Recreational and/or tour rafting

8 Things to Ask a Rafting Company Before You Book

Its getting hot in your area and you want to cool off with your friends and have a little excitement on the river. Maybe you saw a rafting trip on a daily deal site and thought it looked fun. Well don't get suckered into a trip that you don't…

Top 10 rafting spots in California

If you are a thrill-seeking nature lover, then there are tons of whitewater rafting spots in California that will give you the best experience. California is heaven for those who love the waters. There are tons of watersports you can enjoy…
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Help stop the Batoka Gorge Dam

The review dates of the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed Batoka Gorge Hydro- Electric Scheme (Zambia and Zimbabwe) on the Zambezi River been delayed due to impacts from the coronavirus. Now is the time to have…
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4 Types of Guides You Will Meet Rafting

OK so you booked a whitewater rafting trip with your friends on an awesome river. You’re super stoked to be going on an amazing whitewater adventure. You show up at the outfitter's camp, they give you a safety orientation, and introduce…
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Knot your business

It's rare that I write a personal article but lockdown has given me plenty of time so as I while away the hours and days, I've found myself reviewing the last few months and in particular being assessed for the New Zealand raft guide qualification.…
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World renowned Batoka Gorge threatened by huge dam

By Gary Wockner When we hopped into the safari truck at “Safari Par Excellence” in Livingstone, Zambia, one of our guides handed each of us a “Nyami Nyami” necklace. He had hand-carved the pendent — which is a serpent-like creature…
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Ropes for River Use

In this article Rafting Magazine takes a look at rope used for rafting specifically static line. For this article they reached out to both Sterling and BlueWater ropes to get some technical insight on what works best for river rescue use. There…

Boating Business – Coronavirus and Economic Slowdowns

How will Coronavirus affect hospitality? Coronavirus in a hot topic at the moment and rightly so after all at the time of writing this piece we have seen a huge impact to stock markets and global supply chains. These effects will ripple across…
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Should We Be Classifying Rafts?

Kayaking has taken an interesting trend over the years by classifying boats. Given the crossover of many paddlers between these sports it is surprising that rafting hasn’t picked up the stratification of boat classes into broad categories.…
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The Great Karnali Quest – 242 kms of epic Downriver racing!

Karnali, the longest river in Nepal, is recognized as world class for whitewater rafting and is still the last free flowing river in Nepal. It originates from the base of mount Kailash, flowing across the beautiful landscape of Nepal before…