There are two types of mountain vacations: the kind that involves sipping a glass of wine while watching the sunset hit the river from your own private deck, and the kind that involves stretching both your legs and your own personal limits. We’re firm believers that you can have it both ways, and there’s nothing that says “adventure” better than white water rafting! Our very own Leavenworth is the perfect place to jump in the river with a paddle and a guide, and cross something off of your bucket list. We’ve compiled our favorite resources for river rafting in Leavenworth to help you find that adrenaline rush you’ve been craving!
With over 20 years of experience running the Wenatchee river, you’ll find exactly what you were looking for with Osprey Rafting, no matter what that is. They offer floats for the whole family, with something perfect for your young one or something hardcore for the adventurer in you! If winding down a mellow river with your family sounds perfect, Osprey has a Scenic Float down Icicle Creek. Osprey is also the only rafting company in Leavenworth that offers tours through class 4 rapids on their High Adventure tour, which are the most intense in the area. Perfect for thrill-seekers!
Blue Sky Outfitters
While Osprey offers an abundance of options for your river rafting adventure, Blue Sky makes it personal by offering small, personalized trips with experienced and certified guides. They even do Wentachee Whitewater / Wine Adventures! A six hour rafting and wine tasting tour? Sounds pretty good to us! And for those who want to get the most out of their mountain vacation, there is the Wenatchee / Methlow Overnighter; a two-day camping trip book-ended by some wild rapids. And your tour even includes a Sirloin steak, in case this didn’t sound amazing enough already!
Orion River Rafting
In 1978, Orion River Rafting was founded as an internship through the recreation program at Western Washington University. Since then, they have been working hard to create a culture of rafting, offering guided tours all along the cascades and training perspective river guides in the way of the whitewater rapid. They offer your standard tours, and then those more niche offerings (such as the Rockstars Astronomy and Geology river trip along the Deschutes River in Oregon). It’s safe to say that they know what they’re doing, and are easily going to show you the best way to run a river. While you’re looking for river rafting in Leavenworth, check out Orion’s Wenatchee River run. It’s a Class III run, so leave the little ones at home!
River rafting in Leavenworth is a great way to make some memories during your stay at one of our fantastic cabin rentals. Don’t forget to bring a dry pair of socks for the ride home!