My mom went ahead and booked the five mile rafting trip with Blue Heron for our family trip up to the mountains this Memorial Day weekend. I was a little nervous because I had never been whitewater rafting before, but it turned out to be the highlight of my weekend!
My group was inexperienced, and we were all a little nervous about possibly being rocked off the boat, so to speak. My nerves were calmed as soon we talked with our guide, Kaye, who was very sweet, funny and reassuring.
For those who are interested, there is an informative video followed by an engaging information session before you even put on a life jacket. I was pleased with their effort- I truly felt safety was a main priority and I felt much better about the dangers of rafting after being a part of this session.
When we got on the water, Kaye began by explaining the river a little to us, and also by providing some interesting history of the surrounding area. The rapids were very exciting (nobody fell overboard but we did try pushing my little brother into the water!) and the scenery, history, and our knowledgeable guide made it quite the sweet deal!
I would definitely raft with this company again, and I would also strongly recommend this river and company to anyone looking for a family friendly, exciting trip out doors. Be prepared to get wet!