Kick off the 2019 rafting season with high water and huge savings, starting April 6th.  West Virginia’s only family owned outfitter, River Expeditions, makes their initial descent into the New River Gorge on the first Saturday in April.  This marks their 37th Annual Ice Breaker Weekend, although more recently Spring weather and water temperatures have been mild, making high water flows accessible for fair-weather enthusiasts who otherwise wouldn’t come out until June.

Spring rafting packages at River Expeditions include a full day whitewater rafting on the New River, two nights camping and BBQ cookout after rafting.  This trip is guided, of course, and includes all necessary river equipment – paddle, helmet and PFD (personal floatation device) or lifejacket and wetsuits are available for rent.  Continental breakfast daily and all-you-can drink beverages after rafting complete the package. Sunday – Friday rafting packages start at only $79 in April – well below the normal package rate; raft Saturday for just $10 more.

And if camping isn’t your jam, there are other choices for lodging at River Expeditions like their Luxury Cabins with five bedrooms, private hot tub, fireplace; cozy Leisure or Deluxe Cabins with upstairs lofts; popular new Bungalows with Wi-Fi and satellite TV; or the affordable Rustic Cabins and Safari Tents.  No matter what you choose, you’ll always get the fourth consecutive night free! 

The Ridges, River Expeditions’ own zipline course will also open April 6th.  Step outside your comfort zone, elevate your point of view and feel the air rush past as you zip through the treetops. Climb a cargo net to start the course and then take four zips and walk across a skybridge before an exciting belay completes the course.  This takes only 1 to 1.5 hours so you can easily add this adventure to your rafting package for only $59.

Besides rafting, cabin rentals and zipline course, amenities at the Fayetteville resort include a full service campground with RV sites, outdoor pool and deluxe 18-person hot tub, the iconic Red Dog River Saloon & Grill featuring local craft beer and designer cocktails, The Fire Creek Lodge & Conference Center, kids arcade, gift shop, Wi-Fi, sand volleyball, corn hole, horseshoes, disc golf, hiking trails, massage studio and much more.

Since River Expeditions is family owned, they deliver a level of personal service that only a family can bring to their own business.  The owners surround themselves with like-minded professionals who are equally passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors with others.  The attentive staff is genuinely committed to engaging guests throughout their adventure experience.  Quite simply, River Expeditions doesn’t have shareholders so they are only accountable to their guests.  This is just one distinction that sets them apart from other outfitters.

Special events and discounts are offered throughout the year, as well as flash sales and deals exclusively for River Expeditions email subscribers and followers on social channels.  They even feature themed events like the Totally Awesome 80’s Weekend in August and Halloween Party in October, not to mention their Annual Bridge Day Blowout during the final weekend of rafting and West Virginia’s best festival.

Take advantage of high water and low prices with River Expeditions Spring Fling Packages offered in April and May.  Experience all the thrills of the New River with fun, festivities and hijinks following in The Red Dog River Saloon & Grill.  It’s time for a spring break road trip to Almost Heaven, West Virginia with River Expeditions as your host.

For more information contact River Expeditions: 800.463.9873 or online at www.raftinginfo.com  to download their brochure.