What You'll Need to Go Rafting
Please be prepared for the Northwest's temperamental weather! Anything can happen, the sunshine you planned for may become liquid!
What to Wear
We consider wet suits mandatory on most rivers all season for your comfort and protection. Wet Suits are provided except for the Skagit. (Dress for wintry conditions on the Skagit!) We use "Farmer John" suits which cover you from the shoulders down-arms and neck are bare and unrestricted. When joining us at the river just have swim suit under your regular clothes to make changing easy. Warm and toasty is happy!
Clothing· Wet suit & booties (Dress for wintry weather on the Skagit!)
· wool/polypropylene sweater or shirt
· rain gear to keep upper body dry
· swim wear for under wet suit
· suntan lotion & lip protection
· sunglasses with retaining straps
· wool hat & gloves (April, May , June … just in case, for those who chill easily.)
· No cotton clothing while rafting as it becomes wet, cold and clammy. And you will, too! We know that wool and polypropylene will keep you warm even when wet as they reflect your body's heat back to you. We suggest a change of warm dry clothes in your car for after-river wear and a plastic bag for any wet clothing.
Drinking and Drugs
ALCOHOL & DRUGS ARE PROHIBITED. They contribute to needless accidents and hypothermia. We reserve the right to refuse to raft anyone considered to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and therefore dangerous to others. You're more than welcome to celebrate after the trip! Drugs by doctor's prescription only! Your safety comes first!
Cancellations rarely occur. If we determine river conditions inappropriate, we reserve the right to substitute a safe trip the same day on a different river, or the same river on another date. We keep constant vigil and will keep you posted. Decades of policies such as these have kept River Riders' safety record immaculate.
Professional river guides, USCG approved life jackets, quality commercial river rafts, wet suits, booties and waterproof containers for your cameras, keys and extra clothing.
Rafting while pregnant is discouraged. We can handle most health problems, as long as we know about them when the reservation is made. You may be required to procure your doctor's permission under certain circumstances.
Cancellation and Payment Policies
Full payment is due 30 days in advance unless special arrangements are made. Departures proceed rain or shine except when conditions are hazardous, in which case trips will be rescheduled. Please understand that when a reservation is made with RiverRider.com it is a commitment for us to hold space for you and possibly turn others away from that particular trip date. If you decide to cancel, it can be difficult for us to rebook a trip, especially trip cancellations close to the departure date. With this in mind we must be firm in adhering to the following cancellation/ refund policy. There are no exceptions to these terms. There are no refunds on cancellations made 15 or fewer days prior to your trip date. If you miss your trip we will reschedule another trip but a rescheduling fee will be charged. You may, however, substitute another person with no penalty. We regret we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies or illness. For this reason we urge our guests to purchase trip cancellation insurance when making reservations.