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Activity ratings

Our rating system can help you pick a trip that suits your fitness level and abilities.  You'll frequently see a range of levels, because we offer options.  Do you want to enjoy a relaxing, easy route, or climb to the top of the hill for the view?  We'll show you the options, and you're free to go at your own pace.  Our guides are always there to provide support.

Hiking
Hikers carry a small daypack, with water, a snack, camera, or extra jacket.  Hiking boots, sturdy walking shoes, or hiking poles may be recommended (itinerary will have details).
 

1

Up to 6 miles per day (up to 4 hours), easy terrain, little climbing.

2

5-8 miles, with up to 1,000 feet elevation gain.

3

7-10 miles, may climb up to 2,000 ft for the day.

4

10-12 miles, with steep climbs up to 3,000 ft, or elevations over 10,000 ft.

5

12+ miles, long, steep climbs, difficult terrain, or elevations over 12,000 ft.

 

Rafting
We use the standard Class ratings for rafting trips.  All equipment is provided.  Each raft includes an expert guide who leads the group through the rapids.
 

1

Flat moving water with no rapids.  Relaxing float trip.

2

Small, easy rapids, a float trip with a little rock & roll.

3

Larger rapids, maneuvering is required, and expect to get wet.  No previous experience is needed.

4

Long, difficult rapids, narrow passages, requires precise maneuvering.   Previous rafting experience is highly recommended.

5

Large, complex rapids.  High chance of a flip or a swim.  Experts only.

 

Sailing
All equipment is provided, on comfortable and seaworthy sailboats suited to local conditions, and equipped with all appropriate safety equipment.
 

1

Day sail up to 8 hrs.  Participate in the sailing if you choose, or just relax.  No exp needed.

2

Overnight or multiple nights, on fully crewed trip.  Participate or just relax.  No exp needed.

3

Ability to help with sailing functions like steering or line handling, following instructions of a coast-guard licensed captain.

4

Bareboat certification or equivalent experience.  Able to captain a sailboat in a flotilla.

5

Ocean passages - extensive sailing or off-shore experience required.

 

Sea Kayaking
Our kayaks are extremely stable and easy to paddle.  All equipment is included, and experts provide instruction and safety information.  No kayaking experience is required.
 

1

Up to 3 hours kayaking, flat water, easy conditions.

2

3 to 5 hours on the water, easy conditions.

3

Full day kayak in easy conditions, or two shorter days.

4

Multiple day kayaking trip, or more challenging conditions.

5

Challenging, multi-day trip.


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Ratings show the difficulty of trip activities

Use ratings to pick a trip that's right for you

A range of ratings means you have options


   
   
  


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