Biologists estimate that water makes up 65% of the human body, 71% of the planet’s surface, and 0% of the R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire. Conquer the planet’s most prevalent liquid with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $65 for a one-day whitewater riverboarding adventure (up to a $130 value)
- $65 for a one-day whitewater rafting adventure (up to a $130 value)
- $350 for a full-day, private whitewater rafting adventure for up to seven people (up to a $780 value)<p>
Named best in Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism in 2012 by Tourisme Québec’s Grand Prix, Horizon X offers a variety of riverboarding and rafting adventures. Day-rafting trips plunk solo cruisers or up to seven rowers in the sporty Maravia rafts designed for durability and stability, and riverboarding trips careen over the waters on thick kickboards. Adventurers assemble before 8:30 a.m., receiving basic instruction and safety procedures that jealousy-filled dry land will never understand. Trips last until about 3 p.m. and include barbecue lunch refueling. Rafting and riverboarding trips conclude with a celebratory beverage.<p>
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.