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“Lochsa white water rafting and river dance lodge”

ROW Adventure Center
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The ROW Adventure Center is the leader in outdoor activities in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the surrounding area. From whitewater rafting the Spokane River to lake kayaking the Coeur d'Alene...ROW Adventure Center has the activity for you! Since 1979, RAC's parent company, ROW Adventures, has delivered unique, innovative adventure travel tours worldwide. During this time ROW has have served over 200,000 guests from sea kayaking in the Galapagos Islands to whitewater rafting in the Northwest. ROW has been named annually by National Geographic as one of the "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth"...and we are right in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! The ROW Adventure Center was an idea of the founders, Peter Grubb and Betsy Bowen, for many years. "We wanted to bring our years of experience in adventure travel home!" explains Peter. The ROW Adventure Center now operates all of the local activities in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene for ROW Adventures. We offer both guided and and self-guided whitewater rafting, lake kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, biking, and fly fishing trips, equipment rentals, and guided walking food, wine and history tours of Spokane and Couer d'Alene.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 24, 2013

If you want to enjoy exciting white water rafting on the Lochsa River In Idaho, check out ROW ADVENTURES! We took a beautiful and relaxing drive along the Clearwater River to River Dance Lodge in Syringa, Idaho the headquarters of ROW's Lochsa rafting adventures. The entire weekend was fantastic, from the white pine cabins each equipped with comfortable beds, hot tubs on the deck looking out over the river, the onsite cafe/ lodge where we were fed delicious and filling meals to the friendly and welcoming staff. The rafting was fabulous!!! The guides were knowledgeable, fun and organized. I felt confident in their ability to get us safely down the river. I have been rafting rivers for over 25 years and this was by far the BEST whitewater experience ever! Our boat had both experienced rafters and first time rafters in it and we all had a blast! Amazing to all of us was the hot lunch served on an island in the middle of the river. We had warm gear provided by ROW so that we were physically comfortable the entire day. This experience was so exciting, relaxing, fun I didn't want to leave. What an amazing setting and a wonderful experience. Thank you to the ROW staff , you exceeded all of my expectations.

Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

My sister, a group of friends and I joined the ROW Galapagos Adventures in mid November. I consider the ROW itinerary the best from the outfitters that we have considered. They guide small groups in well planned trips on land and sea, allowing us very close and intimate experience with the diverse geography and unique plant and animal life in these enchanted islands. The beach camping, which is a unique ROW highlight, allows for feeling the beautiful isolation of the islands. The kayaking, snorkeling and hiking trips also brought us in close contact with the terrain, the fish life and birds on the remote, uninhabited islands not accessible by the big cruise ships. More importantly, ROW's mission for eco-friendly and sustainable tourism is spot-on in these fragile environments. They employ displaced fishermen and farmers through the camps, meal planning and kayaking and snorkeling trips. Bravo!5 stars+++

1  Thank latinforthames
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great time on the Clark Fork River thru the Alberton Canyon in mid July. The guides all did a great job and added humor to the experience and made a great lunch along the way on a sandy beach. Good sandwich w chips, salsa, veggies........A day well spent, nice scenery, some historical facts, and fun rapids, swimming, and truly an adventure.

1  Thank John P
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

My wife and I used ROW Adventures to go fly fishing for the first time, and it was a very enjoyable experience.

The guide, Nick, picked us up in the morning for a half-day fly fishing trip in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was not only a really cool guy, but also a great teacher. In a very short period of time he was able to teach us to effectively fly fish (it takes years to become an expert, but we were able to learn enough to be competent).

ROW Adventures has exclusive licenses for some of the best fly fishing spots in all of Idaho, so we were able to enjoy some amazing scenery while we waded through the Coeur d'Alene River. Unfortunately, we weren't able to catch any fish that day, but we had a nice time trying.

Definitely recommend using ROW for a fly fishing adventure.

1  Thank jsmit1313
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

ROW Adventures did an excellent job providing an amazing experience in the Galapagos Islands. Henry is a fantastic guide who is truly passionate about the Islands, conservation and working with the local fishermen and farmers. We wanted an active vacation while viewing wildlife and our expectations were exceeded. We were never around other tourists and experienced many areas not seen by other travelers.

2  Thank DAGArlington
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