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“Very fun entertaining trip”

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nelson Whitewater Rafting is the West Kootenays' premier rafting company. We provide transportation to and from Nelson and have four trips to choose from as well as paddleboard and kayak rentals on the lake. 1. Shenango Canyon - maximum excitement 2. Facchina Rapids - fun for everybody 3. Inflatable Kayaking - exciting 4. Scenic Float - beautiful and relaxing. Lake Rentals 1. Paddleboards 2. Kayaks 3. Inflatable Paddleboards - great for take-away rentals. Our guides are fun and experienced. Your safety is our #1 priority, and your fun a close 2nd.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went on this trip and really enjoyed our selves. The rapids were fun and definitely bring your go pro and buy the pictures at the end. Your go pro is cool but they take some amazing action shots of the trip. John was a great bus driver as well.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Shout out to Sean, Jonah and Jerome. They're very helpful and they made our trip so enjoyable. This was our first time and Sean really made it easy for us. We had so much fun that we want to do it again! Thank you so much for all your help!

Thank Sheila C
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a 7 year old and it was definitely easy enough for her. Personally more Rapids would have been nice but with younger kids it was a day well spent

Thank Jesse R
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I did the whitewater kayaking and had a blast. Jerome was our guide and he couldn't have been more helpful, experienced and fun! Jonah (bus driver and photographer extraordinaire) and Sean (raft guide )were the other guides and both made the trip perfect as well. Bus ride was great and the 80s music trivia competition was a nice little bonus. Very professional operation and we will surely do it again.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Easy check in. Hostess with the Mostess. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant. Joshua, Jonah and Kyle were the BEST. Bus ride in THE WOODY was fun and entertaining. Expected more White Water as first 45 minutes were starting to get boring. Kyle was very informative and entertaining. Only issue was with the destination point and take out. Didn't expect STEEP takeout of raft.

Thank James C
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JohnDutton, Owner at Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Hi James,
Thank-you for taking the time to review and for coming rafting with us. We advertise the trip on our website as 'Half float/half whitewater with class 2 & 3 rapids'. Sounds like the guides did a great job. The goal is to keep the first half fun with the rodeo game and swimming, and most people really dig it.
Sorry you found the take out a bit challenging. It's really the only take out option we have, so we do our best to work as a team to get the rafts off the river and up the short bank. I think most people don't find it too bad. :-) Thank you for the 5 out of 5 rating!

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