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Learning & Connection – One of our goals is to foster stewardship of the places we visit, and experience shows that the more you learn about a place, the more invested you become in it. For that reason our guides are masters at sharing cultural and natural history with our guests in a way that is meaningful and personally relevant. Over 70% of our USA-based guide staff is trained as Certified Interpreters by the National Association of Interpretation and our international guides have degrees in tourism or other relevant specialties. Family Trip Specialists – Having traveled the world with our own kids,

we've learned how to create top-quality adventures with an atmosphere of fun, learning and growth for people of all ages. In addition to our signature Family Magic Rafting trips, we have family-only departures on many of our adventures including our Missouri River canoe trips, Galapagos Unbound, Peru's Sacred Valley and a number of other destinations where families are welcome and secure. Most all of our trips can be transformed into a family vacation masterpiece so if you're looking for something special for your family, let our creative juices and talented sta?ff work to make your family dream adventure come true

Awards & Accolades – We’re honored to be recognized by a variety of organizations. It speaks to our commitment to set the high watermark for adventure travel.

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Group & Custom Travel FOR OVER 30 YEARS

we've designed special trips for special occasions or for guests with unique desires. With this experience, we have become masters at creating custom vacations for a wide variety of people.

Couples & Small Groups Trips – Whether you want to spend a

romantic weekend, charter a yacht or hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu we can make it happen. Using our knowledge, contacts and talented guides we'll fulfill your dreams.

DOMESTIC ADVENTURES Pristine Alpine Wilderness to Towering Desert Canyons

Family Reunions – Nothing bonds a family better than an active

outdoor vacation, and we've designed exquisite family reunions for families with people ranging from age five to eighty-five. ROW Adventures specializes in tailor-made adventures that create, in the words of one of our guests, "memories we'll carry with us into heaven."

Bachelor or Bachelorette – Tying the knot? Starting the biggest adventure of your life? You deserve one last hoorah and we'll be there to guide, lead, cook, clean, and provide a seamless adventure set with a stunning stage and nature's backdrop.

Honeymoon Registry - A ROW Adventures trip is the ultimate wedding gift! Invite your friends and family to contribute to the most memorable adventure of your life. Affinity Groups – From schools to clubs, GBLT to special interest groups, an outdoor adventure is a wonderful way to bring your group together in a healthy and fun environment. Ask Yale and Harvard….they've been with us! Church, Youth & Scout Groups – There's no better place than a wild river canyon or developing

country to teach young people solid values and learn a greater appreciation for their place in the universe.

Corporate Team Building Trips – We'll design an itinerary that provides the time you need for meetings and presentations, while also having plenty of time for fun and bonding. Whether your budget is moderate, or you want to bring on the Ritz, we can do it.

Setting the High Watermark for Adventure Travel™

ROW Inc. and ROW Oregon, LLC, each doing business as ROW Adventures, are proud to be Equal Opportunity recreation service providers under separate permits from the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. ROW, Inc operates under special use permits from the Jarbidge, Vale, Cottonwood and Judith Resource Areas of the BLM: the Salmon, Payette, Boise, Challis, Clearwater, Umatilla and Panhandle National Forests. Also, the Hells Canyon national Recreation Area, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest . ROW Oregon, LLC operates on the Rogue River under permit from the BLM, Medford District along with the U.S. Forest Service in Siskiyou National Forest. All our operation and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis..

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ALASKA & BRITISH COLUMBIA Wilderness, Glaciers, Bears & Whales

INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES Authentic, Cultural, Exotic...Remote

THE TEMPERATE rainforest of southeast Alaska and

coastal British Columbia is a natural wonderland. Aboard small yachts you explore the most intimate of places and drop anchor to ramble on secluded beaches, dream in old growth forests and paddle by sea kayak in misty fjords where peaks tower majestically above. There is freedom to participate as much or as little as you like. Let ROW be your matchmaker to find the perfect yachting adventure. Alaska’s Inside Passage – Various itineraries take you to otherwise inaccessible wilderness and a sea teeming with life. Whale watching, birding, calving glaciers, paddling and hiking are enhanced by our naturalist guides. Canada’s Galapagos – Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands, are a fabulous archipelago where nature’s magnificence is complemented by the Haida people who have lived in harmony with this land for centuries. Highlights include wildlife, hot springs and visits to ancient Haida villages kept by “watchmen” who share with us their culture and heritage. Great Bear Rainforest – herein lie some of the world's last pristine coastal forests. We see cascading waterfalls drop from precipitous mountains; sparkling rivers with abundant Pacific salmon; grizzly bears and if lucky, wolves and the elusive spirit bear. Join us to explore this mystical place. Trips offered May to September.

International trips arranged through Remote Odysseys Worldwide, Inc.

Setting the High Watermark for Adventure Travel™

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BAJA

Kayaking & Culture

THIS BAJA ADVENTURE combines one

of North America's favorite sea kayaking trips with the full spectrum of natural and cultural offerings of the lesstraveled paths of Baja California Sur. Our multisport and sea kayaking adventure in Baja delivers four glorious days voyaging along the beautiful coastline of Isla Espiritu Santo, in state of the art expedition sea kayaks. The west coast of Espiritu is studded with some of the most spectacular white, sandy bays you could ever imagine. Paddling approximately 3-4 hours each day we will have plenty of time to enjoy fantastic snorkeling, swim with sea lion pups, hike intriguing volcanic arroyos and bathe in the radiant Baja sun. Gear is carried by a small motorboat that travels ahead to set up camp, keeping the kayaks light and nimble. After kayaking, we return to La Paz for an easy day of mountain biking. Then continue to the charming Pacific town of Todos Santos where we immerse ourselves in the local culture sampling incredible food, hiking and riding through the surrounding desert and surfing the waves. Trips offered October to May.

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History & Romance BARGING IN EUROPE THERE ARE THOUSANDS of miles of canals

and rivers in Europe, including France, Ireland, Holland and other countries. An ideal way to explore these peaceful waterways is aboard a fully crewed barge. This “floating hotel”, complete with attentive staff and expert chef, takes you through lands of history, romance and gastronomic delight. You’ll visit wineries, country villages, churches and sit down to feasts fit for royalty. Relax on deck or take a bike off for an afternoon foray. Perhaps a trip through the vineyards of Burgundy is calling you? Or a spring frolic in the tulips of Holland? An early autumn sojourn on the Canal du Midi in southwest France? We are proud to represent a wide variety of barges that sleep from six to 20. We’ve been on the barges and know the waters they navigate. Trips offered from March through November.

JAMAICA

White Beaches to Blue Mountains

IT WAS THE INDIGENOUS

Taino inhabitants that named this island Xaymaca, or island of wood and water. Countless rivers and waterfalls flow down from Jamaica's heavily-forested mountains to the sea. Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean and enjoys a warm tropical climate. The Blue Mountains inland offer cool temperatures and escape from the well-trodden tourist resorts. Our active journey takes you to the hidden corners of this fascinating country. The island may be smaller than a lot of countries, but its culture is as rich and diverse as any. ROW's Jamaica Multisport adventure explores the history and culture that makes this vibrant island nation a popular destination year after year. No vacation to Jamaica would be complete without time on the beach, and we've got that planned at the authentic beach town of Port Antonio. But there's so much more. From the historic port town of Kingston, where we visit the Bob Marley museum, we head into the Blue Mountains to visit a coffee plantation and overnight at a stunning mountain inn. Then we climb Jamaica's highest peak (Blue Mountain at 7402') with views to Cuba and beyond on a clear day. We mountain bike to the coast, see impressive waterfalls, float the Rio Grande on traditional bamboo rafts and much, much more. Local guides and character-filled accommodations immerse you in the real Jamaica. Trips run from December through March.

Setting the High Watermark for Adventure Travel™

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Guest Testimonials “ROW showed me a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness experience. I like their approach, philosophy and efforts to keep our few remaining wild places wild.” – Mike Dombeck, Chief Emeritus, U.S. Forest Service “I’ve never seen guides work as well with children, nor have I seen a river activities program for children better than this one.” – Christine Loomis, author of Fodor’s Family Adventures “For whitewater, pristine nature and not a museum in sight, my family and I enjoyed a week on the river with ROW – and came back for more the next year! Thanks for the wet fun.” – Rick Steves, author & TV host, Rick Steve’s Europe

Awards & Accolades “Tour of a Lifetime”

Four Years in a row – 2006 - 2009 For the 4th consecutive year ROW Adventures wins National Geographic Traveler's "Tours of a Lifetime" this time, for a creative trip to Brazil!

“2010 - 25 Best New Trips”

Each year National Geographic Adventure announces the 25 Best New Trips in the world. ROW Adventure's Bitterroot Bonanza is one of only 3 in all of the United States!

“2009 Trip of the Year: North America” Outside Magazine awarded ROW Adventures' Owyhee River Kayak Expeditionary Trip the 2009 Trip of the Year: North America!

“2010 Trips of the Year ”

ROW Adventures' Kayaking 101 makes Outside's list of 2010 Trips of the Year. "Our Mission: Sort through 763 of the world's most spectacular new outfitted adventures and choose 20 that will blow your mind, but not your savings..." –Outside Magazine

“Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”

For the second time in as many years, ROW Adventures is ranked at the top with the best adventure travel companies on earth by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

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