SIERRA SOUTH WHITEWATER RAFTING SAFETY STANDARDS
If you ask us, whitewater rafting is the best adventure in California and a must-do activity that will leave you wanting more. Sierra South Mountain Sports has been a premier rafting outfitter since 1985, and we’ve always prided ourselves in the superior level of training our guides must go through. There are inherent risks with any outdoor activity, including rafting, but we prioritize safety on our trips, which is why we require our guides to go through a rigorous whitewater guide school focused on the newest and best safety practices.
WHITEWATER RAFTING GUIDE TRAINING
At Sierra South, our guides go through rigorous training for whitewater rafting so we are prepared for all situations. All of our guides are first aid and CPR certified and go through continued education even if they have been guiding for a decade or more. Our guides live and love what they do and spend countless hours perfecting their crafts on the river.
We also have safety kayakers on our class IV & V whitewater rafting trips during high water. The safety kayaker provides an additional line of safety as guides and guests move through rapids and their potential for swimming in the river increases.
Our certified bus drivers at Sierra South take very good care of our guests on the road. They work with the safety kayakers and rafting guides closely to help guests at any time if needed on the river.
RIVER LEVEL AND AGE REQUIREMENTS
We take safety very seriously, and reserve the right to cancel a trip or increase age minimums depending on the water flows at that time. We love rafting more than anyone, but we will not go out on the river during conditions that are seen as unfit for certain ages or potentially anyone.