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River Rafting FAQ’s
Q: How does transportation work?
A: Round-Trip transportation to-and-from Park City is $15 per passenger. For those who choose to drive to the river, we will drive you back to your car at the end of the rafting trip (in0cluded in pricing).
Q: What can I bring on the boat?
A: If you don’t want to break it, lose it, or get it wet. UOA highly recommends that you leave “it” in the car. However, you may bring your item at your own risk (guides have dry bags for storage). UOA will provide complimentary photos of each group if you leave your phone.
Q: What should I do with my keys?
A: UOA will collect keys and keep them safe while you’re on the river.
Q: How do I make a reservation?
A: Send a text or call 801-703-3357, provide your name for reservation, day of week, date of month, time of day either 9-12 or 1-4, and how many people. We will reply with a text, a call back and/or email your reservation back to you. I will send a link to the website and highlight where to find the put-in directions on the raft page.
Q: How do we pay?
A: Typically, people pay for services with cash or credit after the service has been rendered, which ever is easier for you.
Q Do we tip the guide?
A: As far as tipping goes, gratuity is something to be earned not expected. The average tip the guides get is anywhere from $20-$40 and again some people do more and some do less.
Q: How far is the Weber River from Park City?
A: Coming from Park City it will take about 45 minutes. If you are coming from Deer Valley area, closer to 60 minutes. If you are coming from Salt Lake City, you should expect up to 2 hours. We have a google map pin drop location on the raft page taking you to the put-in directions to the river. You could pull up the google map from where you are staying and it will show you exactly how long it will take to drive from your location.
Q: Is Rafting the Weber River ok for young/little kids?
A: Yes, we take kids as young as 2 and it is a lot of fun for Grandma and Grandpa, too.
Q: How should I dress?
A: Wear synthetic clothing that dries quickly, swimsuit, hat and glasses (we can provide a “river crafted” croakie for eyewear). Water shoes with closed-toe or sandals with heel straps will ensure you don’t lose your footwear. Flip flops are ok, but have a higher risk of being lost.
Q: What does Utah Outdoor Adventures provide?
A: Each boat has a Guide and will give a safety speech. Paddle, PFD (life jacket), Water, Snacks, Complimentary Photos and a shuttle ride back to your car at the end.
Q: Do people fall out of the boat?
A: Occasionally people do fall out of the boat, however it is far and few between. And is usually when people are not paying attention.
Q: Is there a chance of our boat flipping over?
A: Yes, there is always a chance of a boat flipping over but it is highly unlikely that the raft will flip over.
Q: We have special needs and we want to know if you can accommodate our special needs?
A: UOA would make every effort to meet your special needs. Please call and let us know your situation so we can accomodate.
Q: Do we need a reservation?
A: Yes, all raft trips are by reservation only.
Q: What about waivers?
A: You will sign waivers when you show up to the river put in.
Q: Do you offer photos?
A: Yes, and they are complimentary to you provided at no extra cost to you.
Q: How do we get back to our cars?
A: UOA will provide transportation from the take out back to your car at the put in.
Q: How should we dress for the tour?
A: its best to dress like you would for skiing/snowboarding, in layers. Wear a good moisture wicking ski sock
Q: What type of boots do we need?
A:It’s best to wear a good waterproof apres ski boot or any waterproof boot with good ankle support. If you don’t have a good boot, we do have waterproof over protective booties that go over a hiking boot or sneaker/running shoe.