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One day whitewater rafting

Spring time activity, one day on Soca river


Short description

Our Full day Bovec rafting tour is a perfect combination of beautiful scenery and whitewater adventure. We start our whitewater rafting tour on the romantic upper Soca at Golobar, which section is a perfect getaway, has playful rapids, splashy whitewater and time for relaxing floating. You can see the 3rd gorge of the Soca, hidden side creeks with pure water, narrow parts of the river with hanging bridges, a 106 m high waterfall (Boka waterfall) and a great scenery of the surrounded mountains.

The second part of our full day Bovec rafting tour goes on the most challenging whitewater rafting section of the Soca river, through a scenic gorge filled with white boulder garden and splashy class II-III whitewater. We would like to spend our time with surfing in the waves, jumping from bigger and smaller rocks, enjoying the slides on the bottom of our raft. In the end of the trip you can try swimming in an easy rapid, to feel how powerful can be whitewater rivers.

Quick infos

Recommended for friends, families, beginner whitewater paddlers
Minimum age from the age of 10
Time slot 5 hours on Soca river, all together is a full day trip
Difficulty medium difficulty, technical whitewater section (Class I-II-III)
Lenght 16 km long
Available from 28th of March till 14th of June, 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 Soca Rider Rafting Base which you can find 150 m-s before Bovec on the left side of the main road (before the roundabout at Hotel Mangart) to begin your One 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.

We will take a quick, 10 minutes drive to the put-in with the Soca Rider's van. We change next to Soca river (you can leave your dry clothes in the vans), and after the safety talk nothing left, just to enjoy your rafting tour with us!

Around mid day we stop for a lunch break, to relax a bit and eat something before we start the most challenging part of Soca, please note that the price doesn't include the meal.

We finish our whitewater rafting tour 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.

Full day river rafting tour. The Soca rafting is so much fun! The crew goes a lond way to make it even more thrilling than it is and we had the time of our lives.
We've gone Soca rafting with Chasi now several years with small, medium and large kids and had a blast every time.
A great day rafting. A small company in Bovec gave us great service. They were responsive, flexible, safety conscious and fun. The owner and guide took pride in their work and the local area and shared that enthusiasm with us. The low water level limited the amount of rafting we could do, but what we did do was fantastic and fun. We'd love to come back and raft with Soca Rider again

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Whitewater rafting tour

One day Whitewater Rafting tour

Unforgettable whitewater experience while you spend a whole day on Soca river.
We start our whitewater rafting tour on the upper Soca section, which is beautiful, and in the afternoon paddle on the lower Soca section which is the most adventurous part for the one day rafting tour.

Prices of One day rafting

Adults 80 €
Students 72 €
Kids under 15 years 64 €

Rafting tour infos

One day rafting tour is available:
From 28th of March until 14th of June
Rafting tours start
9am in May and June, 10am in April
Required minimum participants
The one day rafting tour starts with minimum of 6 people!

The price includes

  • time on river 4-5 hour
  • professional guides (with Slovenian licences)
  • all necessary equipment
  • transfer between Bovec and Soca river
  • River permit
  • You will get photos from your tour as a present!
Please note that the price doesn't include the meal (food, drinks), each participant should arrange the payment for the lunch at the restaurant.

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

    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

    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.