Performance Tours

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Why Choose Performance Tours Rafting

We know you have a choice when it comes to selecting your Colorado whitewater rafting outfitter and we appreciate the opportunity to have you join us on the river. Performance Tours Rafting began in 1986 with Kevin and Mary Jo Foley in Breckenridge, CO. To this day, Kevin and Mary Jo can be seen running day-to-day operations in one of our five offices and escaping to the river as often as possible. As much as we have grown over the past 33 years, a few things will never change; Our dedication to safety, pride in our crew and our love for the river. Our guests are some of the happiest and most satisfied on the river. See what they have to say on TripAdvisor.

Safety is our #1 Priority. All raft guides go through a rigorous state-required guide certification program. Performance Tours exceeds the State of Colorado’s requirements for guides by doubling the minimum number of training hours.

“Everyone there from reservations to the guides, to the bus drivers and other staff was a pleasure to work with and guest safety is their number one priority.” – Emily, June 2016

Outstanding Customer Service. From the reservation to the river, our crew will guide you through the whitewater experience. Performance Tours guides and staff are willing to put in the extra effort to make sure you have the best whitewater rafting experience possible. We want you to love the river as much as we do.

“Rafting on both the Arkansas and Blue rivers in past 2 years has been great in every way!! From reasonable pricing to the caring and courteous staff, it couldn’t be better.” – T, May 2016

Celebrating 33 years. Experience does make a difference, and after 3 decades of bringing more than 520,000 guests down the river, we certainly have proven that. Our guides are experts at reading the rivers and reservation staff know the answers to your questions. Performance Tours know how to deliver the ultimate whitewater adventure.

“The experience was amazing! The scenery was beautiful, the water was exhilarating and our guide was one of the best I’ve ever had. We went from more scenic float areas, to narrow, rapid-filled sections and felt safe the entire time.” – Tim, June 2016

Choosing Performance Tours—At a Glance

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award every year for several years running
  • 5 out of 5 stars every year—Highest possible rating
  • Business of The Year recipient for outstanding guest service
  • Voted Best Rafting company 8 times!
  • Unsurpassed Safety Record  since 1986
  • 33 years of experience under the same ownership… Experience Does Make a Difference!
  • More than 520,000 satisfied guests since 1986
  • State of the art facility in Buena Vista with changing rooms, retail, souvenirs, & photos of your trip 
  • Convenient locations in Buena Vista, Breckenridge, Frisco, Canon City and Clear Creek
  • All gear (wetsuits and booties) thoroughly cleaned after each use
  • While we are very proud of our facility, the pride of our company is a guide crew and staff that  are incredibly experienced and dedicated to making your rafting adventure  the highlight of your summer!
  • “A Commitment to Excellence, Your Safety and Fun!”



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Buena Vista, Arkansas River
115 Gregg Drive
Buena Vista, CO 81211

Royal Gorge, Arkansas River
0193 County Road 3A
Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 395-3154

107 Ski Hill Rd
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Blue River
842 North Summit Boulevard
Frisco, CO 80443

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