#Due to the current health crisis we are offering private trips set with a minimum and maximum group size. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and hope to have you out here soon!
Experience Class III & IV Rafting Excitement on the Deerfield River’s Most Exciting Section!*
- Person (Ages 14+): $119
- Person (Ages 14+): $128
>Early/Late Season May - June & Sept - Oct
- Person (Ages 14+): $ 125
Duration & Location
- Full Day: Includes refreshing riverside snack and a full post-trip barbeque back at base.
- All Dryway trips meet at our base in Charlemont, Massachusetts
About The Dryway Trip
Experience Class IV rafting excitement close to home on the Deerfield River’s most exciting section, the Monroe Bridge Dryway. Combining the rush of advanced whitewater, the beauty of the northern Berkshires and the camaraderie of a paddling adventure, a Dryway rafting trip will be the highlight of your summer.
From Factory Rapid past Dunbar Brook, Dragon’s Tooth and Labyrinth, the rolling whitewater keeps you on your toes while the rugged northern Berkshires provide a backdrop of exceptional natural beauty. We stop for a snack along the river, but after the trip, we return to our basecamp where a hearty, hot barbecue lunch and a slide show of the day’s adventures await.
Our skilled guides really make the difference on this maze of rocks, holes and waves. Their expertise and friendly professional attitude help make your day memorable. Rafters ages 14 and up are welcome on all Dryway rafting trips. Participants must be comfortable in the water and able to paddle and work as a team. Participants on this trip may be required to swim aggressively wearing a personal flotation device in rocky, fast whitewater.
What to Bring
Expect everything you bring with you on the raft to get wet! In warm summer weather, some guests are comfortable in bathing suits/swim trunks or light layers. However, we ask you to not wear cotton, as it will keep you cold and wet throughout the trip. Wool and synthetic materials such as polypropylene, nylon, and fleece, are appropriate for cooler weather and water temperatures.
Dryway water remains cool year round. Wetsuits, splash jackets, and neoprene river booties are available for rental. You are required to wear sneakers or other shoes that can be secured to your feet. No flip-flops.
Bring any required medications as well as extra money for souvenirs, coin-operated showers, etc. You should leave valuables and dry clothes and towels for after the trip in your locked vehicle. We will collect your car keys and return them to you after the trip.
For all of our whitewater trips, guests must be able/willing to do the following: Wear a helmet and our personal flotation device (PFD), respond to and follow verbal or visual instruction, roll from front to back in water while wearing a PFD, demonstrate dynamic sitting position (sitting upright), and float with feet up in water. Specifically for our advanced trips, guests need to be able to paddle for up to 2 minutes at a time. Remain calm, lay flat, and orient their body so their feet are aiming downstream if they find themselves unexpectedly in the water. On the Dryway trip longer unexpected swims in rocky class III/IV rapids are possible, and guests need to be prepared to self rescue by swimming aggressively to shore or other rafts, and/or be prepared to receive a throw rope from shore. Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.
Don't forget to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!). Call our office if you have any additional questions. We're always happy to help!
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