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Salt River Rafting

Whiteriver, AZ, USA
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About Salt River Rafting
Raft this stunning 2000′ deep canyon in March & April. Sun, Splashes, Scenery and Saguaros = Whitewater Rafting Arizona’s Salt River! The only Sonoran Desert whitewater raft trip in the world is appropriate for adventurous first timers or families and the experienced rafter as well. One of the top "off the beaten path" things to do in the Phoenix & Tucson area. Partial - Full Day - Overnight - Multi-day Guided Whitewater River Trips!
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Classic Salt River Raft Trip

Spend a day rafting on the Salt River with this day trip from Phoenix. Your day begins with a safety orientation and rafting lesson. It’s okay if you are a beginner, the excursion starts off gently and the guides are there to help. Stop for a riverside lunch before conquering some white-water rapids to finish off this fun-filled day.
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6 hours
from $179.39

Half-Day Salt River Raft Trip

If you’re traveling with kids or hesitant to give white-water rafting a try, this mild Salt River Canyon rafting trip is the perfect choice. Your guide provides all of the instruction and safety information needed for a stress-free trip. Plus, this beginner-friendly tour only requires a half-day commitment—choose to extend at the halfway point if you’re having a good time.
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3 hours
from $130.93

Wilderness Salt River Raft Trip

Raft through wild rapids and sleep under the stars on this 3-day rafting trip of the Salt River Canyon. Guides provide instruction that helps you safely navigate runs, plus personalized attention thanks to small groups of just 11 people or fewer. All meals are included as per itinerary with dietary concerns met upon request, and rental camping gear is available to ensure a hassle-free trip.
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3 days
from $742.27
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Jan G wrote a review Mar 2020
Waxahachie, Texas21 contributions3 helpful votes
Our guides, Marcus and Aaron, were friendly, knowledgeable, and competent. Their instructions were clear, the equipment was in good shape, and they made it fun! Safety was always their priority. John got lots of good pictures of our adventure. It was definitely the highlight of our trip!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SaltRiverRaftingAZ, Owner at Salt River Rafting
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hey Jan! You and your family made Texas proud that day showing up to raft with snow on the canyon rim and a forecast of wind and rain not to mention the pandemic! It was truly inspirational to have y'all as our guests and one of those special days as a business owner and rafting outfitter I will remember for a long time. Thank you for writing a review and may all your future raft trips be in the sunshine!
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Anthony Maiden wrote a review Mar 2020
Phoenix, Arizona13 contributions
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Review of: Raft & Camp
This is my favorite place on Earth with some of the coolest people I've ever met. That's the reason I gift myself a Rafting trip for my birthday as often as I can. This was mine and my daughter's third trip down the Salt with this company. This trip was by far the best...so far. Thanks to our amazing guide Ara and our safety Squid Syd! We decided to extend our rafting trip to a raft and camp. Best decision we made in a really long time! Barely $100 more for priceless memories. We started out like any other trip by gearing up, then our guides loaded us up and took us up the river further. *This was new. We actually got an extra 20+ mins of rafting because the water was up. After a short, but thorough safety briefing, we were off. Ara was top notch and made our trip super exciting and tons of fun. The rapport between the two women made for great entertainment. Ara also made sure we hit the big holes and got super soaked! We stopped for the famous chicken fajita lunch at 2nd camp, then breezed through the 2nd stretch. The gnarly bus ride back was even more fun, cause we got to raft a third time across a small wash. We said bye to the non-camping guests and drove to camp. (Suggest vehicle with decent clearance) Once we got to camp, Ara brought out appetizers and helped us feel at home. After getting to know everyone a little we had an amazing steak and grilled veggie dinner followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert 😋. We relaxed around the fire for a bit and then hit the sack. We awoke to the smells of breakfast and was shortly greeted by hot coffee for me and hot chocolate for my daughter. After a huge breakfast of pancakes, eggs, hash browns, and fresh fruit, we packed up camp and reluctantly said our goodbyes. This was by far the most amazing trip of our lives....so far. Thank you so much Ara, Syd, James, Terrick, Amy, Aaron, and everyone else that made our stay so awesome! ***Remember to tip your guides***
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SaltRiverRaftingAZ, Owner at Salt River Rafting
Responded Mar 28, 2020
The Salt River Canyon is my favorite place on earth as well! Thank you for the 3 peat visit. The Salt River Rafting crew looks forward to visit #4 and your father-daughter raft trip into the Federally protected Salt River Wilderness. We also think your visit to Durango, CO and Mountain Waters Rafting trip to the Upper Animas will hit the top of your list as well. Cheers Anthony!
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Mike Scott wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a fantastic excursion and the entire crew was as professional, courteous, accommodating and as fun loving as any crew could ever be. Our guide was Sydney, and she was amazing. This is a must for anyone visiting the area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SaltRiverRaftingAZ, Owner at Salt River Rafting
Responded Mar 18, 2020
Salt River Rafting is very fortunate to get the best guides and staff to work for us and we love getting this wonderful feedback, thank you!
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DrgnRdr wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thanks to the amazing staff and our guide Annie who turned our son Rowan into a rafter. He began well worried and by the end was laughing and begging to keep going!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SaltRiverRaftingAZ, Owner at Salt River Rafting
Responded Mar 18, 2020
When you take care of the kids everyone has a great time! Annie and the Salt River Rafting crew thanks you for taking the time to write a review!
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Mary Jo B wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was our first time rafting and we would do it again. We would highly recommend our guide, Bama. He did a great job putting us at ease, was very personable and told us alot about the surroundings.
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Response from SaltRiverRaftingAZ, Owner at Salt River Rafting
Responded Mar 18, 2020
One of the many things I love about rafting is it is something you can do again and again. The river levels change and make for different experiences and of course every river is completely unique. Thank you for the review, Bama is the man!
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