FAQs

Can I reserve my own boat?

2022-02-14T21:52:10+00:00

Special requests need to be done with our office in advance.  Reservations are based on space availability in each boat.  Chartered trips or special reserved boat options can be made available in special circumstances.  Our staff and guides will keep parties together whenever possible, we do reserve the right to make any final crew assignments.  [MORE...]

Can I reserve my own boat?2022-02-14T21:52:10+00:00

Are there any discounts available?

2023-10-23T18:02:16+00:00

Yes! There are discounts for groups of 12+, 24+, and special chartered trips on the Deschutes River ONLY. We offer kids 14 and under discounts for many of our trips depending on the day of the week, river, and trip type. Last, we offer 10% military discount for the card holder only. [MORE...]

Are there any discounts available?2023-10-23T18:02:16+00:00

When should I make a reservation?

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Certain days of the season sell out very quickly, so we encourage you to call us as soon as you know where and when you want to go (1.800.972.0430)!  For instance, many Saturdays in July and August for the White Salmon and Deschutes Rivers’ are being booked as early as a year in advance!  [MORE...]

When should I make a reservation?2024-01-09T18:24:41+00:00

If its raining, do we still go rafting?

2021-01-31T16:39:52+00:00

Our river trips are conducted in Oregon and Washington.  As most Oregonians & Washingtonians know, it rains.  All trips go, rain or shine.  River Drifters does provide all the necessary gear to stay warm: paddle jackets, wetsuits and helmets, and all for free!  Occasionally, due to circumstances out of our control, such as high water [MORE...]

If its raining, do we still go rafting?2021-01-31T16:39:52+00:00

How much does a trip cost?

2023-10-23T18:06:00+00:00

Prices range from $55/per person on a half-day trip on the Deschutes River to $1250/per person for a 4-day Rogue River adventure.  River Drifters focuses it’s prices to be at or in many cases below the competition. Considering the current costs of meals, campgrounds, and lodging, whitewater rafting with River Drifters offers exceptional value! [MORE...]

How much does a trip cost?2023-10-23T18:06:00+00:00

Is rafting dangerous?

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Rafting is exhilarating, fun, exciting and wet.  However, as in all sports, rafting does pose an inherent risk.  The risk contributes to the excitement and enjoyment of the people who participate in rafting.  Our guides are all trained to minimize those risks and if you are a believer in statistics, you are safer on a [MORE...]

Is rafting dangerous?2015-04-08T03:33:29+00:00

What is the best time of year to go?

2021-01-31T16:39:20+00:00

River Drifters operates 7 days a week from late March through October.  If you are seeking a more action-packed and thrilling time of year to go, then the spring months are the best.  The spring is when the snowmelt is at its peak and the rivers have the most water in them.  However, in the [MORE...]

What is the best time of year to go?2021-01-31T16:39:20+00:00

Which trip is best for us?

2024-01-09T18:27:37+00:00

Every river that we raft has its own distinct qualities and uniqueness.  Beginners and adventurers may find what they are looking for on the Deschutes River, White Salmon River, or the Rogue River.  While more adventurous and experienced people would like the Clackamas River or White Salmon River. Truly experienced adrenaline seekers get their fix on [MORE...]

Which trip is best for us?2024-01-09T18:27:37+00:00

If I can’t swim, can I still go rafting?

2021-01-31T16:33:49+00:00

Everyone on all of our trips wears a coast guard approved personal flotation device (PFD).  This life vest will keep you afloat if you find yourself in the water.  Many of our guests either cannot swim or have fear of swimming and they have a great time.  If you are not a swimmer or are [MORE...]

If I can’t swim, can I still go rafting?2021-01-31T16:33:49+00:00