This soft adventure rafts are perfect for first timers, or for people looking for a gentle white water ride, who are over the 23 kg weight requirement.
Experience the dynamic waters of Canada’s legendary Ottawa River in a guided raft. Get your feet wet as you splash and roll through one of the world’s great whitewater routes. OWL Rafting on the Ottawa River is a three-generation family-run resort, renowned for its attention to detail, exceptional service, and locally-sourced cuisine and it has been recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience.
Start your whitewater rafting adventure by checking in and joining others for your trip briefing, gear up, and climb aboard the OWL bus for a short transfer to the ‘put-in’, the start of your river day.
Here you meet your guide who will have you practise your strokes to prepare for the rapids ahead. Your guide lines the boat up for the best line, then with everyone paddling, you crash through waves and get wet- but the water is warm with Ontario’s hot summer weather. Each rapid on the Ottawa is followed by a ‘pool’, giving you time to relax and prepare for the next one. You will stop for a snack and maybe some swimming, floating, and perhaps see an osprey or beaver.
Before you know it, you meet the Pontoon boat, where you’ll climb aboard for a hearty hot barbequed dinner on the return cruise to the resort. Rafter wrap-up has you relive your day’s adventure as you watch a short video of your own trip: a great souvenir to purchase. Finish your rafting adventure by enjoying a sauna or a hot outdoor shower and play on our sandy beach.
This summer outdoor adventure is sure to be remembered and you will want to do it again.
All participants must weigh: at least 23 kg (50 lbs).
Duration: 8 hours.
Season: May – September.
Schedule: Sunday-Friday, not available on Saturday.
Departure: 11:30 am.
Experience runs rain or shine. Should the guides deem the conditions unsafe for paddling, Experience Provider reserves the right to reschedule to a later date or cancel.
What to wear:
– Secure footwear (eg. running shoes or water shoes). Crocs, flip-flops, and bare feet are not acceptable.
– Bathing suit or swim shorts,
– Sun protection, consider sunscreen and long-sleeved athletic tops.
Your Experience Includes:
– Experienced guide service,
– White Water Rafting on Ottawa River
– Rafting gear,
– Pontoon BBQ style meal cruise,
– River fees of $10.
This experience offers a full refund if a cancellation is received up to 30 days prior to the original trip date.
If you or Experience Provider need to change your reservation due to Covid-19 health protocols, your reservation will be rescheduled to a later date.
Information on how to register for this tour will be provided in your experience voucher.