What to expect
- Ride down the Wenatchee River on one of the top 10 river rafting trips in the country
- Take a 5-hour, privately-chartered adventure through roaring Class III and IV rapids with snacks and lunch included
- Visit the Leavenworth, a recreated Bavarian village, once you finish your paddle
- Enjoy the fantastic combination of hot weather and great water that makes this trip perfect for beginners and experts alike
About this Activity
You and your friends and family will begin the adventure at Cashmere's Riverside Park, where you'll enjoy a light snack as you get prepared to hit the water. Your knowledgeable guide will outfit you with everything, from water-booties to a wetsuit.
After a brief safety demonstration, put your paddle into the water and get ready for three hours of nonstop fun. You'll enjoy the beautiful landscapes as they slip by and struggle with intense whitewater rapids during your float. Once you take out, put on dry clothes as your guides fire up the grills for a lunch of steak or a vegetarian option!
Whew! Your thirst is quenched and your cup runneth over!
Note: Minimum age for this activity is 8 years old.
|Price||$775.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||5 hours|
|Rating||25 positive reviews|
Christine A.Wenatchee River Express Rafting Trip (Private Raft) April 22, 2017
Ariel and Sweeney were amazing, they got us wet and kept us laughing the whole time. The waves were big and the dinner was done to perfection!
Sara M.Wenatchee River Trip (Half-Day) August 24, 2016
This place was REALLY great!!!
They were professional, polite and made sure to answer any and all questions asked.
The scenic bus ride out to where you start the river was very relaxing and they told us we could be on the river for however long we'd like.
The hubs and I stayed 4+ hours in the beautiful sunshine, swimming in the Wenatchee and enjoying our day together.
We can't wait to do it all again next summer!
G H.Wenatchee River Express Rafting Trip (Private Raft) August 24, 2016
Make a reservation if it's a nice day.
Melody W.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) August 3, 2016
Had such a great time today! First time white water rafting for us! Matt our guide was Awesome!!!! We will defiantly use Blue Sky again! Ask for Matt!
T K.Wenatchee River Trip (Full Day) July 30, 2016
We did the full day white water rafting with BBQ and we all had a great time! Our guide, John, was awesome and really made the trip fun. He was informative and funny. Steaks, corn on the cob and potato salad after the ride was yummy!
David C.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) July 2, 2016
Great guide and awesome day on the river! Would definitely do it again!
Gina R.Wenatchee River Trip (Half-Day) June 27, 2016
Everything from booking our trip to the actual trip was great! Every time I called to get information they called right back. Our guide John did an awesome job entertaining the 8 of us as we floated down the river. We all had a chance to get wet! John was a real lifesaver. This is a must-do for the outdoor adventurer. Thanks for a great time!
Anonymous .Wenatchee River Trip (Half-Day) June 12, 2016
John was our guide and we had a blast! It was fun, exciting, wet and wild. His directions were clear and easy to understand, and his narrative was funny and entertaining. We would definitely go again.
Sara D.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) May 6, 2016
Had a great time today with our guides Chris & Dan on the Wenatchee! Very informative about the river & wildlife, and they were very accommodating and inclusive to our kids (ages 8 & 10) who were along on the ride. They even provided some delicious snacks during an island exploring break! Highly recommended!!!!
Sandy A.Wenatchee River Express Rafting Trip (Private Raft) April 24, 2016
Had a awesome time rafting with these guys. They treat you like family. Best money spent on the out doors. Would highly recommend them to anyone.
Brad A.Wenatchee River Express Rafting Trip (Private Raft) April 22, 2016
We had a fantastic snowshoe outing with our guide Joel. He was timely, professional and gave a great tour. We enjoyed the route, beauty of the terrain and he was able to squeeze us in at the end for a tour of the fish hatchery. Great for kids too!
B B.Wenatchee River Trip (Full Day) March 9, 2016
My husband and I took our family on a rafting trip last summer with Blue Sky. Great guides, very professional but also fun. They know the river well and can make your ride a little more exciting or little more easy depending on your group. The steak BBQ and corn on the cob afterwards definitely hits the spot. (We also had a few vegetarians in our group and they were awesome to accommodate them). Their equipment is in great shape and the whole operation seemed very well run.
We had such a good time, we decided to go back last week for a snowshoeing and wine tour. Very well organized beautiful day. Will definitely be making this an annual event and looking forward to another rafting trip this summer!
Molly H.Wenatchee River Trip (Full Day) January 11, 2016
This place is awesome, they provide snacks and their knowledgeable about the local areas! I would recommend this to anyone!
M G.Wenatchee Whitewater & Wine September 7, 2015
We went tubing on the Wenatchee river with the wine tour. Yes the tubing was slow but so worth it. The scenery was gorgeous and Brad even let us borrow a waterproof phone case to safely take pictures. After the tubing we had some time to go back and change to begin our wine tour. We had a nice sampler of cheeses and crackers on the way to our destinations. Even tho the final stop was closed, he offered to drive us out to Wenatchee to another great place. Even called ahead to let them know we were on our way! He was very knowledgable about the area and gave us a great recommendation for dinner afterwards. Overall we absolutely enjoyed our tour!
Janese T.Wenatchee River Express Rafting Trip (Private Raft) September 2, 2015
We had an awesome time! Our guide Scott was knowledgeable, entertaining and paid close attention to safety. What an amazing experience!
Madeline M.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) July 15, 2015
Amazingly fun. This was my first time whitewater rafting. The guide, Henry, was knowledgeable, relatable, and fun. For me, it made the trip that much more amazing. The entire time we were going down the river, we were laughing and smiling.
Every single potential concern was covered, we felt safe and informed, AND we got to go over a waterfall! The BBQ at the end was superb as well!
I'm wonderfully tired and sore from this adventure. Would go again and recommend in a heartbeat.
Kudos, one again, to our guide, Henry. He was very laid-back, but always knew was what was going on and was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He made the trip that much more enjoyable. Thank you so much! Very memorable birthday trip!
L H.Wenatchee River Trip (Full Day) July 14, 2015
My grandson, Jack, and I went on the all-day Wenatchee River trip. The river was fairly low, which was perfect for Jack since he was a bit anxious. The rapids we did go through were lots of fun and, of course, we got wet which was perfect for the hot day. Our guide Randy was great and made sure Jack felt safe and had fun. The day ended with a great steak lunch which was delicious. This was a great rafting company and look forward to my next trip with them.
Rb M.Wenatchee River Trip (Half-Day) July 11, 2015
Family and I went rafting for the first time. I was kind of nervous at the beginning but Blue Sky's raft guide, Eric B. made the experience totally memorable by leading us through some pretty technical rapids. At the end we were high-fiving and actually considering a level 4 river on our next trip. Totally enjoyed it! I think we're hooked.
T N.Wenatchee River Trip (Full Day) July 2, 2015
We took the girls rafting for the first time on the Wenatchee River with Blue Sky. It was just our group of 5 in the boat, plus our guide in the boat and a safety guide in a kayak. We had an amazing time and our girls said it was their favorite thing on this trip. We booked a half day trip which is all I would personally recommend as it is a perfect amount of time on the water. Keep in mind if you are staying in Seattle area the river is about 2 1/2 hours drive. We made a day of it by going to Snoqualmie Falls on the way.
We WILL go rafting again based on this trip. Our guide helped us hit all the rapids while making sure we felt safe. It was really a good time. We were able to get out of the water and swim several times. As the only people on the trip we were able to dictate how long we stayed at swimming holes. It was really nice. We went on a Monday afternoon so the crowds were minimal. We only saw one other raft of locals on the river. Apparently Saturdays are extremely crowded and Sundays are almost as bad. If you can, avoid those days.
We had to wear life vest the entire time but did not need to wear helmets on the river we went on. They do provide neoprene shoes, but if you have your own (as I did) you will probably be more comfortable. Our one daughter lamented that she did not bring her Chacos.
Don't miss the chance to do this adventure. You won't regret it!
Linda J.Wenatchee River Trip (Half-Day) June 23, 2015
We took our four grandchildren to Leavenworth, WA where we booked a trip on the Wenatchee River. We chose the third week of June to try and take advantage of the good river conditions for this time of year. Sadly, the drought in eastern Washington meant that the river level was quite low. No problem. It was just a different kind of ride down the river. We met our guides for the day, Jen and Holly at the park in Cashmere. The directions to find the rafting were excellent. Our grandchildren are two 11 year olds and two 13 year olds. They immediately hit it off with our guides. We had a blast. The guides were knowledgeable, competent and tons of fun. At one point on the river, we pulled off to the side of the river, climbed up on some rocks while the guides flipped our raft over and made a slide out of it. The kids could run and jump on the upturned raft sliding down into the beautiful waters of the Wenatchee. The rapids were great fun. With the low water, we had to do a much more technical run of the river. We loved getting hung up on rocks, then having to move to the other side of the boat, paddle like crazy, then managing to roll off the rock. At the end of the day, we were treated to a fabulous barbeque with steak and veggie burgers (for our vegetarian granddaughter), corn on the cob and yummy potato salad. The perfect end of a perfect day. As our 11 year old granddaughter said as we were leaving, "I really liked Jen and Holly. Let's always raft the river with them." We couldn't agree more. Thanks, Jen and Holly. Going down the river? Book Blue SKy.
Jamie S.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) June 7, 2015
Was on vacation in seattle and wanted to take my 12 year old nephew white water rafting this year since he loved doing it last year in Wy on the snake river. It was a 2.5 hr drive but totally worth it we had a blast. We did a full day wenatchee river. Randy was our guide and was an excellent guide he knew the rapids and made the trip fun. We were able to stop and swim for a few minutes which was nice water was cold but it was a hot day. My nephew got to ride on the bow on the last rapid and had the time of his life. The dinner was good well worth doing the full day trip. If i come back to seattle will make this drive again.
Hannah R.Wenatchee River Trip (Full Day) May 29, 2015
My boyfriend and I took a day long trip with Blue Sky. The management was great, as were the rafting guides. We met at the park where they geared us up with quality wetsuits, life jackets, and booties. Our guides were very knowledgable and made sure we enjoyed ourselves.
After 4 hours of fun on the water we had a great dinner, my boyfriend had steak and I had an awesome chipotle garden burger.
We have rafted with other companies in the past and Blue Sky was by far the best. I definitely recommend them.
Bill S.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) April 27, 2015
The guide was very fun and informative of the Wenatchee River rafting trip. The kids didn't want to go but once they were on the raft it was nothing but laughing and smiles everyone had a blast will defiantly recommend it to my friends.
Alanah B.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) September 30, 2016
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Kim L.Wenatchee River Rafting (Private Raft) June 10, 2015
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