River Expeditions Announces Mother’s Day White Water Rafting Specials

Husbands and children looking for something different to do with Mom on Mother’s Day now have an exciting new opportunity. River Expeditions is pleased to offer discounted pricing for Mother’s day on May 13th 2012. All moms will be able to take a single day trip rafting on the New River for free on May 13th as long as they are with another paying adult. It’s a great way to spend the day with Mom and do something new and different.

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.

“River Expeditions is known for being family and pet-friendly,” says River Expeditions Owner, Rick Johnson. “With additional amenities such as a paintball park, sand volleyball, an outdoor pool and hot tub, and zip line canopy tours, we can provide something to keep everyone happy and make sure that mom has a Mother’s Day to remember. We even have a massage therapist on-site at our Adventure Resort, so mom can relax and unwind completely.”

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.