As society works collectively to curb the spread of COVID-19, maybe there is something to all the clichés of this unprecedented moment, navigating “uncharted waters,” while “all in the same boat together.” The opportunity to launch a paddling or rafting trip could be one of this summer’s safer adventure outlets as pandemic restrictions slowly ease.
With overseas bucket-list travel off the books for the months ahead, turn your compass closer to home. A bevy of outfitters are waiting with open arms—and enhanced safety protocols—to get you in a boat. Whether it’s for a day-trip or a multi-day outing, just show up and let them do the rest. Instant social distance on the water will help worries from the past few months float away downstream.
“Everyone’s itching more than ever to get outdoors,” says Carl Borski of Eagle, Colorado’s