Chattahoochee White Water Rafting For Beginners

The Classic Trip

Chattahoochee white water rafting is the best way to experience the river for the first time. The Classic trip is our most popular river experience here on the Chattahoochee River. Guests will enjoy fun class 1-3+ rapids!


2 hours long

River Rafting

Up to Class III+


Minimum 60 lbs or 7 years old

About This Trip

This well-rounded trip offers the perfect combination of family fun and adventure. Enjoy a quick start at Ambush Rapid, relax in our natural lazy river, paddle back into rapids to ‘surf’ the waves, and take on exciting rapids like the notorious Pemberton Falls. This well-rounded trip is the perfect combination of fun and adventure. Enjoy learning about rapids, history and the abundant wildlife that surrounds the river.

Trip Highlights:

  • Our most popular trip!
  • Cool off in our “lazy river” Habitat Float
  • Exciting Rapids like Turner’s Tumbler, Pemberton Falls and Waveshaper
  • Surf Good Wave as spectators watch from the River walk Island

What To Bring

What To Wear

Quick dry, active wear or a swimsuit.

Shoes Are Required

Water shoes, Sandals with a heel strap or old sneakers.

Leave It In The Car

We have 12 x12 lockers for rent. However we recommend that you leave behind all valuables or anything you do not want to lose!

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Frequently Asked Questions

You do not need experience to raft all trips are Professionally Guided, but you should be comfortable in and around water.

We accommodate 4-7 guests per boat but have a limited number of larger boats that hold up to 9 guests.

 Going for a short swim is always a possibility of a whitewater trip. You’ll be wearing a Type V USCG-approved personal flotation device and we’ll brief everyone on what to expect and how to behave in the event that someone does fall out.

You will get very wet as you will be going through big slashes and waves as you enjoy our great rapids. You also have the choice to float out of the boat the lazy river “habitat float” a narrow mild section of our river that flows through a Blue Heron rookery.

Surfing in a raft is one of the most fun things on our river.  Surfing happens when the raft rides in a wave without flipping. This involves skillful maneuvers from your guide. Since surfing happens in instances when the raft is balanced on top of rapidly circulating water, the chances of having an out of the boat experience is increased.


Just can’t get enough whitewater time?

We love white water rafting Georgia too! Our Season Adventure Pass gives you unlimited access to Classic and Challenge Chattahoochee River rafting. Additionally, passes allow unlimited use of the Blue Heron Zip Line in Columbus, GA. This pass is valid one year from the date of purchase.

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