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GR Paddling - Tours

83 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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About GR Paddling - Tours
The mission of GR Paddling, LLC is to provide kayak and canoe excursions in and around the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area, utilizing local waterways as a way to increase appreciation by educating the public in the protection and value of our natural resources, and to promote area tourism through healthy, safe and responsible adventure activities.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a sunset/twilight paddling experience last week in Grand Rapids and I have only the best words to describe it. GR Paddling's owners, Jeff and his wife Liz, picked us up promptly from our hotel, transported us in a nice, clean van to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased Steven, that you and your wife paid a visit to Grand Rapids and that you had such a wonderful river experience with us. It was indeed a lovely evening on the Grand and the sunset was quite spectacular. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was honestly the best thing we did over our weekend in Grand Rapids! Jeff went above and beyond to make our experience a great one. He was so knowledgeable about the route options and we would have had no clue what we were doing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this most generous review. I'm so pleased that you chose Grand Rapids for your girls' weekend experience and that you included GR Paddling in your itinerary allowing me to be a part of it. What a great fun day it was for...More

Reviewed July 1, 2019

What a delightful surprise! Greeted by the owner himself (Jeff), outside our hotel and spent a lovely time, being driven to launch site and thoroughly cared for the entire morning. We were treated with such individual attention and given nice helpful hints... he took photos...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

I am so pleased "Elizabeth" :) that you and your husband had such a wonderful paddling experience on the Grand River. It sure was a beautiful day to kayak. Thank you for visiting Grand Rapids, for appreciating what we offer, and for taking the time...More

Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

We spent the weekend in Grand Rapids and found GR Paddling. We got picked up by Jeff. His personal service, information of the Grand River and some unique info of Grand Rapids was very much enjoyed and appreciated. The canoes, life jackets and paddles were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

Thank you for visiting Grand Rapids, for your review, and for your kind words. I'm glad that you found us.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Jeff and Rita made it so easy -- pick-up, drop-off and making sure we had everything we needed for a great trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you Kathy for appreciating our services and what we offer. We're pleased that you and your family had a great kayaking experience.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Jeff was awesome!!!! Gave us a tour of Grand Rapids on the way to Grand River giving us history of the city all the while! Made us feel very comfortable by giving us great direction on kayaking!!!! I just knew I would be in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you so much Shirley for such a wonderful review and generous appreciation of what we offer as well as being from our 41st state! I'm glad that you stayed dry and had such an enjoyable first kayaking experience. As for talking about Grand Rapids........that...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Jeff and Rita provided us with a safe, fun-filled trip on the Grand River. Memorable, they were great organizers! Would recommend this trip for any age participant.

Date of experience: August 2018
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you for appreciating what we offer and for the review Anne. I'm pleased everyone seemed to have a pleasant experience in spite of the tricky weather conditions.

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I truky enjoyed our trip on The Grand River. The staff was wonderful, helpful and informative! I was a part of a team of folks looking at potential uses of the riber shore for recreation possibilities.

Date of experience: September 2017
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for the review Jay. I certainly hope that you found that the beautiful Grand River is an incredible source of recreational possibilities.

Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was our second time with GR Paddling and true to form, it didn't disappoint! I surprised my husband for his birthday last year with a kayaking experience—after reading through some fantastic reviews, I opted with Jeff & GR Paddling. We loved it! Fast forward...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you Faith for another very generous review. I am so pleased to be able to provide you with another kayaking experience (this time on the Grand River). Congratulations on your 6 years of wedded bliss. You are indeed a fun couple of folks.

Reviewed August 3, 2018

My fiance and I canoed down the Thornapple & Grand Rivers for 6.5 miles with GP Paddling. When booking I was a bit overwhelmed with all the information provided on the website, so I just booked a canoe on the river for an afternoon time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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grpaddlingjeff, Owner at GR Paddling - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you for such a fantastic review Olivia and for the wonderful description of a typical paddling experience with us. I'm pleased that our services were so appreciated. What a beautiful day it was to boot and the wildlife that you saw was definitely icing...More

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Our rates are based on the number of paddlers and which of our 3 dozen experiences you'd like to book. You can get all of our rates on our website by clicking on the "Rates" tab or by checking out each of the experiences... More
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