Performance Tours


Soak up the sunshine, splash along the river and seize the summer with a private whitewater rafting trip! 

Performance Tours has added a new trip option for guests looking to experience the river while maximizing safety and minimizing exposure. 

Reserve your family a private whitewater rafting trip on the Arkansas River! Your group will have a dedicated boat, a dedicated van, and your very own raft guide.

As a safety precaution, there will always be multiple boats on the river at the same time, though each group will have their own and raft guide.

Departs From: Buena Vista, CO

Duration: Half Day, Full Day

Difficulty: Mild – Moderate
Class: II-III+
Price:       $600, Half Day
$850, Full Day

Departure Time: Custom

No Contact Check-in

The experience begins with our “no-contact” check-in process, which includes online booking, payments and digital waivers. Guests are encouraged to arrive in their river clothes, though changing areas will still be provided and sanitized after each group. 

Private Transportation

Your group will take their seats in a private van, which will also be sanitized prior to departure. Your group will transported in a private van to the put-in and picked up at the take-out.

Personal Raft Guide

After departing from your van at the put-in, an experienced raft guide will lead your group through a riverside safety talk. Once the boat is in the water, you’ll have plenty of time to practice your paddle strokes before your guide navigates you through exciting whitewater rapids. 

Questions about our private trips? Send us a message

We recommend the Browns Canyon National Monument, Squaw Creek, Royal Gorge or Bighorn Sheep Canyon trips for private river adventures. 

Yes! Most of our raft trips are family-friendly and the private raft trips are no exception. Minimum age restrictions will be either 7 years old and at least 50 pound for Browns Canyon and 5 years old for Squaw Creek. Exceptions are made when the water levels subside. We may also adjust upward during above average flow rates.

Performance Tours Rafting is dedicated to the safety of our guests and guides. We have a no-contact check-in procedure and are adjusting tour arrival times to minimize or eliminate guest interaction. There will likely be other guests at the river put-in and take-out, but private trips will have their own transportation, boat, and guide.

Private trips will meet in Buena Vista or our Royal Gorge offices.

Looking for a customized pick-up and drop off for your group adventure? Give us a call at 800.328.7238!

Life jackets, lunches, equipment, what to bring, what to wear…

Our FAQ page has all the answers you need. 


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