RIVER GUIDE TRAINING

Have you ever imagined yourself steering a raft down an exciting white water river?  Every spring we teach a fun filled, information packed river guide course.

Whether you aspire to be a professional river guide or just want to learn how to take friends and family down the river, this course is for you. Taught by the Osprey guides, you will learn everything from river rescue skills to guiding a paddle raft and rowing a boat by yourself. We won't bore you with videos or classroom time.

Guide training class is six intensive days of hands on learning experience on the river.

First two weekends in May

$450.00
Call for details: 800-997-4116 or 509-997-4116

Join us on these great trips... BLACK CANYON - GOLD CREEK - SKAGIT RIVER - FLY FISH WITH HANK - WINTER MAUI ADVENTURES

TRIPS INCLUDE

  • Riverside lunch
  • Wetsuits and booties as needed
  • Coast Guard approved lifejackets
  • Dry storage on raft
  • River bus shuttle
  • High quality rafts
  • Experienced local guides

NATURAL HISTORY

This summer (2006) naturalist Marlee Mountain will be joining us on many of our Skagit trips and Methow family trips to tell us what we can eat and what we can't along the riverbank. Join us to learn more about river ecology and the delicate web of life in the riparian zone.
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BLACK CANYON

Class 4
May - July
$80 adult $70 youth under 14 years old; tax included

If it's exciting rapids, endless roller coaster waves and plenty of wet, wild fun that you are looking for, this trip is for you.  Legendary drops like the Black Canyon, Staircase, and Roadside Attraction make this adventure a classic.  Let us show you the Methow River at its best!  For the most excitement, come from May to mid July.
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GOLD CREEK

Class 2
May - August
$80 adult $70 youth under 14 years old; tax included

If you want a little milder adventure, join us on our family whitewater trip.  This adventure is perfect for younger children and grand parents too.  Lots of smaller rapids and swimming holes make this trip a perfect way to spend a hot summer day on the Methow River.  Try out our easy to use inflatable kayaks from mid July through August, perfect for that teenager who wants a little more excitement.
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SKAGIT RIVER

Class 2 - 3
July - October
$80 adult $70 youth under 14 years old; tax included

Set in the spectacular North Cascades National Park, this trip has incredibly beautiful scenery throughout.  The whole family will enjoy this adventure through old growth forests with the snowcapped peaks of the North Cascades above.  After lunch on a sandy beach, the Skagit River picks up speed and the emerald green water churns up into roller coaster waves through the exciting S Turn rapids.  In September and October salmon returning to spawn fill the river making it a perfect time to enjoy the fall colors.
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FLY FISH WITH HANK

$300 for one or two people; tax included

Spend an information packed day rafting on the Methow River with fly fisherman Hank Meacham and learn why, where and how to make your fishing on the river more productive.  One or two people per raft.
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WINTER MAUI ADVENTURES
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This winter (2006 -2007) Osprey River Adventures will join up with Chinook Expeditions to offer adventure vacations on the enchanting island of Maui.  Guides Shane Turnbull and Dave Ward have spent many years exploring the wild and hidden treasures of "The Valley Isle."  From a remote mountainside retreat nestled in the West Maui Mountains we will hike to rarely visited waterfalls, swim at pristine beaches and experience the legends and mysteries of ancient Hawaii.  Let us show you a wilder side of paradise. 
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  For Reservations call (800) 997-4116 or (509) 997-4116 to reserve your space