From Our Editors
After sixteen years cruising capricious waterways by raft, Horizon X owner Martin Bertrand feels confident that the best excursions must take place in smaller boats. Rather than placing customers in the more popular and cost-effective "bus" rafts that seat 10–14 passengers, Martin opts for the small and stable Maravia Diablo. Referred to by Martin as the "sports cars of rafting," the safe, self-bailing vessels comfortably seat six to seven passengers. It's this attention to detail and customer service that won them "Feature Award – Tourism" at the 2013 Business Achievement Awards Gala held by the Pontiac Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to a whitewater rafting, Martin and his troupe of knowledgeable guides and instructors supervise riverboarding and kayak expeditions that last up to two days and often encompass Horizon X's signature overnight stays at a base camp. The base-camp is located on the Ottawa river with access to all of its breathtaking views. The base-camp excursions include recreation such as beach volleyball, horseshoes, and hammocks for groups of up to 42 people. As an incentive to encourage eco-friendly adventuring, Martin's green program furnishes free trip photos and tree hugs if participants carpool to the base camp in the best ratio for their group.