The origins of whitewater rafting go as far back as the ancient Egyptians, who mastered the Nile’s rapids mainly to fish out tasty sphinxes. Find your own treasures in a churning stream with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $45 for a white water rafting trip on the Hudson River with snacks, cookout dinner, and wetsuit (up to a $97 value)
- $85 for the above white water rafting trip for two (up to a $194 value)<p>
Certified guides captain whitewater rafts occupied by up to nine people on trips down the Hudson River. Riders gear up with provided helmets and wetsuits before careening down the rapids in a sturdy raft. During calm periods between thrilling bouts of whitewater, rafters gaze at wildlife dwelling amongst the 500-foot granite cliffs and dense forest lining the riverbank. They can also take a swimming break at Jump Rock, a huge boulder that serves as a launch point for cannonballs and soapbox speeches. Along the way, guides pass out a snack to tide people over until the evening’s cookout dinner over an open flame.<p>
Whitewater Challengers river guides are prepared to take your group of rafters as young as age 5 down the Lehigh River. A leader in the rafting industry since 1975, the guides have collectively traveled more than 16 million miles of rapids. They chart courses that satisfy a range of experience levels.
The crew’s ultimate goal is to make rafting a fun adventure for the whole family, which means that they take care of the business end, providing all safety equipment, transportation to launch points, a riverside lunch, and lessons for novices. When not on the water, the outdoors-loving crew also organizes mountain-biking and camping trips in Pennsylvania.