REFUND POLICY

All changes to reservations must be made before 7pm at least the day before your scheduled adventure.

No refunds or rescheduling will occur for those who notify Elora Rapids after 7pm or for no-shows.

See FAQ #4 for additional information.

Sunset Kayak

KAYAK TOUR

CLOSED

3 HOUR TOUR - 8 KM

New this year, our sunset kayak tour takes in the best of all Elora has to offer. By leaving later in the day we'll avoid the crowds as we float through the Elora Gorge and Grand River Valley. Be prepared to get swept away by the numerous rapids, lazily peer up at the towering cliffs, and watch nature unfold over the horizon with a small group of no more than 10 guests and your guides. You'll feel as though you've been transferred to another world far from the fields of Southern Ontario's farm country. No prior paddling experience is necessary - just a sense of adventure.

HOW THIS WORKS

  1. READ safety and requirements below and refund policy above.

  2. BOOK ONLINE. All reservations must be made in advance.

  3. ARRIVE on time at 78 James Street, Elora.

  4. SIGN WAIVER. Everyone must sign the waiver upon arrival.

  5. TOUR. Let the journey begin!

  6. SHUTTLE. Participants will be given a ride back to Elora at the tour's conclusion.

See FAQ #3 For A More Detailed Description Of A Typical Day.

TOUR PRICES (taxes included)

$250 / Person

(Includes Kayak, PFD, Helmet, Dry Bag & Tour Guides)

No Additional Fees!

REQUIREMENTS

All participants must be over 12 years of age, competent swimmers, be able to paddle a kayak on their own, and must sign a waiver. Participants must also be comfortable in turbulent waters as it is possible to get ejected from your kayak. Wearing secure close toed footwear is highly recommended. Do not bring valuables on the river.

SAFETY

  • All participants must sign a waiver.

  • The kayak tour takes place in a natural river. Some sections of the river are fast-flowing. Listen and obey your guide at all times.

  • The safest position to ride down the river is with the bow pointed downstream. Be vigilant at all times by constantly looking downstream for obstacles to avoid - rocks, trees and other river debris.

  • Personal flotation devices and helmets must be worn at all times. A properly fitted PFD and helmet is "comfortably snug." Participants must be over 12 years of age and children (while in their own kayak) must be accompanied by an adult also on the tour.

  • If you capsize do not panic. Do not attempt to stand up while in a rapid. Situate yourself on your back with your feet downstream allowing your PFD to keep you afloat. As you float out of the rapid, your head, knees, and toes will be above the water until you reach safety.

  • Only one rider on each kayak. Kayaks cannot be tied together while going through the rapids.​

  • Be prepared to get wet. Sunscreen, closed toed footwear, a swimsuit, and a head strap for eyeglasses is recommended.

  • Water quality is not tested and Elora Rapids is not responsible for water quality related hazards.

  • If you bring valuables on the tour they are your own responsibility. It is recommended to only bring a water bottle and a sense of adventure.

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