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Serenade Rafting Trip

  • Length: 38 miles / 4 days
  • Date: June 3, 2021
  • Activities: Class II/III Rafting + Kayaking
  • Includes: Professional guides, gourmet food, music
    and all equipment
  • Meeting Place: Galice, Oregon
  • Trip Cost: $1545

Music & Memories

This was a trip of a lifetime...amazing food, fabulous scenery, wonderful people, exceptional guides, incredible music and memories to carry me through until next year. Thank you Serenade!!!
- Sarah Rath

SerenadeTournantNorthwest Rafting CompanyJoin us for the Serenade trip of a lifetime! Raft the Wild and Scenic Rogue River by day and gather for music and feasts around the fire at night. There is no better way to Serenade your senses than on this four-day adventure.

If there is one excursion that truly captures the spirit of what Serenade is about, this is it. With Serenade, co-founders Kaela and Austin curate interactive experiences that bring together the things they are most passionate about: food, music and community. Many years ago, Kaela and Austin met and fell in love on the river while working as guides. With a history so intimately tied to the river, this trip down the Rogue is a personal and heartfelt culmination of everything they love and represent through the dream of Serenade.

Rafting on the Rogue River
Rafting on the Rogue River


Building community through collaboration is what Serenade does best! For this trip, we’ve teamed up with musicians, chefs and our friends at Northwest Rafting Company to offer an experience like no other.

Enjoy four days of rafting down the famous wild section of the Rogue River. Choose to paddle your own inflatable kayak, be part of a paddle boat team, or relax on a raft as a guide rows you down the river. Floating musical serenades happen often through canyons and on calm stretches. Lunches are prepared riverside by guides as we explore side creeks, waterfalls, jumping rocks and scenic hikes.

In the evenings, we’ll gather at riverside tables where the Rogue is your dining room and dessert is served under the stars. We bring talented chefs along to craft dinners using live-fire techniques in this wilderness setting. The featured chefs on this trip are Chef Jaret Foster and his team from Tournant, who will create mouthwatering communal feasts showcasing the seasonal bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Paired with your feasts are the musical stylings of accomplished solo artists Jenner Fox and Austin Quattlebaum.

Luxury Camping

Once in camp, take the time to relax with a cold drink, hike the Rogue River trail, read that book you’ve been putting off, or chat with your new friends. Come evening, we gather for the Serenade happy hour complete with appetizers, beverages, and live music. Happy hour is followed by a communal feast prepared over live-fire by the Tournant team. Finally, dessert is paired with more music played by firelight. Fall asleep beneath the stars, or cozied up in a tent and wake up excited to do it all over again.

Jenner playing music around an evening campfire
Jenner playing music around an evening campfire

Gourmet Food

On this trip, Chef Jaret Foster and his team from Tournant will create their signature farm-to-fire feasts featuring seasonal bounty from land and sea. Each night, these communal family-style feasts will offer guests the chance to slow down, connect, savor the moment, and create lasting memories with one another under a canopy of stars. And really, what’s more memorable than a freshly shucked oyster slurped by the banks of a river?!

Camp cooking on the Rogue River
Camp cooking on the Rogue River

Memorable Music

This trip wouldn’t be a Serenade without music, so we are featuring two musical guests: Jenner Fox and Austin Quattlebaum. Both river guides and touring musicians, these two artists are quite comfortable strumming an instrument while floating down a river. In addition to individual solo sets, Jenner and Austin will also join forces for lively collaborations. From happy hour jams to campfire concerts and floating serenades, this trip will be full of music and we encourage you to sing along!

Jenner Fox
Jenner Fox
Austin Quattlebaum
Austin Quattlebaum

Trip Highlights

  • Four days of rafting the Wild and Scenic Rogue
  • Live sets of music daily, plus floating serenades
  • Three nights of three course meals, prepared by chefs of Tournant over live-fire and paired with local Oregon beverages
  • Quick Facts

    • Paddling through Mule Creek Canyon
    • Paddling an inflatable kayak
    • An opportunity to see Bald Eagles, Osprey, bears, and more wildlife
    • Swimming in the warm water of the Rogue
    • Side hikes through lush green lined creeks and on the Rogue River trail, jumping rocks

    Trip Reviews

    serenade Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 4 reviews.
    5 1

    Music & Memories

    This was a trip of a lifetime...amazing food, fabulous scenery, wonderful people, exceptional guides, incredible music and memories to carry me through until next year. Thank you Serenade!!!
    - Sarah Rath

    Cutting edge sensory experience

    The NWRC- Serenade trip is a whitewater rafting trip with such trustworthy guides paired with exquisite cuisine and the kind of singer song writer musical magic that calls forth the beauty of the wild river inside us all. This moveable serenade creates a sense of belonging and courage as we cheer each other on over each rapid. Plus, lots of individual service! ( They made me a personal cup of brewed decaf every morning after the coffee was served.)What a team! What a trip!
    - Zoe Alowan

    This is an amazing trip. Unforgettable.

    We were lucky enough to be on NW’s Serenade trip last year. The food by Jared and crew was over the top....from fresh oysters to mouthwatering paella. Kaela and Austin have the Serenade gig down. Jenner and Austin provided the musical entertainment. Many in my family had never done a river trip or camped overnight. The NW crew made us laugh and the entire experience was amazing. We enjoyed the river in oarboats, paddle rafts and inflatable kayaks. Our family will talk about this adventure for years to come.
    - Michi Sato

    A River, a HUGE pot and a Banjo

    NWRC's Serenade Rafting Trip gets it right in so many ways. First, the Rogue - wild, peaceful, and picturesque. Then the food - oysters on the half shell, Kobe Beef, smokey vegetables, cast iron crock desserts - all amazing at a restaurant but several notches above when served riverside. Add a dash of Austin and Jenner on the banjo and guitar by the fire or floating down the river and life is really looking good. All of this is wrapped in a seamless and flawlessly operated rafting company with the most pleasant and skilled guides to be met on a river anywhere. Kaela and Austin (Serenade), Jaret and Joe (Tournant), Jenner Fox (musician, guide and baby carrot advocate) Susan Fox (Bonus Yoga) and NWRC Crew - you pulled together a brilliant maiden Serenade voyage - can't wait for the next one. - Andre and Jodi K - Middleburg, VA
    - Andre Kinney

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