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Trg Golobarskih zrtev 40. 5230 Bovec, Slovenia

Half day whitewater rafting

Our most popular whitewater activity

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Short description

Our whitewater rafting tour goes on the most challenging Soca rafting section, through a scenic gorge filled with white boulder garden and splashy class II-III whitewater. Be prepared to get wet!

Nobody stays dry, for sure!

Soca river is a perfect whitewater rafting funpark, so we would like to spend our time with surfing in the waves, jumping from bigger and smaller rocks, enjoying the slides on the buttom of our raft. In the end of the rafting tour you can try swimming in an easy rapid, to feel how powerful can be white water rivers.


Quick infos

Recommended for friends, families, beginner whitewater paddlers
Minimum age from the age of 8
Time slot 1,5 hour on Soca river, all together 3-3,5 hours
Difficulty medium difficulty, technical whitewater rafting section (Class II-III)
Lenght 10 km long
Available from 30th of March till 30th of September, every day
Please note, that swimming ability is required from all the participant, and you can not take part on the tour if you are under the influence of drogs, alcohol or if you arepregnant due to safety reasons.
If you have a medical condition

Required health condition for whitewater programs:

It is important for us to know if you have a medical condition when you participate on our whitewater rafting, canyoning, whitewater kayak tour. In this case we can take better care of you and avoid accidents, if any problem happens, our guides are more prepared and can faster solve the problem. All of our guides are certified whitewater rescuer, they renew their licence every 2-3 years and have a wide variety of experience.

Unfortunately you can not participate on any of our whitewater program if you are

  • not swimmer
  • under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • pregnant
  • physically or mentally disabled
  • blind or deaf

You might be able to join to our whitewater tours
Please consult us about your medical condition if you :

  • have asthma, epilepsy or diabetes
  • have a heart condition
  • have a spine problem (spinal hernia, problem with discs...),
  • had an operation in the last 2 years
  • had an injury in the last 2 years (broken bones, dislocated shoulder..),
  • have a blood clotting problem
  • serious allergy
  • or any other medical condition which is not listed above

Please let us know if you need any medicine during the tour, you can take it with you to the river or to the canyon. Our guides have a waterproof box for First aid kit, they can put your medicine into it. And last but not least Please inform your guide about your medical condition! .


Details of Rafting tour

Where to meet

Let's meet at the Soca Rider Office which you can find 10 m-s from the main square of Bovec, to begin your Half day Bovec rafting tour on Soca River.
After arranging the paper work and the payment, your guide staff will equip everyone with the necessary equipment.

After we will take a quick, 10 minutes drive to the put-in with the Soca Rider's van. We change next to Soca river, and after the safety talk nothing left, just to enjoy your rafting tour with us!

We finish our whitewater trips in the parking place, where the Soca Rider van is waiting for us, so you can change immediately, and we have a short drive back to Bovec!

Soca Rider Bovec map

What to bring:

  • swim suit
  • towel
  • dry underwear to change after the tour
  • suncream
  • strap for glasses/sunglasses

What we give you:

  • helmet,
  • buoyancy aid,
  • neoprene suit,
  • neoprene shoes,
  • splashing or neoprene jacket, or both, or none (depending on the weather).

Other than rafting

In our office we would be happy to give you some advise what to see in the Soca valley, natural wonders, good excursions, mountain trails! And you can check our small shop where you can find Soca Rider T-shirts

Reviews of Soca Rider

Soca Rider won the Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Soca rider have been absolutely amazing with us right from the beginning. They communicated very well with me, they have been very clear and helpful in the booking process etc. The staff are super friendly, the equipment is of very good quality and we had the most amazing instructor who was not only really fun and kind but also very knowledgeable, giving us lots of useful tips. We had fun but also we learnt a lot! I recommend Soca Rider to everyone, it really was wonderful and I would definitely book again! Thank you so much!!! :)
Highlight of our trip! Soca Rider was the perfect company for our first experience with whitewater river rafting. My boyfriend and I tried whitewater rafting in July 2014 during our trip to Slovenia, Bovec. We were making the reservation couple of weeks in advance from Qatar and Petra turned out to be very responsive and helpful in advising what activity is appropriate for us. On the ground, Soca Rider team carefully explained the safety rules and were very motivating and a lot of fun while on the river. I would recommend it to everyone!
These guy were the best! All the other comments where right. Awesome experience. Great crew. Really genuine people. The experience was well worth it. Our Bovec rafting tour was one of the highlights of our month long holiday in eastern Europe.

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Taste our whitewater rafting tour

Half day Whitewater Rafting tour

A splash of fun for everyone! Beautiful scenery, enjoyable waves, technical lines.
During the hot summer days this is the best way to refresh yourself and cool down a bit.

Prices of Half day rafting

Low season
28.03-30.06 és 01.09-30.10
High season
01.07-31.08
Adults 45 € 49 €
Students 40 € 45 €
Kids under 15 years 36 € 40 €

Rafting tour infos

River rafting is available:
From 28th of March until 30th of September
Rafting tours start
9am, 1.30pm, * 5 pm (* available only in June, July, August)
Required minimum participants
The river rafting tour starts with minimum of 2 people!

The price includes:

  • time on river 1,5 hour
  • professional guides (with Slovenian licenses)
  • all necessary equipment
  • transfer between Bovec and Soca river
  • River permit
  • You will get photos from your tour as a present!
You can reserve your river rafting tour with deposit payment, what you can do by credit card payment on our website.

Meet the team of Soca Rider

Meet our friendly and professional guides and crew.

  • Csaszi

    Founder, guide
    I love waters from my childhood. I started as a flat water canoe competitor, later I navigated my sea kayak along the sea coast and around many islands of Croatia, on the Adriatic. Recently I paddle mostly in whitewater kayak, but I still like every kind of water. In the time of the university I was working during the weekends as a rafting guide in Slovakia, Austria and Slovenia. After a few years of unsuccessful attempt as a horticultural engineer, I returned to the whitewater. I was working as a guide almost every day since 2008. Summertime in Slovenia, wintertime in Chile. Now, I am using the experience of many years in our company. In my free time of course I go cycling, or to the mountains, or I ride the Soča with my kayak. The Soča river is one of the most beautiful rivers I have ever paddled and this is the valley, where I am very glad to guide you!
  • Petra

    Founder, Contact manager
    hanks to my parents, I was sitting in a boat very early, mostly on flat waters of Hungary at first, and later on whitewaters of Austria as well. Later I was falling in love with the sea kayaking: a lot of water, huge distances, remote islands with all the beauty and danger of it. I went to South America spending half year there with Gyula, and I could see really high quality of whitewaters, and what does it mean, living close to the nature? From that time, there was no option to return to a big city and to my "old" life. We moved to Slovenia, to Bovec. I have a pharmacist degree, and I have thought I will cure the people with drugs, but I found something in Slovenia, what is able to cure in a better way. This is, what I would like to show you. I am always glad to go to the water, or to ride my bike roaming the countryside, or so happily put on my boots to go to the mountains of Julian Alps! This is my real world!
  • Jofo

    Guide
    Jofo loves to be on the river and guide. He is an enthusiastic guide with a great sense of humor and with a spectial talent of figuring out good anymations, to get some extra on your trip. You can meet him on canyoning and whitewater rafting tour of Soca Rider. He was a flatwater kayaker since his childhood, and guided a lot of whitewater rafting tour in Slovenia and India. He's working on, that as you are a guest of the Soca Rider, have a safe, fun and memorable whitewater adventure, and that you always want to return to us, to the Soca valley.
  • Laci

    Guide
    Laci is a friendly, dedicated and very helpful whitewater rafting guide of Soca Rider's Soca rafting tour. We are very happy to know him in our team. He is always checking where to help. He was working on whitewater in Austria and Slovenia. His other passion is riding a bike, he discoverd a lot of contries all over the word by bike. He is always paying attention, that you, as a guest of the Soca Rider, have a great time in Bovec, a safe and fun whitewater adventure, and that you always want to return to us, the Soca valley.