Rogue River Half-Day
THE CLASSIC HALF-DAY RAFTING TRIP
Rogue River Half-Day Rafting
Price*: $99/adult, $89/youth $80/adult, $70/youth
*Special Pricing offered through June 30th
Meet Time(s): 8:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. at our Rafting Center
Season: Four times per day, April 1st – September 30th
Minimum Age: 6 Years Old
Half-day Rogue River rafting trips offer a quick escape and introduction to Southern Oregon’s Rogue River. First-time rafters and families with children will appreciate the steady progression of rapids that end with two large Class III/IV rapids.
To minimize trip size and serve as many customers as possible, we are now offering four start times. All the trips are approximately four hours in length, from meet time to return time and include transportation. Trips are offered at 8:15, 8:45, 1:15, and 1:45. Only one reservation is allowed per start time (minimum of four spaces). We anticipate adding four more time slots as we ramp up into the summer. We are happy to customize our trip meeting times for your group – just call us at 541-282-4535. Please note that due to COVID-19, we are not offering food or beverages on our trips. Please come prepared with a face mask or face cover and your own water bottle.
DUE TO COVID-19 AND OUR EFFORTS TO REDUCE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO OUR GUESTS AND EMPLOYEES, WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE FOLLOWING TRIP MODIFICATIONS:
- SMALL GROUP CHARTER TRIPS ONLY
We will not mix parties in rafts or vehicles. Only one reservation is allowed per time slot. The minimum number of paid spaces is 4 (you can be a party of 2, but we need 4 spaces paid for).
- TRIP SIZE REDUCTION
We are limiting the size of our trips to no more than 12 customers and 3 guides.
- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
We require face covers in our company vehicles. If you prefer to use your own vehicle, we will arrange for a shuttle (cost is $20).
- NO FOOD OR BEVERAGE SERVICE
We are unable to provide food or beverages during your trip or at our Rafting Center.
- PARTICIPANT VERBAL MEDICAL SCREENING
We may perform a verbal medical screening upon arrival at the rafting center (if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been recently exposed to someone showing symptoms, we will ask that you postpone your rafting trip).
We are committed to operating within federal, CDC, and state guidelines. We may adapt our trips further as we learn new information about how to reduce risk of exposure to our customers and employees. As always, we will strive to provide an outstanding experience for our guests. If you would like to learn more about how we plan to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us.
All of our half-day Rogue River rafting trips meet at our Rafting Center, located at 205 North Phoenix Road, Suite K, Phoenix, Oregon 97535 near downtown Phoenix, Oregon. Trips meet at 8:15, 8:45, 1:15, and 1:45. There is a parking lot available for your use at our Rafting Center. At the conclusion of our morning and afternoon Rogue rafting trips we do provide some snacks and beverages, however, these are not full-blown meals. We highly encourage all of guests to eat a meal prior to joining us. Our Mid-Day trips (10:15 meet time) include a gourmet riverside lunch. We provide plenty of drinking water during the course of your rafting trip. Some of our guests prefer to bring their own personal water bottle – which is perfectly fine – and can be filled at our Rafting Center.
Bring shoes and clothes that you won’t mind getting wet. Sandals without heel straps tend to slip off, but Tevas, Chacos, or old sneakers work great. Sunglasses are highly recommended as well as chums to keep them on your head. During the summer months, swim trunks and a normal t-shirt are fine. For spring or early summer trips when the air and water temperature are cooler please do not wear any cotton as it will keep you cold. We do provide wetsuits, booties, and splash jackets free of charge if desired. Sunscreen, lip balm, and a hat all provide sun protection. A helmet will be required for some parts of the trip but you are welcome to wear your hat underneath a helmet or during the stretches when a helmet is not required.
Valuables such as your wallet, purse, or earrings should be locked in your vehicle or left at our Rafting Center. Your car keys should be left inside our Rafting Center and not taken on the river with you. Having a change of clothes either at our Rafting Center or left in your vehicle is a good idea, as well as a towel (which can be left in the van).
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO TAKE A ROGUE RIVER RAFTING TRIP?
Fortunately, the Rogue River flows year-round. When the temperature starts to heat up in early April, we start to think about getting on the water. Our first trips of the season are normally in April. The two warmest months are July and August.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN THE STRETCHES OF THE ROGUE?
For rafting, there are two stretches of the Rogue that are the most popular. The first is the “Upper Rogue” – this is the section that we run. The second is the “Lower Rogue”. The Wild & Scenic stretch of the Rogue River is a multi-day river trip of roughly 40 miles in length.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO GO RAFTING?
The minimum age on our Upper Rogue rafting trips is 6. Occasionally, when flows are high, the age limit is raised to 12.
HOW DO I MAKE A RESERVATION?
Once you have an idea of when you would like to go, just give our office staff a call at 541-282-4535. They have helpful information and can assist you with your decision as well as give you up to the minute availability information. A good thing to keep in mind is the earlier you can make your reservation or inquiry, the greater the likelihood the time frame you’re looking at will be available. We are limited in the number of guests we can accommodate, and trips often fill quickly. You can also request a reservation or ask for more information by submitting our Reservation Form.
HOW IS THE WEATHER IN THE ROGUE RIVER VALLEY?
In May, temperatures sometimes exceed 85 degrees but we occasionally experiences fronts of colder weather. July through August is the warmest season with temperatures frequently exceeding 90 degrees.
HOW MANY PEOPLE FIT IN A RAFT?
Most of the time rafts have up to six paddlers and a guide.
WHAT KIND OF GEAR WILL I NEED TO BRING?
You should bring clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. If it’s chilly, wetsuits and splash jackets are provided free of charge.
SHOULD I BRING VALUABLES ON THE TRIP?
We suggest that you leave your valuables at home when rafting with us. Expensive jewelry, watches, and cameras that are not waterproof add little to your trip experience and can cause heartache if they are lost or damaged.
WHAT KIND OF RAFTS DO YOU USE?
Our fleet of boats includes SOTAR, NRS, Avon, and Vanguard.
WHAT ABOUT GRATUITIES?
Guests often inquire whether it is acceptable to leave a gratuity for their guide at the conclusion of their trip. If you felt your guide was exceptional, you should feel free to give him or her a token of your appreciation. A typical gratuity is between 15% and 20% of the trip fare, but guides are appreciative of any gesture. In the spirit of teamwork, our guides typically pool their gratuities at the conclusion of the trip.
IF I ARRIVE A DAY OR TWO EARLY, ARE THERE ANY GOOD HOTELS OR BED AND BREAKFASTS NEAR BY?
Absolutely. Ashland is well known for having fantastic lodging options. Check outwww.VisitingAshlandOregon.com for a complete list of things to do in the area.
HOW LONG IS THE DRIVE TIME TO THE ROGUE RIVER FROM PHOENIX, OREGON?
The Rogue River is about a 20 minute drive from Phoenix.
ARE THERE AIRPORTS NEARBY?
Yes, Medford International is only 20 minutes away from our Rafting Center.
Groups of 6+……10% Discount
Groups of 12+……15% Discount
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