Do we need reservations?

While we do take walk-ins and last minute reservations, we strongly suggest that you book your trip as far in advance as possible. Our trips fill up quickly, especially during the peak rafting season of Memorial Day through Labor Day. Some trips we offer are by Reservation only, please do not hesitate to contact us with any reservation questions.

We welcome all rafters, age restrictions are specific to each river.

Is rafting dangerous?

Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent and assumed risk involved. Risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoy rafting at all levels. The guides working for us are trained to minimize and manage risks, and statistically speaking, you’re safer in a raft than in your car.

Despite our training and risk management attempts, things can happen, because nothing is safe, especially not rafting, even though we try really hard to ensure your safety, we simply cannot make that claim.

A very important aspect in any emergency is the ability to self rescue, please take this into account when reserving your rafting adventure.  Our adventure specialist are there to help you pick the best possible adventure for your experience and abilities. Please do not hesitate to ask as many questions concerning what may be the best trip for you and your party.

If I can’t swim can I still go rafting?

Yes. Everyone on commercial rafting trips wears a coast guard approved ‘life vest’ or personal flotation device (PFD). Many non-swimmers go on rafting trips, and they have a great time. Your guides will give you an in depth and engaging safety talk before your trip explaining what you should prepare for and do in the event you fall out of the raft. Our reservation specialists are trained to place you on a trip that suits all your parties abilities and concerns,  Guides are trained in whitewater rescue and will work with the rest of your guide team to ensure that you are able to feel comfortable with the whitewater conditions on your trip. All non-swimming folks should inform their guide on the trip.

A very important aspect in any emergency is the ability to self rescue, please take this into account when reserving your rafting adventure.  Our adventure specialist are there to help you pick the best possible adventure for your experience and abilities. Please do not hesitate to ask as many questions concerning what may be the best trip for you and your party.

How fit should I be to go rafting?

The majority of our trips use paddle rafts. This means that rafters will be an active source of power to move the boat in the river.  Our guides will instruct you on how to paddle and you will need to learn easy commands from your guides to help maneuver the boat as it moves downstream. You should be reasonably healthy, and must be able to fit into the life vests supplied by us. Paddling can sometimes be tiring, but your guides will instruct you on paddling techniques which are lots of fun to learn. If you’re in doubt about your fitness to go rafting check with your doctor before you go.

A very important aspect in any emergency is the ability to self rescue, please take this into account when reserving your rafting adventure.  Our adventure specialist are there to help you pick the best possible adventure for your experience and abilities. Please do not hesitate to ask as many questions concerning what may be the best trip for you and your party.

I have a family with young children, can they go rafting?

Yes. There are, however, age restrictions specific to each river trip, so please check into the details for the trip you’re interested in and contact us with any questions or concerns.

I am a senior citizen, can I go rafting?

Many healthy people of all ages, including spry folks in their 70′s and 80′s, enjoy rafting at all levels.

How early should we arrive beforehand?

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your trip departure. If you are not familiar with the area you may want to allow some extra time before your trip departure time. Make sure to get good directions before you leave home. Somehow every once in awhile people end up at the wrong rafting company but have had plenty of time to correct the error and arrive at the right location with time to spare. FYI: Be sure to take your reservation number and info with you. All trips leave our outpost at their scheduled departure times, if you are late you have missed the trip.

What to expect!

Your trip begins when you meet us at our office at check in time. We will hand out and collect your release forms and distribute  gear . Then everyone gets geared up.   A guide will deliver a safety talk en route – a vital 20 minute discussion about how to be safe on the water, the Trip leader  will then assign you a guide. We will then load on the bus which will transport you to the “put in”. The At the put-in we move quickly to get out on the river., you’ll head over to your rafting guide and help carry rafts (many hands make light work), once the rafts are on the river, so are you. You’ll receive a paddle talk, learn to paddle as a team and be rafting before you know it. Then you’ll head on down the river, play games, shoot the breeze, learn a little, enjoy the scenery, see some wildlife and have the ‘time of your life-jackets’!

Do you take photo’s? Can I bring my camera?

We will have a photographer take pictures in the rapids during your trip. These photos will be for sale when you return, and are posted on our website for online purchasing. These are professional quality pictures and usually come out pretty nice. This is a great option if you don’t want to fool around with your own waterproof camera, which you are more than welcome to bring.

Should I tip my guide?

Yes, please do. As with all our adventures your guide works hard to ensure that you have a fun, yet safe adventure, and they appreciate being tipped. If you feel your guide has done a good job at keeping you entertained and sharing the wonderful environment with you, feel free to tip them. $5 to $10 per person is widely accepted as the industry norm; tipping is always appreciated but never expected.