NOTICE: We are suspending rafting tour until Labor Day weekend.

​Smooth vs. White Water Rafting: Which One is Right for Me? (Quiz)

Is a river rafting trip in your near future? Make sure you choose the right tour that fits your comfort level. Take the quiz below to find out what kind of rafter you are, and start planning your next adventure today!

Do you enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or mountain climbing?
a.    Yes!
b.    Not really

Would you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie?
a.    Absolutely
b.    Not at all

Are you into adventure sports?
a.    Of course
b.    Not my thing

Is the thought of rapid rushing water beneath you terrifying?
a.    Bring it on!
b.    Yes, I’d prefer to float on calm water

Do you like guided tours?
a.    I like to guide my own tours
b.    I do enjoy them

Will there be small children attending this trip?
a.    No
b.    Yes

Does a calm, smooth river trip sound fun to you?
a.    Calm is not in my vocabulary
b.    Yes, I would enjoy a calm river trip

Would you prefer to be on a raft with a motor, or powered by your own strength?
a.    Hand me the paddles!
b.    Motorized, please

Will there be a variety of age ranges in your group?
a.    No, we’re all between 18 and 40
b.    Yes, my older relatives will be attending, or I’m bringing kids

Do you enjoy learning along the way?
a.    Depends on the subject
b.    I love learning about all things

If you answered mainly a’sYou’re a whitewater rafter. Nothing scares you! You’re ready to take on the next adventure sport to get your adrenaline pumping.

If you answered mainly b’sYou’re a smooth water rafter. You enjoy a calm ride that is motorized and doesn’t require any rafting experience. Smooth water rafters also get to enjoy the surrounding scenery while learning from a knowledgeable tour guide during their trip. Ready to get the ball rolling? Black Canyon River Adventures offers a 3-hour guided tour that takes passengers on a gentle, scenic float down the Colorado River from Hoover Dam.

Whether you’re a total adrenaline junkie or a family looking for a new and unique activity to experience together, it’s worth trying a river tour. For information on the Black Canyon Raft Tour, call 800-455-3490 or visit our website.

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