Guided River Rafting
What To Expect?
Available YEAR ROUND ABOVE 49 Degrees
For Groups Of 1 to 50 Participants
For those wanting to explore the Shenandoah Valley's many rivers with the stability of a large raft, this activity is for you! We use twelve, thirteen, and fifteen foot white water rafts which are nearly impossible to flip and are still very easy to steer. Each raft can seat at least 6 - 12 adults (depending on it's size) and includes a guide in each raft. These trips are fun for all ages, but are particularly wonderful for families with small children (because they can move around in the raft and jump into the water any time it's deep enough) or older adults (because rafts are so much easier to get in and out of). We also can run raft trips all year so long as the air temp. is above 50 F. Neoprene wet suits, gloves, and socks are available for no cost for any cool weather trips!
Dry bags, first aid kit, and bathroom kit will also be provided.
During the summer months, trips meet to depart at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm for our trip minimum price if you have less than 4 participants, or you can set your own time for a private guide trip if you book and pay in advance.
Participants will be required to wear a life jacket at all times while we are on the river. A height and weight measurement will be required of each participant before the trip, so we can bring the correct size life jackets for everyone.
What To Wear?
Comfortable clothing or bathing suit appropriate for the expected weather and preferably made of synthetic fiber that dries quickly, and comfortable shoes that you do not mind getting wet and muddy in the river.
For Cool Weather Trips (Sunny Days Between 50 & 75 Degrees)
For cool weather trips we require synthetic fabric tights, yoga pants, running tights, or long johns; and a long sleeve synthetic shirt to be worn under the wet suits we provide you for no extra cost. We will also provide you with neoprene socks to be worn inside your shoes, but you must wear a loose fitting lace up shoe, so it will fit over the very thick neoprene sock. Providing wet suits and neoprene socks for everyone in your group requires and accurate height and weight measurement and shoe size for everyone in your group at least 3 days in advance of the trip!
No open toed shoes or sandals because they do not protect your toes and tops of your feet from rocks and sharp objects.
What To Pack?
A bag lunch or snacks sealed in a zip-lock bag; drinks in screw-top plastic bottles, and sunscreen.