Whitewater Rafting

A group navigates the lower Gauley River on a whitewater rafting trip in the New River Gorge, West Virginia.

EEE! ONLY 5 MORE WEEKENDS UNTIL GAULEY SEASON

The official countdown has begun!! While we're still living it up in the summer sun, the truth is around here we all live for Fall Gauley Season! We just can't resist those big hits and massive waves to the face from the Summersville Dam releases! If you've...

Two kids ride a kayak with a river guide down the upper New River in West Virginia.

RIDING THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY WAVES ON THE UPPER NEW RIVER

What can we say, we love whitewater. Whether we first rafted during summer camp activities or family adventures, many of us who have chosen the river-life were introduced to whitewater at a young age. (Actually, if you ask around ACE most people can't even remember...

Two friends in wet suit and dry gear standing in front of the Tunney Hunsaker bridge on Bridge Day in Fayetteville, West Virginia below the New River Bridge.

WHAT TO WEAR WHITEWATER RAFTING

It’s the middle of March, and we are finally seeing tiny signs of spring. Like grass, sunshine, smiles, raft guides emerging from hibernation, and here at ACE: Rafters! Yes, we took down a brave group of folks -- from Louisiana no less -- on the first...

A mother and son stand next to mountain bikes on a bike trail in the spring time next to the new river in west virginia

BEST. MOM-STER. EVER.

That moment when you see your little monster mature in minutes while watching them climb higher than they ever thought they could and then you get that overwhelming teary-eyed emotion where you realize… they get it! It's official. You're doing this whole Momster-thing right. Fist bump. BRINGING...

River guides for gauley season standing in front of ace raft bus for group staff photo

GUIDE INSPIRED FASHION LINES HITTING RUNWAYS SOON

It’s no big secret raft guides have major swagger. From My Little Pony swim shorts to polyester suits and NRS belts these guys set fashion trends without even trying. In fact, we’ve heard a rumor you’re going to see raft guide inspired collections on the...

Gauley season little blue pill and whitewater rafting on the lower Gauley River.

ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF GAULEY RIVER IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Adrenaline Deficiency affects 1 in 5 men. Don't  be a statistic. Gauley River Rafting is the perfect cure for A.D. Rafting the GAULEY River may have some side effects including: loss of sleep, loss of appetite, sheer moments of trepidation followed by moments of pure bliss. Other side effects...

men and women smile happily as they raft the lower new river in the gorge in west virginia

OVERCOMING WHITEWATER RAFTING FEARS

We are excited to share another guest confession from Brannon, a visitor from Tennessee, who admits she never thought she enjoyed rafting until she went with the right people and the right company! So get your best buds and hit the road for a wild ride down...