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Victor

EPIC WHITEWATER RAFTING + CAMPING TRIP - GAULEY RIVER WV

Join us for a three-night, two-day whitewater rafting _ camping trip to the world famous Gauley River in West Virginia. This epic trip will remain in your memories forever!

EPIC WHITEWATER RAFTING + CAMPING TRIP - GAULEY RIVER WV
EPIC WHITEWATER RAFTING + CAMPING TRIP - GAULEY RIVER WV

Time & Location

Sep 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – Sep 16, 2024, 8:00 AM

Victor, U.S. Hwy 19, Victor, WV 25938, USA

About the event

DESCRIPTION

  • THIS IS HEAVEN, WEST VIRGINIA. Welcome to the world famous Gauley River. Consistently rated as the second best whitewater rafting in the entire USA and the best river east of the Mississippi, this is a world class experience that's only an 8 hour drive away.
  • Join us for an amazing, life-changing, and never-to-be-forgotten experience. You will remember this for the rest of your lives! Think I'm kidding? Whitewater guides from all over the USA leave their rivers for 6-7 weeks in September & October and head to WV to lead boats down the mighty Gauley. Tourists and whitewater enthusiasts from all over the world come here as well. This river is known the world over and you will remember the names of the rapids by the time the river has had its way with you.
  • This is the perfect opportunity for folks looking to do this once in a lifetime (or once a year for someone like me) adventure as we have options to ease into things with an easier trip on Saturday on the Lower stretch of the river (still class 4 & 5 rapids) before everyone jumps onto the mighty Upper Gauley on Sunday. (This is the stretch that will leave you either crying or begging for more!) Please see the options below and reach out with questions, concerns, fears, etc. I've personally taken dozens of people with little to no whitewater experience before and everyone has lived and everyone has had the trip of a lifetime. I also use the company with the best, most experienced guides!!!

PAYMENT | SIGN UP PROCESS

  • If you have questions, concerns, fears, etc. email us at info@seekexplorewander.com
  • Once payment is received you will be granted access to a Google Sheet with information about food, carpooling, etc. that I will create

COSTS & OPTIONS

  • Please see this Google Sheet for more information: Gauley River 2024
  • Packages are $500 or $600 (varies by river & boat size)
  • Figure this will cost about $700 - $800 per person in total depending on if you carpool, if you rent wetsuits one/both days, which package you pick, all inclusive

ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • 3 Nights Camping (Friday-Sunday Night)
  • Hot showers, clean restrooms, etc.
  • Lunch each day (Lower Gauley is deli sandwiches, chips, etc, Upper Gauley runs include hot lunches with epic sightseeing)
  • Lite breakfast each day by Outfitter
  • Dinner Saturday by Outfitter (honestly it's shitty)
  • Breakfast/Dinner by John around the campfire every day
  • Beer|Wine at dinner/around campfire by John (reasonable quantities)
  • Setup & Support from John for arrivals and when breaking camp
  • Beer (1|2 cans of cheap stuff) from Outfitter after rafting each day

ADDITIONAL COSTS

  • YOU will also need to pay $20 per person per day for tips for raft guide
  • Wetsuits NOT included. Wetsuit rentals are $20 a day or $10 for jackets or $25 for both (again, that's per day). You can decide there and I'll explain closer to the trip.
  • Outfitter charges for videos/photos. If entire boat chips in it's like $10-20 per person (per day). Worth it!
  • There is also an option to camp Thursday night as well and do some hiking and sightseeing in the area - additional $16 a person

NOTES

  • Each day around 4-5pm there's a free viewing of the day's videos from the company. Everyone including guides goes. They usually offer 1 free beer at bar
  • There is sometimes a live band on Saturday night at Outfitter's Bar. Drinks on you.

ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES

  • Bring your own tent and camping gear!
  • This is a great outfitter on private land with huge campground facilities. Clean restrooms with hot showers available.
  • You can rent a cabin there - but that's on you to organize, pay for, find roommates, etc. I can provide contact information if wanted.
  • This is also right near the New River Gorge Bridge and New River Gorge National Park...which you can visit while in the area.

GEAR

  • This is primarily a camping event. Bring your own tent and camping gear. Again, I'll be providing a decent amount of food/drink but please be considerate and do not over consume.
  • Once you sign up and pay for the trip the Google Sheet will have a full list of gear to bring
  • Again, wetsuits not included in cost but can be rented there

TRANSPORTATION

  • Carpooling encourage and carpools will be organized to help save on costs and help those out who do not have a car.

Tickets

  • Gauley River Tickets

    Please see event description to help you decide which package you want. Email us at info@seekexplorewander.com with questions or for clarification.

    From $500.00 to $600.00
    • $500.00
      +$12.50 service fee
    • $600.00
      +$15.00 service fee

Total

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