We love to raft. We love to share this experience with our guests. And it shows. Winding Waters River Expeditions is a family owned and operated whitewater rafting outfitter based in Joseph, Oregon. As a company started by river guides in 2004, we love what we do and know what it takes to provide a quality rafting experience. Our guests return year after year due to our commitment to customer service, attention to detail, and our outstanding guide crew. “I love that land of winding waters more than all the rest of the world.” - Young Chief Joseph, Wallowa Band of the Nez Perce Tribe (referencing the watersheds of the rivers we float)
Meet the Family
This turns out to be more of a love story than a business profile. Talking with the owners of Winding Waters River Expeditions, you often hear that they love what they’re doing. Love where they do it. Love being on the river. Love sharing that experience. Love, love, love. And the thing is, it’s genuine.Meet the Family
Meet the Crew
Life around our Boathouse and on the river is a joy with our cast of characters. It’s this genuine, infectious enjoyment of river life that has brought many Winding Waters clients back year after year.Meet the Crew
Meet the Fleet
- We use the best equipment available in the industry. Through product testing and guest feedback, our boats are selected to provide the safest and most comfortable river experience for you.
Meet the Rivers
The Snake River through Hells Canyon, the Salmon River in Idaho, and the Grande Ronde River are the places we call home. We have a deep passion for these rivers and for sharing them with you, our guest.Grande Ronde River Hells Canyon/ Snake River Salmon River Wallowa River
Photo & Video Gallery
Relax. Dream. Play. Over the years, we LOVE to see our guests smile.Photo & Video Gallery
Customer Service. Commitment to Quality. Excellent Guides. Local Foods. Discover why you should select us for your whitewater adventure of a lifetime.Why WWRE?
Our commitment to quality extends to our food and environment. We use delicious, locally raised and grown foods when available. We even raise our own pigs to recycle the leftovers off the river.Local Eats
We live and work in a fantastic community. To support this place, we give back in a variety of ways, including Adopt-A-Highway, building birdhouses for our local Watershed Festival, and donating to many local organizations. And not to mention many of our guides are local folks as well.See Stewardship
“I spent a lot of time picking out the outfitter for this trip and was not disappointed in the least bit. WWRE lived up to all of our expectations plus delivering more than we could have ever expected. We are now considering what WWRE trip we want to do next.”~ David, Houston, TX