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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

Address: 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 6Y8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-808-7238
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation...
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from downtown Nelson and have four trips to choose from. 1. The thrilling Salmo River Shenango Canyon from June to mid-July features class 3&4 rapids in a remote canyon setting. 2. The fun and exciting Slocan River Facchina Rapids in June to August has warm water and grade 2&3 rapids. 3. Inflatable Kayaking down the Facchina Rapids. Guide your own kayak down fun and exciting whitewater with one of our experienced kayak guides by your side. 4. Our gentle float trip offers a relaxing time on the water with no rapids and beautiful scenery. Our guides are fun and experienced. Your safety is our #1 priority, and your fun time a close 2nd.

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English first
Nelson, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a great time on this float trip. It was very flat and smooth and good for people of all ages. The guide was fun and engaging. Would float with these guys again.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have never been rafting before in my life so you can imagine my fear when visiting Nelson my daughter suggested rafting!! Well it was absolutely fabulous and I would love to do it again if I returned to Nelson! We went in the afternoon about 5 of us with our wonderful paddler John. He made us feel safe and... More 

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Revelstoke, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My family and I went with Nelson Whitewater Rafting on their scenic float trip. It was my second time going on an excursion with this company, and once again it was extremely well organised, lots of fun and very professional. The scenic float is a great way to get out into the wilderness around Nelson with any exertion whatsoever! It... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a perfect way to spend 3+hours! Friendly for all ages. The crew and company is focused on Safety First, and provides all the equipment you will need. Just show up with a bathing suit and towel. If it was cold they have wet suits They provide foot wear so no need to purchase river sandels. Very informative crew on... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just did a whitewater trip on Aug 12. Even though the rapids are pretty tame in August, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sean was our guide and he was very personable and professional so we had a great time even though my partner and I were the only participants. When we go back next year, we'll try to go earlier in... More 

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JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this review

Hi Gail, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, and for saying such nice things about your trip. It was really nice meeting you and Pat. Another great way to experience the river with us and to make the trip as exciting as possible is our inflatable kayak tour. In August it's perfect for beginner... More 

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

For my daughters 13th birthday celebration, I booked a surprise trip with Nelson Whitewater Rafting for her entire soccer team- the Nelson Selects U13 girls!!! I knew at the time of booking that things were going to go smoothly. John with Nelson Whitewater Rafting was very organized and communicated all information and details clearly. He was easy to get ahold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had Pete as a wonderful tour guide, he was really entertaining and really interacted with the guests. Instead of just talking at us he was in the water with us and played games and told jokes and everyone in (and out) of the raft had an amazing time and really enjoyed themselves. The trip itself down the river was lovely,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time with our guide Pete. Loved the rapids and so did our teens aged 14 and 17. Will go again.

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Beaumont, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a great first white water rafting experience for our kids (aged 9 & 11). They aren't super adventurous so the Slocan river float was perfect. We got to jump in the river and swim quite a bit and also enjoyed a few fun mild rapids. The owner of the company (our bus driver & picture taker) was great,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on a river float last week with extended family and had a wonderful time. Mostly smooth water with some fun splashy bits. A few of us even went swimming during the trip. Our driver, John, and our guide, Tanner, were both professional, friendly, and lots of fun. The safety talk at the beginning was perfect. And John took... More 

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