- Pro Training
- Why Wet Planet
Course Requirements: Good health and a positive attitude, no prior experience necessary. At Wet Planet we have an amazing wealth of river experience. Our guides, instructors, and staff have lived and worked in river communities all over the United States and internationally. From ½ day commercial trips to remote multi-week expeditions, our extensive experience and passion for river travel has helped us to become a professional leader in the river sports industry. We love being on the river, and love sharing our river experience with future guides and river travelers.
Optional: to complete a Whitewater Rescue Technician certification through Rescue 3 International
Who is the course for? For those who wish to seek employment in the river industry and for those who wish to learn the skills needed to captain/guide their own raft, as well as lead and organize a successful multi-day river trip.
Rivers Utilized for Training (depending upon water level):
Price: $695, including: a 4-day multi-day raft trip on Oregon’s Owyhee River, all instruction and course materials, lunch each day (plus all meals on the multi-day trip), any gear and equipment needed, and shuttle to each river.
Optional Guide School Specials: First Aid and CPR training is offered optionally during the Guide School, with an additional $40 fee. Optional class V rafting trip on the Wind River offered at a special $65 Guide School rate, discounted from $115 (discount valid only during season in which Guide School was completed). Whitewater Rescue Training Certification is an optional addition, offered for $195, nearly half off the normal $325 price (discount only valid for April WRT course in which Guide School was completed).
What to Bring: Be prepared to be in the river in cold, wet weather. We recommend a dry-suit for maximum comfort. If you don’t have your own gear, we can provide pfd, helmet, wet-suits, splash jackets, and booties. We will provide a full packing list for the multi-day portion of the course.
Location: All weekend classes will be based out of the Wet Planet headquarters. You are welcome to pitch a tent and use the facilities. All transportation to and from rivers will be taken care of by Wet Planet. Travel for the Owyhee overnight trip will also meet at our headquarters before embarking as a group to the put-in, in southeastern Oregon.
Employment at Wet Planet: Employment at Wet Planet after successful completion of the course is not guaranteed. Employment with Wet Planet depends upon attained skill level, personal dedication and the company’s needs. For those wishing to work in the whitewater industry after the course, we will help you determine appropriate rivers. Please realize that not everyone develops the skills needed to guide a raft in their first season. School graduates may be invited to continue training with Wet Planet on our regular commercial trips, until both you and Wet Planet feel you have sufficient technical skills and are ready to carry the responsibility of guiding a raft commercially. For more information on our Guide School or to make reservations: contact us! You can also download our Guide School Information Packet, for course details and an Owhyee River packing list.