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Guest Testimonials

Here's what some of our guests have to say about their experience with Wet Planet.

Corporate Groups and Event Organizers

I want to thank your company for making our rafting trip so amazing. Sometimes when setting up large groups it [can be] a little overwhelming for the host...However, your company has made this process so much easier...The host can send out emails..and each person can pay online for the rafting trip. This alone was such an easy process that I can''t thank you enough...I will admit, I was a little nervous showing up on Saturday thinking that this process has gone way too easy, the cost so reasonable that something has to go wrong. But nothing did!... I can't say enough about your guides, everyone in the group had nothing but great things to say about them. They enjoyed their humor, the leadership on the river and most importantly felt safe. As we watched other companies go by...it [was] even more clear to our group that we chose the right company to go with. I would like to also tell you how lucky your company is to have a guide like Drew, he was fantastic. His knowledge about rafting was apparent, his humor was refreshing, his definition of and adventure is memorable and over all by far the best guide I have ever had. Even the BBQ was delicious. After leaving your facility there was not one person in my group who had negative word to say about your company and every person had asked me when we were planning our next trip. That says so much about your company and the staff you hire. Again, I would like to thank you for such a successful trip.

- Lourie Roberts

I can’t believe our family reunion has come and gone! Months of planning and eager anticipation are now memories... Anyway wanted to thank you all for a wonderfully fun rafting experience. We Pac. Northwesterners “blew my southern cousins out of the water” (rafting humor heehee) with that experience! They will be talking about it at the next one in ...! Not only was the experience high on the fun unit scale, but the staff was just great – helpful, epxerienced, fun, friendly! I’d recommend Wet Planet to anyone & do it again – especially the falls!

- Mary Ann Bertelson- Corbett Family Reunion

Please find attached the evaluations completed by our staff of the Wet Planet guides they worked with. The evaluations were extremely positive and glowingly referenced the safety consciousness and professionalism of your guides. I just wanted to write and thank you for making this summer so special for our groups. Thanks again for the great work this summer and I look forward to working with you over the coming months!

- Jason - Wilderness Ventures

The experience for the high school interns was phenomenal...one of those moments in their lives that they'll never forget. I can't thank Wet Planet enough for the support and discount, but aim to get the word out there as much as possible about the good work you all do there.

- Aaron Morehouse - Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute

We have used many other companies and rivers in the past, but think you are the best! We are planning another trip this summer

- Bryan Schmidt - Willamette University

There are not enough good things to say about Wet Planet. They are the most organized, professional, and thoughtful rafting company I’ve worked with to-date. The guides are experienced and very personable as they work with all ages/personality types/participant experience levels. Wet Planet guides return year after year; a good indication of a well run organization that cares for their employees, and it shows in how the staff take full ownership of their role in the company. They are not seasonal water-rats who are more concerned with their own day on the river; the Wet Planet guides represent the company in the most positive light and endeavor to make your experience the best it can be…. all while attending to the many associated risks of whitewater rafting. The boats are in great condition, as is the rest of the gear they provide participants with. The instruction is not only clear and comprehensive, they give the information in a way that people remember and can understand the underlying rationale. And they enhance appreciation for the natural environment on your ride down, using history, physics, geology and local lore to give the experience a deeper enjoyment. And this sneaks in the learning with the fun…which is what we outdoor educators love to do!! We’ve been taking a batch of new students to them for the last 4 years, as part of the new student immersion experience held before fall welcome week. I’ve also utilized them for personal trips and have received the same high level of customer service and care. Hands down: the best in the Northwest!

- Mileva Hujev - Seattle University

Thank you so much for the whitewater rafting trip for our company (Ziba Design) last Friday. Everyone had a fabulous time, and can't stop talking about how much fun they had. Please pass on our thanks to the team leaders Ryan and Hootie, as well as Lance and all the other guides. I really appreciate the care all the staff took to ensure our safety, as well as making sure we all had a marvelous adventure. And the fact that you even arranged a sunny day for us was a very nice touch! wink We will be sure to recommend Wet Planet to others and to keep you in mind for any future outings we may have. Many, many thanks! Kind regards, Lisa

- Lisa Hunrichs ~ Ziba Design, Portland OR

On behalf of the PGE rafters - a big thank you very much for the great time we had running the White Salmon River last Saturday July 12. Wet Planet staff and guides are very helpful and courteous. Special thanks to Aleson for helping me herd my troops during the check-in. We will be back next year.

- Peter Tauzon, Portland General Electric

Jaco, thank you for everything! You, and your entire team, were terrific. We loved the experience. Our entire program was phenomenal.

- Janice Hughes

We had several wonderful trips. Thanks for all your help. Staff is wonderful, congenial, competent, just great. Even the weather was fantastic! I will put together more trips with you guys. Many, many thanks!

- Barry Bersch

The rafting activity was a 'smashing' success. Staff are still raving about how much fun they had, and that they would do it again. In fact, several who did not participate were so caught up in the excitement, that they have decided to participate next time ... You and your staff have been an absolute pleasure and delight to work with. And we will be using you again. Again, thank you so much for a wonderful experience for all the rafters.

- Francine Arent, The Regence Group

Hello Jaco, I spoke with the KINK fm group and they had so much fun and just went on and on about how wonderful you and your staff were. I want to thank you for taking such good care of them. I will happily send you more business!

- Teresa Ellifritz, Sales & Marketing Director Columbia Gorge Hotel

What a rush. Your guides are the best. Professional and friendly staff. Keep up the great job!

- Ford Motor Company

International Guests

Thank you for the trip of a life time in Costa Rica last March. We thoroughly enjoyed benefitting from your massive planning, expert guiding skills & intimate knowledge of Costa Rica’s secrets. Highlights included our stay at 1915 Hotel. We were greeted & treated like family – invaluable to weary travelers. What an incredible day we had on the Rio Torro – amazing rapid after rapid through stunning jungle canyons. The jungle campground on the Rio Pacuare ... We have planned all of our own international adventures for decades – and looked forward to reaping the benefits of being in such good hands. You all superceded my sky high expectations for the Costa Rica trip. No wonder I had to sign up for a second rount of Guide School the week we returned! You Wet Planet people do a fantastic job of making our world a better place, one raft trip at a time.

- Sarah Lussman & Lori Stirn - Hood River, OR

I want to thank you all for a wonderful time and Heather you are so right about the good times and Laughs!!! Thank you all!!!!!!!! I will never forget Costa Rica 2008!!!! And all of you for making it such a memorable trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One I will NEVER forget smile

- Rose

Dear Jaco, Todd, Heather, Hootie, and Andy---- Just a quick e-mail from Hotel Alta to express my thanks for a FABULOUS trip. It was all wonderful! I learned so much from each of you and will always remember the advice from the tree: Go out on a limb and enjoy the view (especially from a zip line!) Andy, you have inspired me to go to New Zealand and other cool places! Thanks for taking time to give me some travel tips. I hope Wet Planet will keep on providing these great rafting adventures for us. I adore you all! Thanks again

- Maggie (Costa Rica 2008)

Thanks again for everything. I knew I was likely going to have the best trip of my life but it exceeded expectations. You guys did an outstanding job. I was very impressed and will be singing your praises to all. Pete, Marika and I are talking about kayak school so we might be seeing you real soon!! Pura Vida!

- Erik (Costa Rica 2009)

Kayaking Students

I wanted to thank you both sincerely for the entire weekend. Despite the sheer terror and the screams I absolutely love it and I am so happy I did every part of it. I wish it was longer than 2 days. Mostly, the weekend would not have been so wonderful, if you both weren’t a huge part of it. – Heather and Andy, you guys were the perfect instructors and honestly, helped me more than you probably know. Besides your combined exceptional skills and experience – the way you were both able to relay some of that to us mere mortals in a way that was so encouraging, fun and serious when it needed to be and give me so much more courage than I think I would have been able to muster with any other instructors. So again, thank you both so much.

- Louis Kemble - Vancouver BC

We had a wonderful time learning white water kayaking from Andy. He is one of the best teachers I have ever had (and that is saying a lot as I have had lots and lots of teachers over the years and careers). We definitely are looking forward to more kayaking. Again, many thanks for putting together such a fine team at Wet Planet. We are looking forward to the Tieton trip.

- Rob & Terry

I’d been wanting to try whitewater kayaking for years, and finally had the chance this summer. I took the 2-day beginner kayaking course in June, and couldn’t have had a better experience. Whitewater is intimidating at first, and being upside-down in a boat is scary, but Andy and Susan, both talented and insightful instructors, helped minimize the fear. In two days, they had everyone in our group competent enough to safely boat Class II water. The instruction progressed in logical steps, and the instructors were always in control of the entire group and ready with a rescue, no small feat with 5 incompetent beginner kayakers! I highly recommend Wet Planet’s beginner kayaking courses for anyone interested in becoming a kayaker. The courses are well-organized, safe, and most importantly, they’ll turn you into a kayaker quickly. By the end of the course, you will have the skills to hit the river with your boating friends! It’s money and time very well spent. Thank you Wet Planet for a great learning experience, and thank you for turning me on to whitewater kayaking!

- Temira - Hood River, OR

Lisa and I just want to share a quick thanks to you and your team. The instruction was top notch, but what really made our experience stand out was gracious hospitality your staff shared with us. The long weekend turned out not only to be an introduction to kayaking for Lisa, but a taste of one of my favorite things about paddling--the awesome community that surrounds it. Everyone on staff was terrific, but we want to especially thank Melissa for being such a great host, Todd and Lance for their insights and direction, and, of course, Susan. Like any pro coach, Susan gave just the right balance of instruction, encouragement, and challenge when needed. We'll be sure to recommend you guys and hope to take more classes in the future.

- Mike & Lisa


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This is the 9th year for the whitewater symposium, hosted in every corner of the US. The symposium has played an important role in promoting the health of the sport by raising tricky issues of equipment, audience, teaching, and marketing for whitewater. The resulting discussions have helped companies produce better boats, helped clubs introduce more people to paddling, and helped every whitewater leader put a positive face on whitewater sport.

- Kent Ford

Thanks for providing the initial class as an opportunity for the kids to try this out. Kayaking is something I've wanted him to have the chance to try out in a safe manner - in a way to calm his concerns and get him eager to engage - and your class provided exactly that.

- Jessica, Hood River, OR

I participated in the March 7 creeking class and wanted to thank Andy and Todd for a great experience. I have been in several classes before and always came away a better paddler but with the individual attention from Andy in this class I experienced one of those light bulb in the head moments and everything clicked as never before. I would highly recommend Andy and Todd to anyone looking to greatly increase their paddling ability. Thanks

- Jerry Williams, Spokane WA

I would just like to thank you for a great day on the water with high caliber instruction. All three of us learned a lot from Andy and are eager to apply what we have learned and hope to catch more classes from Wet Planet. Thanks a lot!

- Jerry, Brandon, Charity (May Creeking Class 2008)

Hey Ladies - If you want to learn playboating moves, no matter if you are a beginner or more advanced, I HIGHLY recommend taking Wet Planet's paddle and pamper playboating clinic. 5 of us spent Sunday on the Teiton with none other than local kayaking superstar Heather Herbeck and guest instructor, pro-playboater Christie Glissmeyer. Everyone who took this course improved or learned at least one move they've been working on, not to mention taking away a bunch of stuff to work on in the pool and on the river ... If you want to learn or improve ANY of these moves (or even if you are more advanced moves than these) Heather and Christie combined can teach it all! This is by far the BEST course I have ever taken ... These girls ROCK!!!!

- Kate (Tieton Women’s Clinic)

Wow! I’m still thinking about Sunday ... It was great to meet you all and such a pleasure paddling with you. Thanks for taking me on the river. My enthusiasm outpaces my skill-set by a margin – so thank you SO much for taking such good care of me. I am so very pleased we paddled the Middle White Salmon; I’ve read so much about it. Absolutely gorgeous area & challenging run. Can’t wait to get back and do it all over again!

- Dona Ross

Thanks to Todd, Giani and the Wet Planet staff for a great three day WRT class. Very well organized and presented!

- R. Warren Krager, R.G, C.E.G.  Principal Engineering Geologist

Thank you Wet Planet As a kayaker who started in my late thirties, I have had my share of difficulties transitioning from class III to class IV whitewater. This class was a great way to learn some new moves an get on a more difficult river in a more controlled environment. Wet Planet has come a long way since I started kayaking in the Gorge and has brought on board some of the Northwest's best instructors. My biggest surprise was the addition of Nick Jacob who taught the class with Todd Collins. Nick worked with me earlier when I just started kayaking and even taught my son. Both gentlemen are not only very competent, but also have a knack for making even those whose skills maybe aren't there very confident to run some of those harder drops. If you don't make the run and happen to miss your roll............the guys were there to lend a boat bow for a quick T-rescue. Those involved, Liz, Jaco, Todd, Nick and of course Heather (for turning me on to the class in the first place), were a great group of seasoned and fun whitewater professionals. I look forward to my next adventure with you!

- Patrick - Woodland, Washington

I can't say enough good things about the two-day class I took with Heather Herbeck from Wet Planet. I signed up for an all girls paddle weekend ... I highly recommend a course with Heather because she knows her stuff. She is professional, courteous, an over all great kayaker and instructor. Whatever you want to learn, she can teach ... I also need to mention Wet Planet as well. They have a pool to practice and fine-tune your roll, change rooms, shuttle, gift shop, espresso bar, snacks, and photos. Over all, I would rate the class a 10 on the set up to the instructions, to the personal care by my instructor Heather Herbeck, and Wet Planet.

- Toria, Tacoma, WA

Last summer I enrolled my two granddaughters, 9 and 10, in Wet Planet's Kids' Kayak Course. They loved it! The instructors, Jonathan and Heather, were great with the kids. They had patience, and did a great job getting the girls comfortable with the kayaks by playing games in the pool for the whole first day. They kept the girls safe, kept them entertained, and had a wonderful time with them. By the time the girls got to the river, they were ready for it. I would definitely recommend Wet Planet for anyone looking to get their children into an outdoor sport ... They want to come back and do the kids' course again next summer!

- Ruth Dye, Underwood, WA

I've done two kayak courses at Wet Planet. The rescue course has already helped me make one effective rescue which I would have been a useless bystander if I hadn't taken the course. The second was a creeking skills course and it reinforced the guilty feeling I had after the rescue course - I get so much more than I pay for from Wet Planet, Andy, Todd, and the staff, that I feel like I would have gotten a bargain at twice the price.

- Scott, Hood River, OR

Hey everyone at wetplanet, I wanted to say thanks for an awesome weekend of kayaking, especially to Andy and Heather for being awesome at what they do. They were both the best of teachers and kayakers. Sounds corny, but I mean it. Tara and I have been daydreaming about peel-outs and the waves at the end of Ishy Pishy since we got back home. Both of us are real motivated to get back out and practice some more. Thanks again!

- Tara, Coeur D’alene, ID

Two days after returning from my final day with you this last Monday, after practicing in the lake for three hours straight two days in a row, I got the sweep roll down pat! Thanks Andy! You were right, it was all in my head. You're the bomb man! Donna is close ... Thanks again for a super weekend. Both of us learned a lot, and you've given us a tremendous boost in our kayaking skills. We plan on hooking up with you next year so you can take us to the next level.

- Doug, Hayden, ID

The private lesson I had with Andy yesterday was superb. It was great to get on a river again after so many years. Andy made the experience that much better with his skilled, patient and kind instruction. My friend Greg who participated in yesterday's lesson echoed the same sentiment. I will tell anyone I know that Wet Planet is a great outfit for Kayak instruction!

- Mark, Portland, OR

Thank you for your instruction. I may repeat - your instruction was extremely more than I expected and I really appreciate your tons of patience with me. I admire you. Your instruction gave me the motivation for kayaking more. Also, thank you for your memos. I can remember what you taught. Hope to see you on some rivers again soon! Happy paddling!

- Atsuko Chida, Japan

I want to express how genuinely impressed I was by the two day intro to white water kayaking course at Wet Planet. Of all the instructors in all the sports I've received instruction in over my 34 years (including windsurfing, SCUBA, skydiving, sailing, snowboarding, rock climbing, and mountaineering) Jonathan and Christina are the two best that come to mind ... Thanks again, we'll definitely see you soon.

- Ezra, Portland, OR

I wanted to send a quick message telling y ou how much I enjoyed my time kayaking with Wet Planet on Friday and Saturday. You run a friendly and efficient business with reasonable prices. Clients cannot ask for more. I would be amiss not to mention what a great instructor you have in Heather. She was knowledge and safety oriented. She pushed me out of my comfort zone without getting me in over my head (Although I did find myself upside down a few times). But most of all she made the days fun.

- Graham, St. Petersburg, Florida

Rafting Guests

Hi there, some of my family members and I went rafting on the White Salmon River this Saturday and we just wanted to say how great a time we had. Our guide Katie made it especially great. She was obviously skilled and made us feel very safe, and she had a lot of cool info to share with us (including a couple jokes that we totally fell for!) After we left we all agreed we got the best guide! Next time we come back, we'll definitely request Katie again.

- Nicole, Courtney, Judy, Matt, Katie and Sean

Just wanted to thank you for the invitation to go on the Owyhee trip with Wet Planet – that was my first multi-day rafting trip. It was a great adventure and I had a great time. I hadn’t been out camping for a long time and it was fun to do it again. The river and scenery were really nice and the Wet Planet staff did an exemplary job of organizing everything and making sure everyone was having a great time. It was a bit chilly the first day, but the great scenery and rapids still made it a fun adventure. The Wet Planet staff and Guide School people made great meals too, and I can’t think of anything that they overlooked to make it a fabulous trip for everyone. I hope to do some more rafting with you. It’s a lot of fun, and again I wanted to give a “Big Thank You” to the Wet Planet staff that made it such a memorable trip – you were all great!

- Alan Bets

I want to thank your company for making our rafting trip so amazing. Sometimes when setting up large groups it [can be] a little overwhelming for the host...However, your company has made this process so much easier...The host can send out emails..and each person can pay online for the rafting trip. This alone was such an easy process that I can''t thank you enough...I will admit, I was a little nervous showing up on Saturday thinking that this process has gone way too easy, the cost so reasonable that something has to go wrong. But nothing did!... I can't say enough about your guides, everyone in the group had nothing but great things to say about them. They enjoyed their humor, the leadership on the river and most importantly felt safe. As we watched other companies go by...it [was] even more clear to our group that we chose the right company to go with. I would like to also tell you how lucky your company is to have a guide like Drew, he was fantastic. His knowledge about rafting was apparent, his humor was refreshing, his definition of and adventure is memorable and over all by far the best guide I have ever had. Even the BBQ was delicious. After leaving your facility there was not one person in my group who had negative word to say about your company and every person had asked me when we were planning our next trip. That says so much about your company and the staff you hire. Again, I would like to thank you for such a successful trip.

- Lourie Roberts

I can’t believe our family reunion has come and gone! Months of planning and eager anticipation are now memories... Anyway wanted to thank you all for a wonderfully fun rafting experience. We Pac. Northwesterners “blew my southern cousins out of the water” (rafting humor heehee) with that experience! They will be talking about it at the next one in ...! Not only was the experience high on the fun unit scale, but the staff was just great – helpful, epxerienced, fun, friendly! I’d recommend Wet Planet to anyone & do it again – especially the falls!

- Mary Ann Bertelson- Corbett Family Reunion

Our whitewater ride down the White Salmon River yesterday was an amazing adventure! Our group of 14 ranged from beginners to experienced rafters and everyone left with a big smile on their face. Your staff is friendly, professional, safety-focused and full of fun personality. The photos of our trip that were on display in your HQ were hilarious. You truly provide a unique and exciting PacNW experience—a not-to-be-missed Gorge adventure! Keep up the great work!

- April Donovan - Blue Collar Interactive

I just felt the need to write a thank-you note to let your establishment know what a great time my friends and I had with you and your crew. We were on your afternoon trip on Sunday, September 6th. I have been on this same trip before 3 years ago but this time was different from beginning to end. It started with one of your crew members giving the intro speech in a great outfit and so much enthusiasm that it set the mood for the rest of the trip. Our guide Curt was fabulous and full of extra geology knowledge and fun facts that made the downtime more enjoyable. I flew down from Alaska to hang out with my friends that all drove at least 2 hours to get to White Salmon for the weekend and although we spent time doing a lot of other recreational activities in the area, rafting was definitely the highlight of our trip. Thanks again and whenever I find myself near White Salmon, this trip will for sure make the itinerary!

- Michelle Axelson - Anchorage, AK

I rafted with the Broberg group on Memorial Day Weekend. This is our second year in what is potentially going to be a long tradition! I had a WONDERFUL trip! For the second time with you folks, I laughed all the way down the river. I am a second grade teacher and sent the email below to the rest of the staff members in my school. Hopefully this will bring in more business from some very positive people. Our photos turned out great! Thanks for all of your attention to making our trip comfortable (But not overly! ) and safe, and for being so interested in our having a great time! I so appreciate the way you care for the environment, and the heart that is so evident!

- Sharon

On behalf of the SWMC OR group, we'd like to thank you for a wonderful rafting trip! We had over 20 new rafters and they all can't wait til our 2011 raft trip. Thank You

- Stephanie

we had a blast! I am from NYC and have wanted to do this whitewater rafting for YEARS and never had the opportunity. It was a spur of the moment decision and I am so glad. Drew was a great guide- good mix of conversational and instructive. He also was very sweet tending to our neuroses/nervousness. Thanks

- Madeleine, NYC

As always, Wet Planet gets our highest recommendation as we have been with a number of other companies and none of them compares in terms of expertise or safety consciousness.

- Terry

First of all, thanks for the memorable trip on the Wind, that is the most fun I have ever had rafting. I wore a helmet cam and here is the video I put together.....enjoy and see you again soon, you guys are awesome!!!!!

- Corey Deyo & Amy Peer

Wet Planet Whitewater was an amazing crew, who provided an memorable experience front to back. Our guides Jonathan and Josh were knowledgeable about every aspect of the rafting experience, including the geology, history and hydrology of the river. There was never a point where we felt unsafe, or misinformed about the more technical aspects of our adventure. We felt as if we were truly part of a team on the river. The scenery was incredible, and loved that there were some occasional breaks to stretch, chat and ask questions. We plan on going again, this time on a full-day trip! Highly recommended. Big thanks to Wet Planet!

- Josh Wolff

I was super excited to hear that your company obtained the sustainable travel eco-certification!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking the extra effort, time and money to go through this process. I believe it says a lot about the people that run a company, their beliefs about sustainable business and sustaining the earth's resources that support their business, to take this kind of action. I have been down the river with you all in the past and I will continue to support you in the future as well as recommend your company to others!

- Mike Gundlach - White Salmon WA

I wanted to drop you all a note to let you know how very much I appreciated all of your efforts in making my wife’s Birthday a HUGE success! Everybody in our group had an awesome experience on the river as well as the BBQ afterwards. Your professional and courteous staff should be very proud of themselves for the wonderful way that they perform their jobs, and still make it all good fun! Thank you so much Lori for ALL of your help in organizing this special day! In addition, a very BIG shout out to Jimmer! (Be careful on those class II rapids wink You are the Best….Keep up the good work…… My wife (Debbie) was Blown Away by the whole Day!

- Randy Hunter - July 2011

My husband, and 11 year older daughter and I rafted with Wet Planet last week. It was great! My daughter and I had never rafted and my daughter was pretty afraid, but we assured her that she would have a great time and be safe. Our guide Tobias was awesome and was great with our daughter who asked all kinds of questions. Wet Planet provides all the gear and great instruction. The water levels were still pretty high and there was a log in the falls near the end so we weren't able to go over the falls. They do stop along the way for those who want to jump off a 20' bridge into the river. My husband did this and it was really neat and he loved it. There are 2 spots along the trip that they take pictures and you have the opportunity to purchase them. We ended up buying the whole CD of pictures b/c it was too hard to pick just one picture out of about 12 or so. This was truly a unique experience and one we couldn't take pictures of ourselves, so it was worth it.

- TripAdvisor Review - August 2011

We were all very impressed by Wet Planet’s concern for everyone’s safety while still making the rafting experience fun. When we got to the big waterfall, their vast river experience kept all of our team in the rafts and scratch-free.

- Jessica - May 2011

Many thanks to you and your staff for yet another great trip. Rob and I really enjoyed our day and felt especially fortunate to have Drew as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the river, personable and easy to be with. As always, we felt safe even when we were looking at rocks and rapids and wondering whether we were going to get through them. You guys make it easy to recommend you unconditionally.

- Terry - May 2012

Pat and I wanted to again say thanks for an amazing 2012 Guide School class! Great instructors, lots of hands-on experience, good food, good laughs, and you even served up sunny days in April...how does THAT happen? Excited to get back on the water and hope to see you guys on Hood River soon...

- Randy Kerr & Pat Boyle

Thank you all for a wonderful fun rafting experience. We Pacific Northwesterners "blew my southern cousins out of the water"with that experience! They will be talking about it at the next family reunion. Not only was the experience high on the fun unit scale, but the staff was just great - helpful, experienced, fun and friendly! I'd recommend Wet Planet to anyone and do it again, especially the falls!

- Bertelson, Hillsboro OR

I just wanted to inform you that the McColloch group of 24 had an amazing time yesterday. The wet planet staff and guides were awesome. This year I brought quite of few first timers and they all loved it. Looking forward to next year already.

- Todd McColloch, Kennewick WA

Recently my grandson's class at Mountain Orchard Academy, a part of HRVHS, had planned a trip whitewater rafting on the Owyhee River. When the last budget cuts came down I assumed that the trip was off due to lack of funding. Not so! The wonderful people at Wet Planet donated the guides, equipment and rafts and the kids had an incredibly memorable experience. Thank you so much Lance, Gianni, Todd and John who led 13 teenagers into the woods and down the river. They came back with stories of...magical scenery and wonderful times.

- Chris Burgess, Hood River

...I recently traveled from California to take your White Salmon 1/2 day trip. I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the experience we had rafting with Wet Planet, particularly our trip (and personal raft) guide, Lance. This satisfied customer wants to say "thank you." I know it's your job, but I also know by the professionalism Lance demonstrated that you all love your job, and that passion shines through to your rafters, making the whole experience amazing. In my case particularly, Lance (without realizing it, I'm sure) gave me back something I thought I lost: passion for the experience. This trip helped me find the adventurous part of me that I thought [I had lost]...Lance got that...he was patient and understanding, while encouraging. And I am certain that kind of treatment is part of who Wet Planet is as a company, and greatly appreciated by all who visit.

- Lisa Pimental

My family and I went rafting with Wet Planet on august 12th this year, and we have nothing but kudos to the staff of Wet Planet. Our guide, Genevieve, was very courteous and extremely helpful. We had a great time and have already recommended Wet Planet to friends who were coming to Washington to visit!

- Ryan Watts, KY

Hi, Jaco, And did I mention that we loved the photos? Truly an experience to remember. We all had an awesome time on the raft ride and liked Hootie, his running history and geology lessons, and his skill at rafting very much indeed. He took great care of us, and I would like it if you could pass on our thanks to him. We told him before we left the day of the rafting, but it never hurts to hear it again. Rest assured we'll pass on our recommendations of your company to anyone who will listen. What a great experience!

- Janet Smith

Many Thanks to David for his excellent instructions on the Wind River on Sunday. His feedback was always helpful and his description of what we were going to do gave me an understanding of the river that I have never had before. Wet Planet is fortunate to have him on staff!

- Terry and Rob Miller

That was without a doubt, the most intense river rafting that I have done in my life. Today particularly rocked in that we not only had a blast in the rapids but we also experienced some full on rock scaling. I participated in my first ever raft lift, in which we saw the deflated raft as it was lifted one hundred feet in the air. Phenomenal leaders, Steve, Todd and Andy were a perfect definition of team. I definitely hope to return one day soon. Thanks for broadening my scope and perspective on how thrilling whitewater can be. The Farmlands was amazing!

- Nat, class of 1993 Connecticut College

I just wanted to thank you all for the great time you gave us yesterday. Everyone in our group had an amazing time. None of us had ever done it before and I think you got us all hooked. We were all especially impressed with the guides ... The river was really nice, but Sarah, Liz and Hootie really made the trip extraordinary.

- Steven Walker, Olympia, WA

Our rafting trip was the highlight of our vacation. Hootie, Caleb, and Co. did an excellent job of taking us down the river. I think our son Luke (age 12) now has the idea that he's going to be a raft guide when he grows up - thanks to Hootie. You are a wonderful team! Thanks for sharing your world with us!

- Sher, John, Chad, Caleb, and Luke Ness

I want to thank you guys for a wonderful rafting trip. We were there May 18th and 19th. A group of 10 guys from La Grande, OR. Noah and Liz were awesome on day 1 of raffting. They really know what they are doing and had great stories. Hootie and Liz and Chris on day 2 was equally great. Todd you are amazing in fact you are owner but still shuttle people and cook lunch and dinner for us. It was an amazing adventure and I am sure we are going to make this an annual event for us guys. Thanks again!

- Ben Lowe, La Grande, OR

"I wanted to thank you and your whole crew for a great day on the Klickitat River! The ASWSU group from WSU was extremely happy with the trip and very tired at the end of the day. The water was awesome and I could not believe how high and fast it was running. Thanks for arranging all that for us! The scenery was spectacular. I just can't say enough how great you guys are. Your guides are terrific and the rest of your staff were all very helpful. Lunch at the hatchery was great and the break in the sun was just right."

- Jerry Massey, WSU

Weddings

Aloha!.......just wanted to let you know that my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first time rafting experience....the guides, Emily and Liz were great.......fun, competent and knowledgeable.........your office work friendly........keep it up!

- Janis and Paul Goto

Jaco, Thanks so much for helping us set up our rafting trip on 8/23. All of our friends and family had a terrific time and were really happy they got to go on such a cool outing before our wedding. Thank you!

- Christin Feldman