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Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting

Estacada, OR, USA
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mbmoser wrote a review May 2022
Milwaukie, Oregon178 contributions104 helpful votes
Went on the morning trip on 5/20. The guide was awesome (sorry don't remember his name), but he is a larger dude with black hair. He was fun and informative and most importantly kept us safe! Because the river was running so fast we got to do a full day trip for the half day price and we completed the trip in 2.5 hours. The water was about 40 degrees. My son and I fell out of the raft into a rapid which was not the highlight of the day. The crew scooped us up quickly and safely. Overall an awesome day. Highly recommend this company.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Adrienne V wrote a review Jul 2021
San Diego, California3 contributions
We took the Lower Clackamas half day rafting trip with our children ages 11 and 6 who had no rafting experience. Pete with Blue Sky was very helpful before the trip in helping us to select an appropriate trip that the kids would enjoy. We also did not want to drive too far from Portland and we were happy that the starting point was only about 30 minutes from where we were staying. Our guide was Kurt and he was friendly, knowledgeable, clearly experienced as a guide and put us all at ease. The kids had a great time going through the several areas of small but fun rapids and swimming in the calm areas of the river. This trip was exactly what we wanted to introduce our kids to rafting in a way that would not scare them. If you have older children you might want to ask for a trip that is more thrilling, but this trip was the perfect combination of beautiful scenery and adventure for us. We would definitely book with this company again the next time we are in Portland.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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averagename wrote a review Aug 2019
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I took my father, who is in his late 70s, and his girlfriend rafting for the first time. Both are strong paddlers on flat water but had never done rapids before. It was late summer so we only saw category 1-3 which was perfect. The guides were amazing. We were on a boat with Kamal who is from Tibet. He was funny, professional, and amazing at navigating the rapids. We all had a blast.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from BlueSkyRafting, Front Office Manager at Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting
Responded Aug 27, 2019
Thank you very much for your kind review, I'm glad we were able to make it a good trip for you and your family! Kamal is definitely a blast to raft with and he is full of funny stories. We'll see you next time!
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Kbry2009 wrote a review Jul 2019
24 contributions43 helpful votes
Gary was our guide...he was fabulous! Knowledgable! Funny! Informative! Experienced! Knows the environment, the history and the “ stories” that goes with it all. Right amount of fast rapids and beautiful scenery and freshest air!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from BlueSkyRafting, Front Office Manager at Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Thanks so much for this review! We're glad you got to join us and I will pass along the good words to Gary. We'll see you next time.
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glockmaster16 wrote a review Jun 2019
Carmel, Indiana2 contributions2 helpful votes
The wife and I booked a full day whitewater rafting trip down the Clackamas River with Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting. We were in Portland Oregon visiting our son and he suggested we take this trip so we could experience the great outdoors. Our starting point was a few miles outside Estacada, where we met up with the other couple who would be joining us on our great adventure. They had just recently gotten married the day before. Our guide, Mike and the photographer, Aaron, arrived shortly with raft in tow. Both young men were very polite and extremely professional. Mike would be navigating our raft , while Arron would be in the van, stopping off at different locations along the river, taking photos of us as we passed. Most of the time, we never knew where he was hiding, unless Mike pointed Aaron out. The first thing I noticed, was how professional and knowledgeable these two young men were. Their attention to details and the desire to make our trip a success and fun was very apparent. Their upmost concern was our safety. We were briefed about what we should do and not do and why. As we started down the river and approached and made it through the first of many whitewater rapids, it became apparent of how skillful and knowledgeable Mike was. His ability to read the situation and make corrections to allow us to navigate the rapids safely and have fun at the same time, was outstanding. Also, his antidotes along the way kept us laughing the whole trip, plus informing us about the local wildlife and plant life. Since it was the all day trip, after 4-5 miles down the river, we headed to the bank and enjoyed a feast of food, prepared by our photographer Arron. The steak and chicken were grilled to perfection. The seasoning used on the chicken was a family recipe and it was delicious. We also enjoyed salads, vegetables and fruit along with cookies. A really fantastic lunch. After lunch, we headed back down the river, were the rapids were a little more intense, but with Mike’s expertise, we made it through all of them safely. When the trip ended, we where a bit sad. We had so much fun and met and shared a great time with new made friends. A great day to be had by all. In closing, just a great outdoor experience. Mike and Aaron bring credit to themselves and Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting. They are definitely an asset to the company. The next time we are in Portland, we will be booking once again with Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting and definitely asking for Mike and Arron. Thank you both for an everlasting memory. Bill and Dena
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from BlueSkyRafting, Front Office Manager at Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Mike is absolutely a great guide and I am so glad you had a good time with him. We love hearing nice things and I will absolutely pass your kind words on to him. Thank you so much for joining us and we hope to see you again soon!
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