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18. Gift Certificates

Yes, we offer gift certificates! What a great gift idea for anyone! We will customize it for you too. “Happy Birthday Joe! Get ready for the ride of your life. Love, Sue” We can book an actual trip or you can say ‘I want a gift certificate for $150’. We can email it or mail…

17. Is rafting an excellent way to spend the day with your family?

If you’re like most parents, you are always on the lookout for healthy activities that you can do as a family. Rafting is one of the few activities where the family is in the same “boat” – and everyone in that boat is having a great time. Unlike going to amusement parks or water parks,…

1. JIM THORPE RIVER ADVENTURES RESERVATION FACTOIDS

• We encourage you to make reservations early using your VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. • Adventures are on a first-come, first-served basis, so make that call! Whether you are 1 person or 100 people, we will make your River Adventure happen. So call us today! • We do accept personal checks and…

Whitewater Terminology

Awareness – Having a broader scope of vision that encompasses not just one self but the surroundings and other paddlers on the river. Boil – This is a water feature created when water churns upward and creates an elevated region in the river. Bony – A run or rapid requiring lots of maneuvering because of…

Whitewater Classification System

Class I – Easy. Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Class II – Novice. Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-sized waves are easily missed. Class III – Intermediate. Rapids…

14. What is the age minimum for EasyWater and Whitewater sections?

The minimum age for the summertime rafting section is 4. The minimum age for the whitewater rafting gorge sections is 8.

10. What about safety?

We get the question all the time… “are rafting trips safe?” The short, honest answer is “no it isn’t safe… we practice hard to make it as safe as we can.” This answer sometimes shocks people – but it is honest. River rafting is an outdoor adventure activity, with an element of risk. You’re in…

15. What is the different between Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 whitewater?

Class I Whitewater Easy. Fast moving water with riffles and small waves. Few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with little training. Class II Whitewater Novice. Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-sized waves are easily missed. Class III Whitewater Intermediate. Rapids…

16. Do you require a deposit?

A deposit of $20 per person is required for rafting trips in order to confirm your reservation. The balance of your payment must be made 14 days prior to your Adventure date. All reservations made less than 14 days prior to the Adventure date must be paid in full. Late reservations are often possible, so…

2. What do you provide?

• More fun than you can shake a stick at • Professional River Guides • Raft, Personal Flotation Device, and Paddle • Waterproof containers for your lunch • Comfortable heated changing rooms • Shady, scenic picnic area • Free Hot-Dog Cookout after your trip on weekends • Free Hot Showers

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