COVID Update: California Rafting in 2021

Posted March 19, 2021 by Gregg Armstrong, Co-Founder

(Last updated June 16)

To the All-Outdoors extended rafting family:

The 2021 California whitewater rafting season began on April 1 with the same Covid safety protocols we implemented in 2020, operating in a responsible fashion during the pandemic. Now that the state of California has opened up thanks to favorable development, we’ve adjusted our protocols to accommodate the less restrictive government requirements.

California Rafting

The following is in effect as of June 16, 2021*:

Revised Cancellation Policy
Our updated Cancellation Policy, revised in 2020 to give peace of mind and added flexibility to anyone planning to raft with us, is still in effect throughout 2021. View our Cancellation Policy.

Private Rafts Option
Now that California has opened up again, we will be mixing different smaller groups in the same raft the way we typically do. However, if you prefer, you may reserve a “private” raft(s)* for your group by meeting per-raft minimums.

*Each private raft may require a minimum number of paid spaces. Contact us for more details.

Health Screening Process
During the registration prior to your trip you will be asked to agree not to attend your trip if you start exhibiting Covid symptoms. There will also be a short health screening at the meet place in the morning of your trip.

Face Covering Required on Shuttle Vehicles
Per government guidelines, guests and guides will be required to wear their own face covering during shuttle rides.

Guest Involvement in COVID Protocols

Here’s what we ask of our guests to help us limit the risk of spreading the virus:

  • We can’t take symptomatic people. So if you start experiencing symptoms in the days leading up to your trip, you need to give us a call and we’ll help you reschedule.
  • Bring a face covering that you will be required to wear on board our shuttle vehicles.
  • Bring a water bottle. It’s important to stay hydrated on a rafting trip. There will be opportunities to refill your bottle at the meet place and during the trip.
  • If you come down with symptoms or test positive anytime in the 10 days following your trip, you must let us know. It’s important for us to share that information with local government agencies and other guests who were on the trip.

*Keep in mind that these practices may be adjusted throughout the season based on the latest developments and government guidelines.


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