Rivers tumbling down from the central mountains down to the coast afford good Costa Rica whitewater rafting possibilities, and several tour operators provide rafts, paddles, life jackets, helmets, and guides for these adventures. One-day trips usually include roundtrip bus transportation from San Jose and lunch for these adventures. Multiday trips can also be arranged. Most Costa Rica whitewater rafting companies also offer kayak rental or information on it. Thousands of tourists enjoy whitewater rafting each year, and the vast majority have a memorable and enjoyable adventure.

Choose your guide carefully when whitewater rafting in Costa Rica

However, whitewater rafting companies are not regulated in Costa Rica, so for your own safety, go with an outfitter with experienced guides. Some companies in Costa Rica use whitewater rafting guides with no rescue or emergency medical training and relatively little experience. The more ethical guides and quality outfitters are pushing for Internationally accepted minimum standards and training for all white water rafting Costa Rica guides.

The best Costa Rica whitewater rafting rivers

The best know rivers for whitewater rafting in Costa Rica are the Reventazon and Rio Pacuare. These rivers can be run all year round. And have rapids of Classes II to V, depending on the section and the time of the year. June through October are considered the wildest and wettest months, but you’ll get wet whatever time of the year you go. Runs are available for all levels of experience. Whitewater rafters need to put on plenty of sun block and bring a spare change of clothes. Going barefoot is not recommended because the rubber floored boats sometimes hit rocks fairly hard, so sneakers or river sandals (like Tevas) are suggested.

Whitewater rafting in Costa Rica for the family

North of San Jose, the Rio Sarapiqui has one-day runs May through October. This is a narrower and more technical river than the Reventazon and Rio Pacuare and less frequently run. On the Pacific slope, the Rio Chirripo is a big volume river that tumbles down from Costa Rica’s highest mountain and is runnable from mid-June to mid-December. Trips here usually last three or four days. The gentlest river is the Rio Corobici, near Canas, which is basically a float trip but with good chances of spotting many birds, especially parrots and monkeys. You will also be surrounded by lush tropical foliage and flowers and if you are really lucky, you might spot a rare leopard. This is a good trip for the whole family and can be done year round.

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Kumsheen Rafting Resort



River Fraser River Thompson State British Columbia

Orange Torpedo Trips

PO Box 1111Grants PassOR97528USA


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Alpine Rafting


River Kicking Horse State British Columbia

Wild Water Adventures

Box 25Lake LouiseABTOL 1EOCanada


River Kicking Horse State British Columbia

Precision Rafting Expeditions

PO Box 185FriendsvilleMD21531USA


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Too-loo-uk River Guides

PO Box 106Denali ParkAK99755USA


Chitina River Copper River Kongakut River Nenana River River Talkeetna State Alaska

Independent Whitewater

333 MaxwellSalidaCO81201USA


Arkansas River Clear Creek River State Colorado

Whitewater Challengers

PO Box 8, White Haven, PA 18661


Whitewater rafting at its best. Enjoy dam release white water rafting trips on the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains) and four world-class rafting rivers in New York. Also camping, mountain biking, hiking, paintball and ZipLine.

River Runners


Arkansas River State Colorado State Utah Yampa River

Kodi Rafting

PO Box 4275FriscoCO80443USA


Arkansas River Blue River Clear Creek River Colorado River CO Delores River CO State Colorado

Northern Outdoors

PO Box 100The ForksME04985USA


Dead River Kennebec River Penobscot River State Maine

Ouzel Outfitters

PO Box 827BendOR97709USA


River Deschutes River McKenzie River Owyhee River Rogue River Umpqua Salmon River State Idaho State Oregon

Raft Masters

2315 East Main, Cañon City, CO 81212


Raft Masters is Colorado’s top whitewater rafting outfitter. We stake our reputation on providing professional, high-quality Colorado whitewater rafting adventures dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment. Offering rafting trips and rafting packages along Colorado’s Clear Creek and Arkansas River, you’re sure to find the perfect whitewater rafting tour with Raft Masters.

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About Class VI River Runners

Class VI provides the best in family adventure, New River and Gauley River rafting and all inclusive vacation packages in West Virginia's, New River Gorge area. Located on the rim of the New River Gorge, overlooking the New River Gorge Bridge and the last rapid on the river, Class VI has been providing guests with quality experiences for more than 29 years.

Explore our website to see, hear and taste the difference in our vacation opportunities Rivers and outfitters are not all created equal. Learn why our whitewater rafting trips, cater to the person or group who is looking for quality trips.

Class VI is the only in West Virginia which offers an assortment of cabins, lodging and dining choices serving delicious meals from our restaurants, Smokey's On the Gorge and Chetty's Pub.

For the value minded guest, our spring, summer and fall specials, and custom packages provide world class accommodations at friendly prices. Request our brochure and DVD to help you find the adventure vacation suited for your group or watch our video on-line to learn more. Once you have decided which whitewater rafting trip is best for you're your family or friends, you can make a reservation or payment using our certified secure server. If you can't find the information you need, visit our online help section to chat directly with one of our reservation staff, or give our reservation specialist a call; (866) 658-5333.

Class VI River Runners has been running whitewater rafting trips in West Virginia since 1978. We offer a variety of New River and Gauley River rafting trips for 6 to 86 on mild to wild sections of the New River and Gauley River. Whether you are a first timer or a veteran, Class VI has the right trip for you. Class VI is only rafting company that guarantees satisfaction. If you have a problem we will work with you until you are satisfied because we want you to come back!

New River Rafting Trips
The New River Gorge National River, which was created in 1978, is the Grand Canyon of the East. This thousand foot deep deciduous forest canyon was protected for its beauty, culture and history and the best whitewater rafting in the East.
New River Rafting Trips

Family River Rafting Trips
The upper sections of the gorge is perfect for families, with children as young as 6 years thanks to the warm water, long pools and gentle rapids. Using our two-person inflatable kayak (duckies) allows the older members a more challenging trip while the younger or older members ride in our rafts. This is a great place to start you vacation.
Family River Rafting Trips

Lower New Sunset Trips
For those who would like to drive in the morning of the trip, eat lunch at Chetty's Pub, raft the Lower New in the afternoon and enjoy a delicious dinner on the canyon rim as you watch the sunset, this is the trip for you.
Lower New River Sunset Trips

Gauley River Rafting Trips
The Gauley is known as one of the top 10 rivers in the world. If you liked the New River, the Lower Gauley is the next logical trip to take, with rapids similar in size, but a little closer together. After the Lower Gauley, the Upper Gauley or our two-day Fall Gauley Overnight is a must.
Gauley River Rafting Trips

Spring & Summer Gauley River Rafting Trips
Gauley River, located thirty minutes north of the New River, flows year round and offers a true wilderness experience. Depending on the flows the day of the trip, Class VI will choose the best section and the highest adventure water craft.
Spring & Summer Gauley River Rafting Trips

Scout & Youth River Rafting Trips
Class VI is an exclusive Boy Scout whitewater merit badge adviser in the area and have week long adventure vacations available for youth, church or scout groups. Call for more information (866) 658-5333.
Scout & Youth Group Rafting Trips

ROW, Inc.

PO Box 579CoeurdAleneID83816USA


Bruneau River Clark Fork River Lochsa River River Grand Ronde River Owyhee Salmon River Snake River ID State Idaho State Montana State Oregon

Sheri Griffith Expeditions

PO Box 1324MoabUT84532USA


Colorado River CO Colorado River UT Delores River CO State Colorado State Utah Yampa River

H2O Patagonia


River Futaleafu State Chile
Professionally guided whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River thru the majestic Glenwood Canyon, home of the famous Shoshone Rapids. We are a small company focused on Fun, Safety, and Outstanding Customer Service. Bring Your Spirit and Let Us Furnish the Adventure.

Western River Expeditions

7258 Racquet Club Dr.SaltUT84121USA


Colorado River Grand Canyon Colorado River UT River Green UT Salmon River State Arizona State Idaho State Utah

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Moki Mac

PO Box 71242Salt Lake CityUT84171USA


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Rapid Descent River Co.

3195 Hartford Rd.HartfordTN37753USA


Pigeon River State Tennessee

Nantahala Outdoor Center

13077 Highway 19 W.Bryson CityNC28713USA


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Arrowhead River Adventures


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Destination Wilderness

PO Box 1965SistersOR97759USA


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Costa Rica Extreme

110 W. Bellevue Dr.PasadenaCA91105USA


River Pacuare State Costa Rica

Buffalo Joes Whitewater Rafting

PO Box 921Buena VistaCO81211USA


Arkansas River State Colorado

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About Precision Rafting Expeditions

Rafting on the Upper Youghiogheny,(pronounced: Yock), Cheat River, Big Sandy, and Russell Fork was pioneered by Precision Rafting over 20 years ago. Guided whitewater raft trips in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky.

Precision Rafting wants to make your next rafting adventure a very special and memorable experience.

The Precision family is a close knit group of devoted Class V white water specialists. Each individual guide brings an abundance of river knowledge and skill to every fun and action-packed adventure. Precision Rafting Expeditions utilizes all safety measures and available precautions to help insure an incredible river experience. To help move our trips along smooth and safely we have a well trained safety kayaker along on every Class IV-V trip. There are risks associated with any rafting trip you may do and some times people do fall in. Everyone must sign a liability release.

We'd love to show you a great time on one of are many different trips that we do. Just add water and we'll do the rest. Our Staff is ready and waiting to answer any questions or to help you with your reservation.

Don't forget to check out are Web Links page for places to stay, current weather, and current water levels. Our photo gallery is loaded with action photos from our river trips. For Great deals and updated news briefs don't forget to sign up for our Newsletter. We also have a fully stocked outfitters store, if you need it for the raft trip, chances are we have it. Precision Rafting is a licensed Pyranha dealer for all your Kayak needs.

To customize your awsome river experience we offer multiday discounts on back to back river trips. If you happen to be in the area and the rain is coming down it is quite probable the rivers are coming up so give us a call!

Confluence Rafting

PO Box 1189Seeley LakeMT59868USA


Blackfoot River Clark Fork River State Montana

Tour West

PO Box 333OremUT84059USA


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Crab Apple Whitewater

PO Box 295CharlemontMA01339USA


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Songer Whitewater Rafting


Gauley River New River State West Virginia

All-Outdoors California Rafting

1250 Pine St. Suite 103Walnut CreekCA94596USA


River American River Cal Salmon River Cherry Creek River Kaweah River Merced River Stanislaus River Tuolumne State California

W.E.T. River Trips

PO Box 160024SacramentoCA95816USA


River American River Cal Salmon River Klamath California River Klamath Oregon River Scott State California

White Water Warehouse

625 NW Starker Ave.CorvallisOR97330USA


River Rogue State Oregon

Terry Hughes

712 Powers St Eugene,Or 97405
Fax 541-686-1293


5-Day Camping Trips: Comfortable Wilderness Camping All of our Main Salmon River Trips start in Salmon, Idaho our five day camping trips end in the mountain town of McCall, Idaho. We put in at Corn Creek and take out at Vinegar Creek from early June to mid September. On the afternoon of day 5 your trip ends approximately 80 mile downstream. A charter van will meet us at the take out for the 1.5 hr. driver to McCall. Once in McCall you are take to your hotel or the airport, pending your post trip schedule. Adult: 930 Youth: 765 (6-12 yrs.) Charter trips are available upon request for groups of 8 or more. If you are planning a family reunion, celebrating a special event, or just want to spend some quality time with a group of friends, you may want to consider a private trip. If this is the type of trip you are interested in we recommend that you book early, to insure you get the launch date that best fits your schedule. For more information give us a call 1-866-872-5666

Whitewater Voyages

5225 San Pablo Dam Rd.El SobranteCA94803USA


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Wilderness River Outfitters

PO Box 72LemhiID83465USA


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New England Outdoor Center

Box 669MillinocketME04462USA


Dead River Kennebec River Penobscot River State Maine

Whitewater Encounters

14825 US Highway 285SalidaCO81201USA


Arkansas River State Colorado

Wet Planet Rafting

PO Box 1980White SalmonWA98672USA


River Farmlands River Klickitat River Tieton River White Salmon River Wind State Washington

Outdoor Adventures

3635 Trail Hollow Rd.HartfordTN37753USA


Pigeon River State Tennessee

Magic Falls Rafting

PO Box 9West ForksME04985USA


Dead River Kennebec River Penobscot River State Maine

American River Recreation

PO Box 465LotusCA95651USA


River American River Cal Salmon River East Carson River Kaweah River Merced State California

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Thorntons Rafting Resort

W12882 Parkway Rd.AthelstaneWI54104USA


River Peshtigo State Wisconsin

Quest Expeditions

PO Box 499BentonTN37307USA


Ocoee River River Usumacinta State Mexico State Tennessee

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Wildwater, LTD.

PO Box 309Long CreekSC29658USA


Chattooga River Nantahala River Ocoee River Pigeon River State Georgia State North Carolina State South Carolina State Tennessee

Tributary Whitewater Tours

20480 Woodbury Dr.Grass ValleyCA95949USA


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California Featured Whitewater Rafting Outfitter


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About W.E.T. River Trips

In 1978, a couple of school teachers in the Sacramento, California area had an idea for creating a rafting program for at-risk high school students. Steve & Rich created W.E.T. for the sole purpose of offering whitewater rafting trips for students in their school district. The first few trips proved so successful that the two partners opened their doors to the general, local population. From that day, W.E.T. River Trips was born. Diverse populations and ages from all parts of the world now join W.E.T. for one day rafting trips to multiple days on the river.

Visit our website for more information on California whitewater rafting trips. Main offerings for river rafting packages include American River Rafting, Klamath River Rafting, California Rafting Trips and our new features on Teen Rafting. Our site has descriptions of the different rivers that we currently run, information on the local river areas, lodging, rafting and vacation packages, family rafting trips, group rafting trips, discounts, teen rafting trips, funny rafting stories, rafting photos, rafting contest, and links to whitewater rafting sites.

In California, all your river rafting needs will be met on the RAFTWET.com site. Choose the rafting trip that will suit your friends, family, company outing or your rafting event. Call W.E.T. River Trips toll free at 1.888.723.8938 for more information on our whitewater river rafting trips.

American River Rafting Trips
Our most popular runs on the American River Rafting trips occur from mid-March through September. These three forks of the American River include the most popular river in the West, the South Fork American; the infamous Middle Fork American Tunnel Chute run; and the advanced springtime runs on the Class 4 North Fork American. From novice to advanced river rafting, the American River system satisfys all whitewater rafting needs!

Cal Salmon Rafting Trips
The California Salmon River is our extreme best. Pulsing with the spring snow melt, the river is clean, clear, swift and powerful. The steep canyon is overhung with verdant foliage and punctuated by small waterfalls and sidestreams in counterpoint to rapids llike Freight Train, Cascade, the Maze, the Fin and Achilles Heels. The Salmon is now a member of the Wild and Scenic River System and freely flows from the Salmon-Trinity Primitive Area into the Klamath River. We sometimes finish a trip by floating into the Klamath and running the Class IV "Ikes" section above Orleans.

Klamath River Rafting Trips
The Klamath River offers a unique wilderness opportunity to float the longest undammed river in California. The river is interspersed with Class II - III rapids combined with outstanding side-hikes & fishing all under the Pacific flyway: home to every migratory bird in North America. Also, you may encounter elk, deer, bear and river otters. From two days to six days, this multiple day rafting package is most popular with the Boy Scouts of America and their whitewater and 50-miler merit badge programs. We also offer sit-on-top kayaks, inflatable kayaks along with our regular paddle boats and oar boats.

California Rafting TripsCalifornia Rafting Trips
California's diverse rivers include a myriad of rafting opportunities. From Class I to Class V, river rafters from all over the United States and the world head to California for different river experiences. W.E.T. River Trips offers the most popular rivers in the Western United States. Our listings also include our partnerships with other rafting companies throughout Southern, Northern California and other rivers throughout the western United States.

Group Rafting Trips
W.E.T. River Trips suggests that most groups stay with the South Fork American or the Middle Fork American. Both runs are available to larger groups and corporate outings. These two river rafting trips offer introductory to intermediate rapids. Both rivers can be combined for multiple day packages. Corporate groups should contact our office directly for customized programs. Group offerings include corporate trips, bachelor parties, family reunions, company picnics, teen programs, bachelor parties and other types of events.

Teen Rafting Trips
W.E.T. rafting trips have so many return guests that we are now taking their children, teens and even grandchildren down the river with us! Our new teen programs allow parents to combine their vacations near the rivers with a rafting trip just for their teens. Many teens come on their birthdays along with their teen friends. The South Fork American is an ideal river for this package. Liz, our teen rafting consultant, writes stories and offers sage teen advice for teen rafters. Rafting Teens from ages 12 - 17 years old end our trips with a sense of accomplishment unmatched by other teen activities.

Family Rafting Trips
W.E.T. rafting trips have always included families. This is where the rafting education begins! Private beaches for the wilderness enthusiast offers camping for the family unmatched by any other bonding experience. We recommend the two day wilderness trips on the South Fork or Middle Fork American. Minimum ages for the family rafting trips are 8 years old in the paddle boats during regular flows or 6 years old in the oarboats. During Spring's high flows, the minimum age may be 12 years old.

Spring Whitewater Rafting Trips
During Spring's high water, our more advanced river rafting runs are geared for the experienced, aggressive rafter. A Northern California favorite is the North Fork American Chamberlain Falls run. This exciting, beautiful river is just outside of Sacramento in the foothills near Auburn. Class IV - IV+ rapids challenge the most experience rafter. Also, in the far upper reaches of California, lies a crystal clear California Salmon River. Class V rapids are interspersed with supreme scenery, excellent water quality and very difficult rapids. Watch out for Freight Train, a mile long Class V rapid! Most spring trips occur from mid-March through mid-June.

Class VI River Runners


Gauley River New River State West Virginia

Kern River Tours

PO Box 3444Lake IsabellaCA93240USA


River Kern State California


Kumsheen Rafting Resort P.O. Box 30 Lytton, BC VOK 1Z0 Canada
Fax 250 455 2297


River Time Guide Service

712 Powers St.EugeneOR97402USA


Salmon River State Idaho

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About Mild to Wild

Discover the magic of our 27 mild to wild trip options, 2 hours to 5 days, for ages 4-84 in Colorado, Arizona and Utah. The beauty and serenity of the places we go inspired us to dedicate our lives to sharing these natural treasures with you! We take pride in providing a first class adventure where no detail is overlooked. Mild to Wild has earned the highest number of repeat customers & referrals (just ask the locals).

Arizona Rafting Trips

Discover the best kept secret in Arizona whitewater rafting: The Upper Salt River Canyon whitewater rafting located just 2 hours from East Phoenix and North Tucson. Known as the mini-grand canyon, with an early spring season, Salt River rafting should not be missed for river enthusiasts or first timers alike.

Likewise, Arizona's only Federally designated "Wild and Scenic" river with its variable spring season, Verde River rafting is a trip to experience when it runs. Located in close proximity to Sedona, Arizona this trip is conveniently located. Both trips are perfect backyard adventures for Phoenicians and visitors alike.

South West Utah Rafting Trips

Our Utah River rafting trips are set in a postcard setting in some of the most magnificent scenery adjacent to Arches National Park & near Canyonlands National Park, the infamous Colorado River carves an unbelievable waterway of fun floating and splashy rapids. Located just 5 minutesfrom Arches, and 1/2 hour from Canyonlands National Parks, 4 hours from Salt Lake City, 5 hours from the Grand Canyon, 2 1/2 hours from Lake Powel and 2 1/2 hours from Durango, Colorado (our home base), the Colorado River at Moab, Utah offers perfect sampler and overnight trips for families, seniors, first-timers and raft enthusiasts looking for the most spectacular river setting.

South West Colorado Rafting Trips

Our 21 trip options in Southwest Colorado are conveniently located out of our base in Durango, Colorado, just 3 hours from Albuquerque, 6 hours from Denver, 7 hours from Phoenix, 6 hours from Salt Lake City, 5 hours from the Grand Canyon and 3 hours from Santa Fe and Taos. Our Colorado rafting trips range from mild to wild, 2 hours to 4 days and for ages 4-84. We operate our raft trips on several stretches of 4 beautiful, distinct rivers; Upper and Lower Animas, Upper and Lower Piedra, Dolores and San Miguel rafting trips are available.

Pocono Whitewater Adventures

HC 2 Box 2245Jim ThorpePA18229USA


Hudson River Lehigh River Moose River State New York State Pennsylvania

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