Whitewater Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid 1970s.
Whitewater Rafting in the Philippines originally started as a “hobby” by a group of outdoor sports enthusiasts organized by the Cagayan de Oro Whitewater Rafting Adventure (CDOWRRA) sometime in the month of June year 1995 led by Mr. Rupert M. Domingo and his group with the goal of introducing whitewater rafting sport in the country. However, the group has been involved in river expeditions and explorations; it took 10 years for Mr. Domingo and his partner Julius Bioco to transform their passion into a thriving business serving local and foreign clients. From 1985 to 1995, they surveyed the river by sections, making repeated crossing on inflated tire tubes or crude floats made of banana trunks. Painstakingly, they identified the different channels and stretches of the river. Studying the characteristics and honing their skills in paddling the wild rapids of Cagayan de Oro River to perfection. – raftingadventurephilippines.com
There really is nothing quite like rafting trip on Cagayan de Oro River. The stretch from Barangay Dansolihon to the city provides you with strikingly beautiful panoramic view of the river rocky walls, untouched vegetation and the sight of the resting haven of monkeys. It has breathtaking rapids that provides the more adventurous with thrills and challenges of rapids intervals not less than 10 – 15 minutes of each other. Cagayan de Oro river has everything that makes for a memorable experience with awesome roar and power of water cascading over rocks and boulders. – cagayan-de-oro.com
Feel the rush of whitewater rafting in the beautiful and spectacular Cagayan de Oro River, and discover the thrill of nature at its wildest!
KAGAY is Cagayan de Oro’s premiere whitewater rafting outfitter. They use State Of The Art Rafts (SOTAR) and equipment and offer rafting trips ranging from the beginner’s course – which covers class 1-2 rapids – to advance courses, which cover the more difficult class 3-4 rapids. And these trips are offered throughout the year.
It’s guaranteed to be safe, no matter what the time of year: with our experienced and able river guides that had been trained both by the prestigious International Rafting Federation (IRF) in rafting techniques and safety, and by the Philippine National Red Cross in first-aid and CPR, rest assured that your experience will be so safe and enjoyable that you’ll want to keep on coming back for more! – cdorafting-map.com
Come to Cagayan and enjoy whitewater rafting yourself!