FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?

Yes, reservations are required.  Book online or give us a call us at 1-800-888-RAFT.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO RAFTING?

This depends on the type of adventure you are seeking!  We encourage adventurers looking for a thrill to raft in the Spring season when the rapids are more intense.  The Summer season is perfect for a more relaxing trip and warmer water temperatures.  During the Fall season, there is no better way to view the breathtaking Adirondack foliage than from our rafts!

DO I NEED TO HAVE PRIOR RAFTING EXPERIENCE?

No experience is necessary. You will receive instruction prior to the trip from our experienced, licensed guides.  There will be one guide in each raft at all times.

WHERE DO I MEET FOR TRIPS/RENTALS?

We have two locations:  Cunningham’s Ski Barn located at 1 Main Street, North Creek, NY, across the street from the Stewart’s Convenience Store for Hudson Trips and Cunningham's Ski Barn located at 2599 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY, across from the Olympic Center.

WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE?

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your confirmed departure time

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING AND WEAR?

During the trip:

  • Spring (April - June) and Fall (September – October)

    • You will be most comfortable in long underwear or other non-cotton insulators.  Do not wear cotton!

  • Summer (July - August)  

    • Feel free to wear whatever you are must comfortable in.  We recommend that women wear shorts over their bathing suit to protect them from the rubber rafts.

IS FOOTWEAR REQUIRED?

Yes, due to the rocky nature of the river bottom, it is required that you wear shoes that have sturdy soles and remain on your feet at all times. We recommend water shoes, sneakers, sandals with heel straps, or any shoe that you don’t mind getting wet.  Flip flops and crocs are not recommended.

CAN I BRING MY PHONE AND/OR CAMERA?

Unless they are waterproof, we do not recommend bringing them along as they will most likely get wet and/or lost in the river!

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?

  • Spring & Fall: minimum age is 10 due to the rougher (?) water conditions.

  • Summer: minimum age is 6. 

Please note: all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

DO I NEED TO HAVE PRIOR RAFTING EXPERIENCE?

No experience is necessary. You will receive instruction prior to the trip from our experienced, licensed guides.  There will be one guide in each raft at all times.

HOW MANY PEOPLE FIT IN ONE RAFT?

4 to 10 people can fit in our self-bailing Sotar rafts.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

Our trips occur rain or shine.  We reserve the right to alter or reschedule your trip should there be an onset of extremely severe weather conditions.

CAN I BRING ALCOHOL ON MY TRIP?

No, for your safety, we do not allow alcohol on our rafts.

ARE GRATUITIES ACCEPTED?

Yes, tips are always welcome and appreciated if you enjoyed your trip!  Please feel free to tip your guide the amount you deem appropriate to at the end of your trip.

(800) 888-RAFT

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