I am a River Guide


Ari Kosel River Dancers river guideWhen someone asks me where my “happy place” is, I immediately answer the river. Rafting has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I have fallen completely in love with being on the river. River guiding combines all of my favorite elements into one outstanding experience.

Not only do I spend my days on the rivers I love, but I also have the opportunity to meet and share my passion for rafting and nature with a wide variety of people. What I love most about river rafting is the complete immersion into nature I experience as soon as I relax into the flow of the river. As a guide, I hope to inspire others with my appreciation of the river and all the of nature’s gifts.

The river is a unique intersection between civilization and complete wilderness, combining the thrills of rafting with panoramic views and incredible wildlife. By guiding, my goal is to encourage a continued appreciation for this amazing environment so that the river continues to inspire young adults, such as myself, to get involved in outdoor recreation and conservation.

Interested in becoming a professional river guide or improving your boating skills?  Join our upcoming Whitewater Guide School, May 2, 3 & 4, 2015.  Learning to guide your own boat is the most fun and exciting way to experience the river.

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Ari Kosel

Ari is a graduate of UC Davis, an intrepid world traveler, inspired adventurer … and an outstanding chef.

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