My husband, children (8 & 11 yrs) and I all enjoyed the river rat experience! First, you go to the outpost, get your wrist band, and you can even change or use the bathroom there. Then you pick out your tube and walk right across the parking lot to the edge of the river and get in right there. Now, I am a person who does NOT like cold water, and at first I had a hard time adjusting to it, but the tubes are really big, so you are not completely emmersed in the water, thankfully! It starts out pretty slow and easy, but there are several areas of "rapids" that really spice it up a bit. You'll need to lift your butt up a bit so you do hit rocks, and it helps to be able to steer a bit around the larger rocks. I was afraid of tipping out, but my tube never even came close to tipping. The tubes for kids have bottoms, and because they are nice big tubes, smaller kids won't be able to use their arms or legs for steering. Because of this my daughter kept getting stuck on the sides of the river, in between rocks, etc. and we had to keep "rescuing" her. Also, we didn't, but a lot of people had water shoes, which I would recommend! The one really scary part was at the end. We were told by the guides to get out when we see the bridge overhead. Well, at this point in the river we had just past a rapids area, and the water was VERY deep (easily over anyone's head).... so to steer your tube to the bank and get out without going under or slipping on rocks was scary. We needed help from the family that had just gotten out to help pull us out because of this. At this point it would be easy to go past the "get out" point since the water is moving fast here. Anyway... once you do get out and go up the bank, the shuttle is waiting for you to take you back to the outpost. You can go as many times as you want, and it took us about 1.5 hours to get through it. It could take longer if you don't steer properly or if you want to take your time during the lazy parts. I'd do this again, but I will be more prepared for the ending point this time.
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