Do not bring wallets, car keys, cell phones, cameras that are not waterproof, or anything you do not want to get wet or lose on your rafting trip. You may want to bring a change of clothes and a towel for when you get back from your trip. We have private dressing rooms for your convenience. Our river store has waterproof cameras, sunscreen, hats, shorts, t-shirts, and straps for prescription glasses/sunglasses for purchase. At Huck Finn Rafting Adventures, we provide foul weather gear (splash jackets, wetsuits, booties, and gloves) at no charge for inclement weather to ensure that your river trip with us is comfortable.
On all Float Trips you are allowed to bring snacks and drinks in a small to medium sized cooler. Please do not bring styrofoam coolers.
It would be helpful to have directions and to have your waiver form already filled out (although not necessary) when you arrive. Waiver forms are also available at our outpost when you check in for your white water river rafting or float trip.
Do I need to have any experience to go on whitewater trips?
No. You do not have to have experience for ANY of our trips (whitewater, float trips or tubing).
What is the youngest age child you will allow on the river?
For guided whitewater rafting trips (9 mile or 5mile), the youngest age allowable is 8. For unguided and private float trips and tubing, the youngest age allowable is 4.
Will I have a guide in my raft?
Yes. All our whitewater rafting trips have a well-trained guide in every raft. Float trips have guides upon special request.
Will I get my picture taken?
Yes, so be sure to smile! You will have the option of purchasing the photos or a CD with up to 12 photos of your raft after your trip.
What do you provide for snacks?
On most trips, we give out crackers, cookies and some kind of fresh fruit (apples, watermelon, oranges, etc.) Ice cold lemonade and ice water will also be available.
What do I wear to go on my rafting river trip?
Most of the time, shorts and a t-shirt will work. We have wetsuits, booties, splash jackets and gloves if the weather is inclement. No flip flops allowed - shoes or sandals must be attached to your feet.
Is whitewater rafting dangerous?
Whitewater rafting, like all adventure activities, has some risks involved. At Huck Finn Adventures, our guides are trained to the industries highest standards and your well-being is our utmost concern. You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to participating in any whitewater rafting or float trip.
Do I need a reservation? Reservations are highly recommended, but not necessary. In most cases we can take walk in customers; however, it is best to call our toll free number first. To Make a reservation:
Do I need to pay for my river trip when I make a reservation?
No. We will ask for a credit card number to hold your reservation and full payment will be due on the day of your trip.
Can I cancel without being charged a fee?
Yes. You have up until one week (7 days) prior to your trip to cancel without any penalty. Full cancellation policy will be explained at the time of reservation
What if it rains?
We go rafting rain or shine. We have foul weather gear at no additional cost in case of inclement weather. In case of lightning, our professional staff has procedures to keep guests as safe as possible. Normally this is not a problem in the Western NC mountains.
Do I need to know how to swim?
No. Swimming is not a prerequisite to white water river rafting. You will be fitted with a Type V Coast Guard-approved life jacket that can float your through anything you will see on the French Broad River.