Highlights

  • River rafting is a popular adventure sport
  • This sport requires you to keep a few essential tips in mind
  • Check out these 5 pointers to ensure a fun and hassle-free rafting experience

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River rafting: Follow these tips if you are new to this adventure sport

River rafting is indeed a fun activity. But this adventure sport, just like any other, requires you to keep some important pointers in mind to ensure a smooth experience.

River rafting is a popular adventure sport and seems like a fun activity to try. Rafting through the choppy waters and soaking in the breath-taking view definitely sounds tempting. Although this sport looks pretty exciting, there are some pointers that you need to keep in mind if you are new to this activity.

So, have a look at some essential tips that you should follow while going on a river rafting adventure!

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Wear the right clothes

Avoid wearing cotton clothes and opt for activewear clothing. When it comes to footwear, instead of slippers or flip-flops, wear sturdy footwear that doesn’t slip easily.

Follow the instructions of your guide

Listen to what your guide tells you. The guide may give you certain instructions before and during the rafting, so follow it religiously.

Wear a life jacket and a helmet

The life jacket and helmet are for your safety and thus, you should wear it at all times while rafting. During a high tide, if in case, the boat flips, the helmet will prevent any head injury and the jacket will help you stay afloat.

Paddle properly

Follow the instructions given by the guide while paddling. Before rafting, the guide will teach you how to hold the handle and how to paddle, following these instructions will help you to manage the boat with ease.

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Don’t panic

Due to choppy waters, the boat may flip or lose its balance, at such times, the key is to not panic and lose control. Instead, try to maintain your calm and follow the instructions given by the guide.

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