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Frequently asked questions

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What is Tidal Bore?

A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.

Bores occur in relatively few locations worldwide, usually in areas with a large tidal range and where incoming tides are funneled into a shallow, narrowing river.

A tidal bore may take on various forms, ranging from a single breaking wavefront with a roller – somewhat like a hydraulic jump to "undular bores", comprising a smooth wavefront followed by a train of secondary waves (whelps)

A tidal bore creates a powerful roar that combines the sounds caused by the turbulence in the bore front and whelps, entrained air bubbles in the bore roller, sediment erosion beneath the bore front and of the banks, scouring of shoals and bars, and impacts on obstacles. The bore rumble is heard far away because its low frequencies can travel over long distances.

The word bore derives through Old English from the Old Norse word bára, meaning "wave" or "swell".

What should I wear?

You will want to bring old clothes to wear during your rafting trip. Along with some old footwear.  During cooler weather it is a good idea to wear long sleeve layers, hats and gloves.

 

Strap up sandles are ideal, flip flops are NOT! Some people prefer to wear an old pair of running shoes for better grip.

 

We will provide all necessary rain gear and life vests for your top layers.

Can I bring children?

Yes, Children 5 and up are welcome to come along. We do not recommend the EXTREMELY WILD (dark blue) days on our calender  for children under 12. All Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to accompany them on the trip, and to sign their waiver on behalf of the child.

What does your facility include?

Wild Waters Rafting facilities include hot indoor showers, indoor washrooms, wood fired sauna, Campground, snack bar, wharf and boat launch as well as stand up paddle board and canoe rentals.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

YES, everyone must sign our waiver upon arrival, during the payment process at the front desk.

Cancellation Policy?

Cancellation Policy:

A credit card number is required for confirmation of your booking. Customers must give 72 hours notice of cancellation. Any cancellations or change in numbers made past the 72 hours will be charged 50% of the total invoice. No shows will be charged in full.

 

Note* Large groups (8 or more) must give 2 weeks notice of cancellation or change in numbers. Any cancellations made past the 2 weeks will be charged 50% of the total invoice. No shows will be charged in full