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Canoeing - Whitewater and Flatwater

SOAR Inflatables:

Inflatable whitwater canoes and kayaks. The most versatile boat in the world! Also featuring Exclusive Guided Day Trips down a scenic and secluded section of Russian River.  Shop Online

Wildwater Limited:

Established in 1971, and located in the Southeast; on the Chattooga, Nantahala, Ocoee & Pigeon Rivers in Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina. 

ACE Adventure Resort:

Featured on the Travel Channel as North America’s Largest Adventure Resort, ACE is a “World of Adventure in One Place”. Our private mountain hideaway has an impressive array of on-premises adventures, activities, lodging and amenities of any Outfitter! 

Quest Expeditions:

Whitewater rafting and scenic float trips on the Ocoee River in Tennesse. Mexico whitewater adventure trips  BOOK NOW!

Seagull Canoe Outfitters:

Paddle Minnesota's Boundary Waters canoe area or Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park from our base on Seagull Lake at the end of Gunflint Trail near Grand Marais, Minnesota. 

Bill Dvorak's Expeditions:

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing on 10 rivers and 20 canyons in 5 southwestern states, international trips in Nepal, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico; Instructional clinics on rafts, kayaks and canoe, whitewater rescue,teenage whitewater skills camp.  BOOK NOW!

California Outdoors:

s a trade association dedicated to preserving rivers and providing high quality, safe and outrageously fun trips throughout California. Find the professional outfitter by river listing 

Northern Outdoors:

Maine's Premier Adventure Resort offers 4 season fun for all ages. Raft New England's wildest whitewater. Snowmobile miles of spectacular trails. Relax in your private lakeside cabin. Enjoy great food and fresh ales from our Kennebec River Pub & Brewery. 

Carolina Heritage Outfitters:

Paddle to your Treehouse lodging (on 150-acre private wildlife refuge) on the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail, or rent canoes for 1-12 days. Flat blackwater, remote and beautiful. Men's Journal, New York Times, Paddler Magazine. 

North Carolina Professional Paddlesport Assn.:

Is an organization of professional outfitters committed to providing the safest and most exciting whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking adventures possible 

Virginia Professinal Paddlesports Assn.:

is a trade association of Virginia outdoor businesses. Virginia's waterways are a unique way to explore the variety and majesty of a state renowned for its natural beauty. 

Indian Head Canoes & Rafts:

We offer canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing and camping for all ages & skill levels on the Deleware river. We are tucked into the corners of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey 

Blue's Canoe Livery:

is an outdoor recreation center that provides canoe, kayak, and raft trips on the beautiful Driftwood river in central southern Indiana. We also offer camping, golf driving range, and a climbing wall. 

Reed's Canoe Trips:

offers leisurely canoe and kayak trips from a few hours to an entire day on the beautiful Kankakee River, one hour south of Chicago, IL. 

Black Creek Canoe Rental:

Canoe Rentals on Black Creek - a wild & scenic river running through DeSoto National Forest in Southeast Mississippi 

Clarke Outdoors:

rents canoes, kayaks & rafts on the Housatonic River in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Our retail store carries a full line of canoes, kayaks and accessories. 

Canoe Escape Inc.:

Canoe and kayak Tampa's premier attraction for birding, wildlife watching, photography, family vacation memories: the Hillsborough River. Canoe/kayak rentals and sales. Guided trips available. 

Austin Lehman:

We focus on running the best trips in Americas and Africa. We’ve been guiding family, group, & solo active vacations since 1985. With over 40 itineraries to amazing destinations, we’ve created adventures to unique local & cultural experiences just for you 

Bike Hike Adventures:

Worldwide multisport adventures for earthlings addicted to outdoor life. Bike, Hike, Raft, Horseback, and Sea Kayak in one adventure-filled expedition. No extra fees for solo travellers. 

Elk River Canoe Rental:

Canoe and kayak rental on Tennessee's beautiful, pristine Elk River, which has a 2 mi. per hour current, with no threatening rapids. We have trips varying in length from 2 1/2 - 14 miles for day trips and longer ones for overnight. 

Alaska Alpine Adventures:

is Lake Clark and Katmai National Park's premier mountain guide service. Offering guided Alpine Backpacking, Whitewater Rafting, Trekking, Basecamping and Multi-sport Adventures in Alaska's "Real" wilderness. 

Desert River Kayak:

specializing in kayak and canoe rentals, sales, self guided and guided river trips on the Colorado River including the Black Canyon and Topock Gorge. 

Wy'East Expeditions:

WyEast Expeditions specializes in educational field trips, family trips, staff retreats, fly fishing and a Lewis & Clark experience summer youth camp. We use a 51 foot war canoe replica, sweepboat, rafts, inflatable kayaks and driftboats. 

Nature Adventures Outfitters:

Guided naturalist tours in Francis Marion National Forest Charleston, SC. Blackwater swamps, saltwater marshes & Barrier Islands. National Geographic Adventure Magazine recommended outfitter - July 2001. 

Adventure Indonesia:

an Indonesian tour operator offering wildlife, cultural & mountaineering trips throughout Indonesia. Many years of experience. A member of the Association of Indonesian Tour & Travel Agencies (ASITA), PATA & Overseas Allied member of JATA. 

Fish Eagle Safaris:

specializes in African safaris to Southern and East Africa where it has offered a quality wilderness experience since 1990. 

Alaska Outdoors Tours:

Our unique small group camping tours visit Alaska's famous national parks and allow you to choose from an exciting array of day trip adventures: hike, raft, fish, flight see, kayak, just to name a few. The choice is yours! 


Uncommon journeys for the active traveler in the spirit of adventure and discovery. Ecotoursim - Adventure Tours - Scuba Diving - Cultural Explorations 

Northern Coast Aquasports, S.A.:

The team of Northern Coast Aquasports are the scuba diving specialists of the north coast of the Dominican Republic. We provide outstanding Caribbean dive holidays. We specialize in PADI courses, dive packages and snorkeling cruises. 

Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures:

Retrace the trail of Lewis & Clark! Paddle the Missouri, Main Salmon and Lochsa Rivers, hike or bike the Lolo Trail and camp at sites used by the expedition. Trips for all experience levels. Trips include history, gourmet food, & memories for a lifetime. 

Heavner Canoe Rental, Inc:

is a 50-year-old family business, with over 200 canoes and kayaks available for sale or rent. We are a wilderness canoeing and kayaking company located in the Island Lake and Proud Lake State Recreation Area. 

Ocklawaha Canoe & Outpost Resort:

"A little bit of heaven in the heart of Florida. We are located on 7.25 acres of serene natural beauty in the Ocala Nat'l Forest along the shores of the Ocklawaha River. We offer luxury cabins, canoe & kayak trips, RV sites and primitive camping. 

Adventure Bound Canoe & Shuttle Co.:

We offer safari-style guided trips, outfitting, and a full-service canoe and kayak livery. Our headquarters are located in Fort Benton, Montana and we operate the Judith Landing Trading Post in the Wild and Scenic section of the Upper Missouri River. 

AdventureWomen, Inc.:

AdventureWomen is the “grande dame” of worldwide adventure travel for active women over 30. Small, congenial, non-smoking groups. Raft, hike, ride horses, sea kayak, sail, snorkel, scuba dive, and ski in some of the world’s most amazing destinations. 

River Riders:

River Riders offers whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, summer camps, team building and fishing trips in Historic Harpers Ferry National Park on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. 

Denali Outdoor Center:

Located at Denali National Park, we offer whitewater and scenic rafting, inflatable kayaking, kayak school, mountain bike rentals, and tours. Drysuits provided for all river guests. Free shuttle from local lodging, visitor center, and AKRR depot. 

Moki Mac River Expeditions:

We are family owned and operated river outfitters offering rafting vacations through the canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Utah and Arizona including Grand, Desolation, Cataract, Labyrinth/Stillwater, Westwater and Gray Canyons. 

Active New Zealand:

Outdoor adventures around New Zealand including hiking, biking, cycling, and multisport vacations taking you off the beaten trail for the trip of a lifetime. We have a range of active adventure tours to suit all abililty levels and interests. 

Mountain Travel Sobek:

Mountain Travel Sobek pioneered small-group adventure travel back in 1969. Choose from 200 active-group and private adventure vacations to destinations worldwide or create a custom trip. Hike, raft, kayak, discover wildlife, or explore world culture today  BOOK NOW!

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