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How do I become a Whitewater raft guide on the Sacandaga River for WWOC?


The Sacandaga is a fun 3.5-mile trip that features class 2-3 whitewater with fun waves, hydraulics and great swimming spots. The Sacandaga River has daily dam releases starting in June and continues till Labor Day weekend. WWOC trips run daily at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00 from our Sac base at 1115 lake Ave Lake Luzerne NY 12846, about 10 minutes from Lake George NY. River time is 1-1.5 hours per trip. Unless you are a guide on another river you will need to complete our challenging yet fun 5-day training course.

This course will cover whitewater terminology, safety and rescue skills, customer outfitting and communication, how to steer the raft, how to load and unload rafts from buses and CPR and 1st aid certification. It is a lot to learn but if you are energetic, enjoy working with people, like water and the outdoors you will absolutely have a blast. During training, WWOC will provide all gear but once you complete the training and are hired you will be responsible for the following gear: PFD, knife, whistle, throwbag, ouch kit, carabiner, good footwear and guide paddle.

All these items can be purchased through pro deals WWOC has set up for guides. WWOC has positions for full time and part-time guides. If you have any questions please give Doug a call at 1-800-867-2335 or email him at [email protected]

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