Frequently Asked Questions
I don't have any experience white water rafting, do you have a trip suitable for me?
Because we provide all the necessary equipment and instructions along with experienced guides, no previous rafting experience is required for the White Salmon and Klickitat river trips. In fact, first time rafters make the whitewater rafting trip a great success because they are a little nervous so they pay extra close attention to our instruction.. so the trips go smooth and easy. We have the privilege of guiding 1000s of first time rafters each year. However, If you have any special needs or concerns please let us know when you make a reservation.
Do you have any Dinner / Stay overnight package deals to go with our whitewater rafing?
I have some children that want to go rafting, what age should they be?
It is difficult to set a specific age because it really depends on the ability and personality of your children. The whitewater can be loud and intense in sections, which could scare a child and make the experience unpleasant for everyone. There is a slight chance of a "swim" in the river, which requires mental decisions that a very young child may not be capable of. Children age 7 and above seem to do the best. The ultimate decision on the appropriateness for a child to raft must be made by the parent. Any child under the age of 18 must be accompanied with a parent or guardian on the raft trip. No one under the age of 18 is allowed on the Extreme and Beyond Adventures. Do not hesitiate to give us a call and chat about your kids whitewater rafting.
I have someone in my group that does not want to paddle, is this OK?
We do have seating positions on the raft where paddling is not necessary. This is sometimes a good spot for young children that want to concentrate on holding on. However, we encourage people to paddle because it adds to your overall enjoyment and aids the guide in properly controlling the raft.
Whitewater Rafting Fun Fact #5
What's in a name? Have you noticed that the Zoller's whitewater rafting guides share very few last names? Zoller, Zoller, Zoller, Box, Box, Box, (one Zoller that became a Box), Cole, Cole, Cole, Cole, Curry, Curry. We often get asked "what does it take to become a whitewater rafting guide for Zoller's Outdoor Odysseys?" It would seem that it is best if you are born into it. The Zoller family of whitewater guides includes ten 2nd or 3rd generation whitewater guides whose father, mother or both guided whitewater rafts for Zoller's in the past or in the present.