Whitewater Rafting Levels
whitewater rafting levels
All our whitewater rafting expeditions are graded using the scale below. The grading relates to the most difficult sections. A higher graded river is likely to have a mix that include some lower level sections.
The information below will help you to understand the level of experience and skill that you need for our whitewater rafting expeditions.
- LEVEL 1
Beginner skill level. Paddling at this level is relaxed. There will be some small waves that tug at the boat and some maneuvering may be required but the water is mainly calm.
- LEVEL 2
Basic paddling skills. There will be some maneuvering through easy rapids and around occasional rocks. River channels are wide. Lots of fun and a good way to ease yourself into learning to raft.
- LEVEL 3
Some experience with rafting is required (which can be taught as part of the expedition). There will be waves and small drops. Significant maneuvering required and some fast, narrow passages to negotiate. Plenty of excitement!
- LEVEL 4
For those who are experienced at rafting. Difficult rapids with lots of turbulent water, considerable drops and sharp maneuvering. Heart pounding!
- LEVEL 5
Significant experience of rafting is required. Large rocks, drops, hazards and tough rapids mean that precise maneuvering is required. Adrenaline fueled!
- LEVEL 6
This is one for the experts. Extreme whitewater, huge waves, lots of hazards, rocks and big drops. Attempting this level comes with huge risks and so we don’t lead expeditions at this level. There are plenty of challenges, lots of excitement and adventure to be had between level 1-5.
If you have any questions then phone us and we’ll explain the requirements of your chosen adventure.
Tom Tuckwood – Mob: 00 44 7964151218
Graham McDonald – Mob: 00 44 7741489024