The Best of WV Rafting: Lower New and Lower Gauley "Dueling Rivers" : Full DaySample the best of West Virginia white water excitement! Begin this "dueling river" white water rafting day trip on the Lower New River. Then compare your experience rafting the New River with an afternoon of paddling the Lower Gauley River for serious white water fun. The ultimate in WV rafting at its best!
|Trip||Min Age||Rating||Length||Starting At|
|Dueling Rivers||15||Extreme (Experience highly recommended)||2 separate days||$209||Call to Book|
If you want to take your time on a whitewater vacation and see it all, this white water rafting multi-river package is for you.
Explore how different a river gorge can be as you take on the New River on the first day and the Gauley River the second.
Rafting down the Lower New River will introduce you to great whitewater, spectacular scenery, and rich local history.
Then head over to the Gauley River on day two for the timeless classics of whitewater rafting, surrounded by steep sandstone cliffs and cool green pools of water.
You'll run up to class V whitewater on both sections, but there's plenty of "relax" time for swimming and floating. The only bad thing about running the New River and the Gauley River over two days is that it'll spoil you for pretty much anything else.
What To Expect
- A five to seven hour trip from the time you leave basecamp until you return
- Four to six hours of “water time”
New River Day
- Standard fifteen foot T-8 raft – eight or nine paddlers plus professional guide.
- Upgrades available to T-6 fourteen foot raft with six or seven paddlers plus professional guide or T-4 twelve foot high adventure raft with 4 paddlers plus professional guide (must buy the boat with T-4 raft).
- Class I to class V whitewater through the heart of the New River Gorge ending downstream of the New River Gorge Bridge (Western hemisphere’s longest single arch bridge).
- A five to seven hour trip from the time you leave basecamp until you return.
- Four to six hours of “water time”.
- We call the Summersville Dam on the morning of your trip and the amount of water that the Army Corps of Engineers releases determines what section of river we run and what type of boat we run it in. You could be on either the Upper or Lower Gauley in rafts or the Middle Gauley in individual inflatable kayaks – we will pick the most adventurous trip!
Trip Details - Trip Include on Each Day
- A morning reception of coffee, tea, juice and hot chocolate
- Transportation to and from the river
- Rafting equipment (helmet, lifejacket, paddle & boat)
- Professional Guides in each raft on your Lower New day
- Professional Guides on your Gauley dayGuide Assist – Depending on the water level and choice of craft. You may not have a guide in your boat
- Gourmet deli-style lunch
- A complimentary beverage after the trip
- Class VI try's to video every raft trip. To insure your trip is videoed, we suggest pre-registering when making a reservation. Learn more about our video program.
- Whitewater Photography shoots several photographs of each raft during your raft trip. 8X10 photographs are delivered to our facility each afternoon by the time you return. You can purchase a photo or a disk of all your favorite shots at Class VI.
- Rental/wetsuit & paddle jacket
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