Ottawa River Adventures
Ottawa River Adventures
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Ottawa River Adventures is your exclusive Adventure vacation. No waiting in line ups, no bus rides, just you. From mild to wild all trips are completely customizable, private to your group and catered to your needs. Build your own Adventure with a variety of Adventure Activities to choose from Whitewater Zodiac, Fishing, Cliff Jumping, Whitewater Swimming, Bird Watching and Photo tour.
Cobden, Ontario, Canada
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Jennifer W
Markham, Canada1 contribution
Aug. 2019
We found Bill by accident - had wanted to do a rafting trip with another outfitter, but we liked the flexibility of Ottawa River Adventures better. Bill was professional, timely, and great fun. My husband is recovering from an Achilles tear so it was important to me to make sure that we weren't getting into anything too physical. Bill tailored our morning so that my H didn't fall out of the raft and my son could try fishing for the first time. Bill knew the river very well and b/c he had a Zodiac, we were able to zip here and there (no rowing!).

On top of tailoring the trip to our tastes, Bill also provided great information about the river and the animals and birds we saw. He took video and pictures, and delivered them via email in less than 24 hours. Remarkable.

We have since passed along this information to anyone who has asked, b/c we highly recommend this experience. Thanks Bill!
Written August 21, 2019
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christiano414
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Friends
This trip was phenomenal. My father in law and I had a blast. Bill is an awesome guy! I highly recommend this trip. It is by far one of the best adventure trip I’ve ever had. Loved every second.
Written July 20, 2019
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Josh P.
1 contribution
Jul. 2019 • Family
Wife purchased this trip for me as a Father's Day gift, and I'd highly recommend Ottawa River Adventures for anyone.

My daughter (11) & I headed out early on a gorgeous July morning - and the day was fun, memorable and exciting. I learned a tremendous amount about the wildlife, trees, currents, the river, history and so on. Caught pike, walleye, catfish, and a bunch of bass. My daughter had a fantastic time.

The rafting tour was exciting, but we felt 100% safe at all times. Bill clearly has made his passion his vocation - and it was a great experience to hang out with him. Charming, fun and extraordinarily passionate and knowledgeable.

I'm looking forward to my next trip already.
Written July 8, 2019
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Nickie J
Naples, FL5 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
This trip exceeded my expectations! It’s been the most fun adventure I’ve ever had in Canada. You get a perfect amount of fishing and rafting all while enjoying such beauty of the Ottawa River. Bill is so knowledgeable and made the trip so memorable! You definitely feel like you are in the best hands and very safe while he guides you through! He caters the whole trip to your liking so you can’t go wrong with Bill! We are already planning our next trip!
Written July 7, 2019
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danjames12
Foresters Falls, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Friends
I live in the Ottawa Valley, originally from England, and this is my go to activity whenever I have friends or family to visit. I have been on two half day Zodiak trips and a raft fishing trip taking friends and my father out. Every trip is different and just as exciting and fun as the last. This year I took my 65 year old father on the raft trip and had a fantastic time. We got to see some beautiful parts of the river, only accessible by raft, and couldn't help but catch fish. I'd like to say it was skill but it was all thanks to Bill and his fishing knowledge. I then took two friends from England on the four hour Zodiak trip last week. We had amazing luck as the water levels rose substantially so Bill was able to take us further up the rapids. Bill's control of the boat is outstanding. You'd never think you could take a boat up these huge rapids but Bill made it look like a walk in the park. I can't recommend Ottawa River Adventuers and Bill enough and I can't wait till my next trip out with him
Written September 18, 2018
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timothyjames2018
London, UK1 contribution
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Bill took me and my son (65 & 35) out on a fishing trip a couple of weeks ago. Quite extraordinary! If the rides over the rapids wasn't thrill enough, catching 30+ fish certainly was!
Bill was very professional and knowledgeable of the Ottawa River, with a special emphasis on safety. He knew exactly where to find the fish.
I thoroughly recommend the adventure, and your never too old to give it a go.
Written September 14, 2018
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SJ H
3 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
Ottawa River Adventures caters the trip to your needs and is incredibly adaptable! Bill is quite a knowledgeable guide and has clearly done his homework on the Ottawa Valley. The focus of the trip is 100% Fun! Whether you want a history lesson or a high adventure ride, Bill is your Man! He is great at reading the audience and changing things up on the fly to keep things interesting! Never a dull moment! Thanks again Bill! We can't wait to come back for the overnight tour!!
Written July 16, 2018
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anneofthevalley
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Aug. 2017 • Couples
My husband and I wanted a bit of adventure for our wedding anniversary and we got that and more! Bill gave us an amazing tour of parts of the Ottawa River that we usually don't see, as well as a thrill ride up and down white-water rapids! We got to experience the power and the beauty of the river on a personal zodiac ride tailored to our wishes in the capable hands of our guide. Thank you so much.
Written September 12, 2017
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Terry C
5 contributions
Aug. 2017 • Family
I took my 2 boys (9 and 7 years old) on the overnight trip, and we had the best time. This excursion exceeded my expectations, and we ended the trip with my sons thirsting for more. This was our first time on the Ottawa River, and the scenic backdrop is so incredibly beautiful. Bill navigated the river with confidence in his Zodiac, and it was very worthwhile to experience this place with somebody so experienced and enthusiastic. The fishing, whitewater boating, cliff jumping, and bird watching were so much fun to do with the boys. Bill also made camping a breeze, having thought of and prepared everything. He cooked a delicious dinner and breakfast, and set up a perfect campsite on a private island. Lastly, he created a video of our excursion as a memento of our trip - such a nice touch! Do not hesitate, and book with confidence. We look forward to coming back.
Written August 7, 2017
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williamfloyd22
Philadelphia, PA1 contribution
Jun. 2017 • Couples
This was the best river, zodiac, fishing, adventure ever. Our guide, Bill, was very professional with safety instructions and all the safety, fishing gear we needed. He customized our trip to mild rapids and smooth bays. The fishing was awsome, large mouth bass and pike. We hope to do this trip again next year

Bill & Gayle U.S.A.
Written July 5, 2017
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