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Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River (Columbus, GA/Phenix City, AL), the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.” USA Today picked the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park as one of the Top 12 man-made Adventures in the World! The course consists of class II-V whitewater and is one of the most exciting sections of whitewater in the US! We are able to run two types of trips (Classic and Challenge) on the same 2.5 mile stretch of river due to the dam-controlled release which occurs daily! During the day, the river will run at approx. 800cfs with Class I-III+(IV) rapids which is a perfect combination of fun and adventure for the whole family! In the afternoon, the water cranks up to ~4,000-13,000cfs (5-15x the morning flow!) with Class III-V rapids, which are some of the biggest on the east coast and provide for a wild and exciting trip that is unlike any other! Come join in the excitement and experience some of the biggest rapids east of the Mississippi!
Take flight on the Blue Heron Adventure in Columbus, Georgia! Crossing the Chattahoochee River TWICE, experience the only dual-zip lines that connect two states reaching speeds up to 40mph. The fun doesn’t end there! The Blue Heron Aerial Course, a treetop experience will meet you in Phenix City, Alabama with a total of 10 obstacles. The excitement continues as you explore our TREETOP ZIPS COURSE and then zip back to our outpost where you began your adventure!
Learn to kayak with our L4 ACA certified instructors! They are friendly and extremely helpful in getting your paddling days underway by teaching you the proper techniques and how to stay safe in whitewater. Our instructors have had years of experience teaching, and take pride in their ability to share their skills and knowledge of paddling whitewater with others. Paddlers can return for more advanced instruction to “become the paddler you want to become!”
SUP is an abbreviation for Stand Up Paddleboarding. Currently, SUP is one of the fastest growing sports and an excellent way to get exercise while enjoying the water from a different point of view! Whether you want to paddle the calm water, get into more adventurous currents, or relax and get in tune with your body in a yoga session, we would like to assist you in getting started on the water.
Exploring the Columbus Riverwalk with a bike rental from Whitewater Express is a blast and the best way to get up-close-and-personal with the Chattahoochee River. You’ll be able to explore the 22 miles of the Riverwalk, from the scouting the huge rapids of the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park to historic Port Columbus. Do yourself a favor and hop on a bike rental while visiting Columbus and enjoy the city in a whole new way.
Join one of our expert fly fishing guides to learn a skill that will last a lifetime! We offer a variety of instructional courses ranging from beginner to advanced as well as fly-tying. The River Restoration project has allowed many of the fish that were once abundant on the Columbus/Phenix City section of the Chattahoochee to return and repopulate where they once flourished. One species in particular which has become more and more apparent is the Shoal Bass.
After the River
The city of Columbus has countless activities for you to enjoy following your river trip, such as biking on 15 miles of Riverwalk, visiting 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 there. Explore more activities in Uptown Columbus. Come by our new retail shop to pick up everything you need to enjoy the day on the river. Check out the local spots at http://visitcolumbusga.com/ and http://www.visitphenixcity.com FYI: WE ARE ON EASTERN TIME! Come join us this year for a one of a kind experience! Book online or give us a call at (706) 321 – 4720!