Why choose The Adventure Company to raft in Colorado?
What makes us unique is that we care. This makes it easier for us to provide top-quality trips at a great value, with an emphasis on safety and fun. Whether it’s beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert whitewater that floats your boat, we have the perfect trip for everyone! Born in Breckenridge in 1987, we now serve all of central Colorado from our 6-acre riverside facility in Buena Vista, Colorado.
Safety is our TOP priority
The Adventure Company is setting the industry standard both on and off the river. We will never sacrifice safety for excitement. The Adventure Company has a long reputation for safety, experienced professionals, and personalized attention to every detail. This is reflected through the experience and certifications we require of our guides, weekly in-depth safety meetings, flip training on the river, meticulous year-round maintenance on all of our passenger vehicles, safety demonstrations before each trip, and more. We want you to feel prepared, knowledgable, and confident on the river. You having the knowledge allows for some serious fun! Read more about our safety measures and why you can feel safe with The Adventure Company.
We only hire experienced guides
While we offer many unique features, we feel the MOST important is the level of experience our guides have. We are Colorado’s only outfitter that hires exclusively experienced guides, which is nearly unheard of in the rafting community. With a higher standard of operating, most of our guides return year after year because they love what they do. Returning staff have a higher level of experience, expertise, and knowledge. Our guides are storytellers, teachers, mentors, and the kind of people you just want to be around.
These certification and years of experience mean our guides have better boat control, ability to read water, and knowledge that allows for a more fun and safe rafting trip vs. a guide in their first season. Follow along with our guides and see for yourself!
From our well-maintained and high-quality commercial grade rafts, to our three-point sanitized wetsuit gear, to every piece of rental equipment we offer, we guarantee all are meticulously cleaned and maintained. Enjoy our free sanitized wetsuit pakage rentals on your trip!
We want you to feel comfortable and safe on your trip and no detail is left behind! This extends to all of our high-end updated equipment.
We're Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor's Traveller's Choice
Food is one of the greater pleasures in life! If you choose one of our multi-day, express, full-day, or ¾ day trips, you will be met with high-quality food (No lame, soggy sandwiches here!).
Our signature meal is our Ultimate Fajita Feast! It consists of chicken and steak fajitas, fresh fruit, salad, chips and locally made salsa, and dessert. A ll food will be cooked fresh in front of you, either riverside or at our facility, depending on your trip.
Our 6-Acre Riverside Facility
Our 6-acre riverside facility has everything you may need before or after your trip! Starting with our on-site lodging at A Riverhouse Lodge, receive a discount on your room when you stay & play with us.
When you check-in for your raft trip, stop in to our Outfitters Store where you can get rental gear and TAC merchandise to remember your trip by, or find some essential items for your trip.
Stop by next door, at Station 24 Cafe for the best cup of coffee and freshly made grab-and-go meals and snacks. All conveniently located to fuel your rafting adventure.
Our comfort shuttles running from our pick-up locations in Breckenridge, Frisco, and Keystone to our headquarters in Buena Vista will surprise you with their luxurious feel. Meticulously cleaned and maintained year-round, we are proud to have the best fleet in the Arkansas Valley. You can depend on us to get you to the river safely and comfortably.
Discover comfort and adventure at A Riverhouse Lodge! Our six uniquely styled rooms, including a 2-bedroom suite, cater to both small and large groups. Unwind in our cedar room hot tub, relish the soothing sounds of the Arkansas River from the patio, and enjoy brand new high-end mattresses after your outdoor escapades.
Explore our fully equipped kitchen, common area, and engaging activities like horseshoes and corn hole on the wrap-around deck. Individually decorated rooms offer private bathrooms, TVs, refrigerators, and locally roasted coffee. Delight in complimentary water, yogurt, and a daily breakfast basket.
Nestled along the Arkansas River, just 2 miles south of Buena Vista in Johnson Village, our lodge boasts stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks, making it an ideal base for all of your Colorado adventures.
Read how The Adventure Company is setting the industry standard
|Rafting outfitters hire 20-70% of their guide staff as rookie guides. Each company’s training program teaches them how to guide rafts.
|Colorado’s only rafting outfitter that exclusively hires experienced, professional raft guides for the best boat control and the most fun.
|An experienced raft guide is by far the most important way to help ensure a safe and fun trip. Comfort allows guest to have the time of their lives!
|Most choose less expensive and easy meals, such as deli sandwiches.
|Enjoy the famous Ultimate Fajita Feast hot lunch on all ¾ and full day raft trips.
|Delicious and healthy meals, with choices that appeal to all preferences, add to the overall trip quality
|Generally serviceable with a range of older and newer equipment and vehicles.
|TAC only purchases the best equipment and vehicles, and regularly cleans, maintains, and updates it. The best gear and vehicles, adds to overall trip safety and comfort.
|Cleanliness and proper fit result in a more comfortable experience. The best performing equipment also contributes to a safer raft trip.
|Colorado real estate is expensive. Some companies choose simple locations, off the beaten track. There is a wide range of amenities and services offered.
|TAC’s 6 acre riverside headquarters in BV is perfectly located to minimize driving and offers an impressive list of amenities including a coffee shop, lodge, check-in office, outfitter store, safe parking, clean restrooms and showers, and an organized boathouse.
|Better amenities promote convenience and a more enjoyable experience. Everything that guests may need is available from a latte, breakfast burrito, and sunscreen, to a comfortable lodge, and beer or wine after your trip.
|Generally older vans and school buses.
|The best fleet in the area includes newer and more comfortable vehicles. We utilize high top vans, shuttle buses, big buses, and custom trailers.
|Greater comfort and reliability for a better experience.
|Expert Level Rafting
|Typically not offered. Expert rafting requires great skill, experience, and ability.
|One of the few rafting companies that offer all levels of rafting from beginner to expert level trips.
|Guests that choose a beginner trip, or something more advanced, equally benefit from an expert level company.
|Varying levels based on quality, amenities, and commitment to guest service.
|Guest service is not an afterthought, it is a top priority with very intentional execution.
|Enjoy being taken care of by a friendly company that truly cares about its guests.
|Generally fewer options to minimize costs.
|Offering over 25 rafting choices on 3 rivers from beginner to expert, ½ day to multi-day, and full moon rafting!
|More choices allow guests to find the perfect trip to maximize their enjoyment.
|Digital rafting photos that may be expensive and require viewing at another time.
|Digital rafting photos available for viewing and purchase after the trip, from 6 large screens at a good value.
|Convenient viewing and purchase of high resolution and affordable rafting photos promotes lifelong memories.
|Price covers the cost of limited amenities and a large marketing budget with high added fees.
|Price covers the added expense of the best features, without having to compensate for expensive marketing.
|The best value, with top quality features at comparable prices.
|A range amongst companies, from recent ownership to well-seasoned outfitters.
|Established in 1987 in Breckenridge, CO with a proud history and reputation as a top quality outfitter.
|Enjoy the amenities, guest service, and top quality features of an established outfitter.
|Because rafting is fun and is a popular summer activity.
|Industry professionals who care about their guests, prioritize safety and quality, and readily share their enthusiasm and expertise.
|Enjoy an atmosphere of professionalism where employees embrace a respectful culture resulting in great, not just good trips, for lifelong memories.