Canal Park - Operated by Tiverton Canal Company

Age Restrictions & Safety Information 

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Self drive day boat - Life jacket guide

 

Years of Age

CANNOT swim 25 mtrs or non-swimmer

CAN swim 25 mtrs or strong swimmer

18 & Over

Compulsory

 

Compulsory - If Only One Person in the Boat
Optional - If Two+ People in the Boat
13 - 17 Compulsory Not Compulsory with Parent/Guardian
Consent*
3 - 12 Compulsory regardless of swimming ability
2 & under Not allowed in self-drive boat

 

Canadian Canoe - Life jacket/buoyancy aid guide
 

Years of Age CANNOT swim 25 mtrs or non-swimmer CAN swim 25 mtrs or strong swimmer
18 & Over

Not allowed in a Canadian Canoe

Compulsory – Bouyancy Aid
Optional – Life Jacket
13 - 17 Not allowed in a Canadian Canoe Compulsory – Bouyancy Aid
Optional – Life Jacket
3 - 12 Not allowed in a Canadian Canoe
under 3 Not allowed in a Canadian Canoe

 

Rowing Boat - Life jacket guide
 

Years of Age CANNOT swim 25 mtrs or non-swimmer CAN swim 25 mtrs or strong swimmer
18 & Over

Compulsory

Optional
13 - 17 Compulsory Not Compulsory with Parent/Guardian Consent*
3 - 12 Compulsory regardless of swimming ability
under 3 Not allowed in rowing boat


*It is the company’s preference that all children aged 13 to 17 years wear life jackets.  But, if it is considered by the parent/guardian that the child can swim 25 metres or more, the parent/guardian can on behalf of the child, opt out of the life jacket; however by opting out they accept an increased risk in the safety of the child.

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