3 Reasons Why Even Beginners Can Enjoy White Water Rafting

by Amy Garrett

To someone who has never tried it before, white water rafting can seem dangerous, and even downright scary. Yet there are plenty of river rafting experiences that are perfect for beginners who just want to get their feet wet — figuratively speaking, of course. Take a look below at just three of the most popular reasons why everyone should try white water rafting at least once. 

The Perfect (Active) Vacation

As anyone who enjoys being a part of an active lifestyle can tell you, a vacation doesn't have to be all about laying on a beach and doing nothing at all. If you are the type of person who enjoys getting out and achieving something, there's nothing that can beat a white water rafting experience. Not only does it take place in the great outdoors, but it provides a full core and upper body workout that will leave you feeling accomplished and refreshed.

Memories with Family and Friends

While there are plenty of challenging rapids that extreme sports enthusiasts enjoy, white water rafting doesn't necessarily have to be like climbing a mountain or skydiving out of a plane. It can just as easily be about making fun, relaxing memories with family and friends. Unlike kayaking or canoeing, white water rafting is usually done in rafts that have roughly six people (along with a guide), so it is inherently more social. If you're planning a vacation with a dozen or more people, there's little that can beat renting a couple of rafts for an unforgettable white water experience.

A Unique Way to Experience Nature

There are several ways to experience a wilderness or recreational area near you. Hiking allows you to interact with nature up close, but with a limited scope and at a relatively slow pace. Cycling means traveling more quickly, but also being restricted to back country roads that can be difficult to navigate. White water rafting gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you to see miles of wilderness from the unique vantage point of a major river. And while some parts of a rafting trip can be physically demanding, beginners should expect to enjoy the scenery that nature has to offer without too many inconveniences.

If you are planning a summer vacation with friends or family and are considering an outdoor adventure, don't let your lack of experience deter you from choosing to go white water rafting. Contact a company that offers beginner white water rafting experiences.