Why Should I Raft With River Drifters?
Oregon & Washington's Best Rivers
When you raft with River Drifters you get the best selection of wonderful rivers in the area! Many of our guests fall in love with a fabulous river close to them and continue to raft them annually with us. Other guests love to climb the ladder of river progress and paddle a new river each year, exploring the enchanting canyons and paddling new water!
Safety & Guides
This is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you are browsing through this site. It's simple: we are owner operated, focusing on intimate, top quality river trips. Our guides are truly the pride and our largest asset for the company. Our guides average about 7 years of experience and they are certified by the Red Cross in both CPR and First Aid. In addition, many of our guides are Swiftwater Rescue Technicians (SRT). Most importantly, our guides are intelligent, entertaining and very knowledgeable about the river. They are caring to each individual on the trip. Our guides love what they do and their level of professionalism and performance show it!
Top Quality Gear
Our equipment is new, rugged, top of the line, self bailing rafts. We never overload our boats with too many people. Often times when on the river, you can notice that there are several people on a raft and the people seemed to be squeezed in like sardines. Nobody has fun this way, so we make a special point of it to use smaller and sportier self bailing rafts with never more than 8 people per boat.
Paddle rafts is what most of our trips consist of. A paddle raft allows everyone to participate in paddling. These boats carry 6 to 8 people plus a guide. We use 13 and 14 foot boats which have several air chambers and are designed to be unsinkable. During times of lower water levels, we use smaller rafts which provide more action and much more excitement in the smaller waves.
Most all of River Drifters' trips include meals. Our meals consist of a healthy cuisine with very generous portions. On overnight trips, we serve every meal from lunch the first day to lunch on the final day. We cater towards your needs, so if there is any special dietary needs of one in your group (such as a vegetarian), simply let us know ahead of time and we make all of the necessary accommodations for them!
River Drifters not only provides a trip for every skill level and trip length but these trips are offered at competitive, realistic and affordable prices. We also offer some of the best special deals around the Northwest.
One of the most important elements to us is that River Drifters is all about fun! We are dedicated in creating a warm and friendly atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable on each and every trip. This is your vacation and not ours, we work very hard to surpass your expectations. So please select River Drifters for your next river adventure---you'll be happy you did!
What all this boils down to are small personalized rafts where everyone is part of the team!
The choice you make when determining what outfitter to go with, will strongly influence the trip that you will have and the important memories that you create!
Client Feedback & Testimonials:
"Thanks again for a great time! Everyone enjoyed themselves, even those who really didn't want to go. Now they want to make it an annual event!" Kathy Cumpston, Louisiana Pacific
"We were very impressed with everyone, their helpfulness, friendliness and expertise. See you next year!" Anna Finley, AMD Corporation
"I have been rafting several times before, with and without guides and I have to say that this trip was by far the best!" Bill Hall, LSI Logic
"Had a wonderful time, definitely requesting your services next summer!" Janet Hersh
"Thanks for such a great time on the Deschutes River. I know all of the boys had a great time, as did I. We plan to go with you down the Wind River next April. Thanks again, it was great!" Frank Fischer
"Just wanted to let you know how much we
enjoyed our trip this weekend.
Collin and Mike were great guides and the whole experience was very
exhilarating while relaxing. We'll be back for more!" Rick and MaryBeth Kahn
"Thank YOU for a great time yesterday! I've received tons of e-mails from people saying they had a great time and would love to do it again...... Thanks again! Let me know if u need any more guides...my offer still stands!" Sherry Hsia
"I appreciate your help and the fantastic
raft trip this weekend. Everyone
had a great time. I will send referrals your way for sure. Thanks again!" Ted Mann
"Just a quick note to thank you and all your guides for a great trip this week. The kids had a wonderful time. They said everything was perfect, the food, the crew and even the weather. Hopefully next time I'll even be invited along. Thanks again!" Carole Gerber