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“Wenatchee River Rafting with Teens & Seniors”

Blue Sky Outfitters Whitewater Rafting
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We made a last minute decision to river raft (booked the same day). We made the 2 hour trip from Seattle and this rafting experience did not disappoint. They provided wet suits for those in our party that needed them (wear your bathing suit if you can). They also provided water shoes. After a quick van ride we made it to our river entrance. Before we entered, we had a rafting lesson and went over river rafting safety. Our guide ( I never caught his name but the day we went was his birthday and the other guide was Amber) was easy to understand and very thorough on explaining safety and making sure everyone's lifejacket was put on correctly. This was a first time rafting experience for two in our party and they were also 64 and 69 years old. Neither of these were an issue. Our birthday boy guide made us all feel very comfortable and was very clear on instructions while on the river. He was funny, friendly and very knowledgeable about rafting and the area. He made the entire experience super fun! Thanks for a fun time. We hope to visit again!

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BlueSkyOutfitters, Front Office Manager at Blue Sky Outfitters Whitewater Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hello,

We are so glad that you had such a great time out on the water! Sweeney is one of our best guides and it's awesome to hear that he made your trip both safe and enjoyable. Hopefully we can get you out on the river next season!

Diana

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

2nd trip with Blue Sky. Impressed both times.

Just did the Tieton River outside of Yakima, WA. A solid river with class 3/4 rapids almost the entire route. About a 2hr rafting trip.

Ariel, our guide, challenged us to ride the puma, a smaller, lighter, more maneuverable raft among there fleet. He recognized our group's fitness level and pushed the envelope making the trip non-stop adrenaline without ever fearing for our safety. I will ask for him again when we go back.

He prepared us well, captained the boat like a master and had everyone laughing all ride long. We conquered high-noon head on, did some pillows and the even tried the splat. Our only regret was that we became the first swim team for Ariel all season.

We had perfect Eastern WA weather (low 80s and sunny) and happened to be there when the river was running at 100%.

Can't wait to do it again.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to go tubing with my sis and her 4 teenage kids. Found this place last minute on our way driving to Leavenworth from snohomish Washington. Most places that offer inner tube rides cost between $20 and $25, and offer a discounted rate for kids 12 and under. Unfortunately this place was not one of them. Total cost for 6 was $147 to rent 6 inner tubes, regardless of the age. You book a time slot, park your car, and only bring what you absolutely need, as there is nowhere to hold your things once you get there. If you forget your sunscreen or waterproof phone case, you can always buy them here for a pretty penny! ($11 for sunscreen and $10 for waterproof case). As for a towel...you don't need one! You will be in the water the entire time. A shuttle drives you to the river (shuttle is actually a big yellow old school school bus...smells like one too!), where you choose your tube (blue is smaller than red), grab some frisbees (which you will need to paddle with and not to play), and ropes to tie your tubes together to stay in a group, and you are let loose on the river. You are encouraged to stay to your left in order to avoid the super strong current you will encounter if you don't. Water depth is completely different in every part of the river, and the river floor is filled with large slippery rocks, so be careful. Also, logs throughout the river as well, so be aware of the direction you are headed. This is NOT a place for diving, as you don't know what you will fall upon in that river...so please don't be the fool jumping from the bridge and possibly injuring yourself in the process (yes...I saw a few teenagers doing this, and felt sick to my stomach with the anxiety of watching them jump onto shallow water into rock and log filled river). The ride is super relaxing and it's about an hour and half of floating down the river until you reach the end and return your tube, and walk a short distance back to your car. Plenty of small beaches to stop at if you so choose to along the way. Lots of cool people on the river to chit chat with who are kayaking, paddle boarding, or floating along with you. Pretty pricey, but it was worth it!

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

wish I could say we had a great experience with this place but I can't. we booked the 2 hour float tube trip for our adult kids. It states right on their website that its 2 hours on the WATER.... we dropped them off for the 2pm float. Bought the 15 dollar cooler for which we thought was going to be 2 hours on the WATER! From start to finish it was one hour and 10 minutes. This included transportation to and from the water. We arranged to pick them up at shortly after 4pm and they called us from the cold stone creamery at 3:10. As my husband walked up to the place a woman and kid were walking out. Its say open to 4pm. It was 3:30pm. He asked her about the trip being so short and her response was " what do you want us to do update our website everyday." Uh yes!!! You are scamming people charging and not following through with what your website says. We would not have wasted the 15 dollars on a cooler if we knew they were hardly on the water to even drink one bottle. It even says number 1 in customer satisfaction on the website. I find that hard to believe. The next day my husband went in to talk to them and was given a number to call for the owners. Of course we called and have not gotten a call back. Stay away if you are looking for a longer float trip. What a waste of 100 dollars

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We did the full day white water rafting with BBQ and we all had a great time! Our guide, John, was awesome and really made the trip fun. He was informative and funny. Steaks, corn on the cob and potato salad after the ride was yummy!

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