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. Enjoy spray-based benefits with today’s Groupon to Tarka’s Whitewater Journey in Niagara. Tarka’s Whitewater Journey offers twice-daily departures every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Groupon customers should verify the trip meeting location at time of reservation. Choose between two options:
• For $23, you get an adult pass (ages 17+) for a half- day of white-water rafting on the Menominee River on a Saturday or Sunday (a $45.99 value)
• For $20, you get a youth (17 years and under) pass for a half-day of white-water rafting on the Menominee River on a Saturday or Sunday (a $40.99 value).
The adroit fluvial pilots of Tarka’s Whitewater Journey whisk people (ages 7+) of all experience levels down the fast-moving Menominee River, whose class I-IV rapids boast a long-lasting rafting season stretching from April–October. Each splash-filled sojourn accommodates 35–40 plucky paddlers and takes 3 to 3.5 hours to complete, less time than it takes to best a kraken at water boxing. Self-bailing rafts of six–eight river wranglers push off along the Upper Peninsula, with each vessel helmed by an experienced guide fluent in freshwater merspeak. Swish past towering cliffs, gridlocked schools of fish, and swirling Sand Portage Rapids to a 10-foot waterfall in the Piers Gorge.
Tarka's Whitewater Journey
Tarka Kumal always loved the water. After a childhood spent on the rivers of Nepal, he was inspired to not only lead the nation's freestyle kayaking team to the world championships in 2001, but also to take rafting trips in more than a dozen countries. Today, Tarka has transformed his passion into a globe-spanning career—his Nepal- and Wisconsin- based company schedules adrenaline-pumping sojourns from rock climbing and safaris to whitewater rafting. Tarka's experienced guides have led hundreds of trips, and they each hold certifications in CPR, river rescue, and wilderness first aid to keep guests and nearby fish in safe hands. The company's website is stocked with helpful tips for watery adventurers, from advice on what to wear to details on trips down American and Nepalese rivers.