Frequent question: How do you stay in a white water raft?

Do you have to paddle when white water rafting?

Your guide will sit in the back of the boat and will act as a rudder while you provide the forward (and sometimes backward) momentum while navigating rapids. … In fact, on our Royal Gorge trips, you’ll only find paddle boats because they provide the speed and maneuverability that is necessary for class IV-V rapids.

Is rafting safe for non swimmers?

Yes! You can go whitewater rafting without strong swimming abilities. … Decent swimming abilities are much more important on our intermediate and advanced Clear Creek rafting trips. It is crucial that guests be able to self-rescue if the situation arose.

What is the highest class in rapids?

The International Rating system classifies rapids as follows:

  • Class A – Lake water. Still. …
  • Class I – Easy. …
  • Class II – Moderate. …
  • Class III – Moderately difficult. …
  • Class IV – Difficult. …
  • Class V – Extremely difficult. …
  • Class VI – Extraordinarily difficult.
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