Half Day Raft Trips
Explore the River Today!
Our shortest rafting options are perfect for beginners or for those with very limited time or those that just want to float and enjoy the river. Our short trip #1 has become very popular with groups and families alike for its convenience, quick shuttle, Class II rapid, beautiful scenery and take out at our base. Our short rafting trips give you the flexibility to squeeze in a late day paddle or to start early and just let the river float you back. As with all our trips it’s not the amount of time you take to complete your trip, it’s the mileage. Customers are allowed to complete their trip at their leisure within our hours of operation. If the river’s water level is above normal or high, we recommend choosing the raft as your choice of watercraft.
A FEW RAFT TRIPS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AT CERTAIN RIVER LEVELS. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO SELECT THE TRIP YOU PREFER, PLEASE SELECT A TRIP WITH FEWER MILES.
- Please visit the River Conditions page for trip selection guidance.
Please note that rafting trips are not guided and the rates are per watercraft. You may put up to four people in a 4 person raft and up to six people in a 6 person raft. Rates do not include 5.3% Virginia sales tax.
Minimum age of four years old in rafts – no exceptions!
Shoes or sandals with a heel strap are required for all river trips. We do not allow guests to wear flip-flops.
Please check out the river conditions page prior to booking to see if there are any trip recommendations.
What’s included in your rental
- Shuttle Service
- Life Vests
- Basic Riverside Instruction
Choose your Rafting Trip
Karo Landing to Front Royal Outdoors
Most popular short trip. Trip 1 floats from Karo Landing, river mile marker 37, downstream 3 miles to our base at Front Royal Outdoors, river mile marker 40.
Karo Landing to Front Royal Landing
Most popular half-day trip. Trip 2 floats from Karo Landing, river mile marker 37, downstream 7 miles to Front Royal Landing, river mile marker 44.
STATE PARK TRIP 2
Shenandoah River State Park to Karo Landing
State Park Trip 2 floats from the Shenandoah River State Park, downstream 5 miles to Karo Landing, river mile marker 37. RAFTS NOT RECOMMENDED BELOW 2 FEET ON THE FRONT ROYAL GAUGE.
Plan Your Trip
Check out our local lodging and camping options before your trip, view the current river conditions, and more!
Looking for answers? Check out our frequently asked questions page.
Talk To Our Adventure Experts
Whether you want to lazily float down the river in a tube or just get away for an hour or a couple of days in a canoe, kayak or raft, we can provide the expertise and knowledge to help you plan your Shenandoah getaway.