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Swiftwater Adventures

121 Vermillion St, Carlton, MN 55718-9709
+1 218-451-3218
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What an adventure!! The guides are all excellent, they helped get everyone the proper gear... read more

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Shala W
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Great team building experience! Fun for adults and older kids. The staff is very experienced... read more

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We offer whitewater kayak lessons and outings, whitewater rafting, whitewater and wilderness canoe trips, cross-country ski, guided nature hikes, and snowshoe outings, and adventure trips focused on environmental and adventure education.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rafting trip” (14 reviews)
“louis river” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
121 Vermillion St, Carlton, MN 55718-9709
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+1 218-451-3218
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"great trip"
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"friends and family"
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Reviewed today via mobile

What an adventure!! The guides are all excellent, they helped get everyone the proper gear, knowledgeable about the area, friendly and most importantly, very good at navigating the river. In our group there was a vast variety of ages and ability, and fun was had...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great team building experience! Fun for adults and older kids. The staff is very experienced which is what you want on the river.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

nice guides and some thrills along the way--a little slow going at the end! I liked the adventure swim and the last section of rapids the most. . .I think I could have swum across the reservoir faster than we rowed it at the end.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whole family had fun! Felt very safe the entire time! Will definitely be back!!!The guides and instructor were wonderful, and seemed to loved doing what they do!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our trip unfortunately was during a low period on the water so the rapids were small. When we checked in the person informed us of that and indicated it was good water for first timers- which we were! That put a positive spin on it...More

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Cliff L, Owner at Swiftwater Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are bummed that you had a bad experience. We spend a great deal of time training our guides (besides swiftwater rescue, first aid and CPR, and lines in the rapids) on customer experience. We are sorry that you felt your guide ruined your trip....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The water was running slow (hot weather/no rain), but the rafting experience was awesome! We will be back when there’s high water! The staff was fun, informative, and engaging.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an awesome time!! The staff was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible! This was our 1st river rafting experience, and we appreciated the staff's focus on our safety and overall rafting experience! Trent, our guide, was very professional, but he also knew how to have fun! A wonderful experience! We would strongly recommend Swiftwater Adventures to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Never been rafting before I was nervous, but there was no reason to be. Everyone is super knowledgeable and very safe. It's a really great ride and highly recommended! We rode with a lot of kids and adults, it's great for the whole family

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a blast! There was 5 of us in the raft not including the guide. There is a guide for each raft. The guides did a very good job of explaining all the rapids we would encounter and how to handle them. They were...More

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Kelvin C
8 June 2016|
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Response from Ryan M | Property representative |
Hi Kelvin! Age 11 is our age requirement. Thank you for the question!
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Kate G
1 June 2016|
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Response from Jennifer C |
Hello, We were just there on Sunday and yes they had a photographer to capture all your rafting moments. Awesome experience!
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