We had an absolutely great time. Great experience on the water and all around. Our guide was terrific and there was constant action with rapids and swimming holes. I'd do this again in a second.
We made reservations the night before and quickly received directions and confirmation email from Bob. They were very knowledge with time to arrive and directions. We did rent wet suit tops since it was chilly in the morning. The trip was enjoyable we had five people in raft plus guide. We experienced good rapids for time of year. Beth our guide was friendly and made everyone feel included. Lunch was good and filling. We had a turkey sandwich was not lunch meat but real turkey. Staff and operations was professional and also stressed safety. I would recommend to all.
This was the first time my husband, 16 year old son, and I had ever gone white water rafting. From beginning to end the experience was way beyond our expectations. Our guide Alli was so much fun and so knowledgeable. We all felt very safe under her guidance and the company as a whole made the trip down the river the highlight of our vacation! We would highly recommend this activity with this company. Thank you for a great day!
This was my third trip with Adirondac Rafting Company and this was the first one for my sons, ages 15, 16 and 18 and they loved it as well. The guides are friendly and knowledgeable and this is the safest way to go on an awesome adventure and learn about history and nature... and how to navigate Class III rapids! We will definitely be making this a yearly trip and we will be asking for our favorite guide Beth. I highly recommend this company if you've never been white water rafting before and are a little nervous. Lunch was delicious, the view unparalleled and the guides have a great camaraderie with each other and their guests.
We had a great day, family of 4 with 2 teenagers. Morning was cool,wore top of wetsuit (which was clean) and splash jacket over that to keep water out. Crew made sure life jackets where properly fitted. Spent extra $ for go pro (so worth it) Loved our guide TJ, he was knowable and knew the river! We had some swimming spots, did some "surfing". He truly enjoyed his work and being out in nature (pointing out different birds etc). Every staff member was very friendly and I would go back in a second! Thanks!
Laid back and super friendly. River was great for our 9, 10, and 13 year old kids. Knowledgeable guide, esp. about local scenery & history. Would have liked fresh fruit with lunch and water bottles in boat.
Absolutely flawless from start to finish. We had arrived a bit late but we were able to get out to the river quickly with a informative safety session prior to getting on the bus. Our guide Allie was a ton of fun, professional and encouraging. My brother tried taking a ducky down the river by us, where he was guided on how to take each rapidly safely and where he could have a little more fun. The lunches were delicious and homemade by one of the staff (he roasts whole turkeys for the sandwiches) and the area we stopped for lunch had a great waterfall to visit while we digested. The river is beautiful and it was an impressive 5 hour day from beginning to end. We had pretty good timing with better rapids than usual given the ridiculous rain the ADK has been getting. Overall I will be doing it again but maybe on a ducky this time rather than the raft. They did mention overnight trips which we also might partake in. Excellent value as well!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to lake placid! The equipment was well maintained, the staff was nice. We were provided life jackets, helmets and paddles but due to the temp that day, we were able to rent full wet suits for $7. Our guide was very entertaining and helpful. I brought my 11 year old daughter and she had a great time. Overall, fun and would recommend taking the trip!
Most of my comments echo those of other rafters. It was a great first-time experience. Our guide (Dan) was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, often sharing a funny anecdote or the history of the area throughout the five-hour journey. All six of Adirondac Rafting's guides that day expertly navigated us down the river, which became quite apparent as less experienced guides from other companies frequently got stuck on rocks. The entire team was very organized and professional in outfitting us with wet suits and/or splash jackets before leaving. I, too, would recommend renting the GoPro (16GB memory card provided) -- the video is outstanding! I would highly recommend this company and this trip for first-timers and thrill-seekers (especially during the spring months) alike. Looking forward to taking the kids with us next time!
7 of us went on this trip, 3 of us have been on 2 other trips. This company was one of the best all had a great time!