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Lower New River Whitewater Rafting Trip

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    What to Expect
    Meet your rafting trip leader at the departure point. You will listen to a brief orientation and get your gear (personal flotation device, helmet and paddle). Then, you will have a 30-minute ride on a school bus down to the river put-in. Your guide will go over additional instructions once you get in the raft.

    The trip begins with a few smaller class I-III rapids as you ease into paddling and working as a team. Then, you hit some bigger rapids rated class IV-V. About half way through the trip, your trip will pull over and eat a deli-style lunch on the shore. After lunch, you will continue downstream into the heart of the Gorge. Here you’ll go through several rapids rated class III-V.  Between rapids, there is time for swimming, floating and maybe (based on water levels) jumping off of rocks. The trip ends just past the New River Gorge Bridge.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Adventures on the Gorge
    Departure Time
    Between 8:30am and 10:30 am. Actual departure times vary by day. Please call your local provider to confirm your time after completing your booking.
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Beverages
    • Professional guide
    • Gratuities
    • DVD (available to purchase)
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    We had great guides for this trip. They were personable and informative. They enjoy what they do. The rafting was a fun day of adventure and lots of laughs.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Adventure59319
    Reviewed 9 September 2019

    We went for our anniversary last weekend. This was the most fun i've ever had. The rapids were exhilarating. This is something you don't want to miss out on. The guides were hilarious and did a great job of instructing us to keep us safe....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Niagralover
    AdventuresOnTheGorge, Manager at Adventures on the Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for spending such a special day with us! We'd love to see you out on the river again! Happy Anniversary!

    Reviewed 5 September 2019

    We did a Labor Day trip and had a great experience! Our guide was funny and full of stories and history lesson as we floated 8 miles down a really fun stretch of river. I can't say enough good things about how fun this trip...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Caleb K
    AdventuresOnTheGorge, Manager at Adventures on the Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

    Thank you for spending your Labor Day holiday with us, Caleb! We're so happy to hear you had fun with us! We take pride in our guide team! Hope to see you out on the river with us again soon!

    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    Our guide, Caveman, made our rafting experience incredible. He guided us, challenged us, and continually impressed us with his knowledge and skill. The 1/2 day trip flew by as we had opportunities to float down the river, swim through rapids, and jump of rocks. The...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank karlyp267
    Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

    We went rafting down the New River. Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable, friendly, and educated our team on the river. We got to go swimming through class 1 rapids. We also went through a class 5 rapid sideways and we didn't wipe out. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Maryeli1989
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    19 September 2019|
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    Response from MurrayOhio | Reviewed this property |
    Not sure. Best bet would be to contact them and ask.
    14 September 2019|
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    Response from Cristy B | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, make reservations. You won't have a seat on the boat if you don't. They still raft if it is raining. You'll have a blast
    4 September 2019|
    Response from LoriLynn4 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes but it may depend on what type of trip you booked. Our family of 4 was paired with another family of 4. There were 3 other rafts on our trip: one with a group of 9 all in 1 boat, the others were mixed & matched as well.
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