Decorative Arrows

Raft Guide Training

GET RAFTING INSTRUCTION AND LEARN TO BE A RIVER RAFT GUIDE IN COLORADO

We offer three levels of raft guide training. The introductory course is aimed at those of you who want to guide your own raft. This course is also appropriate for those of you desiring to float-fish on rivers that have whitewater sections. You learn paddle strokes, oaring, river navigation, and safety techniques.

Have the basics but want to learn more sophisticated techniques? Then enroll in our four-day Advanced Guide training course. This class takes you to the next level of river travel.

For those of you seeking employment as a commercial raft guide (for anyone else who's interested), we offer a four-day commercial raft guide training course. This course includes classroom and on-river sessions. The training will prepare you with knowledge and skills leading to certification as a commercial raft guide. Additional courses to complete your State of Colorado certification as a commercial guide are available. Call 800-858-6808 for more information.


COMMERCIAL RAFT GUIDE COURSE

We offer this four-day course especially for individuals seeking employment as commercial raft guides. Rocky Mountain Adventures, Inc. hires many of its new guides from this course, so if you are interested in joining our company as a commercial raft guide, you will especially want to talk to us about enrolling in this class.

The first three days of instruction are similar to those offered in our Introductory Course described above. On the fourth day, you demonstrate your skills to our staff. Come prepared to be outdoors and camp away from home, as we may travel to different rivers over the four-day period depending on water conditions.

Following the four-day class, if you are a new guide on our staff, we continue to provide you the training necessary to meet State of Colorado and company requirements. Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR (or equivalents) is required for commercial guides. Course cost includes instruction, textbook, boating equipment, personal flotation device, helmet, and lunches on the river.

Cost : $450
Course Dates : May 15, 16, 17, 18 (Mon-Thur)
Meet : RMA Fort Collins Store

Book the Commercial Guide Training Class


INTRODUCTORY COURSE

Learn to captain your own raft! If you have a desire to oar or paddle captain your rig through whitewater, this is the course for you. Oaring strokes, paddle strokes, river hydrology, river navigation, and safety techniques are just a few of the skills taught.

In addition, you will learn various types of rafts and the basics of outfitting your boat. This four-day course includes classroom and on-water sessions. Concurrent registration or certification is Standard First Aid and CPR (or equivalents) is encouraged. Course cost includes instruction, textbook, boating equipment, personal flotation device, helmet, and lunches on the river.

Cost : $450
Course Dates : July 17, 18, 19, 20 (Sun-Wed)
Meet : RMA Fort Collins Store
Book the Commercial Guide Introductory Training Class
Private Instruction : $450 (One-Day) (Share the class - Price is for 1 or 2 students)


ADVANCED COURSE

Whether you enjoy rowing or paddling, this four-day course will provide ample opportunity to enhance your river running skills. Rocks and river hydraulic, usually thought of as obstacles to avoid, are actually river features that you will learn to use to execute complicated river maneuvers.

Throughout this course, you will be exposed to sophisticated techniques for running narrow shoots and big drops. Because being prepared is part of your responsibilities as a boat captain, we will teach you the components of a well-stocked first aid, repair, and rescue kit. Additionally, topics on the latest technology in raft design, construction, materials, and repair will be covered. Course cost includes instruction, boating equipment, personal flotation device, helmet, and lunches on the river.

Cost : $450
Course Dates : June 20, 21, 22, 23(Sun-Wed)
Meet : RMA Fort Collins Store
Book the Commercial Guide Advanced Training Class
Private Instruction : $450 (One-Day) (Share the class - Price is for 1 or 2 students)


Call us at 800.858.6808 for more information or to reserve your class. You can also book a class using our online booking agent. Click here for more information about multiple class discounts, what to wear, and making reservations.