If you want to get on the river this summer, do you know there are many different ways to ride the rapids or float calm waters? At RMOC, we give guests many options for how they want to experience the river. Whether it be solo in a kayak or with a guide in a raft, we want each guest to have the trip he or she wants.
Curious to know all the options available to you? Check out the following list of different ways to get down the river. Then call us and let us know what you want to try.
We use two types of guided rafts at RMOC—paddle boats and oar boats. As its name implies, a paddle boat is propelled by paddles, whereas an oar boat is propelled by oars.
The other main difference is that with a paddle boat, everyone paddles, giving guests the opportunity to become a large part of the river rafting experience. But in an oar boat, only the guide maneuvers the boat utilizing two long oars positioned off of either side of the boat, allowing guests to relax, lay back, and enjoy the ride.
As with rafts, we offer two different types of kayaks—duckie and whitewater.
Duckies are the more popular name for inflatable kayaks. These boats are fairly stable, relatively easy to paddle, and lots of fun. Paddlers sit either cross-legged or with their legs outstretched on the inflated floor chamber, leaning against an inflatable backrest.
On the other hand, whitewater kayaks are molded in a semi-rigid, high-impact plastic, usually polyethylene. Careful construction ensures the boat remains structurally sound when subjected to fast-moving water.
There are also three distinct types of whitewater kayaks—playboats, river runners, and creek boats. Playboats are shorter for high maneuverability and are used for performing tricks. Creek boats are longer with higher volume and are more often used in steeper, rockier rivers. River running boats fall in the middle of maneuverability and stability ratings. These boats are great for casual river runs with occasional play spots.
Stand Up Paddleboards
Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP) once seemed radical but are now commonplace on rivers throughout the country. With SUPs, guests stand on their boards and use a single-bladed paddle to propel themselves across a lake or down a river’s rapids.