often featuring live music. You will pass under the town's main bridge and linger around the upper waters of the Elora Mill dam just above the Tooth of Time waterfalls and the beginning of the Elora Gorge. Disembark at the Boardwalk at the end of the ride, and enjoy the amenities of our River Club & Dining facilities.

Piloted safaris or captained shared-boat rides are designed to accommodate adventure seeking passengers unable or unwilling to captain their own vessels (e.g. seniors, children, special needs customers, non-boaters) by supplying a pilot-captain. His/her job is to ferry you safely on a pre-determined tour of the Grand River as if you were on an adventure safari providing you with memorable information regarding this unique town and river. Should you appreciate their guiding services, gratuities given in person to your pilot-captain would be most welcomed.

  • Minimum of 4 paying passengers or $60 each hour is required for a piloted ride, unless authorized by management
  • Additional paying passenger is $15/person per hour up to a total of 8 booked people per boat
  • Children under 13 years of age are free
  • These punt rides may be shared with unacquainted fellow passengers so we reserve the right to combine groups and/or individuals (We won't break up a group, unless the group consists of more than 8 people) ...
  • Day-time and night-time hire available
  • You do NOT have to reserve your place on a punt if you want a piloted safari - simply turn up at one of our hire locations and let us know that you want to go on a Safari
  • Pre-ordered food such as picnics are extra (see Dining on our website)
  • Please also read our Terms & Conditions, which are required pre-trip reading. By booking with us, you agree to these.
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