Whitewater Raft Guide Training

Website Raft Masters

Colorado River Rafting & Whitewater Rafting Packages



MAY 19TH – JUNE 7TH, 2024

  • 20 Day Training Course
  • Housing Accommodations Provided
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • No prior experience is necessary

Raft Masters is celebrated for fostering exceptional guides through a quality-centric training program. Our immersive approach ensures you acquire the skills to handle diverse situations in controlled environments, setting us apart from other trainers in the industry.

Aligned with our exacting standards, the raft guide training program at Raft Masters provides an inclusive pathway to potential employment. Employment offers are extended to all successfully certified individuals, reflecting our commitment to a culture of professionalism and high standards. Despite the inherent challenges, rewards at Raft Masters are significant, including competitive pay, generous tips, and a culture that encourages personal use of company equipment during free time. Joining Raft Masters means becoming part of one of the most esteemed companies on the Arkansas River, recognized for our exceptional standards and highly regarded by peers in the industry.

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Course Details

  • Care and Use of Equipment
  • Rigging Rafts
  • Maneuvering Rafts
  • River Features
  • River Hazards
  • Scouting and Running Rapids
  • Orientation and Safety Talk
  • Trip Organization and Trip Leader Responsibility
  • River Rescue and Emergency Procedures
  • Minimizing Outdoor Recreation Resource Impact
  • First Aid and CPR Certification

What is Provided

  • Life Jacket (PFD)
  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • River Shoes
  • All Group River Gear
  • Boats, Rigging, Splash Bags

Free Housing

  • Separate Male and Female Housing
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Available for training and employees

*Details for FREE training certification

  • Pay the initial $400 fee up front
  • Raft Masters will reimburse trainees that are hired after completing 90 commercial trips

To apply online, simply click the green ‘Apply for Job’ button below. A popup will prompt you to visit raftmasters.com, where you can access our online application form.