This is where your sanity returns.
This is where your heart skips a beat.
This is where your soul does a little jig.
This is where you wander.
This is where you wonder.
This is where you relax.
This is where you have time.
This is where you have fun...
lots and lots of fun.
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This is where you belong.

River rafting trips create lifelong memories. They are the ultimate no-tech 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 rafting trip with us is like having dinner at the home of a good friend: take off your shoes, put up your feet, relax; we've got this. Our guides are gracious, engaging, 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 who enjoy adventure and appreciate our friendly, informal style. All of this experience translates into great pre-trip advice, well-thought out itineraries, 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.

Welcome home.

"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."

Jennifer Moulton, Rogue River

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Exceptional Whitewater Rafting Trips on the Majestic Rivers of the West



We are a non-profit river rafting organization with over 50 years of experience taking people on amazing journeys down the majestic rivers of the western United States. Our style is casual, our spirit is spontaneous and our guides are friendly, interesting, and engaging. By taking a trip with us you will enjoy an amazing vacation, help protect the rivers of the west, and experience the wondrous simplicity of life on the river. Welcome home.







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River Otter -
(Lontra canadensi) - Playful, social and at home in the water, otters are our natural spirit animals. And, like us, they often move in with others uninvited, (they live in "holts" which are burrows they share with fellow mammals - Mother Nature's original couch surfers). They like the same places we like and we see them everywhere we go, just not enough.