About Whitewater Challengers

When it comes to choosing your whitewater rafting outfitter, you can be assured of making the right choice by focusing on these five criteria: experience, safety, diversity of trips, dedication to guest service, and facilities. Following this formula makes selecting your whitewater outfitter easy. Not surprisingly, all five point to Whitewater Challengers!

Our more than 16 million miles of rafting experience is unmatched in our industry. On many of the rivers we run, Whitewater Challengers was the pioneer outfitter…first on the river with outfitted rafting trips.

Our safety record is impeccable. The diversity of rafting experience we offer includes everything from very tame trips for ages 5 and older, up to the adrenaline-pumping, hair-raising Class V rapids that even a veteran guide dreams about at night. Dedication to service is at the center of everything we do. And our facilities are among the best in the industry.

We hope you’ll take the time to ask all the right questions, and really get to know us. The more you do, the more certain we are that we’ll be sharing a fabulous experience this season with you and your friends. So join us on one of the east coast’s greatest whitewater rivers!

Experience Counts:

Dating back more than 40 years. Since 1975, we’ve enjoyed hosting more than 1.6 million guests on our river trips, totaling more than 16 million miles of guided whitewater tours in the process. From our guides to our reservations and ground support crews, we understand what you want and we know how to deliver it. Being first isn’t everything, but it often distinguishes the leaders from the followers. A trip with Whitewater Challengers guarantees you and your group all the benefits of our unparalleled history and more than 40 years’ experience!

Safety First:

Any active outing requires of its leaders an unwavering dedication to safety. This means skilled guides who are knowledgeable and experienced. It means guides certified in first aid and whitewater safety. And to us, it means exceeding state, federal, and industry standards for guides, gear and safety procedures. But more than this, it means staying focused on safety even while we and our guests are enjoying the river and each other. It means making smart decisions when extraordinary circumstances arise, even if the smart decision isn’t always the easy decision. Nowhere else is our 40+ years of experience more evident than in the impeccable safety record we’ve compiled – unmatched in our industry. Any top-rated outfitter will welcome your questions about experience and safety. We certainly do!

Diversity of Trips:

Selecting an outfitter who offers every imaginable whitewater experience has its benefits. First, you’re certain that the ideal trip for you and your friends is available. And second, you can rest assured that you won’t be sold the only trip offered, rather than the kind of trip you really prefer. With so many different trips offered on three different rivers across two states, it’s easy to be sure of getting the exact experience you want at Whitewater Challengers.

Dedication to Guest Service:

We learned a long time ago to listen to our guests. Over the past 40+ years, you’ve told us what you like, and what you want. And the more we listen, the better our guest service becomes. Our files are overflowing with “Thank you” letters from our guests. Not so much for our excellent facilities, or for the scenery or for the whitewater – but mainly for the quality of service provided by our crew. We select our staff for their congeniality and expertise, so you can be assured the best outing imaginable.


It may not be the first thing you think about when choosing your outfitter, but facilities can and do make a big difference. Read more about our three whitewater rafting locations below:

Lehigh River

At the Lehigh River, Pennsylvania, our spacious 25-acre rafting center is the largest by far. It supports overnight camping, rustic bunkhouses, buffet-style breakfast, river lunches and buffet dinner service. In addition, you can find our outfitter shop, snack bar and ice cream shack here. Have fun on our recreation fields, sand volleyball courts, basketball and a paintball target range. There’s no reason to settle for just a rafting trip when Whitewater Challengers offers so much more.

Black River

At the Black River,  only Whitewater Challengers guests enjoy camping alongside the rafting center. River shuttles go directly from the camping area to the rafting launch site.

Hudson River

At the Hudson River, you’ll enjoy the special convenience of our streamside rafting center.
Here, at the end of your river trip, you’re only a few steps from your car and dry clothes.

Would you like to be part of the team?

We are always looking for smiling faces to join the Whitewater Challengers team. For more information about the various job positions we have available or to submit an application click here