I wanted to take the time to say thank you to your staff for our whitewater adventure last Thursday, August 14th. Our guide, Jay, was fabulous. He was attentive to one individual who was less than enthusiastic about the trip as well he was informative of the area attractions and entertaining us with stories. The staff at River Expeditions was awesome from beginning to end. My children 15 (boy) & 22 (girl) were not excited about this trip, but before we left they were talking of next years trip down the Gauley! Please know what an asset your staff is and how they made our whitewater rafting trip a fantastic adventure!
I also wanted you to know the reason we chose River Expeditions over your competition is because of your generosity last year to Bethany Hall in Roanoke, VA. You donated 4 passes to our Dancing Under the Star silent auction and I appreciated it. We are not in your community, but we do have clients from West VA and your donation helps fund our program so we can continue to help those fighting the disease of substance addiction.
Thank you again for a fabulous time and we WILL see you next year!
We had a great trip on 8/11/14. The guides are phenomenal!!! Had Sarah take us down the river, and Jay entertained us down and back. Everyone is great. Thank you again…loved it , as always! Be well & Happy!
Nancy Miller Bohn
I just had my first experience with rafting this past Friday and camped Thursday and Friday evenings (July 31- Aug 2). Just wanted you to know that you have a great crew and facilities and I can’t wait to return in September to try my hand at the Lower Gauley. I had the privilege of rafting with Eric down the Lower New river but got to talk with John, who lead our trip, and Jenna, one of the other guides, and they were all great and think you should know. Can’t wait to enjoy the rest of your vast facility.
I was there with my Senior High Mission Team. White water rafting was something I have always wanted to do but never had an opportunity. Here was my chance and I was petrified!! Our guide was Darr and he was AWESOME! He was informative and kept us engaged and instilled confidence in us as we went rafting down the river. It was one of the BEST days I have ever had!! Thanks Darr!!
My daughter, friends and I rafted the Lower New on May 10. It was a tremendous experience! I think all of us (ages 29, 31. 48. 56, 61 & 62) all expected something perhaps a little more tame. Other portions of the river or other times of the year might provide a more calm trip, but NONE of us would change a thing. Our guide, Dave was the absolute best! He instructed us and drilled us on paddling, and guided us through the rapids. And did I mention he was strong enough to lift each of us back into the raft when we went overboard? I would totally recommend this experience, this company, and this guide to anyone who is considering a rafting trip. Thank you, River Expeditions for the great Mothers’ Day weekend!
My girlfriends and I visited River Expeditions May 14-18, 2014. We are 6 moms with 15 kids between us, 19 if you count our husbands!! This was our first girls only trip and it was fun beyond our expectations. Our cabin was fantastic, and the staff was wonderful even with our numerous requests. Our river guides, Tyler and John were the absolute best, and I’m sure we were a handful. I don’t think most of us had ever thought we would raft let alone jump off of cliffs. We cannot wait to come back.
We brought a group of 5 boy scouts and 5 adults for a trip on the New River in April. The facilities and equipment are top notch. We camped on site, and it was great to have a place to hang out after our trip and into the evening. Darr was a great guide. Of course, the ride itself was awesome. But he was also pretty funny, engaging everybody during the trip, and he shared a lot of history about the area. We will be back!
This is an awesome place to just relax with all the staff and enjoy the beautiful sights of WV. They go out of their way to make sure your trip there is always remembered. I have been going here for a couple of years now and enjoy it every year. Highly recommended them.
“We have just returned from rafting the Upper Gauley this weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed both our stay and rafting experience. Our guide was awesome! Thanks to everyone who made this a worthwhile vacation.”
“My compliments to your company, a first class operation. You cover it all, safety, fun, cleanliness, and friendliness, quite well. we have our own business and know what people expect, you did a great job!”