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Super Fun Rafting

Super Fun Rafting

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Seat on raft (or an inflatable kayak - no experience necessary), paddle, flotation devices, basic instruction are all included and provided by the operator of this trip. Wetsuit, gloves, booties rented separately on-site.

This trip is rated BEGINNER (labeled Easy) -to-INTERMEDIATE (labeled whitewater).

WHAT TO EXPECT

Rafting is different based on how fast the water moves. Water flow is graded by Class 1 through Class 5. 

All you have to remember is that the lower the Class, the slower the water. 

Most days, all rivers flow at around Class 1 and 2, where you put your raft on the water and go with the flow. It requires some paddling to navigate and it's great conditions for beginners who want to practice steering as captain. You get soaked only when you want. 

But on select days, the local power authority opens up their dam to create Class 3 and above water conditions on sections of the river (that's the whitewater for which this activity is often referred to as). 

There can be several sections across a river that can be classified as Class 3 and above where you're guaranteed to get soaked when you go through them. However, in between these sections, a river goes back to Class 1 or 2 water. 

The Class 3+ sections require an intense amount of paddle paddle paddle to navigate a raft and you may need to switch positions to avoid arm fatigue. You'll use the Class 1 and 2 sections to rest on these days. 

That said, please check the date you want to go so you know whether your rafting trip will be Class 1 or 2 (aka) "Easy" or Class 3 and above (aka "Whitewater").

Below is your anticipated itinerary:

    • 7:30am Depart NYC from pickup
    • 9:30am Arrive at destination, checkin, waivers, fitting, instructions
    • 10:30am Shuttling to boat launch, More instructions, Begin trip
    • 11:30am On the water
    • 12:30p ~Arrive at midpoint, explore, no meals on trip
    • 1p Continue to end
    • ~2p Conclude trip, Shuttling back to basecamp to change.
    • ~5p Return home
    *Schedule subject to change based on time of reservations.

        TRIP REVIEWS

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        General Trip Information

        MORE SUPER FUN ADVENTURES

        HOW SUPER FUN PRICING WORK

        Super Fun purchase tickets through group sales, which are always cheaper to incentivize organizers like us to bring as many people as possible.

        But since we're planning our trips in advance, we don't know how many of you want to try this experience until the week of.

        So, what you're paying for here is the regular price.

        The week of your trip date, we then negotiate a rate, if possible, with the provider.

        The percent difference between your reservation price and the final negotiated price, if any, will be credited back to your account after your trip and usable towards future Super Fun trips.

        In some cases, a trip is already sold out because that's just how these things work. So, your "discount" goes towards the provider adding more capacity just for us.

        HOW TO PAY IN INSTALLMENTS

        From any reservation page, select the option View Sample Plans to the right of the Shop Pay logo.
        From there, click Continue to checkout. If you don't already have an account, you'll be asked to sign up for one using your email and phone.
        From the Checkout, you'll be asked how you'd like to pay. Select your preferred option, then continue to payment plans.
        If you're using your account, you'll then be asked to Verify your Information. If not, you'll be asked for your billing information.
        Finally, you'll be shown all the different plans to choose from (4 payments, 6 months, 12 months, etc). Select the plan that works best for you and complete your reservation.
        Please note that Outerthere does not control the type of plans you're offered or terms. Also, not everyone may be eligible for an installment plan and Outerthere has no input over eligibility.

        PICKUPS


        Roundtrip shuttle is available for this trip.

        Pickup times depend on total number of pickups for your trip, where you're going for your trip and type of trip you've signed up.

        As a result, there are no standard pickup times, but you can get approximate times via the chatbox.

        YOU WILL RECEIVE EXACT PICKUP TIMES AND LOCATIONS VIA WELCOME EMAIL AFTER YOU'VE MADE YOUR RESERVATION AND 72 HRS PRIOR TO YOUR TRIP. These pickup times are final. You'll be able to select your pickup time and location only by replying to that email.

        Here's how to reserve a pickup for any Outerthere trips you reserve:⁠

        These are our primary pickups: North Astoria on Ditmars, Downtown Brooklyn near Junior's Restaurant, Midtown East on 63rd, Washington Heights on 181st and Ft. Wash, and The Grand Concourse and East 149th in the Bronx.⁠

        In addition, we can also accommodate requests near these primary pickups and along our route. We've picked up in Harlem, Fort Lee, New Rochelle and even Stamford, depending on where we're going and when you make your reservations.⁠

        But don't let the map fool you. As close as all these pickups appear, it takes a full 2 hours to pickup at every stop. So, we don't pick up at every stop every time.⁠

        We pre-determine our pick up route based on the address you use when you make a reservation. Then, you can either request your pickup by replying to the Welcome email prior to your trip or when you indicate your preferred pickup in your Safety Information Form. You can also request your pickup via the chat box on the website or even DM'ing here on IG. ⁠

        Our route may change and our schedule gets adjusted, but the point is that our hosts are at your service to make joining us on trips as easy as possible.⁠

        So next time you get a Welcome email and don't see your preferred pickup, just request it!

        ABOUT OUR SHUTTLE SERVICE

        Updated Nov 2023

        Your shuttle van is a commercially-insured 12-, 13- or 15-seat passenger vans with up to 460 cubic feet of interior space and privately-insured 7-seat minivans with up to 144 cubic feet of interior space.

        They're able to go places where larger vehicles cannot and are better suited for smaller groups.

        The interiors of our vehicles are cleaned and sanitized before every trip by your driver.

          If you have any questions or concerns about your riding experience, don't hesitate to ask using the chat box below. 

          FAQs

          Can I cancel my shuttle ride after I've reserved it? As you may already know, we have an awesome refund & cancellation policy and your shuttle fee will be refunded instantly upon request, no questions with advanced notice.

          However, if you change your mind on the day of your pickup; or you appear physically unable to ride in our vehicle (i.e. you're sick or intoxicated); or if your behavior is threatening or harmful to other passengers or your driver and you are not permitted to enter the vehicle by your driver, we unfortunately will not be able to refund you.

          And hey, it's OK if you do not feel comfortable for any reason, and we won't take offense. 

               

          ABOUT TRIP RATINGS

          Guidance by Outerthere, Updated August 2023

          PACE

          Everyone goes at their own pace and regardless of the pace you're on, you will never get left behind or be made to feel as though you’re slowing down your group. Whether you’re coming out for fitness or to just enjoy nature, the pace of the group can accommodate you.

          BEGINNER

          Beginner trips and activities are for anyone physically active at least one to three times per week, including kids ages 5+.

          Beginner hiking trips, for example, may cover 0 to 3 miles in distance where you will be walking across unpaved, natural terrain anywhere between 2 to 4 hours with plenty of breaks or an experience will include basic training.

          Elevation is within 1,000 feet. And some features may require you to use your hands for leverage, balance, and even getting up or down.

          Beginner trips are generally labeled "Easy" or "Beginner-friendly" and in the case of water-based trips (i.e. kayaking), will be on calmer lakes and slow moving rivers. For beginner camping trips, we may go from trailhead to campground without backpacking.

          Regardless of the pace you're able to keep, you will not be left behind and will be supported with demonstrations or other instruction until you're comfortable performing the basic activity.

          Beginner trips are recommended for anyone who little-to-no experience, but wants to get more acquainted with that activity.

          FAMILY FRIENDLY

          Like Beginner trips, but with more consideration to kids and pets. (For example, other parents/nannies will be present and are happy to support your kid, expect activities your kids will enjoy, baby changing stops and areas are considered, area is walkable with carrier or stroller).

          INTERMEDIATE

          Intermediate trips are a bit more challenging than Beginner trips, but completely doable for anyone active 3 to 5 times per week, including pre-teenagers.

          An Intermediate trip may cover 3 to 7 miles, during which you'll be moving anywhere between 4 to 8 hours with breaks.

          If you're participating in an Intermediate trip, you will be expected to have had some basic experience with this activity. You may already own some gear and/or equipment specifically designed for the activity and will be OK with unexpected weather. 

          And you may even be asked to support Beginners transitioning up to Intermediate.

          Elevation is within 3,000 feet. And some features may require you to use your hands for leverage, balance, and even getting up or down. You'll feel it in your calves, quads, hams, shoulders, back, and arms next day.

          Intermediate water-based trips (i.e. kayaking, rafting) generally assume you're comfortable in open water and/or with fast-moving water. Although you don't have to know how to swim, if you're participating in an Intermediate trip, it's recommended.

          You will need to focus and stay alert at all times for your safety.

          When you’re done, you may say to yourself you’ll never do a trip like that again, but afterwards, you’ll look forward to the next one.

          These trips are recommended for anyone interested in stepping up their outdoor game or anyone about to start a training program. 

          ADVANCED

          Advanced is intended for anyone (including teenagers) who is active almost every day and could probably put together their own trip, but prefers going in a group with other Advanced fam.

          They may cover 7 or more miles during which you'll be moving 8+ hours. Destinations, elevation and weather will be challenging.

          If you're participating in an Advanced trip, you will be expected to have had some basic experience with this activity. You may already own all gear and/or equipment specifically designed for the activity and are knowledgeable with how to use it. 

          Advanced water-based trips (i.e. kayaking, rafting) will require you to comfortable in all types of water. You should know how to swim.

          These trips are recommended for anyone thinking about DIY trips and need some additional guidance, anyone training to do epic, multi-day treks, and/or anyone interested in mixing up their normal weekly workout.

          IMPORTANT HEAD UP ABOUT ADVANCED PACE: Please be aware that some fam will attend a trip convinced that they are prepared for an Advanced trip, including maybe you. However, they may have discovered on that trip that they are not as Advanced as they expected. That is perfectly normal and in no way reflects a miscommunication or misunderstanding by anyone. Like it says in Welcome emails, sh_t happens and your trip host can manage.

          If that's the case, and you or someone else on your trip is having a challenging time, other fam may be asked to support anyone who is having a challenging time maintaining an Advanced pace. This can mean that someone is going at a slower pace due to injury, dehydration, affected mental state, anything. In any case, trips are safe spaces and no one will be made to feel as though they are being a burden or left behind.

          SCOUTING

          Scouting trips are meant for us to "test the adventure" (like breaking gadgets on purpose to see if they'll hold up to regular use) and figure out all the risks before planning a safe adventure for everyone else.

          That said, since we won't always know what to expect, sometimes these scouting trips are very easy and even boring.

          Or they are very challenging and extremely dangerous. We won't know until we try it.

          Either way, they're fun for anyone who has already participated in Intermediate or Advanced trips, are open to anything and don't mind the unexpected inconveniences (weather, car issues, whatever) that come up on the way to a new experience. 

          These trips are recommended for anyone with advanced outdoor skills, lots of experience in the outdoors and a variety of outdoor gear. 

          DISCLAIMER

          TIME, DATE & DESCRIPTIONS POSTED HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR ANY REASON. Details regarding your trip will be emailed to you after you book.