Rafting America is dedicated to getting the vacationing public on rafting trips, and more importantly, to see why they should make it the central part of any worthwhile vacation! As such, Rafting America promotes the top professional guides and outfitters. What makes a guide or outfitter rank among the top in the industry? It comes down to the details, which should come as no surprise. Outfitters who attend to guest safety and satisfaction, which shows in their rankings among the variety of review sites. Outfitters that attend national conferences like America Outdoors, a confluence of river outfitters, dude ranchers, and other outdoor industry professionals that learn from each other and tend to the national issues that threaten the rivers, the land and the guest experience. Outfitters who make a concerted effort to protect the resource, care for the land, the rivers, and the rafting industry in general. Rafting America will continually strive to make it easier to discover, plan, book and enjoy a rafting trip someplace nearby or far, far away!
Rafting America began with a handful of white water rafting industry leaders and adventure travel companies who helped pioneer the sport of river rafting beginning in the 1960’s and 70’s. Our rafting tour operators have taken over 4.1 million rafters downriver since they began operating and have close to 400 years of combined experience professionally guiding white water rafters downriver.
The owners of companies associated with Rafting America are committed to maintaining the highest standards for both guest service and white water safety.
Rafting America guides are professionally trained and are some of the most experienced white water guides in the US, Canada and South America. Rafting America companies currently provide trips on 50 domestic US rivers (covering 20 states), 6 territories in Canada, and international locations on the Rio Upano in Ecuador and the Futaleufu River in Chile.
Our members have won awards from Forbes “Best of the Web for Adventure Travel” to National Parks Service Awards for Excellence in EcoTourism to “Best of State” for Travel/Tourism. Our rafters return to raft with Rafting America members, year after year.