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Turbo Tubing

Back and improved by popular demand! Experience Ottawa like never before with our one-of-a-kind urban adventure: Paddle down the Ottawa River from Bates Island to the Canadian War museum in a two-hour, guided trip with individual kayak tubes. Explore a side of Ottawa you’ve never seen before as you journey down over 3km of the river with stunning shoreline views of the Capital and Parliament.

Let our entertaining river guides navigate you through small rapids, our relaxing lazy river, large sections of flatwater and Ottawa’s Nature Oasis!

$69.00

Per Individual +HST

This activity is Covid-safe : outside, physically distanced, individual kayak tubes.
For more information, check out our COVID-19 protocols and measures keeping you safe below here

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Minimum Age: 12+

Depature Time

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00am

Participants

Ages 12+
Groups of 1-9

Have a group of 10 or more?  Our urban tubing adventure is fantastic for groups – family reunions, parties, events, corporate groups, and more. Give us a call at  1-844-688-7238 to book your private tubing adventure.

Weather Policy
Turbo Tubing trips depart rain or shine. Guests will get wet from the river anyway, so a little rain just adds to the adventure. In the event of a thunderstorm, we will

Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know at least 24hours before your trip time and we will do our best to switch your booking to a date that works better for you, however, available spots are not guaranteed. Give us a call at 1-844-688-7238 or drop us a line at raft@ottawacityrafting.com, and we’ll be happy to get you out on a day that works. No trip refunds are issued at this time.

Looking for rafting? If you are seeking our rafting adventure, please visit our rafting page to book your trip.

Weight Restrictions: 99lbs – 300lbs
Age Restrictions: 12+
Number of People per Tube: 1
Total Trip Distance: 3km
Total Trip Time: 2 hours (1 hour and a half tubing, 30 min for prep and shuttles)

Industry-leading Kayak Tube
Kayak Paddle
Lifejacket
Small personal dry-bag for cellphones and keys
Certified White Water Guide
Instruction & Orientation
Guided Journey
Shuttle ride to start point Bate Island

The essentials:
Swimsuit + clothes that dry quickly (Denim and Cotton are not a good idea… they stay wet forever!)
Water-appropriate footwear (no flipflops or running shoes)
Sunscreen
Sun-glasses (and a string to hold them on!)
The extras:
Wetsuit (some days are chilly)
Gloves (if your hands blister easily),
Guide Gratuity (If you enjoyed your ride, tip your guide!)

Please lock all valuables and personal items in your car before your trip. We provide a waterproof case for cellphones and keys.

Suggested Skill Level: Beginner – Experienced
Low Intensity Rapids: Our tubes are perfect for navigating the low-intensity current and small ripples that you will paddle through.

After the complimentary shuttle from our meeting point at the War Museum, Your tubing journey starts at Bate Island, under the Champlain Bridge. Within the first 100m of the trip, you will paddle through a set of small rapids, the Remic Rapids. These rapids will cool you off with a splash or two, no flip…guaranteed.

After conquering Remic, you are then able to relax and enjoy 1km (approx. 30 mins) of floating down the river in a very slow current. During this part of the trip, you will be able to jump into the river to cool off as you float past stunning views of the shoreline of Remic Rapids Park, Adventure Island, and  both Ontario and Quebec. You will finish this part of the journey by paddling to the right of the Little Chaudière Rapids through the marked buoys, following your guide towards Ottawa’s Nature Oasis.

Next, you will arrive at the gates of the Magic Portal which will lead you into Ottawa’s Nature Oasis. Here is Adventure Island and Ottawa’s own Lazy River. Float between tectonic plates, under a canopy of old growth oaks and foliage, and enter the wild all while in the heart of the city. Our guides will make sure you stay on course as you float through Ottawa’s nature safari.

After the islands, it’s time to enjoy some fun. As you emerge from the Nature Oasis back towards our beautiful city, guests can try our Amazing Race course of standing on their tubes like stand-up paddle boards, jumping off their tubes, racing each other and even playing bumper tubes. As you float under a series of bridges, reach up and try your luck (and strength) with our famous bridge hang.

Just past the Prince of Wales bridge, the river opens up into a large bay beneath the Parliament Buildings, where you can catch stunning views of our Peace Tower and downtown. Float another 600m until you arrive at the end point, where a shuttle will be waiting to take you back to your vehicles.

To book your tubing trip, just choose your date, time and number of people below and click go!

See you on the water!