It may still be early, but the sun will be out soon! NOW is the time to plan your weekend getaways and summer paddling adventure with friends and out-of-town guests before all the best dates are gone. The options for adventures near Seattle are endless, and if you’ve been exploring the Northwest for awhile you might have a few favorite destinations. But if your outings are feeling a bit repetitive, or you need some inspiration, check out our handy guide of fabulous adventure destinations below. Your friends will thank you.
Do you yearn to return to the splash and excitement of whitewater rafting? Are you thinking of trying it for the first time? Is your budget holding you back? May is your lucky month.
Outdoor Adventure Center is located in beautiful Washington State, near Seattle. We’re is happy to announce our 2 for 1 rafting deals. It’s easy. First, you pick the date. Then you pick your rafting adventure.
Next, at OutdoorAdventureCenter.com, enter discount code “MAYSPLASH.” Automatically, you’ll get your upcoming whitewater rafting adventure at half price.
A special for May, this deal applies to Wenatchee and North Fork Skykomish river trips only, and when May is over, so is this rare deal!
Wenatchee River Rafting and North Fork Skykomish Rafting are both Class III. Each is special, and unique, in their own way.
Wenatchee River Rafting, launching out of Cashmere Washington, is designed for paddlers from 11 years old to the over 80 set. It’s ideal for family, or friends, who have never had a whitewater rafting experience. We call it rafting on the “dry side.”
People like the Wenatchee River for these reasons: Open canyon scenery and pleasant pace; plenty of Eastern Washington Sunshine; largest whitewater rafting drop, and pool, in Washington State.
All Wenatchee River trips start, on weekends, at 10 a.m. All adventurers are encouraged to have a large meal, and drink plenty of water, before joining their guides. The paddling trip takes four hours.
For May, the cost is half our normal $79.00 per person. What a deal!
North Fork Skykomish Rafting, for confident swimmers, is a five mile aquatic roller coaster of whitewater rafting thrills. We launch out of beautiful Index, Washington, at the confluence of the North Fork of the Skykomish River and Trout Creek.
We encourage you to bring towel, a polypropylene top or a long sleeved fleece, for warmth, and a swimsuit. The rafting trip takes 1/2 day.
The price is half off our normal $95.00 per person. This deal is for May only.
With warm temperatures on the way, and snow melting, Washington State will soon have fresh, rushing whitewater roaring down the rivers. Everything is new at the California Adventure Center. New guides, new tours and new fun. If you’ve been here before, isn’t it time you returned?
They say delayed gratification is a good thing. What are you waiting for? May, and half price whitewater rafting tours, are a dynamic duo! We know you work hard. Isn’t time you played hard?
Spring has sprung, and so have big discounts on whitewater rafting. Visit www.OutdoorAdventureCenter.com, 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 www.OutdoorAdventureCenter.com to book your Spring and Summer rafting adventures today, or call : (425) 883-9039.
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 outdooradventurecenter.com or call 1-800-282-4043.