Black River Rafting in Upstate NY

Individual Rafting Rate (1-11 people)

  • Weekdays: $61.00/person*
  • Sundays: $67.00/person*
  • Saturdays: $74.00/person*

Group Rafting Rate (12+ people)

  • Weekdays: $51.00/person*
  • Sundays: $57.00/person*
  • Saturdays: $64.00/person*

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The Black River Canyon, near Watertown, NY, is a rare whitewater gem…an unusual warm-water mecca. Summer time rafting is as good as it gets anywhere. Narrow canyon walls force the river through constricted passageways where boulders and ledges turn the fast moving water into foamy whitewater. Come during May and June for the highest flows and most powerful whitewater. 

  • Class 3-4+ rapids
  • Minimum age of 14
  • 3-4 hours on the river, 5-6 hours total of your day

Every Black River rafting trip in the Thousand Islands Region includes an on-river snack (cookies and lemonade) and scrumptious cookout after the trip that includes chicken, baked potato, garden salad, rolls and beverages. Vegetarian meals can be arranged with prior notice.

Wide View of the Black River Canyon, NY

Two-Day Black River Rafting Trip

Spend a second day on the river for even more fun in the Thousand Islands Region of NY. $39.00/person* for a second day of rafting

Nearby Lodging

Staying overnight? Check out the Black River Bay Campground – just a short stroll from our check in window.

Group Leader Benefits

  • Free trip for group leaders with 8 or more
  • Second free trip with 20 or more
  • Free t-shirt for group leaders with 8 or more
  • Generous discounts with 12 or more
  • Bring 25 or more and earn a free return rafting trip voucher to be used on any one of Whitewater Challengers rafting trips in NY & PA
*Rates are subject to a $2/person insurance fee. Rapids, on-river time and total time can vary based on weather and water conditions. 
Cancellation Policy: You can receive a full refund if you cancel at least 15 days in advance; 50% refund if you cancel 7 to 14 days in advance. No refunds can be made for cancellation less than 7 days ahead, or for no-shows or late arrivals.