Are you planning a family summer vacation? How about something different. An adventure that’s “out of the box.” An adventure that will unplug the kids from all those electronic devices that seem to dominate their lives. While you’re at it, unplug yourself! Then plug into a Row Adventures Family Magic Rafting Trip. It’s a fun family vacation sure to please the whole gang.
What’s so special about a Row Adventures Family Magic Rafting Trip? Well, just about everything! Here’s a glimpse into some of the action that awaits your family on a Row Family Magic Trip. So go on, create your own family magic, just as we did! See why you too may think a Family Magic trip is exactly what you’ve been searching for.
A Family Rafting Adventure Begins
The adventure begins when you meet with your rafting family the night before. So who is your rafting family for the next five days? It’s a mix of other families just like you and the fun-loving guides that will lead everyone on this river of adventure. Oh, and one “River Jester,” Row’s solution to keeping kids entertained. But more on the River Jester later. 🙂
Are you ready? Because the rafts are, and you didn’t even lift a finger! That’s right, while you are getting acquainted with your new-found friends, the fabulous Row guides have been loading the rafts. All you need to do is jump in, and get ready for the adventure.
Rafting Along the Salmon River
River ahead! Sit back and enjoy the ride as the guides ferry you down the Salmon River. Pass through canyons, run through the rapids, search for wildlife along the river banks. Want more action? Jump into one of the self-paddle boats and become one with the crew!
Camping In The Salmon River Canyon
I enjoy camping. What I don’t enjoy is camp set up. And that’s the most awesome part of a Row rafting vacation! You don’t have to set up camp. Remember those awesome guides? Several have gone ahead and have done the work for you.
Arrive at camp after a day of rafting and this is what you arrive to. Your tent is all set up. Just grab your gear and settle in for the evening’s activities. Who knows what might arise as everyone settles down for the night.
The Row River Jester In Action
Time to relax. Oh wait – the kids! No worries here. The Row River Jester has taken over the kids! She’ll make sure they are entertained and having fun while you sit back and relax, enjoying the peace and tranquility of your beachside camp.
You never know what the Jester might have up her sleeve. Tonight’s activity might be creating rock art. Tomorrow, a short hike to see rock art.
Perhaps it’s a round of beach volleyball, tag or beach dune sliding into the river. Whatever the activity is, it’s designed to keep the kids entertained. The River Jester will keep those energetic kids going – and going – and going. Until they crash in their tents for a peaceful night’s sleep under the stars.
Looks like the kids are having so much fun. Wish you could take them on in that volleyball game? Go on – join in the action! This is a family trip after all.
More Salmon River Rafting Action
Well rested? Great! Time for another day’s fab rafting adventure. Perhaps this is the day to “go it solo” in one of the “duckies,” an inflatable kayak. Perhaps it’s the day to challenge yourself down a small rapids. Or perhaps the water’s just right to let the youngest ones have a “one-on-one” kayaking adventure with Dad.
Don’t worry, it’s safe. The guides are well trained, and know when and where are the best spots for some one-on-one time with the river.
Time For A Rafting Break!
It’s not all “just rafting” down the river! There’s plenty of stops along the way for a different kind of action. Whether it’s jumping off rafts, or jumping off cliffs, raft breaks are sure to include adventure, high excitement and lots of laughs.
You just never know what those Row guides and River Jester will come up with! Who knew a raft could quickly become an awesome water slide, complete with water? Well, I guess you could say the Row guides did. Now that was fun!
That water slide was an awesome way to cool off! And it sure worked up an appetite. Hungry anyone? Yep, the Row guides have that covered too. All the food, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included with a Row rafting vacation.
Yummy Camp Food – Really!
Think camp food is just hot dogs roasting over a campfire? Then you haven’t gone on a Row camping trip! Full course gourmet meals complete with yummy desserts are ready and waiting for hungry appetites. All prepared by – again – those awesome guides. Enjoy river side dining at it’s best. I have to admit, those desserts were some of my favorite eats.
Each evening includes special kids’ meals, served up before the gourmet adult meal. Always plenty of food. Don’t worry about eating too much. You’ll wear it off tomorrow on the river. And best of all? You don’t have to do anything more than bring your appetite.
Sleep Tight Under A Starry Sky
The night’s not complete without a campfire and fireside stories. So grab a beach chair and settle in under the starry sky. The sky was most amazing here.
Then it’s nighty-night. Gotta get your rest for tomorrow’s river action!
Is A Row Adventures Family Magic Trip For You?
Absolutely! All you need is a sense of adventure. You don’t need to be an expert rafter. That’s what the guides are for. You don’t need camping gear. Row provides all that. You don’t even need to cook! Again, the Row guides do that too. Oh, you do need your own clothes. And a waterproof camera. You don’t want to miss all those great photo-ops of your family having loads of fun.
What you don’t need? All those electronics we’ve become so attached to. This adventure’s about reconnecting with the family. It’s an adventure where you and your kids can rediscover activities oft forgotten in today’s techno-gadget world.
Who Are The Rafting Families?
Just about anyone who’s looking for an adventurous five days of family fun. The youngest child in our group was five. The oldest? A gentleman in his 70’s. A grandfather and his teenage grandson. A father and his young daughter. Two families reunited from across the miles. A family with teens. A family with pre-teens. A blended family uniting as one. Yep, just about anyone can be a Row rafting family.
More About Row Adventures
River rafting not your thing? Row Adventures offers more than just family river rafting vacations. They’ve received lots of awards and accolades for several of their vacation adventures, including the prestigious National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime and Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operators. And can’t forget, Outdoor Magazine recently named this very trip, The Family Magic Rafting Trip, one of it’s 50 Great Family Adventures. Yep, it’s not just me that enjoyed this trip.
Do you have summer family magic planned? What’s your family’s favorite magical vacation? Let us know in the Comments section below.
Row logo and campfire images from RowAdventures.com. All other images by C.Biederman.