Orion’s river rafting guides are hand-picked and personally trained because your safety and enjoyment is our primary concern. Our whitewater rafting equipment is the best money can buy for the very same reasons.
We outfit raft trips on rivers throughout the North Central Cascades. Orion Rafting was founded in 1978 by people who were invested in bringing people together through outdoor recreation. Our river adventures are well-suited for all ages. River trips range from calm to rambunctious. Choose a trip close to Mount Rainier, Leavenworth or Seattle.
A Wenatchee river rafting adventure includes sunshine, rollicking waves and ample opportunities to splash your boss or boyfriend. White water river rafting trips occur daily on the Wenatchee from April through August - depending on river levels.
A Wenatchee river rafting trip is the perfect beginning river adventure. Only and hop, skip and a jump from Seattle and ideal for family reunions, bachelorette parties and corporate groups. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Our All-Women’s river rafting adventures are meant to stimulate, rejuvenate and lead to a more peaceful frame of mind. Orion’s female river guides will take you on white water up to Class IV in our well-outfitted paddle rafts.
Every trip will include health-conscious fare prepared right on the banks of the river by our guides whether it is for one day or for several days on an overnight river trip. Come and bond and share with other like-minded, adventurous women!
June 13 / June 14
All women's river trip includes a riverside meal, wetsuit, wetsuit boots, splash jacket, all necessary river gear, shuttle at the river and professional, personable female guides. The trip might include an opportunity to float a rapid in your lifejacket and a short hike to a hidden, moss-draped swimming hole.
June 26 to June 28
This 3-day river trip includes fabulous Dutch Oven meals and all meals beginning with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, river bags for personal gear, tents, necessary river gear, wetsuits and boots (if needed), splash jackets and professional, personable female guides. The trip might also include: hiking, floating the rapids, yoga, steam sauna and wine-tasting.
We have trained river guides for 38 years and every year we strive to improve our program and build upon our successes. In other words, you will be the recipient of a very comprehensive training program --- 15 days to learn the entire range of skills required to be a professional river guide, or just steer your own craft on Class III-IV water.
Our training begins on the Deschutes River in north central Oregon. Besides being an excellent way to immerse newcomers to guiding, the 7-day river trip is an excellent opportunity for our instructors to work with each student on a personal basis. The final 4 weekends follow the 7-day trip and include a variety of rivers throughout the Cascades. From the weekend after Easter through the first weekend in May, we will be exploring several rivers with completely different personalities in order to give you a well-rounded perspective.
Orion provides all meals, dry bags, necessary river gear (lifejackets, throw bags, safety lines, etc.), instructors and shelter during the Deschutes portion of the training.