St. Louis River Rafting 15 miles from Duluth, MN

Whitewater adventures for everyone! We offer professionally guided whitewater rafting and whitewater kayaking trips on the St. Louis River just outside of Duluth, Minnesota. Swiftwater has the adventure you are looking for. 

Adventures for everyone. No experience necessary.

We offer our whitewater adventures spring, summer, and fall. Our whitewater trips provide a unique and exciting experience with your fun and safety as our number one concern. Our trip leaders have over 50 years of experience guiding whitewater rafting and kayaking trips on the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota and beyond!

Our trips are guided by professional in raft guides and are led by trip leaders in safety kayaks. This makes your trip more fun and safe with experienced and trained guides both in the raft and on the river.

Winter Adventures too! During the winter we offer cross country and downhill ski trips.

Special skills are not required for any of our trips, other than being physically able to paddle. You don’t even need prior experience! All of our rafting trips have professional, in-raft guides steering the rafts, as well as a safety kayaker. All of which is included in the price.

Our fully guided experience includes a photographer who specializes in capturing the thrill and excitement of your trip so that you’ll always picture whitewater when you think of us here in Duluth. Our photographer scouts out the best angles to shoot from depending on the water levels and time of day to ensure that the best action of the day is captured, and that you look good while doing it!

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Our mission is to provide whitewater adventures to anyone and everyone, no experience necessary!

Swiftwater seeks to promote responsible outdoor recreation, provide participants with a safe, fun, and exciting adventure, and to provide experiential, environmental, and adventure education trips to colleges, secondary schools, youth groups, and citizen science organizations.