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“Great family trip; terrific guide”

Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company
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$41.34*
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Economy Durango River Rafting Trip
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since 1981! Family & High Adventure Rafting, 4x4 Jeep Trail Tours, Mesa Verde National Park Tours, Official Durango Silverton Train Raft & Rail Package, Zip Line, Rock Climbing, Bicycle & SUP Rentals, Value Packages, Group, Military & Senior Discounts.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We took the half day trip down the lower Animas River guided by Auri. My husband and I have rafted about 6 times in the past, so we had an idea of how things would go. But our 8 and 13 year old children were experiencing rafting for the first time. The safety precautions were good, equipment in good repair, and the guide very skilled and friendly. Taking the trip first thing in the morning (esp on a Sunday) was great because the river was not crowded. Hence, we had a good distance between our boat and others, which made the trip especially pleasant. The river is a bit low by this time of year, but we had several class I's and a class II. It was a very good family trip and we really appreciated Auri, our guide. Nice job, Mountain Waters! We highly recommend their services. Good times and a good value too. We only wish we had booked a full day trip.

Date of experience: June 2013
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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Super nice review, all I want to say is thank you. Rafting, families, friends and safety are what Mountain Waters Rafting is all about.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Definitely a blast! I had a great time and Jamey was awesome. I would recommend mountain water rafting to anyone. Colorado is beautiful and always have fun in Durango.

Date of experience: June 2013
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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Jamie IS awesome, Colorado IS beautiful, and Durango IS always fun, thank you for writing us a review!

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We took the four hour class 2/3 rafting tour through Durango today. Great guide steered us through all the trouble spots and was fun to talk to. Very friendly, professional staff and we felt safe the whole way!
Two thumbs up!

Date of experience: June 2013
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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Our half day raft trip in Durango is the best value for families. We focus on the kids and it's great to hear you enjoyed talking with our guides because they are the ones that make all the difference. Thank you for writing.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our raft ride was an absolute blast. Beau (from Tennessee) was our raft guide and he was awesome. He was so much fun and seemed to be enjoying himself as much as we were. Our first contact was with Doug (lead guide) and he was very funny. Perfect guy for this job. We were having fun before we ever got on a raft. To our surprise there were pictures taken from the shore that are so cool that give us a reminder of the great time we had that day. Altogether an awesome experience from the reservations to the ladies at the desk. We all would love to do this again and will go back to Mountain Waters Rafting. Thank you all for a great time.

Date of experience: June 2013
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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2013

How in the world did you get Beau's name spelled correctly? Y'all must of bonded and such. We like Beau a lot too, he is new to the crew and we hope he sticks around, like, forever. And I am glad you noticed how we like to have fun ALL the time, on and off the water. Thank you for taking time to let us know.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I took the Class 5's rapids trip. To take either the 4 or 5 classes, you must take a pre-test in the Animas River with the guides. They picked us up, fitted us with wetsuits, booties, etc and off we went. Putting out in Silverton, the guides were excellent, friendly and very professional. Your safety is their first priority. They also fixed an excellent lunch on the river! Taking care of everything from packing up and out, they ensure your trip is fun and safe.

Date of experience: June 2013
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MountainWatersRaftin, Owner at Mountain Waters Rafting & Adventure Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

The Upper Animas River between Durango and Silverton Colorado can be some of the most challenging whitewater in the country and SAFETY is our number one priority at Mountain Waters Rafting. We are glad you noticed and thanks for writing.

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