We're thrilled to announce that Northwest Rafting Company was voted the top rafting school for the Best of the Gorge. This online poll is conducted each winter and published in the annual Gorge Guide, which highlights businesses and attractions found in the Columbia River Gorge.
We are especially honored by this recognition because it was voted on by our local community. As these folks know, the Columbia River Gorge is an amazing place to live and visit. The abundance of beautiful rivers of varying difficulty make it the perfect place to learn to raft as well. We offer year-round private rafting instruction here in the Gorge, tailored to fit each student's skills and goals. We'd love to teach you how to raft!
Thanks to everyone who voted.
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