The Mother’s Day Gift She’s Always Wanted

This Mother’s Day, give mom something worth writing home about. Invite her on a paddling adventure that you’ll both enjoy and get a head start on your summer! We’ve got the perfect guided kayak and raft tours to earn you some extra laundry and dinner credits – not to mention getting a head start on photos for the Christmas cards. In fact, use our handy suggestions below to make a day or a weekend out of it – an experience the whole family will enjoy.

As an added incentive for you to do something great for mom this year we’re discounting our most popular trips so you won’t have to work overtime to pay for it. Save 40% online using code “MOMSDAY” before May 10th and call us with any questions. 425.883.9039

Lopez Island 3 hour Sea Kayak Tour
Package Ideas: Visit Lopez Island Vineyards or the Lopez Island Museum

Redhook Kayak Tour
Package Ideas: Lunch or Dinner at Redhook Brewery or a tasting/tour at Chateau St Michelle Winery

North Fork Skykomish Rafting Trip
Package Ideas: Visit Pine Creek Nursery & Farm Gift Shop

Wenatchee River Rafting Trip
Package Ideas: Check out all that the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth has to offer… wineries, restaurants, shops – need we say more?

Not sure if your mom is up for the gift of adventure? Well, let’s face it – raising you has probably been her greatest adventure, so we’re sure she can handle it!

Looking for something unique  or custom that will make mom smile? We can do that! Give us a call or email us your request so we can help you plan a great day for just the two of you, or for the whole family! 425.883.9039 |

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER: TIME TO GOT WET! (Wenatchee Skykomish river trips)

Spring has sprung, and so have big discounts on whitewater rafting. Visit, and enter discount code “SPRINGSPLASH” at checkout to save 40% on your class III spring whitewater trips in April and May on the Wenatchee and Skykomish rivers (must book by April 30th). If you have any questions, call (425) 883-9039.

Seeking Rescue Courses, Roll Class or ACA Certification? Outdoor Adventure Center offers that too. Outdoor Adventure offers personalized courses, and expert instruction, to help you achieve your goals. They have various paddling options to meet your scheduling needs. Enroll in Raft Guide Training, take Private Lessons or enroll in a Certification Course.

Whether you just want to be a better boater, or intend to be a professional whitewater guide, Whitewater Raft Guide Training ($495.00 per person) is safe, fun and comprehensive.

Outdoor Adventure Center offers various kinds of certification programs including Wilderness First Aid Certification ($199.00 per person), ACA Costal Kayak Instructor Certification ($500.00 per person) and the Leave No Trace Educator Certification Course ($859.00 per person), among other certification options.

As far as kayaking, various private instruction options are available including Private Kayak Instruction-Full Day ($450.00 per person), Semi-Private Kayak Instruction-Full Day ($450.00 per person) and Private Kayaking Instruction-3 Hours ($225.00 per person), among other training plans offered.

Grab your trunks and pack your bag. There’s plenty of great rafting events and classes in April and May. April classes & events includes North Fork Raft Trips (April 15), Wenatchee River Trips (April 19) Wilderness 1st Aid & CPR (April 23), and Big Water Skykomish Rafting (April 26).

May events and classes include Kayak Rentals on Lopez Island (May 3), Lopez Kayak Tours begin (May 4), Redhook Kayak Tours begin (May 10), ACA Coastal Kayaking Class (May 16), National Safe Boating Week (May 17) and Intro to River Kayaking Class (May 31).

Ever thought of a family kayak trip? Stop thinking and start paddling. Launching from Washington State’s beautiful Lopez Island, the kayak adventures include a 5 Day Teachin’ Trip, a 5 Day Photography & Kayak Adventure, a 2 Day Lopez Island Family Kayak Trip and a 3 Hour Guided Kayak Tour. All the kayak adventures are wet, wild, educational and wonderful.

If you live in or near Seattle, WA, and prefer to keep your whitewater adventuring close to home, the Skykomish River, is the closest, and best, whitewater available. Visit to book your Spring and Summer rafting adventures today, or call : (425) 883-9039.

Isn’t it  time you got wet?


Are you a good swimmer? Do you enjoy the thrill and challenges of white water rafting? Are you seeking a career as a commercial rafting guide? Do you simply want to learn how to read the river, and know every aspect of a safe and exciting rafting experience, to enhance your personal enjoyment? Whitewater raft guide training may just be for you.


Your raft guide training will take place in beautiful Index, Washington. Adventure Rafting Company (formerly Wave Trek) has been training world class whitewater guides since 1983. The guides that train you are among the best trained, most experienced whitewater rafting guides on the West Coast.


The rafting training program goals include skills, safety, enjoyment, and job placement. Skills taught include river hydrology (reading water), how to prepare your raft prior to the trip, how to maneuver a raft downriver safely, how to prepare your crew of paddlers prior to their trip, how to teach paddling to your crew and what is the required safety equipment & what is optional.


Other skills taught are how to communicate effectively on the water, how and where to launch and land, activities and games that you can use with your crew, rafting-related terms, basic rescue techniques for water rescues, how to load and unload the raft trailer, how to rig safety and optional equipment onto your raft and much, much more.


Training Rivers involve Skykomish River (Index, WA), Methow River (Winthrop, WA), Deschutes River (Warm Springs, OR), Sauk River (Darrington, WA), Squat River (Darrington, WA) and Wenatchee River (Leavenworth, WA). Students usually have the chance to experience various whitewater rafting locations.


The raft guide training fee is $495.00. Upcoming whitewater raft guide training sessions are as follows: Session C – April 12-13, April 26-27 and May 3-4 & May 10-11; Session D – June 16-21. All training takes place on the weekends to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules.


If your are 18 or over, are a good swimmer and have a positive attitude, the whitewater is waiting for you. What are you waiting for? For more information,

go to or call 1-800-282-4043.