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Rafting Kayak tour Self guided excursion Package

Discover calmer and wilder sections of Soca river


Short description

This is our "Best seller" whitewater package. Let`s start with a half day whitewater rafting on the first day. During the trip, you will have a lot of fun, action, and time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and a lots of knowledge, what you will use on the next day, in your kayak tour . (The whitewater rafting and the kayak tour can be on the same day as well)

Join us for 3 spectacular days (rafting, kayaking, hiking) in the great outdoors and reconnect with your sense of adventure.

Sitting and navigating alone a kayak is an amazing experience. Your guide will teach you the basics in ten minutes, you can practice and when you are confident in your kayak, you can hit the waves! After the whitewater adventures, let's do a nice half day long hiking trip in the mountains, or along the Soca river, or visit a spectacular waterfall, or a gorge. We help you with our easy-to-use Soca Rider maps!

Quick infos

Recommended for friends, families, beginner whitewater paddlers
Minimum age 10
Time slot 1,5 hour each program on the river, altogether half day programs
Difficulty rafting: medium difficulty, technical white water Class 2-3| kayaking: easy white water Class I-II | you can choose difficulty of hiking
Duration each activity takes 3 hours, in one day 2 activity can be done
Available from 28th 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 - how it goes

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 Half day Bovec rafting tour and whitewater kayak 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/jeep. We change next to Soca river(leave all dry clothes in the car), and after the safety talk nothing left, just to enjoy your adventure with us!

We finish our whitewater trips in the parking place, where the Soca Rider van/jeep 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 and kayaking

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.

Me and my boyfriend spent one week in Slovenia last summer. We wanted to try out extreme sports in the Soca valley such as whitewater rafting and kayaking. Luckily we chose Soca Rider, and we didnt regret it, because they were very helpful, friendly, encouraging and professional. We learnt a lot about whitewater kayaking, rafting, different technices, and safety mesures. Overall we had a lot of fun, and we cant wait to repeat this great experience!
It has been a tradition for us to visit Bovec and the Soca valley for an outdoor adventure weekend every year. Petra, Csaszi and their team knows the river very well ensuring us a perfect experience every year. No matter that the water level is high, extremely high or lower they always find the best program, tailored for our skills, needs and abilities. We are always instructed well what to do and how to do. They always respect our abilities and skills and let us find our limits (or go beyond what we thought that our limits are) but the adventure is always safe, no superfluous risk is taken. No matter that we want to ride a raft or to go kayaking they always find the way to get the maximum out of the planned program. They are flexible and make perfect suggestions considering what could be the best for us. That is the reason why there is no question that we are choosing Soca Rider every time without any question.
We had a blast during the 2 days we spent with the Soca Rider team. You can see the passion for these sports in what they do. They taught us how to do everything properly with a lot of patience during the kayak tour, and even though it was supposes to be a tour for beginners, in the end I felt like I know how to paddle. The rafting and the canyoning were also great. The guides are a pleasant company, they mix fun with profesionalism, and pay a lot of attention to details. Totally recommend!!!

Watch our video

Whitewater kayak tour on Soca river

Whitewater kayak tour

At this time you sit alone in the kayak and navigate by yourself it! For first, it is not that easy, even to go just straight, but after a little practice you will be able to keep the direction and also turn to left or right.

Prices of rafting kayak Package

Attention! During the summer of 2020 all programs are available at pre-season prices!
Low season
28.03-30.06 és 01.09-30.10
High season
Adults 88 € 96 €
Students 79 € 88 €
Kids under 15 years 74 € 79 €

Rafting Kayak tour Package infos

Rafting Kayak tour Packeg is available:
From 30th of March until 30th of September
Rafting kayak tours start
rafting: 9am, 1.30pm, kayak tours: 9.30am, 2pm
Required minimum participants
The Rafting kayak tour package 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 whitewater tours as a present!
You can reserve your Rafting kayak tour Self guided excursion Package with deposit payment, what you can do with credit card payment on our website, or via bank transfer.

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.