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Family rafting

Best whitewater program for families


Short description

A family rafting trip is a great three generation adventure with kids, parents, and grandparents. For this tour we choose such a section which is safe enough for the youngests however enjoyable for everyone. On the first part of our Family rafting tour we have some rapids with waves. Before some of these waves we just use a special command for the children, so they can sit down deep on the bottom of the rafting boat in a safety position.

Altogether the family!

We give paddles for children as well as they can be active partners on the family rafting tour as well. They can paddle if they want, or they can just sit in the boat and enjoy the scenery. During our family rafting tour we make some stops to make a slide out of the boat, to try swimming in calm part of Soca river or to play some games on the shore.

Quick infos

Recommended for families with young kids or teenagers
Minimum age from the age of 6
Time slot 1,5 hour on Soca river, all together 3-3,5 hours
Difficulty easy-medium white water rafting section (Class I-II-III)
Lenght 7 km long
Available from 28th of March till 30th of September, every day but we recommend the warmer summer days
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 Family 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 Family 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 (you can leave all your dry clothes in the vans), and after the safety talk nothing left, just to enjoy your family 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.

We had an excellent activity with Soca Rider team. We took their family rafting trip. The course was amazing with a lot of action but still OK for novices like us. Our guide in the raft was professional, responsible and above all invested outstanding effort to let us have fun...like splashing water, giving high fives and a lot of laughs. We highly recommend this activity for a day out in the Soca river.
The Socarider team were great- Starting from the patience it takes to fit the rafting outfit for the excited kids, the good condition of the equipment, clear safety explanations, pics that Casi (our guide) took during the rafting And mostly- the fun! Casi created a great team spirit, amusing the kids (two 8 years old and two 5 years old) and building up excitement.
Highly recommended! We were 10 persons: 4 adults, 6 kids (range 8 to 15). Excellent and fun day (1.5 hrs net + 2 more for the whole "setup"). The Soca is not a high grade rafting river- Rapids are not the extreme type, yet, the landscape and the clear water (you can actually drink the water) make it a great location. For " first-timers"/families or it is an excellent place! Above all, Petra and Gyula- the team running the business gives an excellent service and value. The business is professional, English spoken, and not compromising about safety. We all ended our adventure with a big smile. Recommended!

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Prices of Family rafting

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 45 € 49 €
Students 40 € 45 €
Kids under 15 years 36 € 40 €

Rafting tour infos

Family rafting is available:
From 28th of March until 30th of September
Rafting tours start
9am, 1.30pm
Required minimum participants
Family rafting tour starts with minimum of 2 adults + 1 child because of safety!

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 Family rafting tour with deposit payment, what you can do with 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

    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.