What happens on my white water rafting trip?

You’ll meet your trip leader at your trip’s designated meeting place and time. He or she will collect your release forms, distribute life jackets and wetsuits, if you rent them from us, and invite everyone to join him or her on our shuttle bus.

After a fun shuttle ride, we arrive at our riverside raft “put-in” location where the trip leader will issue you a paddle and (if you are on a Class IV+ or V trip) a helmet. You will then listen to our 30-40 minute instructional “safety talk” about how you, your paddle crew and your guide will work together as a team on the water. Then you and your friends will head to your boat!

On most of our trips we run paddle boats or oar-paddle combination boats. You will be paddling with the rest of your crew to power your boat down the river. The boats typically seat six to eight people and a guide. Before you leave shore, our guides will instruct you on efficient paddling technique. Once in the boat, your crew will push off on the water where your guide will give you further instruction on how to follow his or her speed and turning commands. Then you’ll head down river to make some wonderful memories!

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