Frequently Asked Questions

WHO CAN GO RAFTING?
We have guided trips that are appropriate for ages six and up. We have lots of options for everyone  whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rafter. We also offer raft rentals. Our phone staff can help you decide which trip is the best for your group. Give us a call – (541) 395-2201

DO YOU PROVIDE GEAR FOR THE TRIP?
Yes! For day trips we provide your personal floatation device (PFD), your paddle, and depending on the weather can also offer wetsuits, splash jackets and water booties. On the White Salmon and Clackamas rivers we also provide helmets. Overnight trips include all camping gear.

Raft rentals include a PFD for each person, paddles or oars, oar frame, cooler, straps and dry bags. For overnight rentals additional gear includes a repair kit, port-a-potty and a pump.

WHICH GUIDED TRIP IS BEST FOR ME?
Our  River Trips page can help you choose. If you are still not sure, call us at 1-800-909-7238 and let us help!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
For a full description of what to wear and what to bring for a half day, full day, or overnight trip please click here.

DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE ON THE RAFT?
Bring water a water bottle and sunscreen. Depending on weather it can be nice to have an extra layer.

SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE?
You should never feel that a gratuity is automatically expected from you, but it is a great way to acknowledge excellent service.  If you feel that your guide has gone above and beyond to provide you with a memorable and rewarding experience, then a tip is a nice way to say thank you.

HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?
The best way to make a reservation is to call us at (541) 395-2201 or fill out our online reservation form.

DO WE STILL GO RAFTING IF IT’S RAINING?
We go rafting rain or shine.  We will provide you the gear to keep you warm if the weather conditions are less than ideal.

IS RAFTING DANGEROUS?
Like every outdoor activity there is some risk involved, however our experienced and well trained river guides work to ensure that you have a fun and safe trip.

WHAT IS A BOATERS PASS AND HOW DO I GET ONE?
On the Deschutes River, the Bureau of Land Management requires that every boater pays a boaters pass fee.  On guided trips, the cost of the pass is included.  When renting boats, you are required to purchase passes. You can find them either online or we can help you purchase one.  For more information about this or to purchase the passes visit the BLM’s website at boaterpass.com.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on our guided trips. Because it gets very hot in Maupin and there is little shade, we recommend that you leave your dog at home.

 

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