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“White Water Rafting-Arkansas River-Full Day”

Performance Tours Whitewater Rafting
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$73.70*
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Brown's Canyon Full Day Rafting
Ranked #5 of 17 Tours in Buena Vista
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Celebrating 30 years of whitewater rafting! 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Did our second trip down the Arkansas River with Performance Tours. Took our 13 and 10 year old granddaughters for their first rafting trip. This group is first class and the adventure is everything that we hoped for for their first trip. Liz, our guide recognized that our 10 year old was full of adventure and both ot them jumped into the river at the calm point and swam with the raft. Although the water is lower this year, the river was still a great adventure. We had lunch at a stopping point and it was more than we expected for a lunch on the river. Everything was first class and plenty of it. We look forward to the future when we can take them again.

Thank Nat T
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Don't think of rafting with any other tour group. PT was very professional and organized in every way. While on the river we observed many other tour groups taking what I found to be safety short cuts to race to the end so they could turn around for another trip.

Al and Creed were awesome and full of info about the canyon. They provided us with a safe and exciting trip at a time of very low water, proving that with the right group you can still have a fun adventure in poor seasonal conditions. We can't wait to return with better conditions for more fun.

We have rafted rivers in Oregon, Washington, Montana and now Colorado. PT has been the best tour company yet! Keep up the good work guys!!

Thank KCChisamore
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Water levels were low but we had some beginners and non-swimmers who were nervous about the rafting trip. Performance Tours was very pleasant taking our reservation and making sure we made it to their location. We arrived early and were able to leave early. All the employees were interacted with were very pleasant and welcoming.
Had a good time on the raft trip.The guides explained before we left the safety factors, how to properly paddle (on his direction), etc.
We were disappointed when the trip was over...next time we are going to book an all day trip! Even those who were nervous about whitewater rafting left with a big smile and their face and couldn't wait to do it again. I would recommend Performance Tours to anyone.

Thank snowone
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

1/2 day trip with Jeff as our guide, awesome!! Jeff and the rest of the crew, including Creed made sure we all had a very safe and wonderful time. It's a beautiful river! I was the scary cat of our family and I was never even a bit nervous during the trip. I would only float with this crew while in this area!!! We loved having Jeff as our guide. Thank you from the Mann's.

Thank Mary427
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our trip was great. Very professional company. Our guide was Avery and she was excellent. The water levels are extremely low this summer because there wasn't much snow during the winter months. So our trip was Level II and about three Level III rapids. This was perfect for us as our first trip, but if you are more experienced be aware of this-our guide said a lot of companies aren't even running trips. During the trip there was a jump rock you could climb up and jump into the water if you chose. We chose this company because they had a high safety rating and experienced guides, as well as positive reviews. Our guide was great and even gave us a great recommendation for lunch after the trip. I highly recommend Performance Tours.

Thank lbk01
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