The Sacandaga river is a short and fun rafting trip to do on your own or with family. The rapids themselves are mostly Class II, with very little Class III. Nothing too scary, and the guides seemed very competent in case there was any trouble. Do not go on this trip expecting crazy rapids. The guides are what made this trip a lot of fun… they initiated water fights with other boats and let us have some “swim time” in a particularly calm area of the river. They provided good instructions and jokes on the bus ride there. I would recommend this trip for someone looking for fun and a little bit of adventure, without exhausting your entire day.
The whole trip takes about 2 hours – 20 minute bus ride to the falls, 1 hour of rafting, 20 minute bus ride back, and 20 minutes for loading/unloading. They ask that you come half an hour early to sign waivers and grab your gear. The day we went, the bus was packed to capacity, so I would definitely recommend calling and making a reservation before you actually head out. If you have watershoes bring them, or you will end up buying their overpriced ones. Bring a change of clothes. You can leave everything in your car and they will hold the key for you. They also have a photographer taking pictures while you raft, which they sell for $25 on a CD.
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