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NEW RIVER TRIPS

Lower New River Gorge
Season Class Experience Age
All Year III-V None Required 10 yr or 90 lb

Whether it's a cool spring morning, lazy summer day, or a colorful fall afternoon this trip offers something for everyone. This is our most popular trip and you will navigate the biggest rapids the New River has to offer such as Surprise, Keeney Brothers, Double Z and Greyhound Bus Stopper. These Class III-V rapids are separated by calm pools offering plenty of time to relax, swim or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. Other attractions along the way include several ghost towns, jump rocks, deli-style lunch and the famous New River Gorge Bridge. The trip typically offers 4-7 hours of "on river" time depending on the water conditions. No experience is required for this section however, we have a minimum age guideline of 10 years old or 90 lbs is recommended.

Rates:
Spring Special April - $69 / May - $79
Wild Wednesdays  $80
Weekdays - $89
Saturdays - $117 * Saturdays in June buy one get one 1/2 off *
Sundays - $89


NEW RIVER WILDSIDE TRIP
4 PEOPLE PER BOAT
Are you WILD and demand more in whitewater rafting!? Take a trip on the wildside with a 10' raft that guarantees whitewater fun!

Saturdays - $170
Sunday thru Friday - $140



Upper New Canyon
Season Class Experience Age
All Year I-III None Required None Required


The upper New is a float trip with mild "family class" rapids. It is the perfect outing for seniors, children and youth groups. There is plenty of time to relax, swim and explore numerous ghost towns along the way while enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery the New River has to offer. If you are looking for family adventure this is it. This trip includes a riverside deli lunch and your choice of water craft. This is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Call for details.

Rates:
Upper New River - Adults
Saturday - $117
Weekday - $94
Youth 13 and under - Half price

Upper New River Express - Adults
Saturday - $89
Weekday - $75
Youth 13 and Under - Half Price

 

Duckie or Kayak Trips On the Middle New

Season Class Experience Age
All Year I-III+ None Required 10 yr


The perfect "one on one" river experience! Duckies are inflatable kayaks that are both stable and responsive. The kayaks are plastic sit-on-top kayaks that allow you to surf and be in control of your destiny. We highly recommend this trip to anyone that is a water enthusiast.

Rates:
Upper New River - Adults
Saturday - $117
Weekday - $94
Youth 13 and under - Half price

Upper New River Express - Adults
Saturday - $79
Weekday - $72
Youth 13 and under - Half Price


New River Express
Season Class Experience Age
All Year III-V None Required 10 yr or 90 lb

Head straight for the action of the New River Gorge class III to V rapids. This trip is designed for guests that have a limited time frame. Most major rapids of the Lower New are included, however it is fast paced and does not include lunch. The Express Trips run 2-3 hours from Cunard to Fayette Station. Challenge your first Class IV Rapid, less than 1.4 mile into the trip. Excellent for beginners or experienced paddlers. Morning, midday, and afternoon trips.

Rates:
Weekdays - $75
Weekends - $89
Double Express - $160 (Sunday thru Friday) twice the fun!
Double Express - $160 (Saturday) twice the fun!

 

Overnight /Multi Day Trips
Season Class Experience Age
All Year I-V None Required Depends on Section of River

Get a feeling for life on the river with our 26 mile full Canyon overnight. Experience the first day of wonderful scenery and gentle rapids on the Upper New River section class I to III. Complimentary kayaks or duckies as well as a raft are provided for your enjoyment. A side hike to Dowdy Creek triple waterfalls for lunch on day one is a great photo opportunity. After enjoying a leisurely day on the river you will then pull in to make camp and sleep riverside under the stars. Our guides will show off their culinary skills treating you to a fireside dinner guaranteed to please your palate. After dinner you can explore around the camp, check out the sunset, go for a hike, relax around the fire, and check out the night sky.

Day two unfolds with a leisurely breakfast, pack up gear and then back or the water in rafts for class III to V excitement of the of the Lower New River Gorge with class III to V whitewater. Our first major rapid Surprise, a class III will get your adrenalin pumping and set the pace for the next 24 major rapids class III to V. As you proceed down stream not only will our guides navigate you thru rapids such Upper Railroad, Keeney Rapids, Double Z , Greyhound Bus Stop, Millers Folly, but also entertain you with history, and geology of the New River Gorge. Your trip will conclude under the world famous New River Gorge Bridge.

Rates:
Weekdays - $230
Saturday and Sunday - $260

We also offer custom combos, 2 to 4-day trips.

 

New River Package Specials
Camping Package Includes:
Hotel Package Includes
Cabin Package Includes:
  • 2 nights cabin
  • 1 Lower New one day trip
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 BBQ dinner
    Weekdays - $254 pp
    Weekends - $275 pp
    * Based on double occupancy

 

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  • Special Announcement: Bridge Day Weekend - October 19 
  • (The following Gauley River prices are per person)
    Raft lower New River and check out all the base jumpers leaping from New River Gorge Bridge $89
    Combine Upper Gauley on Oct 19 with New River Bridge Day trip $160
    Combine Lower Gauley and Bridge Day trip $140


Upper Gauley
Season Class Experience Age
Fall Release III-V+ Required 16 yr

This trip will begin at the bas of the Summersville Dam. Your heart will pound with great anticipation as you witness the release of raging whitewater shooting from 3 colossal tubes. You will navigate through five Class V+ rapids. Insignificant, Pillow Rock, Lost Paddle, Iron Ring, and Sweets Falls (a 12' waterfall). Previous rafting experience is recommended and good physical condition is highly recommended. Our minimum age requirement is 16 years old.

Rates:
Friday or Monday World Class Upper Gauley Trip - $110
Saturday or Sunday This is Prime-Time World Class Upper Gauley - $150

GAULEY RIVER WILDSIDE
4 PEOPLE PER BOAT
Upper Gauley
Weekend - $225 per person
Weekday - $190 per person

 

Lower Gauley

Season Class Experience Age
Fall Release III-V None Required but suggested 12 yr

The Lower Gauley offers 13 miles Class III-V whitewater in one of West Virginia's most spectacular canyons. Technical continuous rapids make this trip a step up from the Lower New. Although the Lower Gauley is not as demanding as the Upper Gauley, this section offers exciting whitewater adventure for both beginners and experts alike. You will experience the biggest rapids the Lower Gauley has to offer such as Koontz's, Flume, Canyon Doors, Mash and Pure Screaming Hell, just to name a few. The scenery is magnificent and action is non-stop. Our take out at Koontz's Landing allows our guests to enjoy all the whitewater the Lower Gauley has to offer without the last 2 miles of flat water. Minimum age is 12 years old.

Rates:
Friday- $99
Weekend - $140
Monday - $99
 

GAULEY RIVER WILDSIDE
4 PEOPLE PER BOAT
Lower Gauley
Weekend - $200 per person
Weekday - $145 per person



Double Upper Gauley

Season Class Experience Age
Fall Release III-V Required 18yr

Extreme Whitewater ! Experience the wildest section of the Gauley TWICE IN ONE DAY! Your trip starts at the base of Summersville Dam and you will experience over 100 major rapids to our take out below Sweats Falls. A hearty lunch will be served before the 2nd run, on water time around 7 hours, this is a action packed adrenaline RUSH! NO WHIMPS!


Rates:
Friday - $190
Saturday - $240
Sunday - $240
Monday - $190


Gauley Marathon
Season Class Experience Age
Fall Release III-V+ Required 16 yr

This trip combines our Upper and Lower Gauley trip in one day. This is 28 miles of non-stop whitewater containing approximately 150 rapids. Good physical condition is a must. Our minimum age for any Upper Gauley trip is 16 and experience is highly recommended.

Rates:
Saturday & Sunday - $235
Weekdays - $205


Gauley Over Night
SUBJECT TO RIVER CONDITIONS

Season Class Experience Age
Fall Release III-V+ Required 16 yr

  This two-day trip starts with a BANG! You'll put on the river at the thunderous base of the Summersville Dam and instantly challenge the World Class Upper Gauley. That evening while you discuss the events of the day around the campfire, enjoy a riverside gourmet dinner.

Day two brings our guides favorite section of the Gauley ... the Lower. Wake to the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and a down home country breakfast and off we go to catch the wave. Yet another day of Whitewater Adventure.

Rates:
Friday/Saturday - $275
Saturday/Sunday - $350
Sunday/Monday - $275


Gauley Reverse Lower & Upper
SUBJECT TO RIVER CONDITIONS

Season Class Experience Age
Fall Release III-V+ None Required but suggested 16 yr

Our most popular way to experience the Gauley River Canyon. Most paddlers familiar with the Gauley choose this trip!

Day 1 unfolds with 13 miles of class 3-5 whitewater thrills on the Lower Gauley, which is widely considered to be a step above the Lower New difficulty, but a step below the Upper Gauley. Enjoy our riverside deli lunch and at the end of the day treat yourself to a barbeque dinner at base camp and camping at our base camp.

The Lower is the ideal warm up for your second day on the challenging Upper Gauley. Day 2 wake up to a hearty home cooked breakfast, gear up and board the magic bus to the base of Summersville Dam, where the upper Gauley adventure begins, and experience miles of raging class V+ whitewater.

Rates:
Friday/Saturday - $235
Saturday/Sunday - $260
Sunday/Monday - $235

 

CATERING AT OUR BASE CAMP
Please make meal reservations when booking you vacation. All meals are delicious, generous and include all the trimmings! Special menus can be arranged with due notice.

Home-cooked Breakfast $8.00
Steak dinner $18.00
BBQ Chicken $14.00
Hamburger/Hot Dog Feast $8.00


RENTALS

  • Paddling Jackets     $10.00
  • Wetsuit    $15.00
  • Tent (4 person)   $20.00
  • Shelters   $55.00
  • Snowshoes   $15.00

 

Vacation Memories
Photographs of your trip!
Color photographs of each day's adventure are available for your purchase after every trip! Prices may vary.

Videos of your trip
Have our professional videographer capture your vacation on videotapes! Reserve your video when you reserve your trip.

Gratuities
As with all service industries, gratuities are not required, but are certainly appreciated by our guides as well as our catering staff.

 

Minimum ages and the GAULEY RIVER SPECIAL RELEASE SEASON DATES are listed in the SINGLE DAY TRIPS section of this price sheet. Special GROUP RATES are available for your family, business or organization's outings. For Group Rate details call toll free- 1-800-759-7238 or adventure@gauley.com. We are here to provide you the best in outdoor vacations and services-please do not hesitate to call with your questions, comments or ideas.

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Testimonials
5 Stars
we had an awesome time! Ryan and Justin were our guides for the day. They were accomodating to our preferences to maximize the adventure and were quite knowledgeable of the river, town, and things to do afterwards. lunch was great and we even got a free raft upgrade. can't wait til next year

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