ABOUT RIVER DRIFTERS

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!

What sets River Drifters apart?

Access to Oregon & Washington’s Top Rivers

Access to Oregon & Washington’s Top Rivers

When you raft with River Drifters, you gain access to nine of 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

Experienced, Friendly Guides

River Drifters is locally owned and family operated which means any of our guides have been working with us for decades or more. They are diverse and 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

Top-Quality Gear

Listen–Gear can make or break any outdoor trip and rafting is no exception. River Drifters provides guests with splash jackets, PFDs and, when necessary, 2-3 mil “farmer John”-style wetsuits and neoprene booties. 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 limit 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.

Hearty Meals

Hearty Meals

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 hearty, 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

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.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

From our deep commitment to operating our business in a sustainable way, to the genuine kindness that builds team pride and earns the trust of new and returning guests, River Drifters is a company that strives to live our core values and in doing so, earn your trust and your continued business.

Read more about our Core Values below.

River Drifters
Core Values

Outdoors

Deep appreciation and commitment to operating our business in a sustainable way that preserves the wild and scenic rivers through Leave No Trace ethics and sharing this philosophy with our guests. This is our way of protecting the wildlife, history, geology, and the natural river environment for generations to come.

Relationships

Investing time, energy and ongoing resources in our diverse and experienced guides, drivers, reservation specialists, office staff, and the local and global communities we serve. We are committed to giving back to American Rivers, America Outdoors, American Whitewater, and Oregon Natural Desert Association.

Respect

Demonstrating genuine kindness that builds team pride and earns the trust of new and returning guests, communities, and the organizations that align with our values. We treat each other and guests with respect, creating a safe place for everyone to thrive.

Integrity

Doing the right thing, owning the times we fall short, and forgiving honest mistakes within our standards for excellence in operations, guest services, and logistics of running high-quality trips. Choosing to practice our values individually so that collectively we all benefit.

Unmatched Value

Delivering exceptional outdoor experiences with access to 9 select OR and WA rivers and providing the highest-quality gear, hearty meals and professionalism from the beginning to end of an outdoor experience with us.

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of hearing countless stories of how our outdoor adventures have positively influenced the lives of local and global families, groups, and organizations.

Serving you has given us purpose, focus and inspiration to keep striving to deliver exceptional outdoor experiences.

You have our continued commitment to:

Providing the highest-quality gear, diverse and experienced guides, hearty and delicious food, and unmatched value.

Customizing trips that will allow you to soak up the full whitewater rafting experience, breathtaking views, and unique wildlife along the way.

Striving to live our core values and in doing so earn your trust so that like many of our guests, you too make our river trips an annual tradition for your family or group!

River Drifters has been featured in publications and podcasts nationwide:

Travel Oregon Article
Bend Oregon Article
OregonLive Article
SupPaul Podcast
Statesman Journal Article
River Talk Podcast

Are you ready for your Pacific Northwest rafting adventure with River Drifters?

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