Whitewater Rafting From NYC

New York, NY

Our 2024 Whitewater Rafting Day Trip from NYC is live. Book early to reserve your spots!

Join us for the summer trip that started it all – the best Whitewater Rafting near NYC! If you’re looking for an excuse to escape the city on a hot summer day, we’ve got you covered.

Twisting turns, rollicking rapids, and Sourced Adventures. There’s no better recipe for an awesome Lehigh River rafting day.

Lehigh White Water Rafting

Lehigh River white water rafting is a thrilling outdoor adventure that takes place on the scenic Lehigh River in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It is also the most accessible location for NY state white water rafting lovers and for white water rafting near NYC. It offers an adrenaline-pumping experience as you navigate through rapids, paddle through calm stretches, and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. It’s perfect for whitewater rafting adventure lovers or first-timers in New York City.

Cruise down 9 miles of class III rapids all the while taking in some of the best scenery the Poconos has to offer. The river runs through miles of the pristine gorge, allowing you to feel secluded and remote, despite being just 2 hours away from NYC.

The Best White Water Rafting NY Day Trip

Meet the Sourced Adventures staff at 85 Delancey Street or West 45th Street and 11th Avenue. Board on our bus from NYC to Poconos for Whitewater Challengers. You’ll spend approximately three to four hours rafting down Class II to III rapids on the river’s best dam-release whitewater days on the Lehigh River.

In the morning, you’ll raft for two to three hours, then break for lunch. After lunch, you’ll spend another hour Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River before heading back to NYC.

White water rafting in New York is the ultimate choice for a wild water rafting New York summer pastime, so don’t miss out! When the city gets hot there is no better way to cool off. We’ll see you on the bus!

Pro Tip: if you’re looking for a more relaxing adventure, check out our River Tubing & Brewery Day Trip from NYC trip and Kayak and Winery Visit Day Trip from NYC.

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Click “Check Availability” for dates & pricing. For groups of 10 or more please give us a call at 646‍-847‍-2367.

Trip Includes

🌊  3-4 hours of rafting class II and III rapids on the Lehigh River Gorge

🥪  Lunch Included

🚌  Round-Trip Transportation

🚣  Life vest, Paddle and Raft

🧑  Sourced Adventures Staff to Guide You

Pickup Locations

📍 1st Pickup: 85 Delancey St, Lower East Side (Delancey & Orchard St.)

📍 2nd Pickup: West 45th & 11th Ave (Across from Gotham Market)


Nicholas B.

Row Row Row your Boat Gently Down the Stream

Was a great day on the water, sunny, fun, WET! Helpful staff, both Sourced and Lehigh made for a fun day.
Allen B.

Very fun outdoor activity

Very fun and the instructors were very professional and helpful
Eitan K.

It was fun

It was a good trip. The organizers did a good job of explaining things. The rafting company runs a good operation. Recommended.
Nia S.

Amazing Event!

I was a bit nervous as this was my 1st time rafting. The leaders were very friendly and made us feel more excited over any fear. All of us on the bus became friendly with each other. Also, the movie selections were perfect.
Eitan K.

It was a nice trip

It was a good trip. I recommend it. The staff were polite and encouraging, and did a good job of keeping things together. That's Xander and Sonny.
Halima M.


Great! Enjoyed it.
Ezra R.

Whitewater rafting

Movies on the bus there and back made the time fly. The rafting was really a rush but the rafting team (not sourced adventures) should have given better instructions on how to communicate with your team and make sure the boat was oriented forward on the rapids. Overall a very daring and fun exprience!

Awesome Adventure

Super organized and fun
Valentyna B.

We’re Satisfied

Great outdoor recreation! We travel with our company every year. See you in 2023!


Where do I meet the bus?

The first pickup is always at our HQ at 85 Delancey St on the Lower East Side between Ludlow & Orchard.

The second pickup is always West 45th & 11th Ave on the street across from Gotham Market.

It is always the same bus picking up downtown and heading uptown so if you’re meeting a friend and each wants to use separate pick-up locations that is no problem, just inform your guide.

How long is the trip?

The entire trip is about 10-11 hours long.

What should I bring?

  • Clothes that you do not mind getting wet. i.e. – bathing suit, quick dry shorts/top, sports bra, etc…
  • A pair of closed-toed shoes. They will not let you on the river without them. If you’d like, they have rental booties on site for $5/pair
  • Snacks for the ride. We are gone for a good portion of the day, so make sure to bring snacks with you. If you have dietary restrictions, we suggest packing your own lunch for the day in plastic bags to bring on the river with you (there will be a bucket in each raft for you to store it in).
  • A dry change of clothes and shoes. This is a big one. We want you to have a comfortable ride home, and a pair of dry clothes is the way to do it.
  • Waterproof camera / Go Pro. This is not necessary, but always a plus to capture the day with. We strongly vote against bringing your phones on the river with you, unless you have a waterproof case for it.
  • A water bottle to stay hydrated. The facility hands out plastic water bottles, but let’s be kind to the environment whenever possible! Bring a water bottle so you stay hydrated throughout the day, which is especially important when you’re out in the sun all day.
  • Any medicine you might need. If you need to take any medicine out on the river with you, bring it in a plastic bag to store in the buckets that are placed in each of the rafts.

What is for lunch?

We provide three different sandwich options: Ham & cheese, turkey & cheese, or PB&J sandwiches. Each sandwich comes with a bag of chips and cookies, as well as a water bottle, although we suggest you bring a reusable water bottle.

What should I bring with me to the river?

Just yourself! You can leave all of your belongings on the bus, as it will be locked throughout the day. If you want to bring your phone, please make sure it is in a protective waterproof case, because you will be getting wet.

Do you need to know how to swim to attend this trip?

Although it is not required, it is strongly suggested.

How many people are in my raft?

We pair people up in groups of 5-8 in a raft. If you are coming alone or with another person, don’t worry about it! Our guides will help get everyone on a raft.

How long is the drive?

The drive, depending on traffic, is about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Can I bring my kids on the trip?

Unfortunately, no. This is an 18+ trip.

Can I drink or smoke on the river?

There is no drinking on the river or on the grounds of Whitewater Challengers and there is no smoking within national state park zones.

Are you guys running trips on the 4th of July?

Unfortunately not as this is not a dam release day. If you’re looking for an adventure that day, however, you should check out our tubing & brewery tour.

Our Promise

We’re committed to providing you with the best value and best customer service possible, this is the Sourced Adventures promise. We have a trained and capable Group Leader on every bus who not only ensures you get everything you came for but that you have the best time possible. We go above and beyond and our staff does the same. If you have a bad experience, or if something prevents you from enjoying the activity the way it was supposed to be enjoyed please let us know and we’ll do what we can to make it right. We want you to have an awesome time, period -- it’s what we do.

Fine Print

The trip is nonrefundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the event. In the event of a cancellation by the operator, your ticket will be fully refunded. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather/river/snow level conditions. All trips run rain or shine; in the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will be notified via email. There are no reschedules or refunds for missing the bus or no-shows. Each ticket is good for one (1) person unless specified otherwise. Trips involving alcohol are 21+, and a valid ID is required. All other trips are 18+. The deal is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself.

To attend any Sourced Adventures trip whether your ticket is purchased directly through Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of its affiliates, distributors, or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. We will collect your waiver on-site and by attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlines in our waiver. The waiver is available for sign digitally or print here: www.sourcedadventures.com/sign

If you have any additional questions, please reference our Policies and Fees page here: www.sourcedadventures.com/policies-and-fees/


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