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Whitewater Express, Columbus

River Rafting / Tubing · Boat Tour
Raft and Zip with us at the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL. The longest urban whitewater rafting in the world!

Trips range from Mild to Wild, with up to Class V rapids!

This section of the Chattahoochee has been described as “Wild as the Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.” There are so many things to do after your raft trip, such as: biking on 15 miles of Riverwalk, visit Columbus’ Coca-Cola Space Science Center, The National Infantry Museum, and Oxbow Meadows. Finish your trip by dining in beautiful Uptown Columbus— it’s all right here! Come by our retail shop to pick up everything you need to enjoy your day on or off the river!

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This course consists of over 12 rapids ranging from Class II-V. It is one of the most exciting whitewater rafting rivers in the US!

For a comparison of volume, the rapids on the Ocoee River generally flow at ~1,250 cubic feet per second in volume, while the rapids at the Chattahoochee can reach up to 13,000 cubic feet per second in volume. This makes these rapids the largest south of Canada and east of the Mississippi!
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  • Due to heavy rains our short trip was changed to a loop where we went through a series of rapids multiple times. Having done the short trip I was amazed at how much fun it was. Our guide (Waffle...  more »
  • Leo our Whitewater guide was fantastic !! He is Bi - lingual which was awesome for my wife & son who are Colombian !! Thanks for a great time Leo / We also did the zip line which was fun and everyone....  more »
  • Spent the night in Columbus so we could experience both the whitewater rafting and ropes course. I went with my 16 year old son and we had a blast!  more »
  • This was my first time rafting the Chattahoochee & I enjoyed it! I wish our raft time was longer because this was the shortest raft I'd ever done, but Leo, our guide was really funny, knowledgeable & made the shirt trip down the river worth it! Will definitely come back before the season is over to steal his job & make better jokes. Don't forget to tip your guide!
  • Very fun and well-guided rafting trip. We really enjoyed the experience.
  • Zip line tour was a fun experience. Tree top and ropes course were good too but to a lesser extent. Overall the price was great the guides were fun, even though one was barely awake, and it was a fun time. Speaking of time it says 4 hours to do everything but if you are like us and the only people there then expect 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Great guide! Great ride! Our guide was enthusiastic and very informative. The staff is great and helpful and we loved the experience!
  • Rafting and Zipline are awesome. Staff are friendly and polite. Blue heron is not worth the time or money. One particular staff locked the Zipline wrong, twice.

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