Half day whitewater rafting

Our most popular whitewater activity

Price for adults:

45 €

Short description

Our whitewater rafting tour goes on the most challenging Soca rafting section, through a scenic gorge filled with white boulder garden and splashy class II-III whitewater. Be prepared to get wet!

Nobody stays dry, for sure!

Soca river is a perfect whitewater rafting funpark, so we would like to spend our time with surfing in the waves, jumping from bigger and smaller rocks, enjoying the slides on the buttom of our raft. In the end of the rafting tour you can try swimming in an easy rapid, to feel how powerful can be white water rivers.


Quick infos

Recommended for friends, families, beginner whitewater paddlers
Minimum age from the age of 8
Time slot 1,5 hour on Soca river, all together 3-3,5 hours
Difficulty medium difficulty, technical whitewater rafting section (Class II-III)
Lenght 10 km long
Available from 30th of March till 30th of September, every day
NOTEPlease note, that swimming ability is required from all the participant.

Details of Rafting tour

Where to meet

Let's meet at the Soca Rider Office which you can find 10 m-s from the main square of Bovec, to begin your Half day Bovec rafting tour on Soca River.
After arranging the paper work and the payment, your guide staff will equip everyone with the necessary equipment:
  • helmet,
  • buoyancy aid,
  • neoprene suit,
  • neoprene shoes,
  • splashing or neoprene jacket, or both, or none (depending on the weather).

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, and after the safety talk nothing left, just to enjoy your 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

  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • suncream
  • strap for glasses/sunglasses

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, hand made Stack beanies and jewelery.

Reviews of Soca Rider

Soca Rider won the Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

We did the half-day whitewater rafting Slovenia session with our two teenage daughters (aged 19 and 15). Not being a strong swimmer, I was quite nervous beforehand. Our rafting guide (and one of the owners of Soca Rider) Casi, was absolutely brilliant. He is very safety conscious and made sure we were fully prepared with correct kit and instructions before we set off down the river. He is so well informed about the area and we stopped several times so that he could explain about the surrounding caves, waterfalls, mountains, etc. Casi also made it great fun ensuring that everyone on the boat got a good soaking! The trip is not at all rushed and Casi genuinely wants to make sure you have a great time and get your money's worth. We enjoyed it so much (and I felt so confident having him as a rafting guide) that we did another half-day whitewater rafting session with Casi two days later! It was one of the highlights of our two week tour of Slovenia. I must also mention Petra (co-owner) who drove us to and from the Soca River and ensured Casi had the camera and took plenty of photos. She sent us a link to download these photos before we had even returned from our holiday! This is something they do for free and something I'm sure other companies would charge for. Safety, customer service and the personal touch are definitely priorities for this small company and we definitely recommend them.
Highlight of our trip! Soca Rider was the perfect company for our first experience with whitewater river rafting. My boyfriend and I tried whitewater rafting in July 2014 during our trip to Slovenia, Bovec. We were making the reservation couple of weeks in advance from Qatar and Petra turned out to be very responsive and helpful in advising what activity is appropriate for us. On the ground, Soca Rider team carefully explained the safety rules and were very motivating and a lot of fun while on the river. I would recommend it to everyone!
These guy were the best! All the other comments where right. Awesome experience. Great crew. Really genuine people. The experience was well worth it. Our Bovec rafting tour was one of the highlights of our month long holiday in eastern Europe.

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Half day Whitewater Rafting tour

Rafting Prices

Adults

45 €
per person

Students

40 €
with valid student card

Kids

36 €
under 15 years

Rafting tour infos

River rafting is available:
From 30th of March until 30th of September
Rafting tours start
9am, 1.30pm, * 5 pm (* available only in June, July, August)
Required minimum participants
The river rafting tour starts with minimum of 2 people!

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 river rafting tour with approximately 20% of 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

    Guide
    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

    Guide
    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.