We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Jennifer made this trip fun.”

Big Creek Expeditions
Book In Advance
More Info
US$31.00*
and up
Scenic Floats on the Lower Section of the Pigeon River
Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Lansing, MI
Level Contributor
134 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Jennifer made this trip fun.”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This is a great first white water rafting adventure. We have done this 4 or 5 times- each time bringing along "newbies." The trips are in 2 hour time frames (with a small discount for the late day trips), but that does include getting gear, safety instructions, bus ride. The river time is about 60 minutes and includes several grade IV and III rapids. If you're already done WV rafting trips this would probably seem tame, but for older rafters, very young rafters, or first timers it is a perfect and thrilling trip. Jennifer was our guide, and she a great job steering us into the fun parts or the river and keeping us out of the problem areas. She was able to haul in rafters who were bounced out of other rafts. Very fun. We will be back again.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank roadtripper10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

525 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    495
    25
    2
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Incredible Experience on the River”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Four of us ranging in age from 40 to 60 signed up for ride down the river with Big Creek and all had a terrific time. Our guide, Benji, was fabulous and a real comedian. He managed to get us through all the class 3 and 4 rapids without any spills. He not only guided us down the river, but gave a running commentary about the flora and fauna we passed. It was a real treat! Prepare to get soaked and have fun!!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Meredith M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
“Adventure for thrill seekers- Benji is the guide you want”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Upper Pigeon has some tremendous rapids. Lots of action, lots of big water. We navigated the "meat grinder," "rock and roll," "slice and dice", and the "welcome home sweet baby jesus," among others. The trip was interspersed with lots of witty narration from Benji. Of the four boats on the river with us, we observed that Benji took us through the fastest more aggressive water; water that some of the other guides avoided. We even surfed the boat at the bottom of the last class 4 rapid, not once but twice. Very exciting! We'll be back again next summer.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Geoff M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Eatonville, Washington
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Big Creek Expeditions was a great group to work with. This was our kids first try at white water rafting and they loved it! Our guide Chris was the best. He was great with the kids and so much fun. Our kids are now hooked and want to do other rivers. Too bad we can't take Chris with us!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank dmaeli
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Benji- the best river guide”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

BIg Creek Expeditions was such an amazing rafting company. We had 8 of us ..4 kids and 4 adults. We first signed up for the Lower Pigeon because the kids were nervous about all the strong rapids. We called the company and they engouraged us to chnage to the Upper. We did and are we glad we did. This experience was so great Benji was such a great guide. He helped calm any nerves the kids or adults had. Benji was very knowledgable about the area and the rapids. He made the the experience very memorable. We were "making memories"!!! He was so funny! This was the highlight of our vacation by far!! Thank you Big Creek Expeditions for the fun and all the memories!! I will recommend Big Creek Expeditions to everyone!!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jessica E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Big Creek Expeditions also viewed

 

Been to Big Creek Expeditions? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing