Rafting & Water Activities
Rafting is an essential Niseko experience during the warmer months. There are few better ways to enjoy the natural splendour of the area than taking a scenic ride down the Shiribetsu River.
Niseko Adventure Centre (NAC) is our recommendation for rafting and other water-based activities during your stay. Niseko's Shiribetsu River affords opportunities for a host of different adventures, whether you are seeking an adrenaline rush or a tranquil float through serene natural surroundings (or both). We can assist you with making bookings for any of the below activities and more. Save 10% off the below rates with your Experience Niseko Passport.
Experience the thrill and excitement of river rafting down the Shiribetsu River. In Spring, the water levels rise, producing thrilling Grade 3-4 rapids. This is the best time for exciting rapids. Summer rafting is more relaxed and family-oriented with Grade 1-2 rapids and spectacular views, perfect for children and beginners.
Half-day Standard Rafting Tour (3.5 Hours)
Available: 4 April - 3 November 2020
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30 (8 July - 31 August: 8:30, 9:30, 13:30, or 14:30)
Age Requirement: 6+ (8 April - 31 May: 13+)
Adult (13+): ¥6,300 ・ Senior (60+): ¥5,300・Child (6-13): ¥4,200 (Available from 1 June)
Half-day Family Rafting Tour (2.5 Hours)
Available: 4 July - 31 August 2020
Start Times: 10:00 or 13:00
Age Requirement: 3+ (for each child aged 3-6 on the tour, there must be one adult)
Adult (13+): ¥5,300・Child (6-13): ¥3,200・Pre-schooler (3-6): ¥2,100
Like rafting but in a smaller boat, ducky is a fantastic option for those who seek more independent experience. Ride as a pair or take control of your own individual ducky. The ducky experience gives you the freedom to choose your own path down the river (while an experienced guide gives you direction and keeps you safe).
Half-day Ducky Tour (3.5 Hours)
Available: 1 June - 3 November 2020
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 13+
Adult (13+): ¥6,300
For a slightly more challenging adventure, give river kayaking a try. Soak up the Niseko scenery as you paddle either a solo or tandem kayak down an idyllic section of the Shiribetsu River. An experienced guide will accompany you on your journey.
Half-day River Kayak Tour (3.5 Hours)
Available: 1 June - 31 October 2020
Start Times: 9:30 or 13:30
Age Requirement: 7+
Adult (13+): ¥6,300 ・Child (7-13): ¥4,200
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- Bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the tour.
- From 7 to 4 days prior to the tour date, 50% will be charged for any cancellations.
- Cancelling within 3 days of the tour date will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
- Tours may be cancelled at any time to NAC due to unsafe weather. In this case guests will be offered an alternative date for the tour, or a full refund.