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“highly recommend for families with children”
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Olympic Raft & Kayak
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Owner description: Proud to offer the only Raft Trip INSIDE Olympic National Park on the Elwha River and guided Sea Kayak Tours on the Salish Sea. Also providing ACA Instructor lead Whitewater & Sea Kayak Instruction. We are your one stop shop for a Liquid Mountain Adventure!
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Had a great time! We had both adults and kids in our group and everyone had a terrific experience. Our guide, Emily was awesome! Highly recommend for those looking for an introductory experience to river rafting in a spectacular setting.

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Everyone at Olympic Raft & Kayak would like to thank you again for joining us on your recent rafting adventure along the Elwha River, and for taking the time to write such a positive review! Emily has been a great addition to the team this season and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and time spent with our staff. We look forward to getting you and your family back out onto the water on your next venture to the area!

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Our family with 3 teen boys took the Elwha River trip. We all had a blast. For me, it was the perfect mix of calm(ish) water and rapids. The boys and hubs had fun, but could've used a bit more adventure. But it was a great introduction to rafting and we will definitely do it again! Our guides were very informative and passionate about the area and what they do, and we felt very safe in their hands. Highly recommend!!

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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Thank you for having chosen Olympic Raft & Kayak for your recent adventure on the water, we are so pleased to hear your family enjoyed your trip and time spent with our staff. We’ll be sure to get your family out onto the ‘High Adventure’ portion of the Elwha River, which hosts class II/IV+ rapids, on your next venture to the Olympic Peninsula, we look forward to welcoming you back as our guests!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

My wife and I went with a group for a rafting trip down the Elwha River. Everyone in the group had a great time.

We often hike along the Elwha, but this was a totally different view and experience. The river wends through the beauty of the Olympic Mountains and rain forest. The river is still settling down after the removal of the Glines Canyon dam so the experience is different each time, according to our guides.

Speaking of guides, ours was Brogan. He grew up hiking and kayaking in the Olympic Mountains so he was a nature guide, in addition to being the guy who got us safely down the river. We stopped for a brief time on a sand bar and then Brogan and Jordan took us through a short walk through the forest pointing out elk tracks and much of the flora native to the area.

Most of the time, we were on smooth waters, with occasional rapids, even though this is the time of the year when the snow melt is feeding the river. The rapids were enough to get us wet, but overall, this trip is rather tame.

So, if you are interested in learning about, being immersed in the beauty of the Olympic Mountains, and having a great time on the water, this is an experience you won't forget.

Thank plannermike
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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share a wonderfully positive review with our team and the TripAdvisor community, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with our staff. Our guides spend countless hours on and off the water, working towards certifications and gaining knowledge of the local area(s) and its history to provide both a fun and educational experience for guests just visiting the area and locals looking to experience the Olympics in a whole new way. We are so pleased to hear those efforts provided you with such a great trip, and look forward to getting you back out onto the water soon!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

As Adventure Chairman for the Olympic Peninsula Newcomers' Club I coordinated a trip on the Elwha River for 15 of our more adventurous members with Olympic Raft and Kayak. We had a blast! The three tour guides were so informative and friendly. All safety tips and rowing instructions were explained to us prior to leaving the shop. The splash gear worked perfect for everyone. Morgan, the owner was along to take photos and Kalyn in the office was especially helpful to me in organizing this trip. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants to see the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. WOW what a ride! This company really knows what they are doing! We will be back for a Kayak trip next!

Thank Virginia J
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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2014

Thank you Virginia for such a positive and detailed review! We are so pleased to hear that the group had a blast on the trip and that you enjoyed working with our team. Our goal is to always leave a great impression by providing the best customer service possible, and it’s good to hear we exceeded those expectations. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts with our staff and the TripAdvisor community. We are so looking forward to getting you, and the Olympic Peninsula Newcomers’ Club back out onto the water soon!

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Ten of us (ages 9 to 59) just rafted down the Elwha River with Jordan and Brogan. Awesome experience! Felt totally safe -- with a thrill or two thrown in for excitement. Nature walk midway through the trip educated us all on the changes resulting from the dams being removed. Owner Morgan made it easy for all of us. 100% satisfied!

Thank Roxanne L
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OlyRaft2012, Owner at Olympic Raft & Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you Roxanne for writing such a wonderful review! The guides at OR&K spend countless hours training and getting certified on the water, we are so pleased to hear that those efforts put you at ease on your rafting adventure, and that you enjoyed the guides interpretive talk during the nature walk! We look forward to getting your family back out onto the water on your next trip to the Olympic Peninsula!

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