A Day of Fun... A Lifetime of Memories


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Hudson River (Adirondacks) - Black River (1,000 Islands)

Whitewater Rafting Trips - From Family Fun to High Adventure

New York State's leading whitewater rafting company

Experienced and personable guides,  share their passion for outdoor adventure with our guests

A.R.O. considers rafting a team sport and we strive to make you key players on the team.

Thirty five years experience. Impeccable safety record.

Families, Educational Groups, Bachelorettes, you name it, we know how to make your group's trip special.

Extend your vacation with activities in Old Forge, Lake Placid, Lake George, or the 1000 Islands

Choose Your Whitewater Adventure


arrow Black River
Black River Whitewater Rafting has something to offer each season. Spring "Big Water" is a screaming good time. Summer is warm water thrills and youngsters laughing as they paddle and swim. Fall color adds to the rivers beauty that flows steady into October..Read More Then Book online


arrow Hudson River
The Hudson River Whitewater rafting trip is a 17 mile wilderness adventure. The Hudson River Gorge, is the longest stretch of whitewater in New York and is considered the "Grand Daddy" of all N.Y. rivers. Hudson River rafting combines great whitewater and Adirondack scenery.Read More Then Book online


arrow Moose River
In April, when the river awakens after a long winters nap, the Moose becomes the ultimate whitewater rafting challenge. The season lasts only three weeks and is not for everyone. Even the hardiest whitewater veteran is quickly and rudely awakened to the reality of the Moose.  Read More


arrow Salmon River
A great family whitewater adventure; summer weather, warm water and guaranteed Class II and III rapids. The river level is controlled by dam releases so we are assured of water. Make your reservations now as these trips will fill up fast. Read More


Make Your Raft Trip Part of a Vacation

Our whitewater adventures are located near New York State's premier vacation areas, our Hudson River rafting adventure is in the Adirondack Mountains, and our Black River rafting trip is in The Thousand Islands Eastern Lake Ontario region. Accommodations ranging from camping to luxury resorts allow you to make your raft trip part of an extended vacation in either region. Our Hudson River Raft trips are in the Gore Mountain Region, close to Lake George, Lake Placid, Schroon Lake, Indian Lake, and Old Forge. Our Black River Trip is a short drive from Alexandria Bay and Clayton in the 1000 Islands, Sackets Harbor and Henderson Harbor on the Eastern Shore of lake Ontario, and only an hour and twenty minutes from Old Forge, a great base for either river, as well as a range of Adirondack adventures.


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Spring Hudson Sunday Special, $10 Discount, Free Wetsuits!

Sundays in April and May on the Hudson River.

 Great Deals For College Groups!

Call for latest unpublished Specials!

Earn a Free Trip: Organize a group of eight or more and you earn a trip.


Guest Reviews

  • My very first rafting experience
    and it was beyond anything I could have asked for!! We were lucky to have great weather and warm waters…
  • Black River Riot
    My husband and I were visiting the Thousand Islands for a quick getaway. I wanted to do something exciting and…
  • Professionals
    We had such a great time. I felt so safe as this was our first rafting trip. The staff are…

News & Blogs

  • March Madness!
    This Spring ARO is again offering a March Madness Special! We are offering a $10/person discount on Sunday raft trips…
  • Spring Rafting, Is It Right For You?
    Are you in need of a surge of adrenaline? Do you take pride in overcoming your fears? Do you consider…


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