Rafting company opens

GRANTS PASS — Alternative Whitewater Adventures reopens its doors this Friday after a 12-year absence.

In addition to providing competitively priced traditional kayaks, AWA has unveiled three new vessels designed to offer customers a range of options for the whole family.

AWA offers kayaks, Helix — inflatable bars encircling riders — stand-up paddleboards and 14-foot by 14-foot inflatable pools with orb-like vessel people can float in.

AWA provides shuttle service for all rentals leaving its office at 839 Rogue River Highway. The company has added GPS and GeoFencing technology to its equipment giving it the ability to track customer progress in real time.

Alternative Whitewater Adventures, headed by president Dan Isaacson, can be reached at 847-471-7761. The website is www.grantspassrafting.com.

Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The operation is closed on Monday.

— Greg Stiles

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