Before you go whitewater rafting this summer, do a thorough check of the rafting company you’re considering using. You’ll want to look for a company that offers a lot of different types of trips, experienced guides, and maybe a few extra amenities. The price is probably important too, just make sure the advertised price is all inclusive!
At Imperial River Company, we take pride in pleasing our guests, whether they’re staying at our lodge, joining us in the restaurant, or braving the white waters of the Deschutes River. This pride is reinforced by our online reviews, so don’t just take our word for it. Listen to what actual customers have to say.
Portland Rafter Raves about our River Guides
Megan D left us this great whitewater rafting review on Yelp: “From start to finish, our day of rafting was a total blast. I didn't know what to expect from a guided raft tour, but our guide Andy was an absolute pleasure. Firstly, it is impressive the way he can maneuver a raft (while giving us clear directions on when and how to paddle) but secondly, and this goes for the other guides as well, they were so personable and engaged with everyone on the trip. They relayed their rules clearly and concisely, told us jokes and interacted with everyone in a way that was not at all patronizing or tired. It was very apparent that these guys were having a good time and clearly enjoyed being out on the water with us.
We had such a great experience, it is hard to imagine how the other rafting companies in town can compare. ”
Oregon Rafter Appreciates our Great Location
Katherine B. also enjoyed a rafting trip at Imperial and says that, “We had a fantastic full-day rafting trip with Imperial River Company. The shuttles and other logistics were well organized and efficient. The lunch was delicious. And our guide was engaging, fun, and knew what he was doing. Seeing the other rafts go by as we were on the shuttle, I think IRC's location right on the river really sets them apart…it means we didn't see another boat all day (except when driving past and ogling at the herd of boats from other companies clustered within the same section of the river).”
Seattle Rafter will be Back for Surf City
Tsunami Wave, a whitewater reviewer on Trip Advisor, loved the entire package, as she explains here: “We stayed 2 nights in the lodge and did the 45 Mile river trip with a fabulous overnight camp in the "Olive Grove" where we hiked up to caves and found geodes. The lodge was clean, the room large, and they had good food. Andy was our main rafting guide and he was terrific. We loved the Class 4 rapids and surfing in "Surf City." It was definitely a great experience and value. We'll be back!”
New Jersey Rafter Describes Delight on the Deschutes
Another Trip Advisor reviewer, J Siegel, was able to entertain the entire family at our Deschutes lodge and rafting venue: “We just spent 2 days at the Imperial River Company in Maupin Oregon, including a day long rafting trip on the Deschutes, and it was great. The room was big and looked over at the river. The rafting was exciting with just the perfect amount of rapids to delight both a 15 year old and 7 year old boy. The atmosphere was relaxing and everyone sat around the fire pit at night. The surrounding area was beautiful high desert. I highly recommend.”
As you can see, people come from across the nation to experience the Deschutes River and the beautiful high desert landscapes surrounding it. Come on over to Maupin and see for yourself why Imperial River Company is the best choice when it comes to whitewater rafting in Oregon.