Aaron and another of Michelle’s shuttle clients, fellow Fish Tales fly fishing guide Mike Venhuis, were launching from Fish Creek Park boat launch that morning. Mike’s truck and drift boat trailer were parked just behind Aaron’s.
Our Driving Team
The Bow River Shuttles Driving Team is an enthusiastic group of retired gentlemen. They are responsible, committed and take pride in their work.
Our Shuttle Vehicles
Our workhorse is a Dodge Grand Caravan seven passenger van. Michelle has the flexibility to work with up to six drivers. This is usually adequate to handle the number of vehicles we move during our busy days.
Our back up is a Ford Ranger five passenger truck. We can add up to four additional drivers to our crew. We then have the capability to handle any day that is very busy.
Our truck is also equipped with a towing package. Emergencies that occasionally come our way can be effectively handled. For example, we have had customer vehicles break down during transit. We simply switched the customer’s boat trailer from their truck to ours, ensuring that their boat trailer was waiting for them when they came off the river. We then drove them, and their boat, back to the city.
Our Customer Service
Along the Bow River, only Bow River Shuttles leads from the front. Whenever possible, the shuttle van leads the customer vehicles in and out of the boat launches as the drivers work their way downstream, providing direct supervision of your vehicle most of the time.
You will find your vehicle’s dash board cleaner than when you left it, a handy walk-around checklist for your next time out and several Werther’s Original.
Our Customer Benefits
1. Increase your time on the river. You come to the Bow River to fish, not drive! Leave the driving to us. Arrive at the river, and get your boat on the water right away. Depending on the reach you are floating, an early start can easily add one to two hours of fishing time to your morning. At the end of your day, you can relax and fish the evening hatches, knowing that your vehicle is waiting for you. No time wasted driving around in the dark retrieving your second vehicle.
2. Your costs are cut by 50%. Leave the second vehicle at home. You eliminate gas, maintenance and deprecation expenses for that vehicle. The greater the distance you’ve travelled to fish the Bow River, the greater your savings.
For a map of our shuttle points, click here