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Whitewater kayak tour

Whitewater kayak tours also for beginners


Short description

NOTEFirst of all you have to know, that rafting is easier, than kayaking! Kayaking is more challenging.

Whitewater kayak tour with inflatable kayaks is available for people who do not have any whitewater kayaking experience. If you do not want to go on a 5 days kayak course and just want to do a whitewater kayak tour to explore the emerald Soca river and navigate your own kayak, that is what you are searching for!

These kayaks will give you a fun ride, challenge you, most probably get you wet, and ensure big, big smiles at the end of your trip!

You need just a few minutes to learn how to navigate the kayak, just a little practice and in the end of the trip you want to ride the biggest waves. Our whitewater kayak tours are guided by professional kayak instructors who tell you everything about the safety in the put in place and teach you some technics how to steer the kayaks.

The trip goes on an awesome scenic section of the Soca river, where the first part is calm water with some small rapids, this can be good for practicing, and later on you can choose more challenging lines and bigger waves as well, or just go on the easiest line.

At all times your instructor will keep a practiced eye on how you are going. If you flip anyway, do not worry, you just jump back to your kayak and enjoy the rest of your rapids.

Quick infos

Recommended for friends, families, beginner whitewater paddlers
Minimum age from the age of 10
Time slot 1,5 hour on Soca river, all together 3-3,5 hours
Difficulty easy white water section (Class I-II)
Lenght 7 km long
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 Whitewater kayak 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 whitewater kayak 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 jeep. We change next to Soca river (leave all the dry clothes in the jeep), and after the safety talk and some practicing nothing left, just to enjoy your kayak tour with us!

We finish our whitewater trips in the parking place, where the Soca Rider's 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 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.

Fantastic time down the Soca! The easy kayak trip was a great way to get out on the Soca w/o a lot of experience. Great instructions with focus on safety and also fun!
Very good experiences with the company. Safe all the time, but full of adrenalin & flow feeling. The boys (10-11 years ) enjoyed very much, if it was up to them we would repeat as soon as possible! Small company, well organised, personal attention.
We went to Slovenia from Spain, and although the Soca Rider members were incredibly helpful and even did their best with spanish, I recommend every spanish people to know at least the basics of english. The trip is really easy and the landscapes are incredible, the water is really cold but you will have no problem with the neopren that Soca Rider provides you. Everything was simply perfect. Perfect email comunication, easy to book, kind people and a wonderful place.

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Easy kayak tour also for beginners

White water kayak tour

This kayak tour is a great opportunity to get a taste of whitewater kayaking. Our inflatable kayaks are stable kayaks, easy to navigate with them. We teach you in the beginning of the tour and practice, and just after start the tour to hit the rapids. This kayak behave very similar on whitewater as the plastic one, but with this you can run almost immediately easy whitewater, without spending lots of time with practice.

Prices of kayak trip

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 55 € 58 €
Students 50 € 53 €
Kids under 15 years 45 € 48 €

Easy whitewater kayak tour infos

Easy kayak tour is available:
From 28th of March until 30th of September
Easy kayak tour start
9.30am, 2pm
Required minimum participants
Easy kayak tour starts with minimum of 2 people!

The price includes

  • time on river 1,5 hour
  • professional guides (with Slovenian licences)
  • all necessary equipment
  • transfer between Bovec and Soca river
  • River permition
  • You will get photos from your tour as a present!
You can reserve your Easy white water kayak 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.