After the days on the river, children have ample time to swim, run, or explore, while parents can soak up sun, read or hike. One of the best parts of our trips is the quality of family time. Our river guides handle all of the cooking and cleaning providing everyone with a camping experience of a lifetime.
- Marilyn Wise, Chagrin Falls, OH
Multiple Boat Options
The variety of boats we provide encourage various levels of excitement and relaxation. Most guests will try all three types of boats during the trip.
Inflatable Kayaks: These provide the biggest thrill but be prepared to get wet! They're great for teens or those looking for a greater challenge.
Paddle Boats: These 4-6 person inflatable rafts require teamwork. Guests will paddle through the whitewater with a guide as captain calling commands.
Oar Boats: These inflatable rafts provide the ultimate in safety and relaxation. A guide rows with long oars, while guests can watch for wildlife, enjoy the scenery and simply hang on through the whitewater.
Most people try all three kinds of boats. The younger kids can enjoy the kayaks in the calm stretches, and even the most energetic teenagers need to rest in an oar boat sometimes.
Providing Quality Family Time
Nothing brings a family closer than days spent braving whitewater followed by camping under the stars. You will be amazed how conversation increases with the absence of telephones, TVs, video games, computers and all other distractions of modern living. You can play games like Koob or horseshoes, teach your children to fish, tell stories around the campfire or simply enjoy the serenity.
Imagine navigating a rapid with your son or daughter, pointing out a big horn sheep to your spouse, watching rainbow trout dart through crystal clear water or showing your kids the Big Dipper. Your child’s self-confidence will grow every day as will your sense of adventure. A river trip offers a unique opportunity to bring families together unlike other vacation choices.
- J. Huber, Bloomington, MN (age 10)