All of our ducky trips are accompanied by a licensed guide. On larger rivers we use oar-powered rafts and catarafts to accompany the duckies. Oars give the guide exceptional maneuvering ability and the raft or cataraft is capable of carrying multiple swimmers (and lunch!). On smaller rivers, the guide will be in his or her own ducky or hard-shell kayak. Before the trip, the guide will provide a safety orientation specific to ducky trips. On the water, the guide will lead the way through the rapids.
Hudson River trips start near Indian Lake, NY on the Indian River with 3 miles of action-packed Class III whitewater. The rapids calm for a moment when we reach the Hudson, but quickly pick up speed as we plunge 650 feet through the Gorge. This is the best part of the trip, for 8 miles it's one Class III/IV rapid after another.
We stop at a campsite in the Gorge to have lunch. Lunches are prepared fresh each morning and we specialize in healthy vegetarian options. After the Gorge it's another 3 miles of Class II whitewater to the take-out in the hamlet of North River. A 5-minute ride back to North Creek and we're back at our base.
Rafting the Hudson River is the perfect way to spend a day with friends or family. In the Spring the Hudson is Big Water Adventure. The Summer is great for families and the water is warm. In the Fall the river rises slightly and a lot of people come just to view the Fall Colors.
April - October
Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun
$125 per person
Min # people : 4
Max # people : 28
Full Wetsuit, Splash Jacket, Booties & Gloves
Healthy Delicious Snack on the River
Experienced New York State Licensed Guide
Highest Quality Equipment
9:00 - 9:30 am - Sign In & Wetsuits
9:30 - 10:00 am - Safety Orientation
10:00 - 10:30 am - Shuttle to Putin
10:30 - 11:00 am - Launch Boats
11:00 - 3:15 pm - On the River
3:15 - 3:30 pm - Shuttle to North Creek
CHECK-IN TIME IS 9:00 AM
North Creek Rafting Company
9 Ordway Lane
North Creek, NY 12853