Resting on a raft as it gently floats downstream is one of the most peaceful ways to enjoy the Methow River. Spot ospery, deer and fish while sitting comfortably as the guide rows you down the river. Our Scenic Winthrop Tour is perfect for families with young children and those looking for a beautiful and slower paced river experience.
What to expect:
At Methow Rafting, we've got everything covered for a great day on the river, from gear, to instruction and shuttle from the river at the end of the trip. We take care of all the details! Meet us for your trip at the Mack Lloyd Park (aka red barn park) in Winthrop! After checking in with our staff you'll have time to change into your swimsuit and apply sunblock. When you're ready, our guides will help you prepare for the trip, taking time to help outfit you with all of the gear you’ll need. Included in the cost of all of our trips is a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), wetsuit (if desired) and booties for your feet. There is a changing area and restroom available for your convenience.
As soon as everybody's geared up, your guides will give a brief orientation that covers paddling technique (if your group chooses to paddle) and river safety. Then, we'll launch right there. Expect to run a few small rapids along the way, but most of the trip is a peaceful tour of the beautiful Methow Valley. The float lasts about an hour and a half, with an optional short break. At the end of the trip we bring everyone back to their vehicles at Mack Lloyd Park.
What you should bring:
Please bring a reusable water bottle. Please bring any medications that may be necessary during the trip, ie. asthma inhalers or epi-pen for severe allergic reactions; we’ll store them safely on the raft. Please notify your guide, we need to know if you have any medical conditions. Depending on the weather you may want to bring a warm layer, we recommend a fleece (no cotton please). If you must bring a camera we recommend only waterproof cameras. Please leave all other personal items in your vehicle or at home.