Whitewater Rafting
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Are you up for the splash? Experience the Scandaga River with the best guides in the biz, while paddling with the newest and best equipment. Your adventure ends right at your car, no nasty second bus trip. Have a score to settle with a family member? SOC is the only outfitter with water cannons and buckets, guaranteeing you’ll have the wettest water fights between rafts and anything else floating down the Sacandaga River, i.e. tubers and kayakers. All is fair game.

It’s the perfect family adventure, with excursions departing every hour from 9am-4pm. Our photographer will capture images of your adventure for your entertainment and proof of your bravery. You’ll delight in the waves and be able to play around in the swim sections along an Adirondack Mountain backdrop, as our skilled guides keep you moving and laughing along the Class II and III whitewater, which are guaranteed by dam releases 7 days a week. The weather may change but the water will be as powerful and amazing along this 4 mile stretch of the Sacandaga River every day of the season.

Is the Adirondack weather a little dreary during your vacation? Don’t get lost in the arcade, mall, or movie theater. You will forget about the clouds as soon as you hit our first large rapid. We have the proper gear to make all the difference.

Whether it is a basic paddle top, wet suit, or dry suit that is needed, we will have your size ready for you clean and dry. “Rain or shine we run, for one reason, it’s a ton of fun.” Whether you come for a birthday party, a scout gathering, a corporate retreat or a church outing, or even to cap off singlehood with a bachelor or bachelorette party, we’ll make it 2 very memorable hours. We’ll also make sure you have everything you need with drysuits, GorTex socks, gloves, videos, photos and tshirts available in our shop..

*This trip is for ages 5 and up. Don’t worry if you have children as young as 2 years of age, we can offer the Schroon River Tube Float.  For more information click on Schroon river float.

Fun for all Ages

Looking to enjoy the incomparable beauty and ruggedness of the wilderness along the Hudson River Gorge with your family without feeling hurried or intimidated? Our Summer and Fall trips along the Hudson are ideal for families, creating the access to the same incredible Adirondack scenery withmilder whitewater, still guaranteed to give the whole family a great ride without the cold, intimidating water of the spring Hudson trip. Kids 10 and over can enjoy, along with their families, swimming and mild rapids guided by a NYS licensed guide. We’ll take care of lunch, you just bring sunscreen and excitement.

And don’t worry, anything you might forget, we can help you with in our outfitters shop.

Our Most Adventurous Ride

If it’s extreme thrills you are seeking, look no further than this 17 mile raft excursion along the Indian and Hudson River Gorge. Travel the “Last of the Mohicans” historic region via the headwaters of the mighty Hudson River made mightier still by the spring rain and winter snow-melt.

The 3-4 hour trip is offered 7 days a week from early April through late May. Ideal for adventure seekers in good physical condition and over 14 years of age, prior raft experience is helpful, but not necessary. Having the desire to paddle with a group of people, yelling, laughing, and cheering required. For this all day outing SOC is the only Outfitter to offer dry suits at no additional fee along with a gourmet lunch served on the river. We can also arrange for a dinner or barbecue at our Outfitter base at the confluence of the Hudson and Sacandaga Rivers, with an awesome bonfire included at no charge.

 

 

Gear

Can’t swim? Don’t let that stop you! Every guest wears a PFD (Personal Floatation Device) and we have the best guides in the business, not to mention a variety of trips to suit every ability level. For the more extreme helmet-wearing rafter, our Spring Hudson River Gorge Rafting provides some of the most challenging white water around, while the less aggressive Hudson River Summer and Fall trips, as well as our rafting trips on the Sacandaga River, offer exciting but family friendly experiences. Alcohol consumption is not permitted prior to your trip. Please note, we do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.  Because of the nature of outdoor activities, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or lost or damaged articles. Participate at your own risk. Release Form.

Safety

Up the river without a paddle? Not at SOC. Our rafting trips are like nothing you have ever experienced, and our rafts are self-bailing, so forget the bucket, and be prepared to join in the paddling. For all rides, each rafter will be equipped with a raft, paddle guide, and PFD. For our more adventurous Spring Hudson River Gorge Rafting trips, rafters will also sport a wet/dry suit, and helmet.

Trip Map

Trip Map