FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the best time to go white water rafting?
This depends on what you're looking for. Thrill seekers want to come in the Spring (April and May), that's when the water is the highest, mostly Class IV. Families usually choose to come in the Summer to enjoy the relaxing warm water, mostly Class III. The river rises again in the Fall and provides some exciting and beautiful Class III+ Fall Foliage trips.
Do you need any river rafting experience?
Experience is not necessary on the Hudson River, except in extremely high water. Experience is required for the Moose River, which has some Class V rapids.
How far in advance must I make reservations?
Space is limited with North Creek Rafting Company. We keep the trips small to give our guests a higher-quality experience. The earlier you book your trip, the better the chances of getting your desired date. The Summer Season (July and August) is especially busy and reservations are often made far in advance.
How can I make a reservation?
Reservations can be made over the phone at 800-989-RAFT or online.
What's the food like?
Healthy and Delicious! There is something special about eating out under the blue Adirondack sky with freshly prepared food. Prior to every trip a lot of time is spent planning and organizing menus. You will delight in the quality of our food.
What is the minimum age?
Our rule of thumb is, we allow as young as 6 years old in the Summer when accompanied by adults, but must be at least 18 years old for extremely high water or Class V rafting trips. There are exceptions, please call to be sure. Size and weight can also be a factor on colder trips, where smaller people get cold easier.
Is it dangerous?
Our experience has taught us that rafting trips are a safe activity, however, like any outdoor activity, you should be aware of the different risks involved. Our first priority is your safety and our outstanding record proves it. You will be asked to read and sign a Release of Liability Form prior to participating in any of our trips. Whitewater rafting has been proven to be safer than driving a car.
What do I need to bring?
What you need to bring depends on the weather and season. Please visit the individual river trip pages to see what is recommended for each trip.
What if I can't swim?
It is not necessary to know how to swim and everyone must wear Coast Guard approved lifejackets, provided by NCRC, at all times while on the river.
What about Trip Cancellation?
All of our rafting trips run rain or shine. Please read our Cancellation Policy.