Lower Yough Rafting Trip

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Location(s):

Ohiopyle, PA

Availability:

March - November, 7 days a week, check in times are 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.

You're zooming through whitewater and paddling like mad to avoid an oncoming rock formation. Water is rushing all around your face and you can just barely see well enough to get through to the other side before you're at it again.
  • First whitewater rafting company on the east coast with over 40 years of experience
  • 7.5 miles of class III-IV whitewater
  • You captain your own boat! But don't worry, an expert guide is next to you in a kayak the whole time
  • Deli style picnic lunch included


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Description:
After meeting your guides and receiving your life jacket and helmet, you'll be transported to the staging area where you'll begin your river trip.

Dividing into groups of 4 - 6 people, you'll climb into your rafts for a quick introduction to river running before hitting the water. River safety, paddle strokes, boat maneuvering and what to expect on the water will all be covered. From there you'll head to the river and the fun begins!

After a few moments of getting comfortable in your raft and listening to your captain's commands, you'll float into the first Class III rapid, Entrance. That sets the stage and gives you a feel for the rest of the day.

The Lower Yough is 7.5 miles of Class III - IV whitewater rapids. It is considered a drop and pool river: the rapids are separated by calm deep pools, allowing you to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery.

You will stop along half way through the day for a deli style lunch - complete with cookies & Fruit! It is a thrilling whitewater experience & full of adventure!

For a little more excitement, the trips are run as "guide assisted" trips. You will captain your own raft, but the guides are always close by to lend a helping hand.

Before the large rapids, the entire group will be pulled to the side of the river or "eddy out" in river lingo. for a description of the rapid.

Guides in safety kayaks will go ahead of you and place themselves throughout the rapid. When given the signal, all rafts will follow the lead boat through the whitewater. It is an experience you'll remember for a lifetime!



Key Info >

Essential Information:
Participants must be at least 12 years of age.

To open a new trip, the minimum requirement is 6 people. If you are joining an existing trip, there is not a minimum requirement. Come solo and you will be grouped in a raft with others and end the day with new friends!

Price includes Park Entrance Fee.

Duration:
3-5 hours

Maximum Participants:
Up to 80

Spectators:
Not Allowed

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Shoes you can get wet and they will stay on your feet. Everyone must wear shoes.Bathing suit, shorts, quick dry tank tops and t-shirts are all good options.If it's cold out: Wetsuits are available to rent for $10 or splash jackets for $5. Do not wear cotton. Sweatshirts, jeans, long sleeve T's are not a good idea. Wet cotton will make you colder instead of warmer. If you have any thermal long underwear or rain jackets/pants bring those.Sunscreen & sunglasses are always good to have.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rescheduling are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date, cancel, or reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

Experience ID:
WAT-PIT-0003



View FAQ's >

  1. Do I need to wear shoes?
    Yes! No flip flops are allowed.  You must have on shoes that will stay on your feet. Water shoes are available at Wilderness Voyageurs for purchase if you need.

Customer Reviews:

  • Lower Yough Rafting Trip

  • September 11, 2013

  • 5

  • Pittsburgh

"a great experience and looking forward to doing it again soon"

  • Lower Yough Rafting Trip

  • December 03, 2008

  • 5

  • Pittsburgh

"You have an incredible staff there. We were there 8-27-07 and our guides were fantastic!!!!!! Personalities to match too. Lunch was yummy and it was so professional I was nervous being a first timer but all 3 of them put me at ease. Such nice people you employ and now I have a memory to last me a lifetime!!!!!!!!!!Thank you for a wild ride, Katie,Rob and pat!!!!""