Below is a list of our frequently asked questions. Click the drop-down arrow for each question to view the answer.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.
To view trip details for the different rafting trip options, and to make a reservation, please visit our River Rafting page.
- Is there a minimum age and weight requirement?
We can take children as young as 3 years of age, and a minimum of 35 pounds, on the rafts.
- What should I wear?
You will most likely get wet. Your feet will definitely get wet. We recommend that you wear quick dry clothes, and water sandals or other shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet. You will also want to bring a change of dry clothes for after the trip.
If it is a cool or rainy day, then bring a fleece jacket and/or rain jacket.
- What should I bring?
Although we do provide bottled water for all rafting guests, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle, to help reduce your carbon footprint. We do provide a water dispenser filled with fresh local spring water, so that you may refill your bottle.
We recommend wearing sunscreen or long sleeves and pants, to prevent sunburn.
Sunglasses and sun hats, with retainer straps so they won’t fall off, are also recommended.
- Should I bring my camera?
Anything you bring with you on the river will most likely get wet, and could get lost or damaged. With that in mind, if you do want to bring a camera, then we recommend using a waterproof case with a strap or clip. We do have some waterproof cases for sale at our Weber River Base Camp.
- Is transportation provided?
Free river shuttle service is included with every rafting trip.
All trips start at our Weber River Adventures Base Camp. We will bring you back to our Base Camp at the end of each trip.
If you need round-trip transportation from your lodging location in Park City, Salt Lake City, Davis, Ogden, or Huntsville areas out to our Weber River Adventures Base Camp in Henefer, we can provide that for an extra fee. Group size minimums apply for this service.
- How big are the rapids?
Class I, Class II, and a lower Class III . These rapids are not big and scary, but they have good splash potential.
If you love getting out in nature and want to enjoy a casual float trip that is appropriate for all ages and abilities, then this is a wonderful experience!
However, if you are a thrill seeker and are expecting Class IV and Class V rapids, then you will need to drive a few more hours away from the metro area, and will need to pay quite a bit more for your tickets to raft on a bigger river.
- Can I fall out of the raft?
Yes, it is possible, but doesn’t happen all that often.
Our guides will provide a safety briefing before your float trip. You will be instructed on how to prevent falling out, and what to do if you happen to fall out of the boat.
- Can the raft flip over?
It is possible, but extremely unlikely.
We do not intentionally flip the rafts.
- Is this activity handicapped accessible?
Not without special arrangements.
Under normal circumstances, you must be able to get yourself in and out of the boat, walk up and down rocky slopes to get in and out of the river, sit in the raft, and paddle.
If you are unable to perform any of these tasks, please call us to discuss the specifics. We can make special accommodations for some situations, including extra staff and/or a different type of boat set-up.
- Does everyone paddle?
Yes. We primarily offer paddle rafting. The guide sits in the back of the boat to steer, and calls out paddle commands. All guest passengers hold a paddle and respond to the guide’s paddle commands, working together as a team to propel and navigate the boat down stream.
Exceptions can be made for small children or guests with disabilities, but we must discuss and arrange for this in advance.
- How deep is the water?
The Weber River is a relatively small river. Stream depth varies based on water flow and location. It can be shallow enough to wade, or deep enough to be over your head in some places.
- Can I use my own life jacket?
No. All guests must wear a Type IV Whitewater rated PFD (personal flotation devise). Utah state law and our insurance company requires this.
For your safety and comfort, we provide the appropriate type of life jacket. Our guides and staff will ensure that you have them properly fastened at all times when on the river.
We clean every life jacket in an enzyme cleaner between each use. So you don’t have to worry about the previous guest’s stink and germs.
- What about alcohol?
Alcohol is not allowed to be brought on the rafts. You will be busy paddling, anyway, and won’t have time to drink or a hand to hold your drink in.
If you’re having a meal with us after your river trip, then you may bring alcohol to enjoy with your meal. We can chill it in a cooler for you at our Base Camp while you float on the river.
We do not have a liquor license, so we cannot supply any alcohol.
- What is the minimum number of people required to book?
For logistical and safety reasons, the paddle raft trips require at least 2 guests per boat.
Half-day trips have a 2 person minimum to run.
Full-day trips, combo trips, and trips that include a meal and/or transportation, have a six person minimum to run, or you can book a private trip at the cost equivalent of 6 guests.
For individuals and small groups not meeting the minimum group size requirements, we may be able to group you with other guests. Please call us to check on availability.
- Will we be in a raft with other people we don't know?
Rafting is a great way to meet new people!
Depending on your group size, you may be in a raft with other guests you don’t know, unless you book a private boat.
- Are reservations required?
You must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance in order to guarantee availability.
We do accept same-day bookings as availability permits, but it is not always possible.
Weber River Adventures are popular, and often sell out. We strongly recommend that you book your rafting trip as far in advance as possible, to have the best chance of getting the schedule you want.
- Does the price listed on the website include sales tax and guide gratuity?
No. Utah Sales Tax and Guide Gratuity are not included in the price listed on the website.
Henefer sales tax rate of 6.55% is calculated and charged during checkout when you make your reservation.
Guide gratuity is up to you, and is between you and your guide at the time of your trip. If you feel that your guide has enhanced your experience, then a gratuity of 15% – 25% is appropriate.
However, for large group functions where a contract is required, an automatic gratuity of 18% will be calculated into your total.
- Do I need to sign a waiver?
Yes, each participant must sign a waiver form.
When you complete your reservation, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to sign your waiver form online. If you do not sign the waiver form online, we will provide a paper copy for you to sign before your activity begins.
Minor children under the age of 18 must have their waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian. If the legal guardian will not be present at the activity location, then please be sure to sign the online waiver form ahead of time.