WHY CHOOSE US?
Here’s why we’re rated the Best Rafting Company in Montenegro:
Start your family fun adventure early afternoon in the Waterfall Rafting Centre and enjoy the untouched nature. We are perfectly located in a pleasant shadow of old, tall beech forest, on the banks of the River Piva where you can only hear the gurgling waterfall and cheerful birds’ songs.
20.00 - 21.30 Dinner time - While our chefs prepare the finest in wilderness cuisine you can relax with your family and meet fellow rafters and enjoy music next to a crackling campfire.
TARA RIVER RAFTING
Raft Trip on the Tara River Winds its way through 18 fun-filled kilometers of beautiful scenery and tumbling white water on the most exciting rapids from Brstanovica to Scepan Polje.
09.00 – 11.00 am – Enjoy a delicious family breakfast in our Restaurant, as preparations for rafting start at 11.00 and you will be fitted with wetsuits and booties, life jackets, and helmets. The adventure continues with a scenic shuttle ride to our launching point.
The trip briefing will be held at 12:00 am and your river guide conducting the briefing will be able to answer any questions and address any concerns. After the entertaining and informative safety talk it’s time to grab a paddle and get on your raft and onto the river for a day of fun, laughter, excitement, and lots of exhilarating whitewater. The first few rapids you’ll encounter are small but spirited and will allow you to practice your new paddling skills, and get ready for the most attractive rapids on the Tara River (Pines, Ward, Cells, Vjernovića buk ...). We will make breaks on the most interesting spots for viewing, camera shooting, and of course, swimming for the bravest ones.
15.00 h - Your rafting trip ends with delicious lunch in the Waterfall Restaurant.
At our Rafting Centre, you can enjoy free time walking, fishing, and sunbathing until we serve some tasty hors d’oeuvres and a delicious healthy dinner that will satisfy even the heartiest appetite. Spend the rest of the evening catching up with fellow rafters and meeting new people. We usually make a campfire, but if you would like to start it yourself with your children, please report it to our Camp Manager. Enjoy your evening before retiring for the night.
PIVA LAKE CRUISING or CANOEING
Join us for cruising over the smooth, green, and blue water of Piva Lake. Our boat, like a small house, will sail and roll from one bay to another, always looking for the most beautiful place.
09.00 - 10:00 am Let’s start your tranquil day with a great breakfast in the Restaurant Waterfall before taking 25 minutes to drive through the Piva Canyon right to the smallest and youngest Montenegrin municipality – Pluzine. Meet your Captain and other cruising participants in Restaurant Lake at 10.30 am.
11.00 We will start cruising through the emerald green water, and our first stop will be in the amazing Cave Oteša – a well-known tourist site reachable only by boat. The next stop is Podvođe – an armband of the lake with clear green-blue values where we will take a break and enjoy swimming. The cruising continues towards the excursion site "Kućarište", and visit of the island Gradac and many other beautiful spots you like on our way back to the dock Rosulje. This area is well known for the beautiful sights of the stone cliffs where one can find golden eagles’ nests and chamois.
15.00 h - Your family fun outdoor adventure finishes with great lunch of your choice in the Restaurant Jezero (the Lake) in Pluzine, the smallest and youngest Montenegrin Municipality built next to Piva Lake. If you prefer canoeing or kayaking, just let us know in time and we will provide everything you need for an active day on the lake. While in Pluzine,
Piva Lake was formed by the construction of the Piva hydroelectric plant in 1975 (240 m high). It is 45 kilometers long and up to 200 meters deep. The elevation is 675 m from the sea level, making it the most elevated artificial water reservoir in the world. Many people say that the Piva Canyon was even more beautiful, more attractive, and more mysterious than the Tara canyon. The temperature in summer is around 22°C and it is a real paradise for recreation and sports activities.
PRICE PER PERSON FROM 150€ - DEPENDING ON THE CHOSEN ACCOMMODATION
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Take a look at the most commonly asked questions that we receive from our guests. If you don’t see an answer to the question feel free to give us a call via Viber, WhatsApp, or Messenger at +382 69 310 848 or email us at [email protected]
WILL I GET WET?
Yes – but you will be in a wetsuit and booties. White water rafting is a great activity for rainy days as you are going to be wet anyway!
WHAT SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?
We provide complete and professional rafting equipment including wetsuits and booties, life jackets and helmets, as well as anoraks for rainy occasions. So you can wear your normal shoes and clothes to get to the rafting base.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You should bring a swimming suit and suntan lotion, sunglasses and warm clothes for chilly evenings next to the campfire if staying overnight in the Waterfall Center.
DO I HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SWIM?
In the springtime when the river is high, it is recommended that you be able to swim. In the summertime when the river is lower you do not have to be a swimmer at all. Just make sure to let your guide know of your comfort level and swimming ability. Anyway, safety west is obligatory and you should follow instructions provided by the river guide. No one falls down from the boat, unless by purpose.
DO PEOPLE FALL OUT OF THE BOAT?
We take your safety seriously. Every trip starts with a full safety briefing and paddle instruction. Our boats are equipped with perimeter and center lines to give you ample places to hang on and stay in the boat. There is some risk in whitewater rafting, however, but it is rare that people fall out of the boat. In the case that they do – they are retrieved quickly using the drills that are taught in the safety briefing. In the spring with the higher water levels, there is a greater potential for things to happen. High water is definitely not for everyone.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Our trips leave as scheduled, rain, or shine. In the event of extreme weather conditions, we do reserve the right to alter your trip.
WHEN RAFTING SEASON STARTS?
Our season starts 1st of May and runs till October 1st. May and early June are defined by higher water flows and attract more adventuresome groups. In July and August water levels typically drop and conditions become perfect for younger families and multi-generational groups.
WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS FOR RAFTING?
We encourage everyone, young and old, fit or a couch potato, to experience the fun of white water rafting and hope that you will learn to love this sport as much as we do. From July – October, we hosted children 4 years old but also people in the late seventies.
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER BEEN ON RAFTING BEFORE?
Most of our guests have never been on rafting before. All our trips are adapted for newcomers.
IS RAFTING SAFE ADVENTURE?
We are proud to be one of the pioneers of Rafting on the Tara River. Since 2000, our skippers have rafted with over 50 000 guests with not a single accident. Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild, and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent...
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES?
All Taxes and River Access fees are included in our base price. Rafting guides and waiters gratuities are not included in the trip price and are greatly appreciated.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?
Of course, when it comes to rafting the Tara River, the more people you bring the more fun you will have! We offer some of the best group discounts on the river! Please check out our Groups page for more information.
CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?
We recommend that cameras are left behind at the Waterfall center as we cannot guarantee their safety against damage even if waterproof. However, if you would still like to take a camera on the rafting trip, we have waterproof safety bags on every raft where you can store them during the rapids and use them during breaks.
CAN I WEAR SUNGLASSES/ PRESCRIPTION GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES?
Yes, you can, however, we do recommend a sports strap or tie for glasses. Once again remember we can’t guarantee the safety of your glasses. So if you can do it without it then do.
HOW MANY PEOPLE GO IN A RAFT?
All of our rafts can comfortably accommodate 8 guests + river guide.
ARE GRATUITIES ACCEPTABLE?
Absolutely. If your guides contributed to your enjoyment of the day please give them a tip! Gratuities for guides are acceptable and greatly appreciated. And we’d love to hear about it as well. Our guides are some of the most important people of our staff and we want to know when they are doing a great job.
CAN WE PURCHASE SOUVENIRS?
Absolutely! We have a Gift shop stocked with a wide variety of specially designed T-shirts, rucksacks, hats, etc….come on in!
ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?
Yes. Reservations are required and a 20% advance payment must be received prior to the date of your adventure. Same-day reservations are accepted based on availability, so please book online or send us an email.
WHAT SETS WATERFALL RAFTING CENTER APART FROM THE REST?
Everything! This might sound like a bold statement, but we encourage you to do some research on other outfitters in the Tara River Canyon and throughout the region. As the leaders in white water hospitality, we are dedicated to making sure that each of our guests feels welcome, wanted, and comfortable throughout their entire experience with us. From our highly trained professional staff to our top-of-the-line equipment for your safety and comfort, and everything in-between we can show you the rapids of the mighty Tara River like no one else!
We understand how overwhelming it can be to plan and book your vacation.
With so many options out there you’re left constantly wondering: Did I pick the right trip? Are there any hidden fees? What if we need to cancel? So we’ve decided to do everything we can to make the process as easy and flexible as possible. Because after all, vacations are supposed to be fun, right?
We seldom cancel or postpone a trip, but we reserve the right to do so when necessary: due to water conditions, weather, insufficient reservations, or other reasons beyond our control. In such a case, 100% of your fees will be refunded or applied to another trip, but not expenses incurred in travel.
Here’s why we’re rated the Best Rafting Company in Montenegro: