Minnesota Rafting

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MNrafting.com is a Hard Water Sports website focused on the whitewater rafting side of our business.
Our job is to make outdoor adventures accessible for all people, young and old. We feel strongly that people from all backgrounds get to experience, explore and connect with nature.

Combining our passion for adventure and our wealth of knowledge of the Kettle River and the history of the area allows us to provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Whitewater Rafting Guides

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Tony Vavricka – Owner, Guide

We have an awesome team of guides on staff ready to make your adventure one you’ll remember for a long time.

Tony V – owner and head guide,  25+ years of climbing and mountaineering, 15+ years of whitewater paddling.
In 2004 Tony founded the Sandstone Ice Festival and a year later the first Kettle River Paddling Festival was being planned.  The foundation for a guide service was in place and finally in 2014 Tony quit his sucky job for the dream life of a rafting and climbing guide.

Jeff L.V. – rafting guide, with 5 years of experience guiding the New River in West Virginia Jeff is a polished professional.  Expect a first class tour by an exceptional raft guide with time tested jokes.

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Danny B. – rafting and climbing guide, beside being a great guide with a very contagious smile, Dan also teaches Salsa lessons.

Lily V. – director of Fun, all rafting tours have been fun tested.  With Lily’s input our tours consistently rate 5 out of 5 starts on the “Fun Scale.”

Ivan – rafting guide and kayak instructor, as an American Canoe Association certified whitewater kayak Ivan is our goto guy for whitewater instruction.

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Megan M. rafting and climbing guide, plus Megan helps out with the social media.  Look for her posts on Instagram.

About Hard Water Sports  – rafting and climbing guide service.