5 Tips For A Successful Stag Weekend White Water Rafting

 By: Robert MacLaren
So, you're all set for an epic stag do. The lads have been invited, the accommodation is booked, the pubs and clubs are lined up, and the grand finale is a white water rafting trip. You are on course for some serious fun and adventure, but it's wise to be aware of the pitfalls which can put a dampener on the party. Here are five tips for making sure that your adrenaline pumping ride down the rapids doesn't turn into a trauma scene from Casualty:

  • Booze is likely to feature strongly on a stag do, but it doesn't mix well with stomach-churning whirlpools and bouncing off rocks. Don't forget that white water rafting is an adventure sport and unless you take safety seriously, it can be dangerous. If people get completely wasted the night before, they are unlikely to enjoy the trip (that's if you can get them out of their beds at all!) Also, any drunken mucking about in the raft is going to have serious consequences, so do as your professional guide tells you.


  • Find out in advance if anyone in the party cannot swim. They can still go white water rafting, but your fellow rafters and your guide will need to know so they can be kept safe. Life jackets should be worn by everyone (as well as helmets), whether they can swim or not, in case they are knocked unconscious or dragged under by the current.


  • Whether you are staying in the UK or going abroad, give yourself a break and book your rafting trip with an experienced outfit with lots of local knowledge. They can sort out accommodation, transport and entertainment for you, saving you a lot of hard work and research.


  • If you are going to a country which has water-borne diseases such as dysentery or intestinal parasites you need to be very careful or you could end up with a very sick group of people, just in time for the wedding! Unless your guide tells you it is safe, never drink the river water.


  • Even if the rafting trip is a secret, make sure that everyone brings the right kind of gear. Swimming trunks or clothes that can take a battering are best. You don't want anyone wimping out because they don't want to spoil their best T-shirt. A pair of old trainers might be useful too, but all the safety equipment should be provided by your guide, and if it's cold they'll have wetsuits too.

loading...
Author:
Artice Source: http://www.articlesphere.com

Related Articles in River Rafting Kayaking


People interested in the above article are also interested in the related articles listed below:

Thrill and excitement awaits every traveler who dares to paddle and shout through the White Water Rafting Tennessee. Tennessee is not just a place of music in America. It is also widely visited eco-tourism because of its package of sea adventure. If you're up for an exciting vacation, you fly or sail your way to the humble state of Tennessee.
You've heard about Grand Canyon raft trips. You may have read about them or, while researching adventure trips you saw some really rockin' video. A trip like this might have even made it onto your personal "Bucket List." So what do you really need to know about the experience to move it to the top of your list and actually make it happen? Taking an all-inclusive raft trip on the Colorado River as it flows through the Grand Canyon allows you to experience breathtaking scenery from the very bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Rafting on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is an incredible experience, but there is so much more to a whitewater rafting trip than shooting the rapids. The Canyon has amazing 'hidden' hikes, accessible only from the water's edge. Arizona River Runners offers Colorado River trips with seasoned guides who can take you exploring these incredible places where you experience the many hidden treasures of the Grand Canyon.
loading...
Related Articles
in River Rafting Kayaking

More in River Rafting Kayaking

Excellent, Larry. Thank you for taking the new article directory technology and making it work to the max. I encourage everyone to keep contributing and contributing regularly. I can attest to the fact that this site is already a strong directory in a field of many. Kudos to Larry!

Matthew C. Keegan
The Article Writer

 

I find it a delight to use both as an author and a publisher. It is full of nice little surprises that make the whole process of writing, reading and publishing articles a complete delight. This is one that comes out tops and beats the rest hands down.

Eric Garner
Managing Director
ManageTrainLearn

 

I did a Google search and came across your site. It was exactly what I was looking for and was elated to find such a broad range of articles. As I am launching a free magazine in a small town in Florida, I wanted to be as resourceful as possible while still being able to provide some content that is interesting and well written. Your site has all the variables in the mix. Excellent Site hitting all the notes in the scale sort of speak.

Mo Montana
Florida, USA

Article Topics

 
Copyright © 2005 - by Larry Lim, Singapore - Article Search Engine Directory at ArticleSphere.com™
All Rights Reserved Worldwide. All Trademarks and Servicemarks are the property of the respective owners.
ArabicBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanLatvianLithuanianNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranianVietnamese