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Whitewater Rafting

Knoxville, MD

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Paddle through Class I-III whitewater rapids as you raft down the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers while enjoying the surrounding beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

  • Experienced outfitter guiding rafting trips for over 45 years
  • Float by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • The 6.5-mile long trip takes you through 3 states and Class I-III rapids
  • Travel on the Shenandoah and Potomac River through Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia!

Knoxville, MD

March through Mid-November:
Daily - 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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    Essential Information
    • Participants must be at least 7 years of age and 50 pounds
    • Wetsuits are available for spring or fall trips with prior notice
    • Includes certified guide, shuttle, a light snack and equipment
    • As your group will have a private raft for this experience, a minimum of 4 spots must be paid for
    2 - 4.5 hours depending on water level
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    Up to 6 people per raft
    This experience is only for those on the adventure.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
    What To Wear
    It is recommended to wear a bathing suit in warmer weather and to wear layers in cooler weather. Jeans and cotton shirts are not recommended. Wetsuits are available for spring or fall trips with prior notice. Please wear shoes with straps on them, no flip-flops allowed.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include the wiping down of frequently touched surfaces such as waiver signing areas, pens, bathrooms, porta johns, and door handles. All equipment used will be soaked or cleaned with a disinfectant solution after each use. Regarding transportation, members of the same party must sit together with spacing between each group. Our partners will be implementing outdoor check-in as much as possible and will be limiting the number of people in their indoor spaces. Additionally, there will be a maximum of 5 people per raft and all guests will be with their groups only. Groups smaller than 4 guests must pay the difference in order to fill a raft. For example, groups of 2 guests must pay for a party of 4. All guests and staff must wear a face covering when inside of buildings and on the buses. Guests must additionally bring a watertight bag that will hold their face coverings during their trip.

    Are there any age or physical requirements?
    All participants must be at least 7 years old and weigh at least 50 pounds.
    Do I have to wear a life vest?
    Yes, you are required to wear a life vest at all times. Not only does this add another layer to keep you warm, it also keeps you floating should you decide to leave the boat mid-trip. You will be provided with a life vest the day of so please do not bring one with you.
    Can I bring my camera?
    You are welcome to bring your camera, but keep in mind it will get wet. It is recommended to bring a waterproof camera with a sturdy strap.
    How many people will be in each raft?
    There are typically 4-6 people per raft plus a guide.
    Do I need to know how to swim?
    No, there is an experienced guide on each raft and all participants are required to wear a life vest.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no exchanges or cancellations are allowed. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to the experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule in accordance with these terms will result in the loss of the value of your experience.

    Customer Reviews
    (11 reviews)
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    “Our guide was very experienced,professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the area along the river. He made sure our safety equipment fit properly. The water was a little low that day so we did get stuck on a few boulders but the water was warm, the day was cloudy with a few rays of sunshine. We experienced level 1 & 2 & 3 rapids so my wish for this experience was fulfilled. My husband and I had a very good time and will consider doing this again.”
    “This was such a fun experience! We were paired with Harry and he was an amazing river rafting guide. The rafting was fun and he made sure everyone stayed safe. We will have to plan to go back again in the spring when he said the rapids are more active.”
    “Great time, fun guides!”
    “Terrific guides! Harry and Olivia (our raft) and Katie (bus tour).”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Mark,  Terrific! We love it!  Cheers,  ​Kasia
    “Though it was cold, the fall rafting was stunning, what with the multi-colored trees and many types of bird. Our guide was really fun.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Thanks for writing in. We are glad to hear you had an awesome time besides the chilly temps. I'm sure the beautiful fall scenery made it worth going late in the season. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend!  Best, ​Brooke
    “Great time was had by all. Thank you!”
    “All of the people working at River and Trail Outfitters were extremely friendly. Our guide, David, was awesome! Overall, it was a great experience for a first timer and I would do it again in a heartbeat. ”
    “Excellent experience, in particular Guide llyson was knowledgable, safety conscious, discussed in advanced what was going to happen, what the plan was, and was thorough in everything we did. The only questionable person was the photographer. He never clarified what was going to happen after the event, how to get pictures, how much etc. it seemed disorganized. Excellent experience, good lunch, bus service was even nice.”
    “The day was not too hot, a little rain but it just made it that much more fun. Our short bus trip to the river was fun as one of the guides was telling some ridiculous but hilarious jokes. Our guide was knowledgeable of everything on the river and a fun person to talk to. He really loved what he was doing. The scenery was beautiful and we just had an awesome time. Definitely will be going back.”
    “The water was so low that we barely hit any rapids at all. Spent more time waiting for people that were stuck on rocks than actually going down the river. It was a very disappointing experience overall. ”
    “Very nice little adventure. Enjoyed the beautiful nature on a nice and not to wild river. The staff was great and funny. Would love to do it all again in spring when the water is higher.”

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