Premium Raft: Premium rafts are smaller boats with smaller tubes. At higher water levels, premium rafts can increase the adventure out on the river; the smaller the boat, the bigger the wave! These smaller boats can be set up as Paddle Boats or Oar Boats.
The Premium Rafts can also be reserved as a more private boat option since they have a smaller guide to customer ratio – We normally put 4 to 5 people in a Premium Raft (6 if there are 6 in the group), as opposed to 8 or 9 in a standard raft. When reserved as a more private trip option, guests can have the option of requesting an Oar or Paddle Boat and whether or not they want the guide to be more conservative through the rapids or take the riskier lines. At lower water levels, the Premium Rafts only offer more of a private trip and there is no added adventure.
Shuttle: We will often refer to shuttles for rafting trip. This would involved your ride to and from the river. All of our guided trips include shuttles, so that we can get you back to your vehicle after your trip. If you are running the river on your own, this can be one of the most cumbersome parts of your day as you would need at least two vehicles – one to leave at the take-out and one to drive to the put-in.