Meet Your Guides
Western River Expeditions helped pioneer the concept of rafting vacations over five decades ago. Since 1961, consistent dedication to quality, excellence in trip safety, integrity, and experience of guides provides ample confidence that you’re traveling with the best. Every year, Western River Expeditions escorts more people down the rivers we run than anyone else. Western’s claim to the best guides and trip leaders is not taken lightly; it is supported by rigorous selection and in-depth training sharply defined by five decades of experience. Each Western guide experiences nearly 300 hours of training before escorting his or her first guest down the river. This training includes swift water rescue certification, CPR and First Aid Certification, a state licensing test, food handler’s education, on-river cooking courses, geology and interpretation classes, and Western’s renowned custom guide-training program. The result? Trips unfold safely and seamlessly. The men and women who lead our trips are intelligent, personable, fun, responsible and dedicated.