A Day of Fun... A Lifetime of Memories


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

Whitewater Rafting Trips - From Family Fun to High Adventure

New York State's leading whitewater rafting company

Experienced and personable guides NYS licensed guides


Forty years of experience. Impeccable safety record.

Close to Old Forge, Lake Placid, and Lake George, NY.

Policies to protect the health of our guests and employees:


In order to help protect our guests, and employees, and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus we are canceling all of our rafting adventures, ropes course, and other activities until May 1. We will provide full refunds for any of these trips, no questions asked or allow rescheduling with no fees.

We will continually reassess the date for resuming activities and  will post any changes as they develop.

We are continuing to take reservations for trips running in May through October. We suggest that if you are interested in one of these trips, that you make a risk free reservation. We have suspended our normal policy of requiring a deposit to secure your trip for all trips through July 4.

This date may be extended if the health emergency persists.

Because our reservation staff is often working from home, but monitoring the phones, please leave a message and we will get back to you within a few hours.

Once restrictions are lifted we will be ready to resume operations and look forward to seeing you on the river

When we do reopen, we will not reuse any life jacket, wet suit, helmet, or paddle until there is absolutely no health risk in doing so.

* Our equipment, vehicles, and facility surfaces will be disinfected on a regular basis.

* Hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout our facilities.

As always, our guests’ and employees’ safety is our first concern. We are all in this together.



New York's Best Rafting Adventures


arrowBlack 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  BOOK NOW


arrowHudson River
A 17 mile wilderness rafting adventure.

The "Grand Daddy" of all N.Y. rivers

Great whitewater and Adirondack scenery. 

Read More   BOOK NOW 


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
Great family adventures; summer rafting with guaranteed Class II and III rapids, our new Adventure Center with a challenging Aerial Ropes course, canoe rentals, and a  forested paintball area. Let us help you plan a family vacation in the Adirondacks with a bit of adrenalin thrown in .  Read More


Make Your Raft Trip Part of a Vacation

NEW FOR 2017. We have relocated our Hudson River base to our new Adirondack Adventure Center. We now have an Aerial Adventure Ropes Course, canoe rentals, and a forested paintball area for additional days of exciting Adirondack activities.  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.


 islands smaller scaled

10% Discount on Aerial Ropes and Zip when combined with a raft adventure

Spring High Adventure Rafting season postponed until May 2 (may be delayed further)

Ice Breaker Special $15 Discount

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

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ARO is the highest rated rafting company in two categories of the "'Adirondacks Best of 2018."

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…

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