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Best Washington White Water River Rafting Trips

Near Seattle Washington, no one knows White Water River Rafting in Washington State better than Blue Sky Outfitters, Inc. With 35 years of experience, our river rafting trips are truly the best in the Washington State with unparalleled expertise.

It is our pleasure to offer you the most family fun river rafting trips in warm and sunny Eastern Washington, within 2.5 hours of Seattle Washington. Based in Leavenworth Washington, our white water river rafting trips are very close by. From family fun to high adventure, beginner to advanced. We have the perfect river rafting trip for you.


For 2017 we’ve hand-picked the following White Water River Rafting trips as the best Washington State have to offer:

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River Classification Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wenatchee River Class 3-3+                        
Methow - Black Canyon Class 3                        
Tieton River Class 3-4                        


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Wenatchee River Rafting Trips

  • Class 3 - 3+
  • Beginner to Intermediate
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • April - August
  • About 2.5 hours East of Seattle

Just 15 minutes from Leavenworth, WA, the Wenatchee River will accommodate most everyone and is a Washington State favorite. Whether you’re a skittish first timer or an experienced whitewater pro, you'll love rafting the Wenatchee River – it’s one of the Top 10 white water river rafting trips in the country!

The combination of hot weather and the biggest waves in the state (at highwater, some reach over 12 feet tall!) make this our most popular river rafting trips. The Wenatchee is a perfect river for small or big groups - whether you have a group of 2 or 300, the Wenatchee is the place to be!

Wenatchee River Rafting Full-Day Trip

This version of our Wenatchee River Rafting trip is a full day tour, and includes our Choice Top Sirloin Steak BBQ and covers up to 17 miles on the Wenatchee River. Including the BBQ, this trip is usually about 4-5 hours long (depending on water levels).

Wenatchee River Express (Half-Day Trip)

Not much time? - the "Express" version of our Wenatchee River rafting trip is for you! On this trip, we take you through the most action-packed part of our full trip, the white water "highlights". Our express trip covers 10 miles. The trip is about 2 hours long, depending on the water level. Express trips do not include the Steak BBQ.

Wenatchee/Methow River Overnighter

Two days, two rivers, twice the fun! The best way to experience the Wenatchee and Methow rivers is all in one weekend. After spending day one on the Wenatchee River, and enjoying our delicious Steak BBQ, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore the surrounding towns of the Leavenworth, Lake Chelan, or the beautiful Columbia River Valley. Make your way up to the Methow River and spend the evening relaxing on the river’s edge at Lightning Pine Resort where your campsite will be waiting.

Day two begins with a delicious breakfast and then we head down the Methow River where your river rafting adventure will continue. After the trip, you'll enjoy your Second Full BBQ and finish with enough time to drive over the North Cascades Scenic Highway (if you are returning to the west side of the state). This is the perfect way to get a double dose of white water!

Wenatchee Whitewater/Wine Adventures 

We'll meet you in the heart of Leavenworth at the Okanogan Tasting Room, just below Starbucks. From there your whitewater adventure embarks from Dryden dam, between Cashmere and Leavenworth. The excitement begins immediately as you launch directly into Upper Gorilla and Sharkstooth, filled with lots of fun waves. Soon you'll be upon Drunkarsds Drop, a great wall of green and white water with waves up to 16 feet high!

The finale is the sandstone ledges of Snowblind, and the massive waves of Grannys and the Suffocater! Our trip ends at Riverside Park, where you'll change into dry clothes, load up your plate at our Top sirloin Steak BBQ, and relax in a beautiful riverfront park.

Then you'll head out into the wineries of the Wenatchee River Valley, featuring some classic Eastern Washington reds as well as traditional German grapes in the spirit of Leavenworth. We will be tasting many wines along the way, as we tour 3 different wineries.


Methow River Rafting Trips

  • Beginner to Intermediate
  • Great Family Fun
  • May - August
  • About 4 hours from Seattle

If you want to get away from it all and enjoy some great whitewater on the hot side of the state then we suggest the Methow River for your rafting trip. The Methow River is located in the heart of Okanogan County, surrounded by apple and pear orchards and just off the Cascade Loop. Winthrop and Lake Chelan are short distances away. The Methow River is a big water river with huge roller coaster waves.

Methow - Black Canyon Day Trips 

This is our standard trip on the Methow River, covering 15 miles. There’s lots of great camping and usually plenty of hot, dry, Eastern Washington sunshine. If you love the Wenatchee, you’ll love the Methow. Both rivers have huge waves and holes, and lots of excitement!


Tieton River Rafting Trip    

  • Class 3 to 4
  • Intermediate
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • September Only!
  • About 3 hours East of Seattle, near Yakima, WA

When the late summer heat starts to dry up the rest of Washington State’s rivers, the dam at Rimrock Lake is opened and the Tieton River becomes the fastest (and warmest!) river in the state. This is a non-stop action-packed river and our longest river rafting trip (and our Tieton trips are longer than any other outfitter)! Located on the sunny, eastern side of White Pass, this river is just 30 minutes outside of Yakima. Come enjoy the last whitewater run of the season!



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