Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing an inflatable boat (raft) to navigate a river. It is done on whitewater of differing degrees of difficulty. If you have never been rafting down the Soča River you are missing the experience of a lifetime. The Soča River has a variety of sections of all skill and difficulty levels providing plenty of choices for everyone.
Whitewater rafting is best experienced with a group of friends as each inflatable raft will hold up to 8 people. With our instructor / guide, you will work as a team and work your way down the river negotiating the various obstacles that you find there. You will be given a safety briefing and instructions before launching down the river.
Do you need previous whitewater experience?
One of the great things about the Soča River is that there is no experience necessary! There will be a trained guide in each raft.
Is there an age limit to raft on the Soča River?
Yes, you must be at least 8 years of age.
How long is the whitewater rafting trip?
Approximately 1 ½ hours is the time you will spend on the water. Total time with us includes ½ an hour before the trip for check-in and about a 5 minute bus ride to the river put-in, the rafting time of about 1 ½ hours and a few minutes bus ride back to our center. This should all take around 2 ½ hours.
What should I bring and wear?
Bring a bathing suit or quick dry shorts and a T-shirt, a towel, and a plastic bag for wet clothes.
What happens if it rains?
You are going to get wet anyway so you’ll never know the difference! In the outdoor adventure business, we run our trips RAIN OR SHINE. Whitewater rafting is one of those sports where you are going to be wet from about the time you get on the river until the time you get off, but you’ll be having so much fun you probably won’t even notice. We do have splash jackets available for cool, rainy days.
When is the best time to go rafting?
The Soča River is open from the beginning of May to the end of October.
Is whitewater rafting safe?
The Alpin Action staff will do everything possible to provide you with a trouble-free river experience. The safety of our guests is the foremost concern of our staff. All participants are required to sign a waiver of liability/assumption of risk document. All participants will be provided with a lifejacket and helmet, and a safety briefing will be given before the trip. We want everyone to be comfortable and to have a safe, fun experience.
Will there be photos taken?
Upon request photos are taken and are available for you to view and buy when you get back to our center after your trip.
What time should I arrive for my trip?
Our check-in time is 30 minutes before trip time. It usually takes around 20 to 30 minutes to issue the equipment.
How will we be seated in the rafts?
We have up to 8 man rafts and we fill our rafts as needed.