Safety Information

Mother Nature and the River are to be respected. Providing safe experiences for our guests and staff is our number one objective. Our guides have a high level of safety training and we match guests with the best experience for them based on abilities. ART has an excellent safety record and we intend to keep it that way.

River Safety

Top 5 Frequently Asked Safety Questions

While ART takes every precaution available to keep you safe, our adventures take us into the unpredictable wild. ART and our guides are always prepared and impeccably trained. We have an excellent safety record and we intend to keep it that way.

ART guides receive the most extensive training available, exceeding all state requirements by as many hours and days needed to become a competent and skilled guide. Our guides consider whitewater rafting to be their profession, not just a summer job. These fun-loving professionals are always willing to share their love for rivers and knowledge of the river environment. Most of our guides are Swiftwater Rescue Certified EMTs or Wilderness First Responders and all guides are First Aid and CPR certified. Their average experience is more than 5 years but range from 1st year to 38 years!

Our guides, many 0f whom are EMT’s, will assist you to the best of they’re abilities. We do our best to minimize risks associated with adventure travel, but incidents and injuries can happen. ART has an excellent safety record and we intend to keep it that way.

Safety being our #1 concern, all of our boats are self-bailers with foot cups. We have self-bailing rafts, foot cups, throw lines, top quality lifejackets and we use only the finest equipment available.

The odds of falling in are determined mainly by how high the river is, making it almost impossible to estimate. While staying dry is usually the aim, falling in is a possibility.