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Whitewater Express, Columbus

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River Rafting / Tubing · Boat Tour
Raft and Zip with us at the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL. The longest urban whitewater rafting in the world!

Trips range from Mild to Wild, with up to Class V rapids!

This section of the Chattahoochee has been described as “Wild as the Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.” There are so many things to do after your raft trip, such as: biking on 15 miles of Riverwalk, visit Columbus’ Coca-Cola Space Science Center, The National Infantry Museum, and Oxbow Meadows. Finish your trip by dining in beautiful Uptown Columbus— it’s all right here! Come by our retail shop to pick up everything you need to enjoy your day on or off the river!

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This course consists of over 12 rapids ranging from Class II-V. It is one of the most exciting whitewater rafting rivers in the US!

For a comparison of volume, the rapids on the Ocoee River generally flow at ~1,250 cubic feet per second in volume, while the rapids at the Chattahoochee can reach up to 13,000 cubic feet per second in volume. This makes these rapids the largest south of Canada and east of the Mississippi!
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  • My family is a large and rambunctious group. Some of them were tardy (please don't do this to your guides) but Whitewater Express was very accommodating. While many of us have experience on larger...  more »
  • I can't imagine a more fantastic way to spend an afternoon. The guides were helpful, fun, and seemed well trained with an aim for us all to have fun. We went with the Scouts BSA from Camp Woodruff.....  more »
  • This was my first time rafting the Chattahoochee & I enjoyed it! I wish our raft time was longer because this was the shortest raft I'd ever done, but Leo, our guide was really funny, knowledgeable & made the shirt trip down the river worth it! Will definitely come back before the season is over to steal his job & make better jokes. Don't forget to tip your guide!
  • Very fun and well-guided rafting trip. We really enjoyed the experience.

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