You asked: What do you need for rafting?

What do I need to know before rafting?

Here are a few beginner whitewater rafting tips to help you know what to expect on your first trip!

  • Dress appropriately. …
  • Keep your life jacket and helmet secured at all times. …
  • Be prepared for a workout. …
  • Know the proper way to swim. …
  • Trust your guide.

What should I pack for a river trip?

What Should I Pack for a River Trip?

  • Clothing. …
  • Swimsuit. …
  • River Shoes. …
  • Camp Flip-Flops and/or Booties. …
  • Sunscreen & Other Sun Protection. …
  • Drinking Water. …
  • Emergency Food. …
  • Other Safety & Repair Essentials.

Is rafting safe for non swimmers?

Yes! You can go whitewater rafting without strong swimming abilities. While some swimming skills are a plus for any water activity, the Colorado Adventure Center offers a variety of rafting trips and aerial activities for non-swimmers.

Can you bring a cooler into white water?

We welcome unopened water, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages. NO COOLERS BIGGER THAN 18” x 12” – Please feel free to bring a cooler for your snacks and unopened beverages. Our only request is that the cooler is no larger than 18” x 12” so that it does not block walkways or impeded on other guest’s space.

How do you prepare for white water rafting?

Follow these tips to make your rafting trip safer and more enjoyable.

  1. Book Early. …
  2. Consider Everyone in Your Group. …
  3. Pick a Professional, Licensed Outfitter. …
  4. Wear a Life Jacket and Helmet at All Times. …
  5. Hold Your Paddle Correctly. …
  6. Be Familiar With Proper Swimming Techniques. …
  7. Listen to Your Guide. …
  8. Don’t Bring Too Many Electronics.
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Is whitewater rafting scary?

Whitewater rafting can be scary to some. Frightening, daunting, or terrifying even. … But after so many whitewater rafting trips, the fear quickly turns into thrill and excitement. Here are some tips to help splash those whitewater fears of yours in the face!

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. But we will not dictate whether you can go out on the water based on your weight alone.