Rafting Guide EEC

Essential Eligibility Criteria for Raft Guides

To become a Hard Water Sports whitewater rafting guide all of the following requirements must be met;minnesota raft guide

  • CPR / first aid certified, current certification required
  • Swiftwater rescue trained, completion of the Hard Water Sports swiftwater rescue course or equivalent.
  • Previous experience as a rafting guide or completion of the Hard Water Sports Raft Guide Day-Class.
  • 10 plus hours of river time on the Kettle River (our home river)
  • river guides must be at least 18 years of age.

To be a guide for Hard Water Sports also requires a positive attitude.  We are looking for team players, someone who is willing to go above and beyond for the clients and company.

  • Raft guides are required to have their own equipment -pfd, helmet, wet-suits, splash jackets, and booties.  Throw bag, knife and first aid kit.
  • All guide candidates are required to have taken a Swift Water Rescue and Awareness course through Hard Water Sports or an equivalent class on river hazards and rescue.

As a white water river rafting guide your responsibilities include:

  • Gear maintenance and repair
  • Greeting clients, assisting clients to fit helmets and lifejackets
  • Pre-trip safety speach to clients




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