Whitewater rafting is one of the most beloved vacation activities, especially among thrill-seekers. But before you decide what kind of whitewater trip you’re going to take, it’s important to figure out a few logistics – including where you want to go rafting, what you need to know about equipment, and what kinds of falls are the best fit for your level of desired thrill. Here are a few specific things to know:
Wear the Right Attire
If you want to be comfortable on your trip, then you need to wear the right attire. Even if you aren’t going on any challenging rivers and don’t expect to fall in, you should dress like you’re going to get wet. Sometimes your instructor will give your group a chance to swim and it’s likely that you’ll get splashed from time to time while in the raft.
With that being said, dress like you’ll be spending a day at the pool. You’ll want a swimsuit with some coverage, sandals that velcro over your toes and ankles, some sunscreen, sunglasses, and maybe a sun-proof shirt. You’ll also want to leave all personal items behind in a locker or other secure space so that you don’t have to worry about getting wet.