This is unforgettable.
River trips create lifelong memories. They are the ultimate all-exclusive vacations; no cell service means better connections, no internet means more interaction, no virtual means all reality. Our goal is to let you forget what day it is and then make sure you remember each day for the rest of your life.
This is friendly.
Taking a trip with us is like having dinner at the home of a good friend: take off your shoes, put up your feet, let down your hair. Relax, we’ve got this. Our guides are gracious, engaging, creative and thoughtful; the kind of people you'd invite to dinner at your house. You will think of them as friends and they will treat you like family.
This is experience.
For 50 years we have been sharing the beauty, excitement and simplicity of life on the river with people just like you – spirited families, energetic groups and enlightened individuals who enjoy our friendly, informal style. All of this experience translates into great pre-trip advice, well-thought out itineraries, appropriate on-river equipment and smooth experiences from start to finish.
This is good.
We are a non-profit organization; we donate our profits to conservation groups working to protect the places where we spend the summer. By taking a trip with us, you are giving back to the environment.
This is ARTA.
"This was my favorite family vacation ever. My little wishes were to see bears, bald eagles and big fish, and my big wishes were to develop confidence in the water and give my sons a wonderful nature adventure. All of that happened and more."