Davao WildWater Adventure Rafting Company
Davao Wildwater Adventure, Inc. is here to promote water sports particularly whitewater rafting with the Davao River as its playground. Davao Wildwater Adventure aim to promote Eco-tourism, to bring people closer to nature, to the river. Davao Wildwater Adventure aim to create awareness most specially about our river. Davao Wildwater Adventure aim to lead in the practice of safety in water sports.
Davao Wildwater Adventure rafting trips often create lifelong memories for our guests and offer you a unique rafting vacation experience. When you choose a rafting trip for your vacation, you will discover a unique sense of “escape”, removing you from civilization for a bit. Absorb amazing scenery as you float through each rapid amidst rushing whitewater – learn new paddle commands in a “no worries” environment – discover how to paddle together as a team forming new bonds between family and friends and completely relax to the soft sounds of the river lapping at the side of your raft.
Packages and Other Details
php 2000 per person
Package inclusive of:
- Transportation (From Crocodile Park to Rafting Area and back)
- Packed Lunch & Bottled Water
- Use of Gears & Equipment
- Raft guide
- Souvenir Shirt
- Documentation (2 Disc per group of 6)
- Ticket to ZIP CITY, Tribu K’mindanawan & Butterfly house
note: trasnfer to ZIP CITY not included.
- 800 am Assembly at Crocodile Park
- 930 am Departure
- 1030 am Arrival at Put In area, Tamugan
- 1100 am Start of Rafting
- 1200 nn Lunch
- 300 pm Arrival at Take Out area, Purok 8, Lacson
- 330 pm Departure for Crocodile Park
- 430 pm Arrival at Crocodile Park
RESERVATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS POLICY: A down payment of Php 500.00 per person is necessary to confirm each reservation. A 25% (of the package rate) charge will be applied for the cancellations that are made within 24 hours of the departure. A 10% (of the package rate) rescheduling charge will be applied for trips rescheduled within 24 hours of the trip. Down payment maybe done at Davao Crocodile Park ticket booth, Maa, or Adventure Exchange, Rizal St, Davao City (beside Rizal Promenade) or bank payment under our Metrobank account.
What to Expect on a Whitewater Rafting Trip
White water rafting is one of the most exciting outdoor activities available to the weekend warrior or average Juan dela Cruz outdoorsmen out there. It’s the kind of adventure that is great to share with friends and lends itself well to making a weekend excursion out of it. In the end, whitewater rafting always leaves it’s participants wanting for more and with stories enough to fill the often long ride home. Most people have their own ideas or impressions about what a whitewater river rafting trip entails. Here are some points and questions about rafting you may not have considered in preparation for your next (or first) whitewater river rafting trip.
Expect to Get Wet on a Whitewater Rafting Trip
I know that getting wet on a whitewater rafting trip sounds like it’s a no-brainer and should go without saying. Still, there are a few people out there who think they are merely taking a ride “on” the river rather than fighting for their lives in the river. As overdramatic as that is, count on getting wet. This means that you should dress for the occasion and only bring things that can, in fact, get wet.
Getting wet while whitewater rafting is a welcome reprieve from the heat on a hot summer day. It also adds to the thrill and excitement of the whole experience even in cold weather and water. Furthermore, the raft guides will usually let you jump in and swim at some point during the trip so you’ll want to be ready for that. Of course, there is always the chance of getting thrown out of the raft as you barrel down the river and as such it is imperative a person know how to swim defensively (with the aid of lifejacket). So the bottom line is to count on getting wet. Remember, if you don’t get wet while whitewater rafting then you’re probably doing something wrong.
Expect to Have a Long Bus Ride on a Whitewater Rafting Trip
Most people underestimate the often long bus rides that accompany a whitewater rafting trip. The put in area is 30 kilometers from our shop. This means getting to and from the river could take you some time (aprox 1 hour). Unfortunately, there’s no way around it and the shuttle to get to and from the river is just a part of the whole process.
You can make things easier on yourself by taking a few precautions up front which in the long run will make this part of the trip at least bearable. First, go to the bathroom before getting on the bus. Second, bring a snack for the drive and plan on storing a snack and drink for the drive back. Third, see if you can have a towel and dry clothes on the bus that you will be on. There’s nothing worse than being cold, wet, hungry, and having to go to the bathroom while being stuck on a bus navigating the windy and steep roads after a whitewater rafting trip.
Expect Not to Be Able to Bring Anything on the Raft
Rafts generally have very limited space for anything other than people. Rafts will usually carry a first aid kit and a cooler for lunch. Believe it or not that’s probably all the raft will hold. What room there is on the floor won’t hold much of anything for long since you will be going through waves, surfing the holes, and with the possibility of flipping the raft.
Remember also that anything you bring on the raft will get wet and is easily damaged. All of this is to say, don’t count on bringing anything on the raft with you. Of course, there can be ways around this by carrying small items in your lifejacket, paddling jacket or windbreaker, and any tight fitting pack you can wear on your waist.
Expect to Receive Whitewater Rafting Training on the Trip
It is quite common to wonder if you will receive training on your rafting trip. The answer is yes you will. As a rafting outfitter it is in the our best interest for you to enjoy your time with us. It is also in our best interest that everything from the unloading of the raft to paddling down the river is as safe as it can be. Both mean that you must be trained and it is up to us to do so.
Davao Wildwater Adventure is compose of Raft Guides who are very particular about safety and is committed to bring up the level of river sports that Davao City could offer. Each Raft Guide undergoes series of training levels, Davao Wildwater Adventure first year Raft Guides are required to undergo 50 training runs by Davao Wildwater Adventure Inc. and is evaluated before beginning to guide commercial trips. Davao Wildwater Adventure utilize classroom and on-river experience to train aspirants in rigging and maneuvering vessels; river flow and hazards; scouting and running rapids; and river rescue and emergency procedures. Davao Wildwater Adventure Raft Guides are trained in Basic First Aid and CPR and Swift Water Rescue. All guides are proven and have met the minimum of 50 training runs and 10 hours classroom sessions.
Guiding rafting trips is our passion and every stroke our the guide stick translates to an awesome experience which Davao Wildwater Adventure want to share on our commercial trips . Its not just about traversing the river but also to bring out its best features regardless of the water level. Davao Wildwater Adventure Raft Guides will take you to a great river adventure that you’ll surely remember for the rest of your life.
Davao Wildwater Adventure Inc.
Davao Crocodile Park Compound, Riverfront Corporate City, Diversion Highway, Ma-a, Davao City, Philippines 8000
(+6382) 221 7823 & (+6382) 286 1055
(Arthur +63920 954 6898, +63922 856 9790)
or email Davao Wildwater Adventure Inc. @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shop hours 8am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday