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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.
Our half-day guided Float Trip is the perfect introduction to rafting for folks who want to dip a toe in the water before taking on our Zoar Gap trip or for groups with children as young as 5 years old.
Our Family Float trip showcases the beauty of the Deerfield River as it meanders through farmland and the rolling Berkshire foothills along the historic Mohawk Trail. Our professional river guides provide insight into the natural and cultural history of the area with opportunities to swim and splash in the waters of the Deerfield. This trip provides a wonderful afternoon adventure for families, scout and camp groups.
We raft five miles of class I-II rapids on the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River. The entire trip, including registration, transportation, snack, and swim stops, takes approximately 3-3.5 hours, depending on conditions and group size.
Please be on time, since we must work within the schedule of water releases decided on by the power company. 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.
Looking to do multiple activities during your visit? Try one of our single day Adventure Packages, or call the office to custom build your own multi-day experience.
Expect everything you bring on the raft to get wet!
Best options for clothing:
A few more details:
Adventurers on the Float Trip must be 5 years old or older.
For all of our whitewater trips, guests must be able/willing to do the following:
Specifically, for our Family Float Trip, guests:
Our PFDs fit a maximum chest size of 56 inches.
Remember to read your confirmation letter (there is a lot of useful information in there!).
Call our office if you have any additional questions: 413-339-4010. They’re always happy to help!
Our son is just now old enough to go out on adventure tour activities (5 years) and the Zoar float trip was a great place to start. Just enough excitement, a great and entertaining guide, dinner included and an unbelievable sunset. We also brought along some teenage friends who also found the trip enjoyable. Looking forward to going back and may be next time tackling the upper river without little ones in tow.