Every year I organize a group of friends to go river rafting/inflatable kayaking. This was our year to try out Row Adventures and their 5 Rivers in 5 Days trip. I have been on over 40 different whitewater rivers so would say I have a good idea on what to expect.
Overall we had a good experience with Row. The guides were all great, even Rafa who had us going for two days.......lets just say he should be an actor!! My criticism lies with the pre trip info. It was NOT made clear to me that all rivers were run on Pacific Daylight time, even though we began in Boise Idaho which is Mountain time zone. Parts of Idaho and all of Montana are on Mountain time......our five rivers were in these two states. One day we showed up to the meeting point (after having a lot of trouble finding it) an hour early and the guides were late!! Not good. Also their was a "typo" regarding our accomodations which caused me quite a bit of stress. Being the trip organizer I always feel responsible to have all participants where they should be at the appropriate time.
Our other big issue was with the breakfast baskets from River Dance Lodge (owned by Row). 12 of us were charged $10 each for what was maybe $30 worth of food in these two breakfast baskets. ALL my people were very disappointed.
On the bright side the equipment was top notch, the wetsuits and other gear provided were good, and the guides including Mikey and Rafa were very much enjoyed. The Lochsa was super fun, the Payette also great and the St. Joe just a beautiful trip.
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