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About River Recreation

River Recreation was founded in 1982. Based in Monitor, WA on the banks of the Wenatchee River, we provide professional whitewater rafting adventures with an emphasis on safety. In addition to Wenatchee river rafting, we offer trips on three other rivers throughout Washington State:

From the Lower Wenatchee River Family Float, which provides a lazy and relaxing time, to the high adrenaline rush of class five action on the Skykomish River rafting, we offer trips for every occasion and different levels of experience.

Our Specialty Brewery and Winery Tours

In 2010, we became the first rafting company in Washington State to offer specialty tours that combine rafting with beer and wine tastings. Our Whitewater and Wine weekend adventure includes a half-day of rafting on the Wenatchee River, followed by wine tastings in the Wenatchee Valley area. In 2014, we introduced our Paddles and Pints package, which combines rafting, camping, and a guided tour to three different breweries, with pints included. These tours are popular options for bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate team-building events, and couples’ weekends.

Trust in Our Safety-First Priority

Safety is the heart and soul of River Recreation. We are obsessed with river safety, and we make sure our guides are, too. That’s why our guides complete more than twice the number of training hours required to be a river rafting guide in Washington. Some of our guides have been with the company for 20 years and have been rafting local rivers for over 35 years.

Additionally, we are one of the few rafting companies that can conduct swift water rescue training in-house, in cooperation with Rescue 3 International and the American Canoe Association. Our annual guide training program has also been featured in National Geographic Travel, and we offer whitewater and kayaking merit badge certification classes for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). We provide professional, logistical, and safety services, making us a full-service rafting and river safety training company, not just an exclusive whitewater outfitter.

Whitewater rafting in Washington State is safer than driving a car, but sometimes an unscheduled dip in the river happens. If there’s any chance of going in, you want the best-trained guides on the river backing you up. At River Recreation, we want everyone to have fun, but safety is our number one priority. If you’d like more information about any of our tours or BSA certifications, contact us today!

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