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Enjoy Rafting Trips in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland

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About This Rafting Experience

Enjoy rafting in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland!

White Water Rafting:

Since 1997, we have been guiding rafting tours on the mighty Exploits River. The Exploits is the largest & longest river in Newfoundland and offers a truly unforgettable rafting experience for beginners to experts. You will love the scenery, seclusion and activities this trip has to offer. Clients who have rafted around the world say ours is the best. We welcome individuals, couples and groups. Trip departs twice daily and from late June to early September our 11 am trip includes a full meal!

Prices:

  • Adults: $110 CAD for 4 hours
  • Teens/Students: $100 CAD
  • Children 5-12: $90 CAD
  • Seniors 65+: $1100 CAD


Evening and Off-Season Trips (no meal):

  • Adults: $100 CAD 
  • Teens/Students: $90 CAD
  • Children 5-12: $80 CAD
  • Seniors 65+: $90 CAD


School Group Prices:

  • $50 CAD per person (65% savings) - 60+ participants
  • $60 CAD per person (45% savings) - 24+ participants
  • $70 CAD per person (36% savings) - 16+ participants
  • $80 CAD per person (27% savings) - 8+ participants


These rates are valid Sun-Fri from May 1 - June 21, and from Sept 4 - Oct 31 and do not include lunch. 

Course Schedule:

• Saturday, September 24: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Knowledge: Introductions, rapid theory, equipment and leadership
Skills: Introductory run down the Badger Chute

• Sunday, September 25: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Knowledge: River signals
Skills: Rafting technique, crew training and management

• Saturday, October 1: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Knowledge: Safety and emergency procedures
Skills: Emergency and rescue techniques

• Sunday, October 2: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Knowledge: Completing swift water rescue training
Skills: Testing

Gentle Rafting:

This is a great trip for folks who are nervous around water as we do NOT run any rapids and paddling is completely optional! Also a great trip on cooler days as there is very little chance that you'll get wet. Please feel free to bring a camera, just take care you don't drop it.  Binoculars will be provided to help give you the best possible chance to see wildlife on the trip.

Snacks and a meal are included. Trip starts at 12:00 pm at our Aspen Brook Raft Shack (at Riverfront Chalets) and finishes around 5:00 pm. 

Prices:

  • Adults: $90 CAD
  • Teens/Students: $80 CAD
  • Children 5-12: $70 CAD
  • Seniors 65+: $80 CAD 


Corporate/Business Groups Prices:

  • $50 CAD per person (65% savings) - 60+ participants
  • $60 CAD per person (45% savings) - 24+ participants
  • $70 CAD per person (36% savings) - 16+ participants
  • $80 CAD per person (27% savings) - 8+ participants


These rates are valid Sun-Fri from May 1 - June 21, and from Sept 4 - Oct 31 and do not include lunch.

Details

  • Type: Rafting
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 14 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Discounts:

  • For peak season dates, we will still extend a 10% discount to all school groups of 8+ people ($105 CAD/per person)


Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelled one week prior to departure, full amount will be refundable.
  • If cancelled 2 days or more prior to departure, 75% amount will be refundable.
  • Exception: For group bookings of 16 people less than 7 days, full amount will be charged.


Frequently Asked Questions:

• Do I need to stay in the Chalets in order to go rafting?

  • Absolutely not! We recommend that you stay in the beautiful 4 1/2 star chalets operated by Riverfront Chalets, but you are welcome to come rafting with us and/or rent our equipment even if you are not a chalet guest!


• I can't swim! Can I still come rafting?

  • You most definitely can! We provide you with top of the line safety equipment and our guides are extremely well trained to keep you safe. 


• Is there an age limit?

  • Our whitewater rafting trip is suitable for kids 5 and up. Our scenic nature float can accommodate kids as young as 3 (providing they fit safely into our PFD's). There is no maximum age! In fact, if you're 65 yrs old or older, we'll give you a 10% senior's discount for any of our water trips!


• Do you offer student discounts?

  • Yes we do! Students receive a special rate of $10 off the adult rate on any of our river trips. For students older than 18 yrs old, proof of enrollment will be required.


• Do you offer military discounts?

  • Yes we do! Active members of the Canadian Armed Forces receive a 10% discount on any of our water trips. Valid Canadian Military ID will be required.


• Do you offer Scouts Canada members a discount?

  • Yes we do! Scouts Canada is the foremost program for educating youth in the sustainable use of our natural world, and we are very proud supporters! All active Scouts Canada members will receive a minimum 10% discount.


• Do I need a group in order to come rafting?

  • Not at all! Unless the trip you are looking at specifically has a minimum booking, you can book on your own or with a group of any size. We like to tell guests we can accommodate groups from 1-100.


• When is the best time of year to raft?

  • When the river is NOT frozen over! Seriously though, there is excellent rafting to be had from the beginning of May right through to late October. For our whitewater rafting trip, the ideal time to come based on water temperature would be from late June to mid-September. 


• Is the water cold?

  • Water temperature varies greatly on the Exploits River. In early May the average temperature is around 2°C (36°F) but by late July it averages around 22°C (72°F). The water stays relatively warm through to mid-September. 


• Will I see wildlife on the trip?

  • You may occasionally be able to see hawks, moose, bears, caribou, jumping salmon, or perhaps a bald eagle diving for its lunch. That's all up to the animals!


• Do kids get to paddle?

  • Our rule for paddles is that you have to be taller than the paddle in order to use one. On average, kids over 12 will be asked to paddle.


• Can I bring my own snacks or drinks on the trip?

  • You are welcome to bring a drink with you on the river, but please do not bring bottled water if you can avoid it as it is terrible for the environment. Instead bring a refillable water bottle as we would be happy to fill it for you.


• What should I bring? What do you provide?

  • We provide you with a high-quality PFD, helmet and water/windproof splash jacket. As far as what to wear, regardless of the weather we recommend that you try to avoid wearing cotton as cotton keeps the wetness against your body. Any type of synthetic fibre is best (bathing suits are usually ideal). Footwear is required at all times, and please try to avoid wearing strapless shoes or sandals.
  • Please bring a towel and change of clothes and leave them in your car for when you return. We have change rooms available. Also, please bring a long sleeved shirt or sweater with you on the trip and we will keep it in our dry storage bag in case you get cool on the river.
  • You must bring along your required medication. Your guide will keep your medication in a dry box that is easily accessible at all times.


• Can I wear my sunglasses/glasses during the tour?

  • Of course! We'll even provide you with a free strap to keep your glasses as safe as possible!

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Paddles/oars

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Jeff

Member Since Sep 2016

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  • Listing Address
  • 9 High Street
  • Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador A2A 1C3,
  • Canada
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