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.

Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA)

The Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) is a credential issued by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) to operators that offer rafting guided or instructional services.

See more about the Rafting Operator Accreditation credential.

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

Una Regatta
Sustainability

IRF to support the organization of the 48th International Touristic Una Regatta in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Through IRF’s endorsement, the Una Regatta will become a globally recognized whitewater rafting event    The International Rafting Federation (IRF), the official umbrella International Sports Federation for national rafting organizations worldwide and world governing body for rafting, is cooperating with USAID’s Developing Sustainable Tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina to support the 48th International Touristic Una

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Vrbas and Tara
Racing

What else to do in Vrbas and Tara regions

Soon rafters from around the world will be racing together again on the Vrbas and Tara Rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina! First they will be gathering in Banja Luka and then Foča in the Republic of Srpska. After a three year break from World Rafting Championships everyone is itching to get there and enjoy what is

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Development

Rafting Operator Accreditation launched

The IRF’s Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) was recently launched with the issuing of its first accreditation to Cardiff International White Water (CIWW). CIWW is home to the UK’s very first on-demand Olympic standard White Water Rafting and Indoor Wave facility. Their 250m white water course is designed for rafts, canoes and kayaks. Besides offering white

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