The perfect summer day

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Experience summary

Floating on the river and drinking beer—it’s a dream come true, we know.  We created the first of these “river/pub” experiences where you can relax, take in the scenery, enjoy time with friends, consume a favorite beverage, and feel the flow of the river below you.   Sitting around our custom designed pub bar the space feels familiar, like your local, “where everybody knows your name” kind of pub. But when you get a little splash from the river and look around you quickly remember this is not Cheers and not your local pub. You are on a raft floating down the majestic Rogue River.

 

Starting at 3 in the afternoon you get the best part of the day.  Still have some of the warmth of the day while also getting to enjoy the sun lowering in the sky and the shadows starting to come out.  Return to Weekend Beer Company in time to relax and enjoy the night before heading home.

Important: Included in the price of your float are 3 16oz brews or one 16oz can of wine.  No other alcohol is allowed. These beverages are provided by Weekend Beer Company in Grants Pass.

Please feel free to bring your own food.  Food is not provided on the float. You can also purchase food from the food trucks at Weekend Beer Company.

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2021 Rates & Dates

Days of the week

Trips are going out every day mid-May through early September.

Trip Times
3:00pm.  Alternate times may be available for private groups.

Price

$99 per person – Includes 3 beers or 1 can of wine.

$79 Designated Driver price – No alcohol

Book the full boat for $849 – You can take up to 10 people.

How to dress:

Our boat does have a sun-shade but hot days are still warm. The river wind combined with the little splashes and the sun shade typically keep things comfortable. On the sunset float or cooler days, we recommend bringing a jacket just in case. Even with our sun-shade, sunscreen and hats are advised. A little splashing may occur on this trip so wear clothing you will be comfortable in if it becomes a little wet. Your feet are likely to get wet, so sandals are recommended.

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Itinerary

When:

Daily at 3:00pm – Alternate times may be available for private groups.

Where:

 

Weekend Beer Company – 1863 WASHINGTON BLVD. GRANTS PASS, OR 97526

Please pre-order your beverages or arrive 30+ minutes early to sample beverages.

  • Meet for your trip

    Arrive at Weekend Beer Company, Grants Pass’s hottest brewery hangout. When you arrive go up to the counter at the bar to check in for the trip.  The person working at the counter will be able to get you all checked in and start the process of choosing your beverages if not pre-selected.

     

  • Load into the van.

    When everyone has their beverages in hand, you’ll head outside and load into the van. The group will travel to our launch point on the Rogue River. At the river, the guide will give a brief orientation on the boat and our river travel before everyone loads up, the back rests are put in place, and we start our two-hour float down the beautiful Rogue River.

  • Head down the river.

    Once floating, our server will get everyone a pint glass for you to fill with your personal beverage out of the cooler. Once your beer is poured feel free to pull out your food or just sit back, take in the surroundings, enjoy your friends and love where you are. If you brought any food, go ahead to and pull it out to enjoy. Half-way through the trip we will stop at a local park for a bathroom break.

  • Arrive at the takeout.

    After about 7-river-miles, a few small rapids, and hopefully a few pints, the group arrives at the takeout for the trip. When everyone has made it off the raft the group will load into the van and return to Weekend Beer Company typically around 7:00pm.

Weekend Beer Company

Weekend Beer Company is about living your weekend every day of the week. It’s your place to hang out, watch some sports, play a board game, and enjoy quality craft beer. We have snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on hand, and encourage you to support other local restaurants by ordering in, or bring a picnic! We have food trucks featured regularly and are family friendly till 9pm.

The Paddled Pub raft.

The Boat

Working with SOTAR Manufacturing, the world’s premier raft builder, (who happens to be local in Southern Oregon), we designed a 20-foot raft with a custom frame designed for sitting around a pub style bar while floating. Our raft is navigated by a skilled oarsman on a stern frame in the back of the boat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need to wear a PFD?
A. Yes, during the float you will be required to wear a class III inflatable personal floatation device which we will provide. They are an inflatable PFD so they are very comfortable.

Q. Can I swim during the trip?
A. No, at no time during the trip will you be permitted to swim.

Q. Can I bring something besides beer?
A. Please feel free to arrive with water or other non-alcoholic beverages. At this time any alcoholic beverage taken on the trip needs to be purchased from, and contained for travel at Weekend Beer Company.  This is included in the cost of your trip.  No spirits are allowed on the boat.

Q. Can we bring food?

A. Yes, please bring a meal for you and your friends.  No food is provided.

Q. What if I need to go to the bathroom mid-trip?
A. Just shy of halfway through the trip we pull over at a local park for a quick bathroom stop.