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Get a safe and easy introduction to river rafting on this small-group Lower Salt River trip from Scottsdale. Board a raft with a guide and paddle the Class I river—the easiest rating for rafting. Along the way, absorb the scenery, look for flora and wildlife; hear about the area’s natural history, and opt for a swim. With equipment and instructions included; it’s a hassle-free way to sample the sport.
- Class I river rafting trip on the Lower Salt River from Scottsdale
- Fuss-free and gentle intro to river rafting for families and beginners
- Paddle the river, spot wildlife such as eagles, and learn about local nature
- Includes instruction, equipment, snacks, and choice of time slots for ease
Walgreens, 3624 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215, USA
Returns to original departure point
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Raft & paddles
- PFD (life jacket), dry bags
- Roundtrip Transportation from REI Co-op Adventure Center, Arizona
- Fuel surcharge
- Guide gratuities are optional but appreciated.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A minimum weight of 35 lbs is required
- Most travellers can participate
- If you are a solo traveler and would like to be added on to a pre-formed group for this tour, please mention this upon booking.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Time of year
Make sure you understand that you are only getting into a raft and floating for a little over an hr. We were more than a little disappointed. You float by all the locals laughing at you in your life jackets on a paid tour while they are swimming, fishing, floating and kayaking…
Date of experience: September 2019
Response from AOAadventures, Manager at Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour
Responded 11 Sep 2019
I'm sorry to hear that you felt the tour you took was not what you expected. It is always our priority to explain to customers that rafting on the Lower Salt River is a very casual float tour, not a whitewater experience and we'll continue to make this clear to future customers. This time of year there are many recreators enjoying the river in different ways. We work hard to ensure that our customers walk away from their tour experience feeling that they've gained some knowledge about and appreciation of the river that they wouldn't get while out swimming on their own. Our guides are trained on the flora, fauna, geology and history of the area and education is an important element of these tours.
My goal was to see the wild horses and we saw so much more.....The scenery is beautiful, the river is relaxing and safe. We saw many wild horses along the river and many had foals. They were in the water eating the grasses and drinking and cooling off. It was totally awesome. We…
Date of experience: August 2019
A wonderful experience, the guide was knowledgeable about the river and surroundings. I had the good fortune to see a herd of wild mustangs. These animals were so beautiful as were others we saw while on the river. A great experience to be had.
Date of experience: June 2019
Response from AOAadventures, Marketing Coordinator at Half-Day Lower Salt River Rafting Tour
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Hey there, adventurer! Wow, it's not everyday you get to see some wild mustangs! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Arizona, and on the river with us. We look forward to adventuring with you again soon- hopefully with some more wildlife!
Matt and Lindsey were awesome. My wife and I learned so much about the history of the area and the vegetation. We have done a lot of tours throughout the country and world for that matter; this was one of the best. They kept us engaged for the whole trip. We had a great time and…
Date of experience: May 2019
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Noell and Linda were very informative about the Arizona landscape on the 30 min. Trip to the Lower Salt River. Once we got to the River both explained how the trip was going to flow and went over safety. Once on the water Noell stayed with us and answered any questions we had…
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