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Had A Blast!!!!!!

First time for the rafting and it was great, had lunch on the shore a little ways in so we would... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2019
Best guide ever

Our guide was so professional. What a great trip! This company had it right! Lunch, two... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2019
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Acquired Tastes Rafting provides a terrific overnight rafting experience, and takes care of you the whole while. Ryan is a phenomenal guide and navigated 30 miles of the Arkansas with us. Mike hosted a top notch campsite, and is a fantastic cook. The six people on our trip will be talking about this river for years.

Highly recommend spending the $12 to use a wetsuit for the trip.

Chuck has built a great business!

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Will H
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

If you would like to raft the Arkansas River there are several choices for Rafting Companies. Several are the Big Wall-Mart type discounted, lets take 200 down today companies. However if you are looking for real personalized, individual service; I highly recommend Acquired Tastes Rafting. Going with a company where the Guide will actually know your name, where the lunch is relaxed and of high quality, and the trip is safely executed, this should be your choice! My wife of 50 plus years had never been rafting and was scared to death. They took her concerns seriously, made sure she was comfortable in her life jacket and kept checking during the day, to confirm her trip was a positive and safe experience. We even got to know the staff so well, we were involved in their upcoming wedding (2 weeks) planning. Now, I need to state that I have been a professional rafting guide myself, many years ago. On this same river. I wanted to go with a commercial company with my very afraid wife. When one has done the same job before, it's always east to say, "well I would have done this differently". Acquired Tastes provided one of the most detailed safety talks I've ever heard and I never felt like I would have second guessed any part of their operation.
They are Very Professional, yet small and personal. I will never hesitate to take a trip with them again, even with my grand kids.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Tunertime
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We just got back from a wonderful day and half white water rafting trip w Ryan from AT rafting in Buena Vista. We are not total thrill seekers but the Arkansas in August provided just about the right number of bumps and thrills for us... highly recommend both the Browns canyon for its views and notable rapids as well as Narrows for its more continual white water fun. We did come off the water cold on the first day due to some wind and rain but soon warmed up by the camp fire. The camping set up was not luxury but pragmatic in a beautiful spot by the river. Tess cooked up a great meal and some of the other guides and Chuck joined us. It was a great experience and we very much enjoyed it.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Paul N
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We bring multiple groups ranging from 10-50 people every summer. Chuck and the AT Rafting crew always make it super easy to organize and execute our rafting trips. We always do the 1/2 day trip with lunch which is the best option for our groups. The guides are always a blast and are a big part of what makes the experience fun. Additionally, AT Rafting takes their groups and extra 2 miles on the river which is a huge bonus. We will definitely keep bringing our groups back to AT rafting. Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank kelsieneff
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Really really enjoyed this rafting company! Very good guides, and the owner is very nice. The overall experience was a 10/10, the company really wanted you to have a great time and we did! It was just me and my boyfriend and we were on our own raft with a guide who was well informed and fun to talk to! Highly suggest going with this company over any other in buena vista, I will be back for the river and this rafting company.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank KelleyU5
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