Frequently Asked Questions
Your comfort and safety are our prime concern. As with other nature-based activities, river-running has its inherent risks. There are no guarantees. Objectively speaking, though, whitewater rafting with experienced outfitters is safer than driving on the highway. Although falling into the river is always possible, less than 2% of all guests will take an unplanned swim.
A large part of what makes whitewater thrilling, of course, is the sense of risk. One learns to conquer one’s own fears and apprehensions. If you are physically fit, swim confidently and understand the river, the risks will be minimized. If not, your decision-making can mitigate the inherent risks by selecting a less ambitious trip. When you contact us, we’ll take time to try and find a trip that is suitable for your age and fitness level.
We offer tours that run the continuum from mild to wild. Far-Flung Adventures is rescue-ready: guides are trained and practiced in swiftwater rescue and emergency first aid skills. We also use the most advanced boating equipment, piloted by guides who have “been there” many times before. We fit you with high-flotation lifejackets and thermal protection garments, geared to that day’s conditions. At the launch point we will walk through the common hazards of the trip and brief you on safety procedures that will help ensure a safe outcome for your adventure.
Check out this list of required and recommended items you will need in order to make the most out of your camping adventure. Remember, there is no such thing as being over-prepared! Also, if needed, we provide sleeping bags and sleeping pads for and additional $12/day. Tents and camping chairs are included. Please just let us know if you plan on bringing your own.
- Swimsuit and River Clothes
- Several changes of clothes
- River shoes and dry camp shoes
- Wool socks
- Durable water shoes
- Spare batteries for your headlamp/flashlight
- Hat and sunglasses
- Spare prescription glasses/contacts
- Rx medications
These are things that a lot of people like to bring that really enhance their experience, but are not exactly “trip necessities”.
Light weight camping hammock, such as a Grand Trunk, or a similar style.
Some reading material
Playing cards or a game of some sort. (Keep in mind this is camping and things are easily lost)
- Solar charger for your camera/phone
- Portable speaker
- Fishing gear AND fishing license
- Supply of your favorite beverage of choice
- Waterproof camera/phone
- Personal rain gear (we will provide you with some of ours, but if you have your own, why not bring it!)
- Sleeping pillow
- Folding Chair