Half Day-6 hours
Duration
3/10
Physicality
50lb (23kg)
Weight Requirement
Ottawa River
Location

This is a half day rafting experience for everyone! Our Family Whitewater Day Trip is a gentle introduction to whitewater with plenty of excitement and splashes, as you float through the dynamic Rocher Fendu rapids using more conservative lines suitable for children. Our experienced and passionate guides control the raft using oars: all you have to do is hang on and have fun. Body surf and float in the friendly warm waters: if the water levels allow we will stop for some cliff jumping.

As the currents calm down, transfer to the comfort of OWL’s signature pontoon boat. Put on dry clothes and feast on a freshly prepared grilled buffet. Once back at the resort your guides will show a video presentation where you can relive your day’s adventure!

Rates: Weekdays Weekends
Adults $90 $95
Children 12 and under $70 $75

* All prices subject to a $5/person/day service charge and 13% HST
** Minimum weight: 23 kg (50 lbs)

Additional Information:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION OWL Rafting Resort, Foresters Falls, Ontario
DEPARTURE TIME Varies. Please arrive for the appropriate sign in time listed on your reservation.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing (NO COTTON), shoes (with back strap), and sunscreen. In cool weather, wear wool socks and shirts.
INCLUDED
OWL Professional Guide BBQ Meal Pontoon Cruise
Use of Resort Facilities Helmet & Lifevest
Trip Video Presentation
OPTIONAL
Overnight Stay Cabin Upgrade
Guide Gratuity Daycare
Wetsuit Rental Purchase of Trip Video

Morning Family Rafting Itinerary

This is our most common schedule. Your itinerary may vary from this. Please check your invoice for your arrival time.

8:30

Arrival

Check in at the Office: everyone in your group must come into the office upon arrival to sign a waiver.
9:10

Rafting Briefing

Meet with your trip leader for your orientation before you pick up your gear and change for the day.
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 duffle bags before jumping on the bus.
10:15

Get Wet

Meet your guide and jump in your raft at the put-in. After a short on-water safety briefing, you hit the rapids. Starting with Black’s Chute and Waikiki Waves, you alternate exhilarating rides through the rapids with opportunities to float and swim.
break

Juice Break

You do not need to bring any snacks with you: we will provide juice during a short break. You may get to cliff jump during this stop. 
1:00

Lunch!

At the bottom of the rapids you will meet OWL Rafting’s signature Pontoon Boats. Once you hop aboard the pontoon boats to find your dry clothes or towels and a hot BBQ lunch waiting for you. Enjoy a family friendly meal as you cruise back to the OWL Resort
2:00

Back at the Resort

Once back at the OWL Resort, please return your life jackets and helmets to the gear loft before joining us at the beach for your last work out 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.
2:30

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.
depart

Stay or Go

Head into our Boutique to pick up a souvenir or purchase a copy of the video 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.

natural slide
Rafting on the Ottawa River