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ROW Adventures

5.0 | Excellent
ROW Adventures
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ROW Adventures Reviews & Ratings

5.0 out of 5

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recommend

15 Reviews

  • Excellent 15
  • Great 0
  • Average 0
  • Disappointing 0
  • Terrible 0

Rating Details

  • Value:
    5.0
  • Guide:
    5.0
  • Activities:
    5.0
  • Lodging:
    4.9
  • Transportation:
    4.9
  • Meals:
    5.0

Tour Reviews

A great way to get off the beaten path!

ROW Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017
Recommend: Yes
ROW Adventures is a great way to get off the beaten path and experience our wonderful wilderness with a set of wonderful guides. I am not sure which was the best part of our 6 day trip on The River of No Return; the guides, the food, meeting new people, the river... But all seemed to fall into a wonderful rhythm that perfectly complimented each other. My family was very concerned that we even signed up for this type of vacation. It is one thing to go floating in the wild in your young, but quite different when you are many years down the road and suffer from chronic pain. For some reason, the cooler water if the river, time to give back to ur soul, the daily stops to visit the hot springs, the wonderful healthy great tasting food, and encouragement of our guides all seemed to bring back the youth of our younger days gone by. We smiled, giggled, shared great drink and laughed at the joke after joke. But most of all, it was the guides that made our trip as each day unfolded. Each guide brought back the youth of our soul through the morning stretches, the stories of past explorers, and the shared fishing tackle! Now my next wish is to embark on a new ROW adventure with my son so we can share a new chapter of complete happiness in our beautiful wilderness...Maybe Hells Canyon or their adventure that offers trail riding and fast river rafting! Either way, it is something for everyone no matter what your age!
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Love Row!

ROW Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017
Recommend: Yes
Love all the people at Row. Professional and fun. They really give you a hands on experience. Can't wait to spend the summer again with next year!!!
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Well organized trip!

ROW Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017
Recommend: Yes
They are well organized, served a great lunch and have guides that know the river and have a great sense of humor! Thanks Neil for a fun day!
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

See you again!

ROW Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017
Recommend: Yes
Had a blast last year on Snake River. Very professional and fun guides. The canyon was on fire and they just took this in stride and adjusted.See you July 30 for Middle Fork of Salmon.
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I love ROW!!

ROW Adventures Company Reviews

5.0 January 2017
Recommend: Yes
My whitewater rafting trip last year was amazing. Really enjoyed the stay at Riverdance Lodge. Just went on the Savor Spokane tour with Lesley. Had a fabulous time!! So much great food and great information! Can't wait for my next adventure!!! I agree with the other reviews, ROW is a cut above!!
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Stride Take

Established in 1979, by ROW Adventures began as a whitewater rafting company, which now offers many different kinds of active adventure trips. Their award winning trips have been featured in National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” and Travel and Leisure has named them one of the “World’s Best Tour Operators.”

Who Travels With Them?

They cater primarily to families and retired-aged adults who are somewhat active as most tours involve self-powered transportation. Tours are available to those with a mid-range budget.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

ROW Adventures has grown over it's 30 years as a family owned business to include all sorts of adventure travel offerings. They have a high guest to guide ratio, and specialize in small, customized tours, highlighting history and culture with the help of authentic local connections. Most trips involve some camping, but lodge-based options as well - higher end lodging, motels, and ecolodges are available as well, depending on the location and type of trip.

Where Do They Operate?

Row offers trips on five continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Antarctica. Almost all trips take place on or around water, and many involve kayaking, rafting, or other multisport activities. Among some of the most popular activities offered are sea kayaking in Baja, kayaking with Orcas in British Colombia, and they are the world's only tour operator through which guests can beach camp inside of the Galapagos National Park. 

How Does it Work?

Choose from a multitude of specialized trips, which include a number of different activities such as biking, fishing, and hiking. Many trips utilize self-powered means of transportation, either sea kayak or raft. Others are cruise or yacht-based, hiking-based, or are supported by gear boats. All trips are accompanied by an extensive support staff. 

Why Travel With Them?

Whether you are a thrill seeker or just dipping your toe in the waters of adventure travel, ROW has the trip for you. With their focus on authentic local experiences, highly qualified guides, and intent to make each trip as special and personalized as possible, they are one of the best choices available for your next adventure trip.

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From ROW Adventures

Connecting people to culture, wildlife, and nature

If there is water, there is ROW Adventures! While we started out as a Northwest whitewater rafting company in 1979, we have since expanded our reach to include tours on five continents and over 25 countries. Our ultimate focus is providing life-enriching journeys around the world that not only benefit you, but also our guides, and the people and places we visit. Rated by National Geographic Adventure as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth,” and voted “World’s Best Tour Operator” by Travel & Leisure magazine readers, we continue to pioneer new trips and ways of adventuring in both popular and remote places of the world.

ROW offers a wide variety of trips that cater to many different activities - rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, multisport, etc. – interests – family-focused vacations, lodge-based tours, wildlife viewing, custom itineraries – and locations – camping in the Galapagos Islands, hiking in Machu Picchu, ecolodges in the Amazon, safaris in Africa, yachting in Europe, wildlife viewing in Antarctica, sea kayaking in Baja, kayaking with orcas in British Columbia, and more.

At our core, we are all about “sharing nature, enriching lives.” We strives to connect you to the places we visit in a meaningful and personally relevant way, inspiring you to be a part of the culture and lifestyle, and creating a safe-space for you to grow and gain new insight through your travel experiences.

The driving force behind our company is a team of people passionate about travel and customer service. Setting the pace and tone are the original ROW owners and founders Peter Grubb and his life partner Betsy Bowen. With our superlative team who have an average of eight years of guiding experience, many with extensive wilderness medical training, and natural and cultural history interpretation training in order to share a deeper understanding and appreciation for the incredible places you visit, we continue to set the high watermark in adventure and guest service.

ROW has a high guide-to-guest ratio, allowing our guides to be more involved with you – joining in on meals, ensuring your comfort, answering questions, telling stories, entertaining, and sharing in on the fun and adventure. And not only are our guides there to lead the adventure, they also do all of the heavy lifting, food preparation, gear transfers, camp setup, and more, so that you can focus on your vacation.

Our guides prepare each meal for you using fresh, healthy ingredients, and there is beer and wine to boot. Luxury camping, with spacious tents, dining tables, chairs and sun showers, provides a high level of comfort even when you’re exploring remote wilderness areas. ROW provides all camping gear including tents, sleeping bags, and thick foam mattresses, and watercraft for our trips; you just need to bring clothes, yourself, and enjoy being on your adventure! And of course, we are passionately dedicated to “Leave No Trace” camping ethics and supporting a variety of conservation efforts around the world. 

We have it all covered, and we are here to provide you with the best travel experience out there. But don’t take our word for it; check out our reviews, join us for an adventure, and go home with incredible experiences and lifelong memories!

Associations:

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Awards:

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9 days
Small Ship Cruise
Premium - 4 star
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Highlights

  • Learn about Haida culture, history and the natural wonders of their homeland
  • Visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Hike trails that wind through forest floors
  • Enjoy the longer hours of sunlight on waters that attract an abundant and diverse display of marine life 
  • Find many varieties of sea stars (formerly known as starfish) and many other marine creatures
  • Fish for red snapper, lingcod and other rockfish
  • See species of sea birds like the great blue heron, peregrine falcon, and dozens of magnificent bald eagles
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6 days
Small Ship Cruise
Premium - 4 star
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$ 4,050

Highlights

  • Alaska adventure cruises include seeing calving glaciers, walking through old growth rain forests, strolling along secluded beaches .Alaska sea kayaking and incredible land, air and sea wildlife.
  • Experience the Inaccessible to most, the wonders of this vast wilderness first-hand 
  • Watch the Humpback and Orca whales abound. 
  • See playful Dall porpoises commonly visit our adventure cruise ships.
  • Spot sea lions, brown bears and bald eagles. 
  • See wolves, beavers, foxes, martens and moose.
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7 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
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$ 1,738

Highlights

  • Explore Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding
  • Visit the world’s largest fish hatchery at the Dworshak Dam
  • Enjoy a ride in the Clearwater National Forest
  • Enjoy drive about two hours to our put-in on the Salmon River
  • Visit an ancient Chinese rock house
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8 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
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$ 3,850

Highlights

  • Enjoy this 5 day breathtaking Peru trek is an adventure in the Cordillera Vicanota
  • Explore El Camino Del Apu Ausangate (The Road of Apu Ausangate) located close to the highest sacred mountain in the Cusco region.
  • Experince this new community-based tourism project is based on four specially built lodges called “Tambos” a term for “resting place” used by the Incas.
  • Visit two indigenous communities organized the program, and provide llamas and horses to carry trekker’s gear. The 33 mile, five day trek in Peru varies from 14,000 to 16,900 feet!
  • The lodges provide meaningful full-time employment for 24 community members and another 30 part time, creates new markets for their goods including alpaca meat, fleece products, and traditional woven textiles
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4 days
Private Guided
Basic - 2 star
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Highlights

  • Enjoy with wildlife-watching, we kayak in the heart of orca territory in Johnstone Strait. 
  • Our basecamp location provides opportunity for hiking, tide-pooling, and learning about the natural history of the area.
  • Admire an entire ecosystem including starfish, anemones, porpoises, eagles, and sea birds.
  • All tours are fully-catered (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and happy hour) with gourmet meals prepared daily by our guides—from scratch. Each day, you enjoy scrumptious meals before laying your head on a pillow merely meters from passing orcas.
  • This trip is ideal for families with older teens, novice to intermediate kayakers craving adventure, and whale lovers who want to experience up-close encounters with orcas! Guides bring hydrophones on all tours so you can hear the orcas communicating underwater while watching them interact. 
  • This trip is focused on observation and respect for the orca habitat, as we maintain our "Leave-No-Trace" ethics. All of our basecamps remain eco-friendly with temporary structures, allowing guests to enjoy the whales without harming their habitat.
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