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Rainey Falls and the fish ladder, Black Bar and Blossom Bar, wild Salmon jumping in the river, and green water boiling into a froth in Mule Creek Canyon and Coffee Pot are just a few of the fabulous memories (and stories) you’ll bring back from this “must do” kayak trip. With over 35+ rapids and riffles ranging from class II-IV in 42 miles, there is plenty of excitement on this river trip.

Current Adventures Kayak School and Trips is a professional kayak school specializing in quality personal and group instruction in virtually all aspects of kayaking. We are a team of folks whose lifestyle involves us deeply in paddling. Our goal is to help others master the art and skill of kayaking.

Our experienced kayak instructors and raft guides have been sharing the rivers of Oregon with up-and-coming whitewater paddlers for 15 years or more, and will certainly help you get the most from your kayaking adventure! These special trips have full raft support provided by Oregon River Experiences and our own experienced kayak instructors/guides along on these trips to make it the very best experience for everyone.

Bring family or friends on the rafts and share the spirit of this wilderness river while you surf and explore from the seat of your kayak, fulfilling your dreams and fantasies and planning for whitewater rivers yet to paddle. Kayaking the Rogue River is an experience you will never forget!

This is the classic run for your first multi-day river trip or as an annual outing and it sets the stage for future kayaking excursions. The numerous surf waves, mid-river eddies, and side chutes mean the Rogue gives plenty of entertainment moving downriver. All the best, all your gear is carried on the rafts, giving you a light boat to play in and knowing your gear is going to make it downriver without you worrying about it.

The Rogue River white water rafting trip is a favorite of our guides. They enjoy entertaining guests with historic stories of the miners, Native Americans, and outlaws who once called this river canyon home.


  • Kayaker skill level should be a class III boater
  • Kayakers must have a “combat roll”
  • Season: May–September
    • Meeting Location: Galice, OR
    • Meeting Time: 3:30 PM
  • Nearest City: Grants Pass, OR
  • Trip Length: 4.5 days
  • Level/Difficulty: Class III+/IV


  • A classic multiday river of the West.
  • The 42 miles of river offers over 35+ class II through IV rapids.
  • Postcard-worthy views of a beautiful river canyon full of wildlife like bald eagles, black bears, otters, and many others.
  • Great side hikes, swimming holes, and historical homesteads.


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For over 35 years we’ve run whitewater rafting trips on ten of the best rivers Oregon and Idaho have to offer. Our safety record is excellent. Our guides are friendly, skilled professionals. We use only the best, professional quality rafting equipment. And we offer an unsurpassed variety of boats from which to choose: oar rafts, paddle rafts, inflatable kayaks, and our unique, custom designed Row-Your-Own catarafts.

For more about who we are please click or touch more about O.R.E.

Almost anyone can go. No prior rafting experience is necessary, and no prior camping experience is needed for our multi-day trips. We welcome children ages 7 and up on most of our rivers (some options can be 5 years old), and adults of all ages. While we recommend that our guests know how to swim, non-swimmers are free to join us on most trips (with the exception of certain high-water spring trips).

No, even if it’s your first time we have a trip that can work for you.


O.R.E.’s safety record is excellent. That’s because your safety is our number one priority. Running rivers, like other outdoor activities, involves an element of risk. But we work hard to protect your safety and well being. Our guides are trained in river safety and first aid skills. Each trip begins with a thorough safety orientation. Coast Guard Approved life jackets are worn at all times while on the river, and complete first aid and emergency kits are carried on each trip.

Yes, we operate trips even if it is raining. After all, it is whitewater rafting and we enjoy the water. On the rare occasion that conditions warrant it because of safety concerns, O.R.E. will cancel a trip.

Yes, we are unable to accommodate walk-up businesses/customers due to trip planning etc.  Day trips can fully book up for the weekends during the summer, so it is best to reserve early. Mid-week trips and spring/fall trips are not as busy.

We provide top-quality professional rafting equipment, including U.S. Coast Guard Approved lifejackets, helmets, and other safety gear.


In general, you will only need to bring your own river-appropriate clothing, footwear, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, a change of clothes, and a water bottle for day trips. Full-day trips include a freshly prepared deli lunch.


Please note that our policies vary for day trips and multi-day trips. 


Deposits and payments: Half-day and full-day trips require payment in full when the reservation is placed. (Exception: If more than seven days remain before the trip begins, groups of ten or more may call to reserve with a $25 per person deposit.)


Cancellations, Transfers, and Refunds:

Please notify us as soon as possible if you find it necessary to cancel your reservation. Because we lose the ability to sell reserved spaces to other individuals or groups, we strictly adhere to the following policies:


  • 7 Days or More Advanced Notice: Choose to receive a refund of your deposit or transfer your reservation to another trip, less a $25 per person cancellation fee.
  • 6 Days or Less: No credits or refunds will be issued if you cancel 6 or fewer days prior to a day trip.


Please note that cancellation fees may apply to cancellation of the entire reservation as well as to partial cancellations (for instance, a reduction in your party size from six to five).

Yes! We partner with a local guide and offer this as an option for those looking to fish along their trip. Click here for more details, and be sure to read below for information regarding fishing license requirements. 

You will need to check the local fishing regulations as we operate in many different river locations. You will need a fishing license for the state that you are in. Both Idaho and Oregon offer daily passes and annual for in-state and out-of-state residents. Youth ages 12 and under in Oregon and 14 in Idaho do not require a license.


You will be able to fish from campsites and at lunchtime, but we cannot guarantee that you will be able to fish from the rafts while we are moving downriver. If you’re interested in having a fishing guide and an assigned raft for fishing let us know, we may be able to arrange on request.


Plan a perfect river excursion with all the right information at your fingertips. Learn about our stunning locales, explore our detailed gear book, or reach out with any other questions so we can make your trip as smooth as possible.