The Double Deluxe Whitewater Vacation

2 days Rafting in Sport Rafts, 2 nights camping, 5 meals.

The Double Deluxe Whitewater Vacation includes:

  • 2 day of Whitewater Rafting in a Sport Raft (7-person capacity)
    • OR
  • 1 day of Whitewater Rafting in a Sport Raft (7-person capacity) and 1 day of Sport Yak (2-person capacity)***
  • An OWL professional guide for your trips
  • Life Jacket, Helmet and Paddle
  • 2 delicious BBQ meals during the return Pontoon Boat Cruises
  • 2 hearty breakfasts and an open air grilled steak dinner
  • 2 nights camping (bring your own tent)
    • OR Upgrade to our Cabin or Cabana Accommodations
  • A lively evening fireside program
  • Use of all the facilities at the OWL Resort: kayaks, canoes, SUPs, beach volleyball, disc golf, sauna and hot showers
  • Aprés rafting video presentation of your trips in the OWL log pavilion

Embark on an adventure whitewater rafting experience through the dynamic Rocher Fendu rapids on the Ottawa River. In OWL’s 7 person Sport Raft, you’ll paddle, splash, and roll down one of the world’s great whitewater routes. You have an experienced and passionate guide controlling the raft using oars at the back. Step up the adventure on day two as you raft the river in the sport raft or sport yak. You’ll get a chance to body surf and float, and possibly do some cliff jumping too: it’s up to the river! All participants are required to paddle.

All of OWL’s rafting trips include a river pontoon cruise back to the resort at the end of the day. Put on your dry clothes and feast on a freshly prepared grilled buffet while you enjoy a scenic ride back to the resort. Once on dry land, your guides will show a video presentation where you can relive your day’s adventure!

The resort is not a licensed establishment so our guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages. Ice cream, snacks, cold drinks and ice are available for sale on site.  During the day, the OWL Resort offers guests the use of beachfront kayaks, canoes and SUP boards.  We also boast a large floating swim dock with slide, a disc golf course, volleyball courts and a hot sauna.

Rates: 2 Day Package
Per Rafter $350

* All prices subject to a $5/person/day service charge and 13% HST
** Minimum weight: 41 kg (90 lbs)
***Sport Yaking Trips are offered on select days of the week or to groups of 10+

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION OWL Rafting Resort, Foresters Falls, Ontario
ARRIVAL TIME Anytime after 5:00 PM the night before your first day or rafting.
DEPARTURE TIME Depart at your leisure after your last rafting trip.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing (NO COTTON), shoes (with back strap), and sunscreen. On a cold day, add wool socks and shirts for warmth.
INCLUDED
2 Nights Camping 2 Breakfasts Rafting Gear
Use of Resort Facilities 2 BBQ Lunch Pontoon Cruises OWL Professional Guide
Trip Video Presentations 1 Steak Dinner
OPTIONAL
Additional Overnight Stay Cabin Upgrade
Guide Gratuity Daycare
Wetsuit Rental Purchase of Trip Video
Check out the details below

This is our most common schedule. Your itinerary may vary from this. Please check your invoice for your arrival date and trip times.

Check in at the Office. Everyone in your group must come into the office upon arrival to sign a waiver. Please note that dinner is not included on the night of arrival: you can bring meals with you, book an additional meal before arrival, or eat on the road. Check in begins at 5:00 PM; please NO arrivals before this time.
First Night’s Overnight Stay. Find a spot in one of our campgrounds and set up your tent. Venture down to our sandy beach before dark for a paddle or swim. Relax fireside in the main pavilion with board games or a film in the lounge. Pop into our office to borrow frisbees, horseshoes, volleyballs and more, available to help you make the most of our facility.
Start the day off right with a hot buffet style breakfast served at 8:00 AM. Each day OWL’s Kitchen Crew serves a fresh hearty meal to prepare you for a full day to come. You may find bacon or breakfast sausages, hash browns or home fries, scrambled or fried eggs, or another home-style breakfast option: menus vary from day to day, so we cannot guarantee availability of all listed options at each meal. All breakfasts will have fresh fruit, cereal, toast & toppings, and juice, coffee & tea.
9:00

Rafting Briefing

Your day of High Adventure Rafting starts at the OWL Resort with an orientation that gives you a preview of the day. Collect your helmet, lifejacket and paddle and get ready to go.
10:00

Shuttle to Put-In

The bus will depart promptly at 10:00 AM. Please ensure you have dropped your car keys at the office and put your dry clothes in the duffel bags before jumping on the bus.
10:15

Get Wet

After a short shuttle to the starting point, you meet your guide. You climb into your raft and your guide will take you through some on-water instructions that teach you how to paddle and work together. Once everyone has received a safety briefing, we descend down our first rapid, the legendary McCoy’s! Smile for the camera: along the way a photographer will meet you on the river to capture a snapshot of you rafting.
surf

Surfing

There is always time for some surfing, which is where we take our rafts back up into the whitewater. This leaves us totally wet and anticipating more rapids! Whitewater alternates with flat water: you’ll have the chance to swim and float in between the adrenaline rush of the rapids.
break

Midday Snack

Trip B has a late lunch, so to keep you going we provide a small snack. You may get to cliff jump during this break, depending on water levels.
paddle

More Rapids

After snack, you have the energy to challenge more rapids. If you’re rafting on the Middle channel, you’ll run the awe-inspiring Garvin’s with its stunning drop. On the Main channel, the second half of the day features Hair and the mighty Coliseum. At high water, Coliseum is the largest commercially rafted rapid in Eastern North America. Water features and the channel we raft depend on the water levels, but you’ll have a great time no matter what the level is.
At the bottom of the rapids, meet OWL Rafting’s signature Pontoon Boats. Once you hop aboard the pontoon boats, you will find your dry clothes or towels and a hot BBQ lunch waiting for you. Enjoy your hearty meal as you cruise back to the OWL Resort
4:00

Back at the Resort

Once back at the OWL Resort, please return your life jackets, paddles, and helmets to the gear loft before joining us at the beach for your last workout of the day, the “Beach Party”, as we put away your rafts.
4:30

Rafter Wrap Up

Once the Beach Party is over, get changed before meeting back in the pavilion for the video replay of your day. Our guides will meet you to watch the fun all over again.
Dinner will be ready at the ring of the bell at 6:30 PM. Head down to the pavilion for an open-air grilled steak dinner, with dinner rolls, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, garden salad, and hot apple crumble and ice cream for dessert. Stuffed peppers are available for registered vegetarians.
Head back to your campsite or hang out in the pavilion by the fire. Recount the day and get ready to press play again tomorrow.
8:00

Breakfast

Day 2 is similar to Day 1 starting with Breakfast.
9:00

Rafting Briefing

Pop into the briefing to ensure you are checked off during roll call and pick up your gear for Day 2 on the mighty Ottawa.
10:00

Shuttle to Put-In

The bus will depart promptly at 10:00 AM. Please ensure you have dropped your car keys at the office and put your dry clothes in the duffel bags before jumping on the bus.
10:15

Get Wet

After a short shuttle to the starting point, you meet your guide for a sport rafting trip on the mighty Ottawa River. Hop in the raft for a review of the on-water instructions to get your raft paddling as a team. Once everyone has received a safety briefing, we descend down our first rapid, the legendary McCoy’s! If your group has 10+ rafters please let us know if you are interested in our Sport Yak option for day 2 of your rafting package.
surf

Surfing

There is always time for some surfing, which is where we take our rafts back up into the whitewater. You’ll find yourself flipping and swimming the rapids before climbing back in to your raft to do it all over again! Whitewater alternates with flat water: you’ll have the chance to swim and float in between the adrenaline rush of the rapids.
break

Midday Snack

Trip B has a late lunch, so to keep you going we provide a small snack. You may get to cliff jump during this break, depending on water levels.
paddle

More Rapids

After snack, you have the energy to challenge more rapids. There’s more paddling in a sport raft: with a smaller crew, you’ll find that your work is key to get you through the rapids and into the best surfing spots for the wildest trip.
At the bottom of the rapids, meet OWL Rafting’s signature Pontoon Boats. Once you hop aboard the pontoon boats, you will find your dry clothes or towels and a hot BBQ lunch waiting for you. Our meals on the pontoon are different from one day to the next, and are sure to fill you up after a full day of activity.
4:00

Back at the Resort

Once back at the OWL Resort, please return your life jackets, paddles, and helmets to the gear loft before joining us at the beach for your last workout of the day, the “Beach Party”, as we put away your rafts. If you have plans back in the city and need to rush away, you are now back at your vehicle and able to head out.
4:30

Rafter Wrap Up

Once the Beach Party is over, get changed before meeting back in the pavilion for the video replay of your day. Our guides will meet you to watch the fun all over again.
Head into our Boutique to pick up a souvenir or purchase a copy a video from one or both of your days of rafting to take home with you. Grab a coffee before hitting the road. OR Hang out a little longer. Enjoy the sauna, hot outdoor showers, and beachfront before departing at your leisure.