Summer is here, and canoeing is a great option during the dog days AND once we head into fall and the leave start to change. Trapper John’s Canoeing is about 15-20 minutes south of the city on Big Darby Creek and is a great way to spend a summer morning or afternoon.
Whether you’re looking for physical activity or to relax on the water, you can pick a trip that fits your plan. You may bring small personal coolers with food and beverage (no Styrofoam, glass bottles, or alcohol).
No children under age 6. Ages 6-12 are $5.00 each for any canoeing or kayak trip. Trip outings begin around 9:00 a.m. up until 5:00 p.m., in time to have all guests off the creek by 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Trapper John’s Trips
Approximately 1-2 Hours, 7 days a week – $18-$25/person
The Upper Trip
Approximately 2-3 Hours
This trip has limited availability until 11 am at a rate of $26-$38 per person
The Lower Trip
Approximately 2-4 Hours
This canoe trip is offered 7 days a week until 1:00 p.m., at a rate of $26-$38 per person.
The 9 Mile Trip
Approximately 4-5 Hours
This combines the Upper and Sampler Trip, with the canoe livery half way between for your convenience. This is a journey so pack a light lunch and a cold drink and enjoy the day. 4-5 hours, offered 7 days a week, departing before 10:00 a.m., at $32-$42 per person. Call ahead to book.
The Full Day Trip
Approximately 5-6 Hours
This combines the Upper and Lower Trip with the canoe livery halfway in between. Pack a lunch and drinks. This canoe trip is only offered departing before 10:00 a.m., at $35-$46 per person. Call ahead to book.
Food trucks are available on select weekends through the summer.
Big Darby At Dusk
Departing around 7 p.m., arrive by 6:45 pm. This is a guided tour with reservations required. Night tours require some canoeing experience and will add a different spin on a typical canoe trip. Cost is $30 per person.
Pet Days at Trapper Johns
Do you pets love to be on the water? Bring them to Trapper Johns for Pet Days to enjoy The Sampler trip.
See requirements, rules, and advice for bringing your dog for Pet Days.
Saturday, July 9, 2022. Canoe for Cancer and help raise funds for this great cause. Join this evening trip starting at dusk. Cost is $30 per person, with half supporting Pelotonia. Refreshments provided; details and registration here.
Private boaters are welcome. Shuttle pricing $15-$22; Take Out Access is $5 for any take out spot.
Season passes are available!
Trapper John’s Canoe Livery
7141 London-Groveport Rd
Grove City, Ohio 43123