About River Drifters

River Drifters has been sharing the experience of rafting in Oregon and Washington for more than 40 years. Our passion for adventure and love of rivers drives us to make whitewater rafting comfortable, fun and accessible to as many people as possible here in the amazing Pacific Northwest. We are committed to providing the highest-quality gear, the most experienced guides, the healthiest food and the best value for our customers.

As one of the longest-operating rafting companies in Oregon, we realize how much rafting can influence a person’s life. We also see great value in passing on the tradition of whitewater rafting to younger generations. That’s why we are committed to operating our business in a way that preserves the wild and scenic rivers that we love. We practice Leave No Trace ethics and share that philosophy with our guests.

River Drifters is focused on providing intimate trips that allow our guests to have a thrilling adventure while also experiencing the unmatched beauty offered by Oregon and Washington rivers. We take care of the details so that guests can soak up the full whitewater rafting experience, breathtaking views, and unique wildlife along the way. This is why, for many of our guests, whitewater rafting with River Drifters has become an annual tradition.

Access to Oregon & Washington’s Top Rivers

When you raft with River Drifters, you gain access to Oregon and Washington’s best whitewater rivers. Whether you’re experienced or a beginner, you can find a trip that meets your skill level, time commitment and sense of adventure. The longer your trip, the more time you’ll have to explore side canyons, go fishing or swim in the clear, glacier-fed waters.

Experienced, Friendly Guides

River Drifters is locally owned and operated, and many of our guides have been working with us for decades or more. They are fun, interesting people who have a passion for rivers and guiding. We take risk management very seriously. Our guides are accomplished in outdoor skills, trained in first aid, CPR and river rescue, and knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the area. They carry communication devices on the river so that they can contact the authorities and the River Drifters office in the case of an emergency.

Top-Quality Gear

Let’s face it. Gear can make or break any outdoor trip, and rafting is no exception. River Drifters provides guests with splash jackets, PDFs and, when necessary, 2-3 mil “farmer John”-style wetsuits. We use only well-maintained, high-quality rafts and inflatable kayaks. The river and water flow as well as the group size dictate the type of raft we use for each trip. The majority of the time, we use paddle rafts that carry 6 to 8 people and one guide. We limited trip sizes to ensure that guests have a comfortable and fun experience. On request, we can bring inflatable kayaks on our rafting trips. On overnight trips, we provide guests with dry bags to ensure a dry and well-deserved night’s sleep after a long day on the water.

Healthy, Delicious Food

No matter how short or long your trip, you’ll work up an appetite when rafting with us. River Drifters is committed to providing guests with healthy, delicious meals that typically include meats, cheeses, fresh fruits and veggies, and something to please your sweet tooth. We are more than happy to accommodate guests with special dietary restrictions. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have food intolerances or allergies.

Unmatched Value

River Drifters offers a wide variety of rafting trips at competitive, affordable prices. We provide attractive group deals, limited-term offers and family discounts on special weekends, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Fourth of July.

We know you have many choices when you go rafting in Oregon or Washington. Thanks for choosing to raft with us! We go out of our way to make sure our customers have a fun, comfortable experience. Many people come back year after year, and we hope you will too.