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Boat Demos

Gear-geeks rejoice! Here’s your chance to test out the latest and greatest rafts, inflatable kayaks or catarafts from all the leading manufacturers.  Please contact the vendors below directly, prior to the festival, if you would like to guarantee access to a specific type of boat on a specific day and time.

Rafts and Frames Available to Try Out

More Information You Need to Know

You definitely need Class III or IV skills to demo, depending on the section of river you choose to test run and the river flows. A limited number of PFDs and helmets may be available, but it is recommended that you bring your own as both will be required to demo any boat.  It is also recommended that you have a drysuit, wetsuit or splash gear if you plan to be on the water.

You will need to provide your driver’s license or credit card as a deposit and be ready to sign a liability release waiver. If possible, the vendors will provide shuttles. As a courtesy to all participants, please return the demo boat as soon as you complete your run.