What kind of trips do you have?
Our themed River Pirates trip down the Columbia River in Revelstoke is perfect for kids aged 4 and up! For the adults and the bigger kids we also run half day trips down the class 3+ Illecillewaet River. Check out our Revelstoke website for more information!
Do you provide wetsuits? Yes, and all of the gear is included in the price! Those brave enough to become a River Pirate will be provided with a PFD (lifejacket) as well as splash resistant tops and pants on colder days. The young pirates will even get to take home their foam sword, a pirate bandana and maybe the treasure!
Will you have river gear big (or small) enough? Almost certainly! The children's gear starts at size 4. Adult gear goes as large as 4XLarge in a extra-wide style. We haven't met anyone yet we couldn't fit.
When is the best time to go? All the seasons bring their own special magic and we head out on the river, rain or shine!
Do I have to book in advance? Usually... although we can often accommodate last minute reservations. Saturdays are the busiest. If you have a group of 8 or more, we recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance for a Saturday. But if a trip shows that it's available online, you can book it!
Do you have to know how to swim? No. The PFD's (lifejackets) are designed to keep your head-up in a river. We teach you what to do if you fall out of the raft, how to get back in, and how to swim safely in the river - which is completely different than swimming in a pool or lake!
What are the minimum numbers for trips? We do require a minimum of 6 guests before a River Pirates trip is confirmed. But, don't worry if you are not a group of 6, you can often join a trip that people are already booked on! Online, simply 'book' the date you want by visiting our booking page, and we will receive a booking request. We'll contact you and either add you on or register you without payment, and contact you as soon as other people book! No payment will be required until the trip is confirmed.
Do you have group rates? Yes. If you have a group of 12 or more it's 5%. And, for a group of 18 or more it's 10%.
How old do you have to be? All pirate's aged 4 and up are welcome to join our hunt for the treasure on the River Pirates trip.
What are your booking and cancellation policies? Please click to see our Booking Policies.