River Recreation was founded in 1982. Based in Monitor, Washington, on the banks of the Wenatchee River. River Recreation has been providing professional whitewater rafting adventures for 35 years. Besides the Wenatchee River, trips are provided on six other rivers throughout Washington State. River Recreation offers a whitewater experience to suit every need. From the Lower Wenatchee River Family Float, which provides a lazy and relaxing time, to the high adrenaline rush of class 5 action on the Skykomish River, there is a trip for every level and every occasion.
In 2010, River Recreation introduced our White Water and Wine weekend adventure which combines a half-day of rafting on the Wenatchee River followed by wine tasting in the Wenatchee Valley area. In 2014, we introduced our new Paddles and Pints package that combines rafting, camping, and a guided tour to 3 different breweries, with pints included. In cooperation with Rescue 3 International, and the American Canoe Association, River Recreation is able to offer river rescue courses as well as our annual guide training program which has been featured in National Geographic Travel magazine. Through these programs, River Recreation is able to provide professional, logistical, and safety services. As always, safety is our number one concern and here, at River Recreation, we like to say:
“We provide constant training on the river in order to prepare for a worst-case scenario.”
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 hours of training required to be a river rafting guide in Washington. In addition, we’re one of a very limited number of rafting companies that conduct swift water rescue training in-house. This means we are a full-service rafting and river safety training company, not just an exclusive whitewater outfitter. We have guides that have not only been with the company for over 20 years consecutively, but we also guide that have been rafting rivers in Washington State for over 35 years. Not many whitewater rafting companies can say that!
Whitewater rafting in Washington State is safer than driving a car, but sometimes an unscheduled dip in the river occurs. If there’s any chance of going in, you want the best-trained guides on the river backing you up. It’s as simple as that. Shouldn’t safety on the river be both yours as well as our number one priority?