Recreation

RECREATIONAL RAFTING
Rafting for all ages, abilities and adventures

The Recreational Rafting Committee is tasked with advancing Article 5, Section 12 of the Bylaws:

Encourage the development of recreational rafting as a contribution to a healthy lifestyle for all ages and abilities.

Recreational Rafting is a water based activity available to everyone. We share many articles on our social media and website for those wanting to take up the thrills of white water rafting, to those looking for peaceful trips on quiet rivers where you can just be as one with nature.

The IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) system is the only globally recognised raft guide certification.

You can find a rafting tour operator with IRF certified guides here.

Recreational rafting that is accessible/ inclusive/ adaptive

Besides our Para Raft Racing, there are many rafting operators in the world who are making rafting more and more accessible for those less abled so they too can get into rafts and enjoy the thrill of white water. Read Accessible Tourism – a great way to boost your numbers to find out what you, as an operator, can do to make your trips more accessible/ inclusive.

Below we will be highlighting recreational operators who cater for accessible/ inclusive rafting, and providing some links to informative websites about this.

If you are a rafting tour operator or an organisation or know of  ones that offer or work in inclusive/ accessible tourism, then please send us the details and what it is that is offered so we can list them on our website here.

Rafting Operators
Informative links

When doing your own research, search using “accessible” or “inclusive” or “adaptive” rafting.

Recent recreational rafting news

APTAE
Guide / Safety

APTAE joins the IRF as an Associate member

The Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism and Specialised Tourism (APTAE) is the guild of adventure tourism in Peru. They are the Peruvian union that aims to disseminate, encourage and promote adventure tourism, ecotourism and specialised tourism in the country. We welcome them as Associate Members. APTAE History APTAE was born on October 29, 1981

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HATEOA Greece Rafting
Guide / Safety

Growing the #RiverFamily: HATEOA joins the IRF membership

HATEOA joins the IRF as an Associate member The Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises in Outdoor Activities (HATEOA) represents the companies that offer tourist services of outdoor leisure activities and are active both in the countryside and in the urban environments of Greece. Founded in 2012, it is a member of SETE and the European

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Ducky Madness
Guide / Safety

Ducky Madness – An Adventure Down Pine Creek

Ducky Madness – An Adventure Down Pine Creek by Monica Nigon in Rafting Magazine A ducky is perhaps the most absurd of whitewater crafts. Elitists might call it an inflatable kayak, but I find it more akin to a high-buoyancy bathtub. It combines the best qualities of a raft and the best qualities of a

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