Photo by Roy Sewall.
Are you weekending near Harper’s Ferry or have you thought of taking in the fall colors on Skyline Drive, but don’t love the idea of driving in that traffic? Did you know there might be a better way to catch the foliage?
Instead of following the crowds to Skyline Drive, why don’t you jump in our unique 6-person raft, configured with padded swivel seats to catch breathtaking views of the river’s foliage in comfort. During the week we’re used to having the river to ourselves, and did we mention we’ll do the driving? See this historic river pass once described by Thomas Jefferson as “worth the trip across the Atlantic” in all its autumnal glory, dotted with countless historic relics, geologic points of interest, wildlife and just great scenery.
Trip Length: 2.5 miles
Trip Duration: 2.5-3 hours at most water levels
Trip Difficulty: None, since we do the rowing on this one! Guests get to enjoy near constant Class I and II/III rapids. So watch your guide get to work, as many of them are technical and require maneuvering in tight quarters.
Food Options: Non-alcoholic beverages and hors d’oeuvres provided. Feel free to stock our cooler with wine or beer of your choice. Please contact us early to talk about dietary restrictions.
Trip Cost: $75 per person, or reserve a private raft for up to six guests for $325
When Is This Trip Available: April – November
Minimum Age: 6 years old in raft
Number of Guests per Trip: 2-12
Trip Meeting Time:
3:00 PM Friday afternoon October 4 – November 8th
9:00 AM Saturday morning October 5-November 9th
3:00 PM Saturday afternoon October 5-November 9th
9:00 AM Sunday morning October 6 – November 10th
Reservations required, but please feel free to call right up until a half hour before departure time.
Trip Ending Time: Approximately 6PM for afternoon floats and 12PM for morning floats.
Trip Meeting Location: Harpers Ferry Adventure Center
Activities: Paddling, birding & wildlife viewing, ecology, geology, and history education, and most of all…. relaxing and enjoying each other’s company.
Who This Trip Is For:
No experience is required if you’re on board our uniquely configured 6-person raft. Think of it as a Land Rover for the river!