Whitewater Rafting- School and Youth Groups

School and Youth Groups

Whitewater rafting on the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota is the perfect adventure for schools, camps, church, and youth groups. This 2 ½ hour trip takes you through a semi-wilderness area with rugged outcrops, tall pines, abundant wildlife, and challenging rapids. The St. Louis River provides flows for fun and challenging rapids May through September.

Our trip leaders have guided thousands of young people from schools, camps, and youth groups over the years on the St. Louis and other locations in northeastern Minnesota as well. From Boy Scouts to summer camps to educational trips we are experts at delivering a fun and safe trip for today’s youth.

For school groups we also have the educational background to help enhance your trip. Our trip leader Cliff Langley is a naturalist and outdoor educator and has a Masters of Education in Natural Science and Environmental Education.

Feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss how we can help you meet your learning targets and Minnesota education standard based bench marks!

We offer special rates for school and youth groups, please contact us for more information.

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to trip time to check in and get outfitted.

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    What Our Clients Say!

    Very enjoyable experience

    Great experience , we had good weather and the guides were great and very informative Well organized and up-to-date on Covid precautions.

    It was a blast can’t wait yo go back!!!

    Very professional!!! A Lot of fun!! Highly recommended. Guides made sure it was fun and that you were having a good time!!

    Great time!

    It was great! My family of four (youngest 11 years old) had no experience with whitewater rafting and felt safe and had a ton of fun throughout the whole trip. We would definitely recommend it!

    Great fun rafting!

    It was an amazing experience. The staff was very professional yet extremely welcoming. Will go again.

    Awesome experience!

    Awesome trip! We had a great time! The staff was amazing and we got to surf the rapids. The drop was super fun! Would totally do it again!!

    Great family day trip!

    This was a great family adventure, ages 14-50s. We all loved it! Our guides were skilled, friendly, and fun! Keep us all safe and helped us have an awesome day on the river. Highly recommend it.

    Fun Family Adventure!

    The whole set up was perfect for a fun family adventure of all skill levels. The tour guides were fantastic!

    Great experience

    I went there yesterday for my birthday and it was AMAZING!! Will definitely go back! Caleb was awesome.

    Day on the river

    Whitewater rafting with Swiftwater Adventures was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommended. Everyone that works there from the bus driver to the very competent guides were pleasant and fun. Our family loved it.

    Do it!!!

    I have lived in Duluth 20 years, and cannot believe I haven't tried this until this year! It was a blast, and a very memorable highlight of the summer. The water level was high, making for a very wet ride. I wish I had worn a bathing suit for the experience we had. There was an adventure swim and the option to jump from a granite cliff, during a picturesque stop. The scenery is like the BWCA, with the cliff and pines. The staff were very organized, capable, and friendly. Two staff accompanied our group of rafts for safety and photos. I cannot wait to do this again, and I have been raving about the experience to my friends.


    Did not expect to have this much fun on our rafting trip. The rapids are much more than we expected which was awesome. We were worried it might be lame but it exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Trent, was so much fun.


    It was an excellent experience that is exciting for everyone of all ages. The rapids are perfect, not too intimidating, yet incredibly thrilling. Great guides, definitely coming back!

    Rafting on the St Louis River, MN

    Surfing and the Electric Ledge. Patrick was our guide, he was awesome. Great photos! We will go again.

    Awesome Ride for all ages

    This was an awesome Ride! We went along with friends and family and really enjoyed it. It's not scary or risky, it's kids friendly. Our kids jumped into the water and swimmed also. The guides who came with our group are very friendly and gave us safe instructions and took care of us. Kory and Luke, Andy good Pictures! Carlson nice support! Thank you for this awesome experience!


    We had a fantastic time and loved our guides. Lucas, Andy and Karsten were the best!! It was our first time and wasn’t nearly as scary as I worried it would be... in large thanks to Lucas! Thanks guys!!!!

    Amazing rafting experience on the St. Louis River!

    My son and I had a fantastic time! Our guide was amazing and informative! Plus, he kept me from getting sucked into the water when "surfing" our raft, which was an added bonus! Thanks for that Carston! The view was amazing along the St. Louis river too. Would love to kayak the Thomson Reservoir someday after this trip opened my eyes to it. Everything was done professionally following COVID guidelines too. We had so much fun and would highly recommend company and the adventure itself to anyone visiting Duluth! You won't regret it!

    Great Family Experience

    Our family of five had a great trip. 17 yr old, 14 and 10. We had never whitewater rafted before. We felt safe and our guide was great. The precautions taken for covid were fantastic. Thank you very much!