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Whitewater Rafting

Group of rafters having fun navigating rapids

Why Raft with Zoar Outdoor?

Nothing promotes teamwork like paddling together down a class III rapid.  Nothing enhances connections like spending a day working in unison to avoid obstacles or challenging waves.  Nothing relieves stress like being outside, focusing on the river and experiencing excitement!

Highly Experienced

We pioneered whitewater rafting on the Deerfield River in 1989. 31 years later, we continue to build on our experience to offer well planned trips with friendly professional guides, many of whom have a decade or more of whitewater guiding know-how.

Uniquely Immersive

We handle the logistics, we provide the gear, we lead the trip. You dive in and experience the thrill!

Best in Class

Our comfortable facilities are conveniently located on the Deerfield River at the end of one raft trip and the beginning of another, which means you spend less time in a bus and more time on the river. Our guides are carefully chosen, highly trained (we never stop training) and passionately engaged.

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Special Offers


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Exciting adventure getaways close to home! Book any two activities and a night's lodging and save 10%, or three activities and two nights' lodging and save 15%.

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Group Rafting Adventures

Whitewater rafting is the ultimate group adventure. It combines time outside with teamwork, camaraderie and excitement. We have over 30 years experience working with school, church, camp, scout and other group types to design customized experiences that fit your group's needs and budget.

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Spring, Summer or Fall

Whitewater Rafting by Season

Springtime brings snowmelt and rainfall with higher water, colder temperatures and more exciting rapids on the Millers, Zoar Gap, West and Concord Rivers.  Summertime boasts warmer water and air temps and dam-controlled water releases on the Deerfield River’s Zoar Gap, Dryway and Float trips.  Fall offers crisp days, pleasant water temperatures and changing foliage on the Zoar Gap, Dryway and Float trips as well as the fall release weekend on the West River in southern Vermont.

Group of rafters smiling as they paddle

This was a great trip! Zoar Outdoor is really a class act operation. From the check in, to the bus ride, to the funny personalities of the guides, to the awesome rafting experience, to the safety factor, and to the barbecue. It was a 100% awesome and Finn was top notch on all accounts! I would highly recommend Zoar Outdoor for your next adventure!