Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Rinse yourself off with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $60 for a half-day rafting trip on the Deschutes River for two ($120 value)
- $120 for a half-day rafting trip on the Deschutes River for four ($240 value)
- $240 for a private half-day rafting trip on the Deschutes River for up to eight ($480 value)
The three-hour trips, which are an excellent introduction to river rafting, ferry passengers for 13 miles along the Deschutes River. Guides will provide all of the necessary supplies, including life jackets, oars, paddles, dry bags, frames, and ropes. Trips depart at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays, and at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the rest of the days of the week. Consult the preparation checklist for more information on what to wear and bring for a rafting trip.
This Groupon does not include the government river fee, which is $2 on Monday–Friday and $8 on Saturday and Sunday.
High Desert River Outfitters
In the shadow of the Deschutes River’s towering buttes and sheer rock faces, High Desert River Outfitters’ rafts soar over swirling rapids. The outfitter’s river guides have been navigating this river since 1990 and have mastered its most challenging rapids and eddies. In addition to firsthand experience, all guides boasts extensive training in swift-water safety and rescue, as well as certifications in first aid and CPR. They welcome adventurers of all ages, carefully tailoring trips to suit skill levels.
Groups can embark on leisurely half-day sojourns that provide a quick riverside glimpse of the surrounding landscape. Additionally, on any trips that last a day or longer, guides prepare barbecue lunches for all their guests to provide them with the energy necessary to control the rafts and physically remove any stowaway mountain goats.