Planning a Trip
Alright, so you would like to go whitewater rafting! Selecting the perfect river trip for you is fun and easy if you keep it simple!
1. Choose a river to raft
River Drifters offers a large variety of trips to choose from. If you are simply looking for a day long escape from the city, we have many to choose from. Or if you are seeking the ultimate vacation experience on the river, we have the perfect multi-day trip for every person.
If you are six or sixty, a veteran rafter or a timid first-timer, River Drifters has a trip for you! Go to the Our Rivers page an select a trip that suits your needs! Each river page displays important information including: pricing, weather, camping, lodging, river description and minimum participation requirements!
2. Grab some friends to join
Individuals and groups of all kinds are welcome to raft on any of our trips. Whitewater rafting is an experience that is hard to top and when you bring along friends, family, co-workers or colleagues, it just makes the experience that much better!
3. Pick a day
River Drifters has scheduled trips seven days a week between April and October (depending on participation). For a list of all the rivers that we are currently running please call our office or contact us electronically!
April through June is the time to hit one of our spring rivers. The water is higher meaning more excitement! It also means wetsuits and warm clothes to stay comfortable (wetsuits, booties, paddle jackets and helmets provided by River Drifters). In the summer much of that warm clothing can be traded for shorts and sandals! We have scheduled trips well into the fall months as well!
4. Make Reservations
Reservations are required to participate in a whitewater rafting trip with River Drifters. Weekends fill up very quickly and sometimes up to a year in advance. If you are planning on a weekend river trip, then you must contact us as soon as possible to determine if there is available space.
Midweek rafting trips are less crowded and much easier to find available trip space. Some people even find space available to raft the following day that they call. As a general rule, midweek or weekend, you do want to make a reservation as soon as you know the desired day, this will ensure your groups' space and its' one less thing that you have to coordinate later!
To make a reservation you may call 1-800-972-0430 and speak with a rafting specialist to assist in the selection, reservation and question process. You may make a reservations online or purchase gift certificates!