Wildlife & Wilderness Evening Paddle

Open 7 days a week . April til November . Reservations Required


An evening raft drift on the Grand River is the best way to see wildlife. The heat of the day is over, the wildlife is active and the people are gone. But the best news is no biting bugs!

Creatures absent twenty years ago are being sighted... the bald eagle is back, the fishing ospreys are nesting and the extinct turkeys abound. There are snarling possums, random sleek otters and an abundance of beaver. Fish populations have changed with the migration of trout and increase in smallmouth bass.

There is also the regular wildlife to view. In the sky soar the huge turkey vultures, the echoing geese and chattering kingfishers. The whitetail deer populations are abundant in the valley and often visible along the river in the evening and early spring. On moonlight paddles there are coyotes howling, horned owls hooting and large blue herons croaking. There are mink fishing, raccoons washing clams and a choir of frogs and toads to hear.   

Raft drifts are excellent to observe wildlife... safe for families and non-canoeist to travel in.

 Price: Our price is $270.00 per raft for up to 6 people for a 3 hour guided evening rafting trip, includes guide, raft, paddles, life jackets and return shuttle to your vehicle. Tax not included. You can choose your own starting time and even bring your supper or order our Tripper Lunch. Extra people in the raft are $45 each plus tax, space providing.

Return Shuttle: We meet you at the starting point and shuttle you back to your vehicle at the end of the trip.

River Lunch: We can stop along the river to have supper and supply waterproof lunch coolers. You can bring your own or we can offer our Tripper Lunch. It includes a large fresh wrap stuffed with your choice of turkey, beef, ham, chicken, veggie or Chicken Caesar… plus homemade butter tart or large cookie, fruit and juice/pop/water. Cost is $14 each with tax included. 

The Rafts: Top quality whitewater rafts made by Aire. They are self-bailing, multi chambered, stable &  safe. These 5 meter rafts have floating floors that easily seat 6 people plus! They are like sitting around a big kitchen table.

The River: The Grand River averages 1 meter in depth... with sections of easy splash rapids. The river is clear with 2 meter deep pools to swim in. 

Our Guides:  Our guides spend the day with you... the way they would with friends. They deliberately customize the trip to help you explore & experience as much of the river as possible.


 We keep it simple… everything is looked after by us… and you enjoy the day!