Esprit Whitewater Worldwide

Esprit Whitewater Worldwide

Esprit Whitewater Worldwide
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Esprit's Riverside Lodge & Basecamp (The Pointe), is situated on a private 5 acre peninsula virtually surrounded by the Upper Ottawa River. The lodge also known as "Auberge Esprit", is nestled between Eastern Canada's most dramatic sunrise and awe-inspiring sunset.
Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Quebec, Canada

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Drew
Toronto, Canada546 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Excellent experience! Appreciated Ty's flexibility with a partial part of our group to only do the afternoon. Safety was maintained and was a priority. It was raining for part of the day, but it didn't dampen the spirit and it was still a great run. It is twice the paddling compared to some of the other outfitters for about the same price, especially if you can fill 6 seats with their current promotion.

In my particular raft, Ness was an excellent guide. Her enthusiasm and her ability to communicate clearly with us in an assertive but yet friendly manner was important to keep us on track and helped us have a good time. She maintained safety at all times.

Currently, they include pics, which of course is super important to document the experience. Lunch was good for being on the side of the river.

From a COVID perspective, masks were obligatory on the bus. Social distancing was hard at times outdoors (i.e. embarking and disembarking).

There is quite a bit of paddling in slow moving water, so expect that on the Ottawa (with all outfitters), but Esprit does give you the most rafting.

The check-in was on the side of the street, so they aren't as "commercialized" as some of the competitors with the amenities, but if you're serious about having the focussed on rafting, you want to do it here.
Written August 17, 2020
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Vaida H
Nepean, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was our third time rafting with Esprit and they didn’t disappoint. With the Covid we were hesitant at first but the ability to rent the raft for just the 4 of us with a guide and the precautions Esprit took to keep us safe made it a stressless trip.

We love that Esprit has the smaller rafts and does 2 channels. A great full day.

Lunch was a very tasty wrap with salad. They were able to accommodate a vegan lunch as well and it was super tasty.

We had Ness as our guide and had so much fun with her. I’m 64 years old and had no problems on the trip (I do dragon boat, so that helped). It was fun being able to rescue other paddlers and paddles. And swimming at the end was a relaxing way to end. Couldn’t believe how warm the water was.

Definitely recommend the trip.
Written August 29, 2020
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Meesho31
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Friends and I elected to try out the river boarding experience. Loved it. Our guide, Camila, was in incredible. I have rafted in other places around the world and I can say she was by far the best guide I have ever had. Made sure our group had a blast and got us all back safely.
Written July 26, 2020
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Rima
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
We called several times and emailed as well with no response after a month. We ended up booking with another company and glad we did it! Our friends who somehow managed to book with them were very disappointed. The site is falling into disrepair, there is no building to shelter from the rain, toilets are not flushing, you have to park in mud because a bunch of old broken down buses are blocking the only dry area. They tried renting paddle boards but impossible to find any staff on site. They also paid online for a package including another activity with the rafting but when they arrived their reservation was not done and they saw that Esprit was charging way more than the actual price of the activity. DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM!
Written September 7, 2020
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MIchelle L
Ottawa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Jim Coffey and his team at Esprit Whitewater are outstanding!!!

I have never met Jim Coffey or been to Esprit Whitewater, but when I called him one evening about a rescue for my son on the Coulonge River, I immediately felt like we were in good hands. Within 15 minutes, Jim assembled a team of rescue paddlers and equipment. They drove for TWO hours, then paddled IN THE DARK for an hour and a half, to rescue my son and his group, AND stayed with them until morning. For this service, there was no charge. A humanitarian rescue they said.

If Jim's, Esprit Whitewater team, is half as efficient as his rescue team, you are in excellent hands.

Don't think twice about booking with them. Just do it.

Michelle Lavoie
Written September 9, 2020
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Jenn
St. Catharines, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Ty our guide was amazing!!! He made us feel so comfortable, and he knew how nervous we all were. Before every rapid, we practiced safety, and paddle techniques, he told us what to expect was very knowledgable about rafting and told great stories about the history of the river along the way!
The lunch was more than expected.
Highly recommend!! Thanks Ty!!!
Written July 18, 2020
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glensburkholder
kitchener59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Couldn't have asked for a better experience for myself and my two children (13 and 15). The team was wonderfully organized, very cognizant of the whole covid issues and handled themselves amazingly well. We did the day trip that consisted of two runs down the river (different paths). Morning trip was finished with a wonderful lunch, then a bus ride back to the starting point and did it all over again via a different route. Dave, our raft master was extremely professional and very positive through the whole experience. The river water was much warmer than I anticipated. Can't say enough about the team that they've assembled to run these tours. Well worth the time.
Written July 15, 2020
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Hershel K
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had a fabulous time with Esprit. Jim was very accommodating to our needs of coming as a family. The lunch was delicious. Steve was a great host and a fabulous chef. (Loved the homemade cookies!) Our guide Martin was fantastic. He not only had an excellent skill in handling the rapids but he had a terrific knowledge of the area's nature and history, so the tour was not only fun but also a great learning experience. I really liked that the boat was small so we could run the rapids as a family of four, and that we did both channels so that it was a full day experience. It is a reason alone to go with Esprit but the fact that they are a great team, made for such an enjoyable day. We would highly recommend Esprit.
Written June 22, 2021
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lifeguardonduty
Toronto, Canada128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I went solo to white water raft, and was warmly welcomed by James and Vincent. Carla on the phone gave excellent directions and was professional in her conduct. The staff are highly passionate about their jobs and ensure their customers are having fun while being safe. Lunch was plentiful (chili, coleslaw, buns, treats). You get what you pay for and more with Esprit. I will highly recommend this company to anyone wanting to white water raft in the future.
Written August 7, 2022
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Anita D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Amazing experience! Everyone was really cool and extremely knowledgeable. Even with high water levels, we were able to get through the most thrilling rapids, waterfall, and waves - the “other” company walked around the big ones! Special thanks to guide James! We went with 3 adults and 2 young teens. James’ instructions were clear and concise to get us through every challenge! Would do it again in a heartbeat 💗
Written July 8, 2022
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