As you’re booking a rafting trip, your kids are probably thinking about all the fun you’re all going to have while you’re concerned about everyone’s safety. We’re with you on both fronts; we want you to have an awesome time with us on the river, but most importantly we want you to be safe.
Every company talks about safety, but the companies that champion safety (like us) are the ones you want to be speaking with. That means that the safety information isn’t buried somewhere on the website behind some other tour the company is trying to sell you on.
Communication is King
Once you’ve found a company that checks out, give them a call. Talk to the company you’re going to raft with ahead of time. Ask them what their process is for handling children of all ages, and learn what their education process is like to make sure kids feel safe as well.
When you decide to take your family out on the river, the only way to have an enjoyable time is to trust your guides. Trust, we think, begins with communication. On the shuttle bus ride to the river, your guide is with you the entire time. They’re going to take the time to get to know everyone in your group and it’s a great time to get to know your guide as well.
Before setting off down the river your guide is going to go over all the safety information. The safety briefing can be mundane for some people and that’s why our guides have a fun sense of humor; to give you the safety information you need, but in a fun way.
As you’re out enjoying your day on the river, your guides will also give you some safety refreshers as you come up to different rapids.
The bottom line is that you want your entire family to feel the same rush: the rush of adrenaline as you’re going down the rapids, not a rush of fear. You can ensure that you’re going to have the right kind of rush with us beforehand, and it all starts with communication. Before you book a trip, give us a call so you can feel assured that we know how to work with your kids and that you’re not going to go barrelling down some Class V rapids.