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River Outfitters

Voted The Best Rafting Company in Upstate New York

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice 2023

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Adirondack River Outfitters

Voted The Best Rafting Company in Upstate New York

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice 2023

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Whitewater Rafting Trips

From family fun to adrenaline-pumping adventures, Adirondack River Outfitters (ARO) has been guiding the best and safest rafting trips in New York State for over 40 years.

ARO voted “Best in the Adirondacks” and “Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2023”

About Us

A.R.O. Adventures has been New York State’s leading whitewater company for over 38 years. We discovered and pioneered the whitewater of the Black River, we were the first New York outfitter on the Moose River, and we were one of the founding members of the Hudson River Professional Rafting Association.

ARO has an experienced and personable guide staff. Our guides have a passion for whitewater and for sharing that passion with our guests!

Top-Rated New York Rafting Trips!

Amazing Day on the River

ARO rafting on the Hudson was great! In addition to the best possible weather, ARO was so well organized that even in the Covid era we did not lose a beat. We had the best guide who made our trip fun, adventurous, and entertaining. It was thrilling but we also felt safe the whole time. It was a blast. Thank you for unforgettable day on the river!

– Martina P. | Tripadvisor
Loved It!

This was a family day out like no other! The guides outfit everyone with helmets, a paddle and life jackets. They explain everything is simple instructions and answer any questions. It's obvious safety is paramount with ARO! The rapids were great, nothing overwhelming but plenty thrilling! The scenery along the Hudson was awesome. Worth every dollar!

– Matt M. | Tripadvisor
So Much Fun

What a fantastic experience! None of us had ever white water rafted prior to going, but it didn't matter. If you have a sense of adventure, you're all set. The guides are professional, knowledgable and funny. Great company- my family had a blast! The Hudson River gorge region is the Adirondacks at their wildest and most beautiful. We plan on going again!

– Rachel M. | Tripadvisor
Vacation Highlight

The guides, the stunning vista views, the thrill of the rapids, the ease of the slow runs.. An ARO rafting trip has the perfect recipe for a memorable experience! Our amazing guides turned a less than stellar group of outdoorsmen into a team of determined rafters who even retrieved a wayward rafter. I would love to do this again soon. Highly recommend!

– Kim H. | Tripadvisor
Fun Adventure

I just did the black river for the second time this year, the first time was in August. Both times have been a blast! Very knowledgeable, friendly staff with a clear love for the river and the sport. Lots of fun while keeping everyone safe. The snack at the middle is a great energy boost. A great day trip!

– Quinn W. | Tripadvisor

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