Posted November 1st, 2010, 05:09 PM
Last edited by Cornishpastyman1; November 1st, 2010 at 05:10 PM
I'm going to look into that one...we love to raft too. Was it a rough ride or just pleasent?
It was gentle for most of the ride (5-6 miles from memory) with a good few patches of rapids, some which are grade 4 (grade 6 is the most extreme). But it's exhilarating rather than terrifying, and you are very safe throughout (helmet, buoyancy vest etc) and a guide in your raft at all times. There will be 6-7 other punters in your raft plus the guide but it's still not cramped.
You can jump out in one of the flat bits and swim/float if you want, and there's a stop for those who want to jump off a high rock to do so, which I did, although it was higher at the top than it looked from the bottom, and whilst you can turn back it would have looked bad so I just walked briskly up to the ledge and jumped. It's plenty deep enough and the life vest is a great 'brake' when you hit the water.
The weather was glorious and even the slow bits were great as (other than the other rafts) in the tropical forest you feel so cut off from the modern world in the beautiful scenery.
At the end, while you are drying off and having a coffee they are finishing the DVD (VHS tape for me in '98) which just about everybody buys. It's about 40 minutes long and there will only be glimpses of yourself but it is a great reminder of the day.
This reminds me that I'd better convert that tape to DVD while I've still got a working VHS player .
There's plenty of reviews about it on TripAdvisor - go for it, you'll have a ball !