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Stand Up Paddleboard Trips & Lessons
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Our Grand River stand up paddleboard ( SUP) trips have the option of adding a lesson before you paddle the Cayuga Route or taking our slightly more adventurous Oneida Route (both are around 12km (3-4 hours) with an early exit point after 8km (2-2,5 ours) on the Cayuga Route)
The stand up paddleboards move at about the same speed as a canoe when paddling and our boards are quite wide and stable compared to some others.
Open 7 days a week from May til October... 8:00am-8:00pm
We meet you at our registration booth at the Syl Apps Center (Oneida Route) or at the Brant Conservation Area (Cayuga Route)… then we shuttle you up to your start point and you paddle/float your way back to your car.
At the start point you are fitted with life jackets and required equipment… then you can launch for your self-guided paddleboard trip... or do a lesson before you start.
The lesson covers:
- How to get on and off the board.
- Standing positions on SUP
- Strokes required to steer the SUP
- Choosing your paddle length.
- Safety equipment needed and how to use it
- How to read the water
- On water practice time on the small lake above the dam at the Brant Conservation Area.
Once the instructor likes what they see and you feel confident… then we move you and the stand up paddleboards to Paris the where you begin your paddling adventure.
The 13km paddle on the Cayuga route is about 3-4 hours, but if you want you can exit at our early take out point, cutting 1-2 hours off the paddle.
Along this Cayuga paddle route there are fresh water springs to drink from, an old mine form the 1830’s, a picnic area with washrooms and a 400m body surfing area
The cost per person for a SUP trip is $65.00 plus HST… a SUP lesson and trip is $90.00 per person plus HST... trip includes the stand up paddleboard, paddle, life jackets, dry bags for your camera & phones, shuttle back to vehicle and a river map.
Add an instructor guide to paddle with you for $145.00 plus HST per group.
We also offer guided night sup trips by starlight.
Or you can bring your own SUP and do a lesson…cost is $55 plus HST, includes lesson and shuttle.
With us, there is no time limit, we really encourage you to leave your watches behind and enjoy the day (just be off the water an hour before the sunsets)!
Map of Route
Map of the Cayuga Route... leave Paris & paddle to the Brant Conservation Area... then shuttle back to your car.
Paddling the Grand River is a must do!
In our area the river averages 1 meter in depth with a 2 km/hr current speed... so if you tip over, stand up! The wilderness landscape is filled with all types of birds... people find it hard to believe they are one hour from Toronto
You need to make reservations by email or phone in advance... because we meet you where your trip starts.
It is important to recognize that the weather-news channels are about 20% accurate in their daily forecasting... we are around 85% accurate!
If the weather is bad, we will contact you telling you to save your money and not come. With our cancelation you can get a full refund or pick another date... whatever is best for you.
Also if water levels are what we consider unsafe to paddle... we will cancel our trips with the option to raft or go in a non-tip yak... your safety with us is more important than your money!
We are the only incorporated outfitter business on the river carrying full liability as required by the Grand River Conservation Authority.
We have risk management plans in place, adult waivers and youth consent forms... and our interpretive staff is top notch, undergoing a 3 week training course.