Zoar Gap Rafting FAQs
Full-day or half-day trip?
Full day trips start at Fife Brook Dam and finish at our base camp in Charlemont, MA. The trip usually takes 6 hours, including registration, transportation to the river, swimming stops, a picnic lunch served on the river, and a slide show of your run through the biggest rapid. This trip comes with a picnic-style lunch which includes chips, salsa, hummus or black bean dip, sandwich fixings with choices of cold cuts and cheeses, as well as lettuce, tomato, condiments, and dessert and a drink. From April 1st to May 15th and September 15th to October 15th, this trip comes with a side dish of vegetarian soup or chili. In the warmer season from May 16th to September 14th, the side dish is usually coleslaw, or a pasta or bean salad. Lunch on this trip may sometimes be served later in the day due to water release times, weather, or other factors beyond our control.
If booking the Half-Day Gap trip, eat lunch in town before your arrival, or enjoy a picnic your way by making use of the picnic tables on our lovely campus. The half day trip meets at 12:30 and rafts the beautiful upper Fife Brook section, ending with the class III Zoar Gap. Both the full day trip and the half day trip end at approximately 4:30, leaving your late afternoon and evening free to explore the local hiking trails, sight see surrounding towns, or relax in our campground.
How much experience do I need for this trip?
Is it safe?
What is a non-guaranteed day?
What if I have food allergies?
Do you have group rates?
Can we rent wetsuits?
Are wetsuits required?
Will there be photos of my trip?
What happens if the forecast calls for rain or storms?
What do we do with our car keys?
Should I tip my guide?
Can I request a guide?
How many people usually go in a boat?
Alcohol and Drug policy
The use of recreational drugs or alcohol is prohibited on all programs. If you arrive here under the influence, you will be prohibited from participating in the day’s activity and you will not receive a refund.