What happens if you fall out white water rafting?

What happens if you fall out white water rafting?

If you end up falling out of the raft during your rafting trip, do the following: Grab the raft. Right after falling overboard, grab the raft’s side as quickly as you can and, if there is a safety rope running along the raft’s outside, grab onto it. Hold tightly until your guide or a fellow rafter pulls you back in.

How long do rafting trips last?

How long are we on the river? Typically Black River rafting trips last between 3.5 to 5 hours, depending on river levels, number of rafts, and how much playing we do on the river.

What are the five most important items you need for a rafting trip?

Gear List

  • Small camp Pillow.
  • Water bottle with strap*
  • Flashlight or headlamp.
  • Sunglasses with Strap*
  • Bandana.
  • Insect repellent*
  • Small towels and toiletries.
  • Baseball cap or visor (with strap) for sun protection*

What are the dangers of rafting?

While death is the main danger feared in whitewater rafting, far more likely are injuries sustained from smashing, banging, brushing, and smacking up against rocks. These types of occurrences can actually happen while still in the raft. As rafts hit up against boulders and people get thrown about and into them.

Is there a weight limit for rafting?

The short answer is no. There is no hard and fast weight limit for whitewater rafting. The longer answer is that weight could impact some other factors that play into whether you should go on a trip with us.

How long does it take to whitewater raft 5 miles?

It is famous for 5 miles of continuous class III and IV rapids. The Middle Ocoee River has over 20 rapids with Grumpy’s, Double Trouble and Table Saw being a few of them. The average time for this trip is 3 hours.

What is the age limit for white water rafting?

Size matters when it comes to paddling and staying in the raft. Generally speaking, kids under 12 are best suited for trips up to Class III. Twelve year olds and a little older up may be able to handle a Class IV challenge depending on the amount of paddling help that the guide may need in the rapids.

What I wish I brought on my rafting trip?

Personal Care

  • Heavy Salve. Your hands and feet definitely get the short end of the stick on a Grand Canyon rafting trip.
  • Nose Oil. We see a lot of bloody noses in the Canyon due to the dry conditions.
  • Scrub Gloves. These are amazing!
  • Sun Hoodie.
  • Handkerchief or Buff.
  • Sarong.
  • Gardening Gloves.
  • Space Saver Storage Bags.

What should I pack for an overnight rafting trip?

Packing List for Overnight Rafting Trip

  • Clothes to paddle in.
  • Shorts.
  • T-shirt.
  • Long pants.
  • Long-sleeved shirt.
  • Light or fleece jacket.
  • Underwear.
  • Swimming suit.

What are the chances of dying white water rafting?

Nationwide, the number of fatalities has ranged between six and ten per year for an estimated 2.5 million user days on guided trips. The incidence of commercially guided rafting fatalities is estimated to range from one death per 250,000 person visits to one death per 400,000 person visit days.

How do I choose the best Colorado white water rafting trips?

Take your time evaluating the different Colorado white water rafting trips or call our sales office to speak to a rafting specialist. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a whitewater rafting trip are the ages and physical fitness levels in your group.

How many whitewater rafting trips have we guided?

And since we first got started in 1969, we have guided more than 500,000 guests on rivers all over the world. Now, with more than 75 unique rafting itineraries, we offer travelers more whitewater rafting trips than any other outfitter on the planet.

When is the best time to go white water rafting?

Idaho Springtime’s white water rafting starts when the river warms up in May, and flows right through the sunny Colorado summer. Tiny Merlin, Oregon is the perfect adventure base camp for a white water rafting trip on the Rogue River, among the most legendary rafting destinations in the West.

What is multi-day rafting?

At the core of what we do are multi-day rafting trips, offering guests incredible access to remote wilderness areas that few people get to see each year, including off-the-beaten path locations in our national parks, wild and scenic rivers throughout the West and bucket list destinations all over the world.

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