River Expeditions Announces Father’s Day White Water Rafting Special – Dads Raft For Free!

On Father’s Day, Dads raft free with River Expeditions at the New River Gorge in West Virginia. A full day of rafting on the New River is free for Dad with the purchase of one full-priced adult rafting trip, and it’s fun for the whole family!

The New River is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities – like whitewater rafting, scenic float trips, kayaking, fishing and more. Two distinct sections of the river create adventures suitable for everyone including first-time paddlers and seasoned whitewater veterans. The Upper New River is a playful introduction to rafting for families of all sizes and children age 6 and up. This trip offers gentle waves, tranquil pools with a few mild rapids and a glorious glimpse of nature at its best. Here you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim, play, paddle, spot wildlife, take photos and just relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. The Lower New River Gorge is commonly referred to as ‘The Grand Canyon of the East’. This trip blends classic whitewater excitement with the elements of history and natural beauty to create a truly amazing adventure. Weather temperatures average 71 degrees in May.

“We gave Moms free rafting on Mother’s Day, and now Dad gets to play too!” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “Rafting is a great Father’s Day gift for Dads.The New River can be as exciting and exhilarating as you want, or slow and peaceful with plenty of opportunities for the kids to play in the water.”

White water rafting involves navigating a stretch of river on an inflatable raft. Most trips last about 5-7 hours, including lunch. No experience is necessary on the milder sections of the river. Although being able to swim is helpful, many non-swimmers raft with River Expeditions each year since each guest is given all necessary safety equipment: a Coast Guard approved Type V Life Jacket, Paddle and Helmet.