This family-friendly Skykomish River raft trip is the best and closest nature trip to Seattle. The meandering Class II river is a great setting for family fun.
- Person Ages 11+
Paddle the Wenatchee River
Come paddle on the dry side and enjoy a day of fun on and off the river in scenic Leavenworth, Washington.
You’ll appreciate the roller coaster whitewater, warm and dry weather, and great fun with friends (or making new ones!) as we wind our way down the popular Wenatchee River. Our rafting deal and group discounts make it easy to bring the whole crew along. We’ll see you soon!
Spend a weekday in Leavenworth and avoid the weekend crowds! Enjoy a weekday whitewater rafting trip with us on the Wenatchee River this summer! We know you’ll appreciate the sunshine, scenery, and whitewater that the eastern side of the state has to offer.
If you have friends or family who haven’t experienced the thrill of a whitewater rafting trip, and you have the whole day to enjoy it, then the Wenatchee River may be just the thing. Starting in the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington, the Wenatchee River winds its way through apple orchards on its way to our take-out in the town of beautiful Cashmere.
The Wenatchee River is one of the most popular whitewater river rafting trips in Washington State. For these simple reasons it is a must-do rafting experience: in the spring, when the river peaks as does great class III white water; in the summer when the river mellows, the weather is hot, and it can be traveled by inexperienced paddlers from 11 years on up.
In fact, I took my grandfather of 92 years of age, when I asked if he wanted to stop at the dam he looked at me and said “Where do you think you got it boy?”. The Wenatchee River is the quintessential warmer weather river rafting trip. . . sometimes wild, but always ‘forgiving’, because every rapid ends in a pool of calmer flowing water.
Although this whitewater river raft trip is three hours from Seattle, WA, the journey is a great introductory raft trip for the whole family. This whitewater rafting trip is for those who seek roller-coaster type waves and who aren’t afraid of getting wet. The Wenatchee River is 14 miles long, the majority of which is flat moving water, and the twelve rapids that make up this section of river are Class III whitewater. The Wenatchee River tumbles down from Tumwater Canyon in the North Cascades and the trip begins at the second most visited attraction in Washington State, Leavenworth.
Camping near the Wenatchee River is a great way to enjoy the warm temperatures and bright sunshine of the eastern side of the state. Book a stay in one of the Leavenworth KOA campsites, RV spaces, or cabins and tell them Outdoor Adventure sent you!
Our Wenatchee river rafting trips are generally available May through late-July. We recommend eating a hearty lunch and consuming plenty of water at one of the local diners or restaurants prior to meeting up with your guides.
Are you looking for an escape to the dry side with a river rafting trip for a group of employees, friends, or family? A Wenatchee river rafting trip out of Leavenworth includes everything you are looking for — A great guide team, all essential river gear…wetsuit, neoprene booties, splash jackets; a courtesy shuttle between start and finish. We look forward to serving you on the dry side.
Rentals! We rent whitewater kayaks, tubes, and inflatable kayaks throughout the summer!