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“First White Water Fun Trip”

Blue Sky Whitewater Rafting
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We took our daughter on her first white water trip and we all had a lot of fun. We did the half-day tour on the Clackamas River. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the river. I would highly recommend them.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was our first time out for white water rafting. We paid online, got our email and met the rafting team close to the launch site. This was a level 3-4 run, so OK for newbies. The water was mostly calm but there were sections that were faster. I recommend you do what the guide says or you may fall over the side. (we lost one of ours but recovered quick). They take pics along the way so you'll have something for later. Have fun and good luck!

Thank David D
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the half-day tour with Blue Sky for the Clackamas River. At first, I was a little apprehensive because I wasn't sure how the rapids would be but luckily for us, in the summertime, the rapids aren't as treacherous as it would be when the water levels are higher. It was very manageable plus our guide was great in ensuring our safety and warning us ahead of time if a rapid was challenging.

The whole booking process was easy and after booking, they'll send you an email with the meeting point and what to bring. We followed the google map coordinates they sent us, which took us to the exact meeting point, which is also the end point of the rafting trip. Once you park at the meeting spot, you get dressed and prepared to get transported up the river to our starting area. They'll also start taking pictures of groups before the trip and throughout the rafting trip, primarily when going through the rapids.

Booking a whitewater trip can be a little scary but I would definitely recommend it for people. Don't be scared by the Clackamas River's description of being meant for intermediate rafters because there were children on our excursion and it was completely safe. The crew are really professional and teach you everything you need to know to keep yourself safe during the rafting trip. I would also recommend bringing a towel to dry off afterwards, a strap for your sunglasses in case they fall off (thanks so much Mary of Blue Sky for lending me yours), and waterproof shoes or rent a pair from Blue Sky for a couple of bucks.

Also, they charge $40 for the pictures they take of you but also allow people in the same raft to split the costs.

Thank aiyaaah
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a fantastic outing this past Friday. We did a rafting trip with ten guys, and everything about the experience was pretty awesome. They make you a lunch about halfway down the trip, and it was way better than I expected: steaks, chicken, garlic bread, fresh fruit, a whole bunch of other things, and oreo cookies. Appealing to the fat kid in us all with oreos was a clutch move, and it was indeed appreciated.

Our guides were really fun, and they found little things for us to do along the way like surfing rocks or jumping off a 30 foot ledge, for those who were interested.

The rapids were pretty calm, I think because it's late in the year, but it provided for a really relaxing, great day down the river!

Thank hungarianhc
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Took the intermediate 3 Clakamas trip. Nothing better when you have a great guide and excellent service. The three who ran the trip worked as a team and made it a fun and enjoyable day. Not only were the rapids exciting, they took excellent photos throughout the day. I WOULD RECOMMEND BLUE SKY TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT DAY ON THE RIVER !!!!! DD, Texas

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