River kayaking can be intimidating but our experienced and knowledgeable guides will give you the instruction you need to safely and effectively navigate the river. We use super stable inflatable kayaks that are open on top (like a sit on top kayak) so you don't need to worry about rolling and being stuck upside down with your head underwater. Inflatable kayaks, also known as I.K.'s or duckies, are easy to get in and out of, even in the water, are made from the same super strong material as commercial rafts so they won't be shredded by rocks unlike cheaper sevylor brands and they are a BLAST to paddle!

What to Expect

Gold Creek Full-Day

The Gold Creek run takes it up a notch with some exciting class II and III rapids and lots of surfing waves. This all day trip begins near Carlton, Washington, 20 miles South of Winthrop and includes a riverside lunch. This trip is perfect for those with some solid paddling experience who are looking to take their skills to the next level.

Lower Methow Half-Day

Season: July 26 - August 10 Difficulty: class II Ages: 6+ for rafting (varies with water level) Ages: 10+ for inflatable kayak (varies with water level) Total Time: 2 hours on the water 3 hours total Price: $89 adults $79 kids ages 6-16 (includes light snack and cold drink) Meeting Times: 9:30 am 1:30 pm Meeting Location: at the boathouse in the Town of Methow (not in Winthrop) Rafts and inflatable kayaks

Two Day Skills Class

Season: April - July Difficulty: class I-III Ages: 12+ (varies with water level) Length: 2 days, 5-6 hours/day Price: $249/person, ages 12+ (includes riverside lunch) Meeting time: 10:00 am Meeting Location: Day 1 Mack Lloyd Park (aka The Red Barn Park) in Winthrop (not in the town of Methow). Day 2 meet at the Methow Rafting boathouse in the Town of Methow (not the Winthrop office) Inflatable kayaks Minimum Guests: 2