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Barron River Rapid Boarding - Cairns (Excludes $25pp Pay On Board Levy)


Join the team at Rapid Boarders for an afternoon on the Barron River, taking on rapids at face level!

Our guides take you on a personal, small group excursion – teaching you everything you need to know and guide you through the rapids while you are on your very own white water river board!

The Barron River is known for its calmer rapids meaning the tour is suitable for a wider range of people. No previous experience required!

What’s includes:

  • Cairns city pick up and drop off
  • All equipment including safety gear, lifejacket, shin guards, wetsuit pants, helmet, flippers and a world class river board the Fluid-Anvil
  • Up to 2 hours on the river
  • An action packed afternoon with qualified, friendly guides!

Extras not included in the price:

  • Photos -$35 payable on the day if you would like this
  • $25 National Parks land managements fees, water release fees and admin costs

What to bring: swimming costume and shirt for water use, towel, enclosed shoes for water use, change of clothes and shoes, sunscreen and a sense of adventure!

Duration: Approx. 5 hours

Pick ups commence: 11am

Return to your accommodation by: between 3pm and 4pm

Price: $135 per person + $25 levy per person

Please note - the $25 per person National Parks land managements fees, water release fees and admin costs is not included in the prices below

Being a water based adventure activity, there are some requirements needing fulfilled: You must be a confident swimmer, have a medium level of fitness and a comprehensive understanding of English.

River boarding is a physically demanding white water adventure. For your own protection, there are a number of compulsory requirements for individuals wishing to participate in this day tour.

All participants have to complete water confidence training, which will involve swimming a grade 2 rapid prior to the boarding tour. If unable to complete the training for whatever reason, individuals will not be able to participate in the boarding tour.

Every participant must sign a liability release form prior to commencing boarding or swim training. Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Please note that some medical conditions, impairments or disabilities may exclude participants from boarding for safety reasons (eg pregnancy). Participants should disclose any medical conditions (including food allergies) when booking

To participate in a Rapid Boarders day tour adventure you MUST be able to answer YES to the below statements:

  • I am a confident swimmer
  • I am medically and physically fit
  • I will have my A-game on, that means no drugs or alcohol
  • I can understand basic English instructions

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Amanda VanderWal from Australia wrote on 14 January 2018

This is a must do adventure experience

This was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Cairns. Rapid Boarders are friendly and experienced from the pick up, to the safety instructions, to the on river directions they give. If you are looking for fun and excitement give this a go to take on the grade 2/3 rapids with a difference. This is one experience you will remember...and recommend to others....

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Laura Burrows from Australia wrote on 12 December 2017

Rapid boards

Awesome guides, awesome rapids, awesome banter. Waaaay better than rafting.

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