Chill – These trips offer a mellow outdoor experience with a minimal (but not non-existent) chance of falling out of the boat. They require a basic level of fitness.
Looking to Explore – These trips have some exciting parts and some more laid back parts. They require a moderate level of fitness.
Epic – These are our most exciting trips.
They require a higher level of fitness and carry a higher chance of falling out of the boat in challenging rapids.
Experience the Berkshire hills from two perspectives. Our Zoar Gap and Guided River Kayaking package combines two of our popular river activities into the perfect getaway. This special package includes:
This half-day rafting trip starts at 10:30am and takes you down a section of the Deerfield River through class II and III whitewater. You will have the chance to admire the beautiful landscape of the Berkshire Mountain range with chances to dip your toes in and swim. Our kitchen will provide you homemade lunch to be enjoyed halfway through your day of adventure. Best of Boat Worlds guests receive 10% off their rafting photos.
Paddle a five mile stretch of up to class II whitewater after lunch. While you don’t need extensive previous paddling experience, you should have some canoeing or kayaking experience, or be gung-ho, in good physical shape and comfortable in the water. You will have to paddle and may have to self rescue by climbing back up onto the kayak from the water or swimming the kayak, the paddle and yourself to shore. You’ll end your trip back at the Zoar base and will have your evening free to explore the local hiking trails or head out to see the surrounding towns.
Please be on time, since we must work within the schedule of water releases decided on by the power company. Your confirmation email will provide the exact meeting time of your trip. You will be required to read and sign a release of liability at this time.
All guests will be required to wear a Zoar Outdoor issued PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and helmet. You will also be provided with a paddle. Trips take place on the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts.
Matt and Abby were spectacular! Our entire group had a wonderful time because they were so professional and personable. This helped make a somewhat anxious activity fun for everybody!