Why different river rafts?
Huckleberry Finn had the right idea with his raft…make it your home, and make it fit the kind of river you’re on - whatever shape or size. Western River carefully crafts each trip with the right combination and choice of rafts. As a pioneer in the rafting industry, since 1961, we’ve tinkered with the rubber raft, created some of the first “self bailing” floors back in the 1960’s, and even thought way outside the oval with the J-Rig.
In general, each raft type offers a different kind of ride through the waves, holds different amounts of cargo for multi-day expeditions, and also offers different modes of propulsion. Keep reading to learn about the qualities unique to each type of raft Western uses on the rivers we run.