Our Guides



Our guides separate us from the competition. With experience on world-class Whitewater Runs in North, Central, and South America, our staff leaders have the seasoned skills and know-how to provide you with the most enjoyable trip possible. The guides pride themselves on your positive experience. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources certifies all guides at River Riders.
To provide you with the best experience possible, River Rider's staff go beyond the required training. With our new staff, we train on customer service skills, river ecology, wildlife, flora and fauna. In addition to learning how to skillfully maneuver river craft, new staff are trained in First Aid, Professional Rescuer CPR, and Basic Swift water Rescue.

Among our senior staff we have in house First Aid and CPR instructors, Swift water and Whitewater Rescue Technicians and Instructors, EMT's, and First Responders. Jefferson County Emergency Services calls River Riders to assist with all river related rescues in the Harpers Ferry area.

Some of the other whitewater runs they have done: the Gauley, New, Cheat, Meadow, Tygart, Cranberry, Cherry, Laurel Creek, Shaver Fork, Evitts Run in WV. Bio Bio (Chile), Mecal (Belize), Moose in NY, Green, French Broad, Pigeon, Nantahala, Nolichucky in NC, American, and Truckee in CA, Upper and Lower Yough, Lehigh in PA, North Branch of the Potomac, Stony, Savage in MD, James, Shenandoah, Gooney Creek, Passage Creek in VA.

 

 

 

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