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Esprit White Water

Whitewater Tours and Training in the Ottawa River Valley

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DOUBLE YOUR FUN WITH ESPRIT!

ESPRIT OFFERS YOU TWICE THE RAPIDS AND TWICE THE FUN FOR THE SAME PRICE!


Only Esprit offers you whitewater rafting on both channels of the Ottawa River in the same day!


In the morning, we will challenge the rapids of the Middle Channel which features Garvin’s Chute (a 5m high waterfall) and the roller coaster waves of Lower Ostrom’s. Surf’s up at Butterfly Rapid as we slide our 14 ft. rafts onto the wave face for an exhilarating front surf. Between rapids, you can cool things down body surfing in the swift moving currents. At the end of the Middle Channel, enjoy a healthy riverside lunch while your equipment is being loaded onto our shuttle vehicles to bring you back to the put in for your second descent.


In the afternoon, we will pack in plenty of action on the Main Channel riding the crashing waves of The Lorne, Butcher’s Knife, Norman’s and Coliseum – an array of world-class whitewater. Featuring towering 14 ft. waves, the majority of the river’s volume surges through this channel. After the trip, celebrate the day with an ice cold beer, juice or soft drink. The first round is on us! Reserve online today and experience whitewater rafting on the mighty Ottawa River with Esprit Rafting Adventures.

Family Rafting… Bring the Kids!, Fun for the whole family!  Kids 7-11 are welcome to join us for a 1/2 day adventure with the rest of the family on our morning channel.  In the afternoon we can look after the kids while those 12 and up continue for the bigger rapids on afternoon channel (not suitable for smaller/younger/lighter adventurers).  We give a complimentary gift certificate for those 7-11 to join us FREE OF CHARGE once they turn 12 years old.  That certificate never expires.  Parents can also book a 1/2 day adventure ($124.50) if they choose to stay with their kids in the afternoon.

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WHY CHOOSE ESPRIT!


SMALL RAFTS-BIG DISCOUNT!

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Smaller rafts are WAY more fun. We exclusively use smaller 14 ft., seven passenger rafts (think sports car). Others use giant (20 ft. or bigger) 12 passenger rafts (think minivan) that aren’t as much fun. We also have the best group discount in the industry. Bring six friends and YOU raft for FREE!

TWICE THE FUN

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Our Ottawa River day rafting trips take you whitewater rafting down BOTH channels of the Ottawa River in the same day. Other outfitters take you down one OR the other. You get 2x the rafting with Esprit!

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RATINGS

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Not trying to brag… and its no big deal but… National Geographic has rated us the World’s #1 Whitewater Outfitter in their Best Outfitters On Earth survey (OK kind of a BIG DEAL)!

OUR TEAM

We’re REALLY NICE! We care about people and the planet. We also do AMAZING things. Our “Fearless Leader” Jim Coffey broke the 25-year-old world record by running an 18 mi. waterfall in a canoe! We are kinda “ninja-like”. (Click the image to watch the video!)

ECO-POLICY

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Fueling our social and environmental advocacy are our eco-policies and principles. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

LOCALLY FOCUSED

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Esprit is and will always be a strong voice for our rivers and our communities. Support a company that shares your environmental and social values.

READ WHY OUR GUESTS LOVE US!

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Great day on the river!

Spent the day on the river with two teens and our guides, Sam and Taylor. The guides were knowledgeable of the river and told us what to expect at every turn. We felt safe and had fun! Our son lost a shoe in the rapids and they gave him a new pair. There's a spot to cliff jump if you choose. Great rafting company!

– Rich R. | Tripadvisor
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What an amazing experience!

Our guide Nate was super experienced and knowledgeable and kept us in the boat the entire trip — even in some dicey situations...which were the most memorable ones! The photos captured the moments so well and we were so happy to be able to share them with family and friends. Highly recommended for the adventure of a lifetime!

– Helena K. | Google Reviews
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Awesome day on the river!

This was our third time rafting with Esprit and they didn’t disappoint. With the Covid virus at the time we were a little hesitant at first but the ability to rent the raft for just the four of us with a guide and the precautions Esprit took to keep us safe made it a stressless trip. Definitely recommend the trip for any and all thrill-seekers!

– Vaida H. | Tripadvisor
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Best time rafting!

Oh man, where do I start. This was my first time rafting and it was the most exhilarating things I have done. Guides were extremely welcoming, had positive energy and love being on water. Jim has done a great job. Definitely coming back with more friends and recommend this to anyone who is looking to go rafting for the first time or the hundredth time.

– Khurram Q. | Google Reviews

YOUR TRIP MEMORIES NOW LAST A LIFETIME!


We know that your day on the river with us is full of amazing moments!  This is why we are now including FREE PHOTOS with your Ottawa River Rafting Trip.  Our professional kayaker will escort you down the river snapping shots to record the trills and spills of your adventure.

Leave it to us at Esprit to record and capture your memories.  Once you have been rafting, circle back to this page and click HERE to take you to our photo storage and sharing site called SmugMug.  Navigate through the galleries by date, open your file and click the download button to download your trip photos.  If for some reason the link doesn’t get you there, visit https://esprit-photos.smugmug.com