• Rafting
  • Lower New River Sunset Dinner


A whitewater trip down the Lower New with riverside dinner.

  • 3-4 hours
  • Includes dinner: appetizer, salad, hearty main dish, and bread pudding.
  • Class III-IV rapids 
  • Ages 18+
  • Prices start at $136

Join us for a different kind of dinner theater on our Sunset Dinner Trip! This trip is available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings all summer long. At 4:00 pm, you’ll head out on the Lower New River and embark on a journey through the heart of the New River Gorge National Park. In the evening hours, you’ll experience the New River like very few commercial trips do. Part way through the trip, you’ll stop and be served a delicious riverside dinner: featuring an appetizer, salad, hearty pasta dish, and bread pudding. As the sun begins to set on the New River, you’ll raft underneath the iconic New River Gorge Bridge, the perfect cap to a beautiful evening on the river.

During this trip, you will experience class III-IV rapids. This trip is great for people new to rafting and for those who have rafted before. Your time on the water will be spent enjoying the rapids on the Lower New River and the incredible scenery that makes the New River Gorge such a special place.

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About the New River

Did you know the New River is said to be the second-oldest river in the world? Over millions of years, its whitewater has carved the New River Gorge and left us with large shelf drops and boulders–a perfect combination of waves and hydraulics that make for world-class rafting. The Lower New River provides adventurous rafting, while the Upper New River is typically more tame.

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What’s Included

Transportation is covered from the resort to the river and back again. We’ll also provide all your rafting equipment (helmet, personal flotation device or PFD, paddle, and boat). On this half day trip, you'll enjoy a riverside dinner with appetizer, salad, a main course, and dessert!


Admission to the pool is included on the day of your trip.

What to Bring

Bring any medication you need throughout the day, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a change of clothes to keep at the resort to change into after your trip. Guides carry small, waterproof bags to stow necessary medications. Depending on the time of year and the weather, you may also want a synthetic layer. If necessary, wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent. Call us to book those, too.

Trip Time

This is a half day trip
Depending on the day’s water level, you’ll spend between 2-3 hours on the water, plus shuttle time to and from the river. Trip length and intensity vary based on water levels, which change throughout the season.

Your Boat & Guide

Our standard, 16-foot rafts comfortably seat eight rafters and one river guide. Upgrades to 14-foot and 12-foot rafts are available to reserve. Your river guide sits in the back of the raft, where they’ll give instructions for when and how to paddle through each rapid and share their expertise about our rivers and region. Learn more about our guides.

Requirements and Limits

The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old. Our PFDs (personal flotation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 56 inches. All adventurers on the trip should be able to swim.

Group Reservations

Custom quotes are available for groups of over 15. Call us to learn more!


Our trip leaders and river guides will talk through specific guidelines and requirements on site before you head for the water.

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