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“Best rafting experience yet!”

Imperial River Company
Ranked #5 of 9 things to do in Maupin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: When you choose to go whitewater rafting on the Deschutes with Imperial River Company, you choose to go first class. From our private put-in and expansive lunches to our friendly guides and staff photographers, we give you an experience you'll remember for a lifetime! We provide high quality rafting trips on the Deschutes River with certified guides, all while offering the best facilities and conveniences of any rafting company...period.
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I've rafted a lot of places, including Costa Rica, and this trip was the best. Our guide kept it fun and entertaining. Young teens had a chance to "ride the bull" and loved it. The 18 mile trip is well worth it--go for the full day. Good mix of rapids and float time. Food was good. Will be back! All staff were great.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

White water rafting trip was wonderful ! Water was just fast enough and rapids were exciting. Time to float in water and swim if you could stand the cold water and burgers for lunch in the middle of the day. Our guide Daniel was great and all the guides and bus driver were hilarious ! A very fun day !

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I've been whitewater rafting once before on the Kern River, but the Descuttes River had more Class 3 & 4 rapids and it was the first time we took turns Riding the Bull - sitting on the front of the raft, holding onto a rope, and riding the rapids. Totally voluntary, but totally fun. We had a group of 7 friends, so we got our own raft. Our guide was Awesome Austin. Never a worry or fear. This guy knew what he was doing.

We had a full-day trip with a break for lunch (burgers, chicken, side salads, fruit, cookies - all delicious.) All this for only $99. What a deal!

To quote from their website: "While every other company and private boater will be navigating the river during rush hour traffic, Imperial's All Day Exclusive Trip is different. We have our own "on-ramp" that no one else can use. So, no more bumper boats on the Deschutes with people you don't know. The all day trip hits rapids, all of them in fact. Short list: AC/DC, Surf City , Oak Springs, The Elevators, Wake-Up, Lower Trestle, Wreck Rapids, Wapinitia, Devil's Hole, Boxcar, and Rodeo rapids!"

While we were eating lunch, we saw the traffic jam on the river. Lines of rafts waiting for their turn on the rapids. Us? Never a wait. I'm spoiled now by the high bar they set.

Thank Cheryl S
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