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Ok, so you have your Dave Hansen river rafting trip booked and ready to go, but then you begin to think…… What do I bring?! A sure-fire way to make positive your river rafting adventure is the best that it can be is to be prepared beforehand. We’ve suggested the following items to help you figure out how to do that.

What To Bring

Whitewater River Rafting Adventure

In order to capture your journey, we recommend you bring a waterproof camera or other protected cameras such as GoPros. We have waterproof cameras for sale in our office where you will check in for your trip. Some people choose to wear their sunglasses on their rafting trip, but we recommend only doing so if you have Croakies to attach to them, which we also have for purchase in the Dave Hansen office.

Other than these items waterproof items, we do not recommend bringing other items on the raft. Bring dry clothes and a towel with you to leave on the bus for after the trip. Some will also bring water and/or snacks for the bus ride to or from the river. Not a bad idea when traveling with kids! You will be traveling in the same bus, both ways. The driver will stay with the bus the entire time, so your items will be safe and sound.

Scenic River Rafting Adventure

On your scenic river rafting adventure, you are welcome to bring along a bag or backpack with any items you think you may need inside. Some items that people choose to bring on our scenic floats include cameras, water, snacks, sunglasses, and sunscreen. The idea on our scenic float is that you will not get wet, so you don’t have to worry about your personal belongings getting wet either! Cameras are a must-have on this beautiful raft trip that you’ll want to look back on for years to come.

What To Wear

Whitewater River Rafting Adventure

It is important to wear quick dry/athletic/synthetic clothing. Fleece and wool are awesome if you are worried about being cold. We DO NOT recommend cotton clothing as it will keep you chilly. For your feet, we recommend any type of footwear that will stay on your feet. Old shoes or Teva style sandals are ideal. NO flip flops or bare feet are allowed on whitewater trips. In colder weather, our office rents wetsuits and neoprene booties. Whether you plan to wear a wetsuit or not, the same clothing requirements apply. Additionally, for sun protection we recommend applying sunscreen.

Scenic River Rafting Adventure

For the scenic river rafting adventure, you will want to dress accordingly with the weather that day. You will not be getting wet on this portion, so you don’t have to worry about renting a wetsuit on this trip. The bottom of the scenic raft is actually sealed, so you won’t even have to worry about your feet getting wet. We always recommend sunscreen on the scenic river rafting adventure. Additionally, it is a good idea to wear a layer or two since you can always take this off should you decide you are warm.