Boqueron River Rafting Whitewater Rafting  • Family Fun  •  Madden Dam   
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  • 1 full day white water river rafting
  • Difficulty rating: Class II
  • June through March
  • All-inclusive package
  • Lunch
  • Age: Everyone in good health
  • Gateway: Panama City

The Boqueron river was pioneered for rafting/kayaking by Adventures Panama in January 1998. The river is classified as Class II . There are rapids to have fun with all the family

The main economic activities that surrounds the area are: gold panning, cattle farms, subsistance agriculture, forestry, and banana plantations.

DSCN5945 On our way down to the river, we will get the chance to go through Madden Dam. Madden Lake, the result of this hold has a perimeter of 189 miles and its contents is 22 trillion cubic feet of water flowing from the river Chagres. This dam was completed on February 5, 1935, five months before the date stipulated in the contract and came to represent a new triumph of American engineering in the history of the Panama Canal.

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ITINERARY

Begins by picking up guests at Panama City around 7:00 a.m. We will arrive to the put in an hour and half  later to start rafting around 8:30 a.m..

We should arrive to the take out zone around 12:30 p.m. and back to the original pick up place about 2:30 p.m.

Itinerary varies with actual water level.

FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE ? All mentioned transportation, rafts/kayaks and gear, guides, and lunch. Our guides are trained in white-water navigation skills, first-aid, and CPR.

WHO CAN GO ? Any person in good health. 

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE ALONG ? Swimsuit or a pair of shorts for navigating, sneakers or straped sandals with good soles, a baseball cap, and sun lotion. A  set of dry clothes to change for the return trip. 

PRICE:

USD $ 110.00 per person
Group leader will go free for a group of more than ten persons.

WARNING:

Do not forget your ID....It is mandatory for every participant to bring along an ID that confirms that he or she is legally in Panama(such as an stamped passport).  We will pass through a road immigration's check point, close to Chepo, and if you do not bring proper ID, you will be under immigration custody for more time than you can possible think as reasonable. We wont delay the group itinerary if a participant forgets his/her ID and we wont be able to assist you on this matter until our return.... Do not forget your ID.

Duckies are more demanding.....As mentioned below at SEASON, at the begining of and during the Dry Season, when the river water level goes down, we will paddle in duckies (inflatable kayaks).  This is fine for inexperienced paddlers, but participants should be aware that it is more challenging than paddling in a raft.  Participant should be in good shape, weight below 180 lbs, and be ready to behave aggresively in paddling and in a self rescue situation.  Guides will provide basic training, guidance, and escort ducky comboy downstream... Duckies are more demanding.

When paddling small rafts and duckies  less experienced participants will be on the rafts, regardless of participants bonds, i.e. we might split a party procuring overall safety. 

SEASON:

Usually the Boqueron River reaches its highest water level by November, at the peak end of the rainy season, and its lowest water level by May-April at the end of the dry season.

We pick rafts depending on water level. Usually:
 rafts from July through December.
 Smaller 11' raft and duckies (inflatable kayaks) from December though February.
 Duckies from March through April.
 Smaller raft and duckies from May to June.