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Gentle rafting at Wilderness Tours is the perfect family experience for families with children ages 7 to early teens. Kids get to paddle, body surf and learn history, geology and geography in nature's classroom.
Rapids are classified 1-6 with 6 being the most dificult. Gentle Rafters challenge rapids 1-3 which is the perfect combination of excitement and teamwork for young paddlers. When they reach their teens, they can tackle the bigger rapids on the High Adventure trip.
There are few things in life that parents can do with kids and both age groups enjoy together and WT's Gentle Raft Trip is one of them! Trips run daily.
Gentle Family Rafting
Gentle Adventure Packages Geared for families with children 6-12 (must be 50l...
Our family rafting programs are perfect for kids ages 6 and up and are available every day of the week!
About 15 years ago Joe’s sister, Jill, and her young family were visiting when Joe decided it was time to take the children rafting. By taking a special route down the Ottawa’s beautiful MIDDLE channel, Joe was able to guide the children safely down the rapids. At the base of Garvins Chute, a spectacular 20’ waterfall, Jill remarked to Joe, "this is the best day our family has spent together." Considering Jill’s husband, Ross, is an airline captain and they have the world as their play-ground, her glowing comments spawned WT’s family programs.      
Geared for families with children 6-12 (must be 50lbs or more), this fun raft trip includes liquid history, geology and biology. Wilderness Tours has many great options for families.  The only choice you'll have to make is how long you'll stay.  Trips offered daily. See below for some of your excellent adventure vacation options.
All package and day trp pricing is per person.
1 Day Gentle Raft Trip

Find out why an airline captain, who has the world as his playgound, says our Gentle Raft Trip is the best day his family ever spent together.

Mini Vacation Package

Family MVP is the perfect mini holiday combining our Gentle Raft Trip with our Raft & Rod & Sportyak Trip! See why this package is our most popular family program Wilderness Tours offers.

Sea Kayak & Touring

Sea Kayaking is best for adults and older children. We have tandem kayaks for parent/child.

Raft and Rod Adventure

What's great about the MVP is the debate as to which trip is better - the Gentle Raft Trip or the Raft and Rod. Now that is a great problem to have.

Gentle Classic Combo

Combines 1 Day of Gentle Rafting followed by 1 Day of Classic High Adventure Rafting. This is a great package for families who have young teens ages 12 and up and 90lbs or more who may be looking to ease themselves into the whitewater world.

Gentle Resort Package

For families that want a short getaway but don't have the time for a full two days of rafting this is a great economical package.

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