Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting

Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting

Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting
5
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Celebrating more than 3 decades of whitewater rafting in Colorado! Performance Tours Rafting is Summit County’s first rafting company and was established in 1986 by Kevin and Mary Jo Foley. Performance Tours Rafting has an outstanding safety record and we strive to provide our guests with the most professional and enjoyable whitewater rafting adventure. Our guests can choose to raft 5 spectacular rivers; Arkansas, Blue, Clear Creek, Colorado and Ten Mile Creek with trip options ranging from mild to wild - and everything in between!
Buena Vista, Colorado

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Eddie4516
Springfield, IL63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
The half day “Numbers” whitewater rafting trip with Performance Tours was fantastic. Their operation is professional and efficient, and all of their guides were great. In particular, Fiona was a great guide and was very knowledgeable. She coached us in proper techniques very well and calmed our less experienced family members with grace and kindness.

I highly recommend Performance Tours and this particular trip (1/2 day Numbers). They next time we go rafting with them, we will do a full day trip to get even more out of the experience.
Written July 20, 2021
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Alex F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Our experience was excellent. Our tour guide, Derek, was very knowledgeable and knew how to guide us on our Half-Day tour. Derek told us everything he knew about Browns Canyon and made absolutely sure that we had a great time, which of course we did. He was very entertaining and had a great sense of humor. We've used Performance Tours for years and this was easily one of the most enjoyable ones, thanks to Derek. I highly recommend this tour company for anyone that is looking for a great white water rafting experience.
Written July 14, 2021
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Rebecca C
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Great first rafting experience at Browns canyon. Took a trip down the river on august 16 and were treated to a river that was still flowing nicely for this time of year. Our crew included my 17 and 9 year old sons. Our raft guide Benny did a great job instructing and entertaining us while encouraging my little one that he had what it took to row with the adults. While my son is usually the nervous type, Benny’s fun and encouraging attitude ensured that my son was able to enjoy the rafting rather than worry.
The adults in the raft also had a great time rowing together and experiencing the thrills of class 2 and 3 rapids.
It was raining and chilly when we arrived, so we were suited up with wetsuits and splash jackets. With the right gear, our ride was really enjoyable.
Group leader Margo did a great job explaining the safety rules on our ride to the launch and driver Jocelyn was a great driver who helped the group as we got our rafts ready.
Fantastic experience, think we’ll try class IV next
Written August 17, 2022
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E7642LVrebeccac, Thank you so much for choosing Performance Tours and for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are thrilled to hear about your experience and will be sure to pass on your review to our guides. It was a blast rafting with you! Best, The Performance Tours Team
Written August 18, 2022
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Jessica G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Our family had a great time! They were amazing in accommodating for smaller kiddos. Everyone had fun from 4yo-40yo! We had Steve and Rocket and they were both super friendly and made us all comfortable. They also gave us awesome recommendations for where to grab lunch in Buena Vista. I would highly recommend Performance Tours for family rafting trips!
Written July 4, 2021
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Kristin L
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Patrick was our guide and we came as a group of 5 - 3 adults and a 14 and 9 year old. There were about 4 total rafts with our group I believe. This was our first time rafting and the experience was so fun. The tour provides everything you need to be on the raft including shoes and wet jackets if you want them. Don’t forget your sunscreen! You are allowed to bring sunscreen and water bottles on the raft. Next time I would bring my lunch or snack and leave it on the bus for the ride back. The ride out to the put in is about 7 mins and the ride back is about 25 and we were hungry! The rapid were manageable for us and just enough excitement. We didn’t want to do a river float and since it was our first time we wanted to be safe for the rapids. Patrick did a great job of preparing us for upcoming rapids and guiding us through. Our group worked really well together so that helped. No one fell in! Kelly was the trip leader and you could tell she was knowledgeable and I felt safe having her in our group. I would do this again for sure and even be okay with a few more level 3 rapids on our trip if we have the right guide. When you start out for the first part of the trip is is calmer and the rapid build up. Browns Canyon was about 10 miles total and took us 2 hours at the pace of the river when we went late July. Of course, bring money for a t shirt! The kids had such a good time they wanted a souvenir. We bought all the photos which was about $60.
Written July 30, 2022
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Kris10travelsalot, Thank you for choosing Performance Tours for your first whitewater rafting experience and for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy you all had a great time and hope to raft with you again soon. Best, The Performance Tours Team
Written August 2, 2022
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Kayla C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
For our first time white water rafting I cannot recommend Performance Tours Rafting enough! From the moment we checked in we were greeted with a smile and a couple tips for prepping for our trip. The staff helping to fit our wet booties, as well as life jackets, were informative and knowledgeable. We were categorized into 5 different boats with each boat having a professional guide. We were lucky enough to be in the boat with Dan, the lead guide who has been in his position for 15+ years. He did an incredible job making sure each rafter knew how to be safe and have fun. Dan's attention to where obstacles were located in the river made me feel very comfortable despite my fears. He shared with us the training process each guide must go through and pass to become certified, and I can say I'm impressed. Performance Tours Rafting requires their guides to double the amount of training hours that are needed in the state of Colorado to become certified. A BIG beautiful thank you to Dan and Performance Tours Rafting for making this experience unforgettable!!
Written July 18, 2023
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Natalie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Truly a great AM with Performance Tours!!! 100% happy with our experience. We had a large group and from the minute we called, they helped me, an uneducated rafter, make sense of their trips and packages. They helped us figure our which family members were appropriate for Brown’s Canyon and which ones should love Upper Bear Creek. Our Group split to accommodate different ages and both groups had a fantastic, safe ride. We had Guide Ian and Guide Steph and both were kind, friendly and knowledgeable. We especially loved how Guide Ian engaged our younger kids and let himself enjoy the noise the children brought. I was nervous to book this tour, but am very happy I went with Performance Tours. Solid choice.
Written July 22, 2022
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Mariana D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
I totally enojoyed this rafting experience! My family (2 adults and 3 kids 10 to 15) and I did beginners/intermediate rafting with Ben as our guide. The mandatory short lesson really scared us to be honest but it ended up being very easy and fun for all 5 of us, our guide Ben was also super great and experienced at rafting. He told jokes to entertain us when the water had little movement and conversed with us. He’s a great guide and the entire experience was amazing, would definitely go again!!
Written August 12, 2021
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greg L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
White Water rafting with Performance Tours Rafting company was a five star indeed. The staff were helpful and extremely personable. Our guide Steve made the experience so much fun while safe. I would highly recommend the company to anyone interested in rafting.
Written September 3, 2021
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Daniel R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
A great little rafting company! The guide was fun, knowledgeable, and made sure your safety was his priority especially on the more difficult second half. The food stop was excellent fare for a rafting trip and it was just all around a good time.

I took this trip as a graduation present for my eldest daughter and she had so much fun that she was already asking when we could go again.

I would recommend this company to anyone who is taking a first timer rafting as well as anyone who just wants a fun exciting and safe trip.
Written July 12, 2021
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