If you are just learning to raft, start off with a Class II or III, or an easy Class IV rafting trip. If you are nervous about being part of a paddle boat, an alternative is to ride along on an oar boat, which we can offer on different rivers. Many rafters who are confident in the water, healthy, and feel adventurous, drop right into a Class IV river without prior experience. Guides will make sure you are trained in safety and paddle techniques. For Class V rivers, you must have prior class IV experience.