About the Captain

Griffith J Slaughter graduated from Lakehead University in 2001 with an Honours Degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism. As a child, he spent countless summers on the Ottawa River with his family, exploring the islands and beaches, and taking regular trips to Oiseaux Rock, the Fort and Deep River. In the summer of '98, he worked as a Guest Services Manager at Wiley Point Lodge in Lake of the Woods, Ontario. In the summer of '99, he moved to Silver Water Wheel Lodge, north of Dryden, ON on Lac Seul — the second largest inland lake in Ontario.

Griffith has excellent experience and knowledge of being on the water and will ensure guests have the best time possible. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was fortunate enough to be able to spend over 140 hours on the water, between Lac Ste Marie and the Ottawa River. Realizing what a wonderful experience it was, he resolved to figure out how to get more people on the water. Since he owned his own professional surf and ski boat, of which there were very few in the area, he decided this was the best way to share his joy of the water. Thus, the Griff Slaughter Experience was born.

As a professional NCCP coach and expert in skiing, soccer and water sports, Griffith is able to teach people new to sports in a safe and secure manner. When there are groups of under 13 with children, his two sons, Aidan James (13) and Jonah Robert (10) will join to help guide young guests. A true family business.

Applicable Qualifications -

  • Canadian Power Squadron
  • Transport Canada Pleasure Boat Operator
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician
  • Red Cross Advanced Marine First Aid
  • Water Ski Wakeboard Canada Trained Coach
  • CSIA III ~ CSCF II (II Trained)
  • NASDS Open Water Diver

About the Vessel

The vessel guests will be journeying on is a 2013 Tige Z3. It features 4 bladders, a 16 person capacity, new seats, PCM Engine, TAPS III, surf gate, 5 coolers, ski tower, 6 speakers and bluetooth (available for personal music).

Please note that bathroom breaks are possible on shore and in the water. There is a portable unit available to use on the swim platform.

The boat is also mobile. The home base is Pembroke/Petawawa and Lac Ste Marie and the boat can travel through these areas with no extra charge (Deep River, Heney, Pemichangan, 31 Mile).

Any lake outside the area (Rideau, Golden Lake, White Lake, Simcoe, Georgian Bay) has an additional cost of $0.75 per kilometer return. Please contact us and we will coordinate details for the excursion and outline the pricing and services affordably.

Toys ~ Activities Using These:

  • 2 person Tube
  • 6/8 person Tube
  • Water Skis
  • Surf Board
  • Large Surf Board
  • Wakeboard
  • Kneeboard
  • Wakeskate
  • Noodles
  • 16 Lifejackets *If Children have their own, please bring*


  • Boat cruise, explore the Ottawa River or Lac Ste Marie
  • Day at the beach
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party  
  • Birthday Party
  • Surf Session
  • Waterski Session
  • Wakeboard Session
  • Trip to Fort William *** meal available, please request ***
  • Trip to Oiseaux Rock ~ Guided hike to top available as well
  • Team Building Boat trip 
  • Staff Appreciation Boat Trip
  • Shuttle and D/O / Water Taxi Service 
  • Learn to Surf/Ski/Wakeboard
  • Social boat tour