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Rafting & Water Activities

Rafting is an essential Niseko experience during the warmer months. Enjoy the natural splendour of the area by taking a cool ride down the Shiribetsu River.

Whether you are seeking an adrenaline rush or a tranquil float through serene natural surroundings (or both), Niseko's Shiribetsu River affords opportunities for a host of different adventures. Niseko Adventure Centre (NAC) is our recommendation for rafting and other water-based activities during your stay. We will be here to assist you with making bookings for any of the activities below.

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Rafting

Experience the thrill and excitement of river rafting down the Shiribetsu River. In Spring, the water levels rise, producing thrilling Grade 3-4 rapids and is the best time for exciting rapids. Summer rafting is more relaxed and family-oriented along with spectacular views, perfect for children and beginners.

SPRING COURSE RAFTING TOUR

Half-Day, 3.5 Hours, 12 KM Course

Available: 20 April - 31 May 2024
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 13+

Price: Adult (13+): ¥6,800 ・1 Boat (1-9 people): ¥60,000

SUMMER COURSE RAFTING TOUR

Half-Day, 3.5 Hours, 7 KM Course

Available: 1 June - 4 November 2024
Start Times: 10:00 or 13:00
Age Requirement: 7+

Price: Adult (13+): ¥6,800・Youth (7-12): ¥4,500 ・ Boat (1-9 people): ¥51,000

FAMILY COURSE RAFTING TOUR

Half-Day, 2.5 Hours, 2.4 KM Course

Available: 1 June - 31 August 2024
Start Times: 10:00 or 13:00
Age Requirement: 3+ (for each child aged 3-6 on the tour, there must be one adult accompanied)

Price: Adult (13+): ¥5,800・Youth (7-12): ¥3,500 ・Child (3-6): ¥4,500・ Boat (1-9 people): ¥51,000

PLATINUM COURSE RAFTING TOUR
-Tour Includes Photos, tea and lunch at Jojo's Restaurant

Half-Day, 3.5 Hours

Available: 20 April - 3 November 2024
Start Times: Flexible
Age Requirement: 13+ in April & May / 6yrs+ from June

Price: 1 Boat : ¥120,000

Spring course : 1 to 28 people (up to 7 people per raft, max 4 raft)
Summer course : 1 to 36 people (up to 9 people per raft, max 4 raft)

Ducky

Similar to rafting but in a smaller boat, ducky is a good alternative for those who want a more independent experience on the rapids. Ride as a pair or take control of your own individual vessel. The ducky experience gives you freedom to choose your own path down the river while an experienced guide leads and gives you directions to keep you safe.

Half-day Ducky Tour (3.5 Hours)

Available: June 1 – November 4, 2024
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 13+
Adult (13+): ¥6,800

River Kayaking

Soak up the scenery in Niseko as you paddle either a solo or tandem kayak down part of the Shiribetsu River. An experienced guide will accompany you on your journey.

Half-day River Kayak Tour (3.5 Hours)
Available: June 1 – October 31, 2024
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 7+ (7-12 year old child have to be in tandem with over 13 years old person)
Adult (13+): ¥6,800 ・Yth (7-12): ¥4,600

River SUP

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in Niseko this summer. SUP Bords are stable and easy to stand up on. The popular water activity is a fun way to get close to nature.

Half-day (3.5 Hours)
Available: 1 June - 31 October 2024
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 6+
Adult (13+): ¥6,800 ・Yth (6-12): ¥4,600

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  • Bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the tour.
  • From 7 to 4 days prior to the tour date, 50% will be charged for any cancellations.
  • Cancelling within 3 days of the tour date will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Tours may be cancelled at any time to NAC due to unsafe weather. In this case guests will be offered an alternative date for the tour, or a full refund.

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