Northern NY & Ontario, CA
July 28, 2023-July 30, 2023


This condensed excursion will consist of some really spectacular experiences. Participants will drive as a caravan to multiple locations in northern New York and Ontario, CA focused mostly upon the unique geology of the region. A stop at the famous Herkimer Diamond Mine to find precious gems, a whitewater adventure on the Ottawa River, a dive into the Bonnechere Caves, and a brief respite at Chimney Bluffs to cap it off!

Trip is suitable for ages 13+ (with parent or guardian). Must be at least 90lbs to raft.

Expedition Overview

Location Details

Locations listed below are all planned stops for this trip. No previous experience is required for rafting and all costs for experiences are included in trip price. Please click on the links provided for more information about each one!

Trip Leaders

Ralph Critelli
Trip Leader


For this experience, we will be traveling as a caravan with all participants responsible for their own transportation. Ideally this would include carpooling with other participants (which can be arranged once we know who is joining).

Please note that this trip includes a border crossing. All personal IDs, passports, etc. must be up-to-date and readily available. Please review border crossing mandates here.


Both nights will be spent at Wilderness Tours Raft & Kayak Resort. The price of the trip includes the cost of a tent camping site and use of the on-site shower facilities. Participants must have their own tents and camping gear for this experience.

Cabin accommodations are available for an extra charge. Please contact Ralph prior to making other arrangements.


Five meals are included in the cost of the trip. Two meals will be the responsibility of participants. Food will mostly be served on-site at Wilderness Tours. Please inform Ralph of any dietary restrictions or allergies ahead of time.

Costs & Registration


  • $299.00 per person
  • Registration is limited to 22 participants.
  • Registration minimum is 12 participants.

What's Included

    Included in the cost of this trip…

    • 2 full days of fun and adventure
    • 2 nights of camping at the resort
      • campsite and showers included
    • 5 meals
    • 1 day of whitewater rafting
    • experienced educators

What's Not Included

    Not included in the cost of the trip…

    • transportation and fuel costs
    • tents and other camping gear
    • 2 meals (lunch & dinner on Sunday)
    • alcohol
    • hammer, chisel, eye protection for Herkimer
    • gratuity for trip leaders (appreciated, not required)


To reserve your place on this trip:

  • A $299.00 payment is due by 04/01/2023
  • Once minimum registration is reached, the trip is a "go" and payment(s) are not refundable


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Forms and Documents

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Ralph Critelli


Rafting and Rocks: A Canadian Adventure