This was incredible. A must do if you visit Montreal. It definitely gets your adrenaline pumping. I had no prior rafting experience, but felt safe even with 15ft waves. The instructors are amazing -- they are very personable, while taking safety seriously. It's a great ride.
The level of rapids was less than I expected. The experience depends considerably on who else is in the boat and how much paddling they do. We had 4 youngsters who contributed little to our ability to maneuver into positon to get the better waves. We encountered only 2 or 3 good short rides, and there was a lot of paddling required by the participants. It can be a pleasant trip, but don't expect great rapids with a wild ride.
The guide on our trip was personable, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The staff made sure that we were all properly outfitted for the trip and spent considerable time going over safety procedures. I felt that I was in good hands and this trip was very fun and memorable.
To celebrate my son's 13th birthday, I decided to surprise my family with this excursion! I didn't realize that there were still rapids on the St Lawrence! We had a ball! So much fun that my so wants to do this again next year for his birthday! I wouldn't do this with super young children but my teen boys loved it, so did my husband and I. Our guides were fun, informative, and very kind! They show passion for rafting and the St Lawrence! We are going to do this again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. the guides were all wonderful and full of joy. The guides allowed us to jump into the river a couple of times, making the experience even more fun. Only change I would make is allow the rowers to switch sides on the raft halfway through so one shoulder doesn't get so worn out.