We had a wonderful float with Triad. The owner is extremely conscientious and all the employees well trained in safety and knowledge of the river.
— Leslie L.
Triad River Tours, Guide Service, Bellingham, WA

Triad River Tours was born from backcountry expedition rafting experience by it's owner, Luke Baugh, who has been rafting since 1994, and guiding professionally now for 15 years. After working for several outfitters all across the country, Luke settled in as a lead guide on Hells Canyon, and the Main Salmon Rivers in Idaho. Working as a multi-day expedition leader for trips far away from any help, road, or communication, Luke developed a keen awareness to the importance and necessity for refined and researched safety protocols, as well as a strong ethical foundation as a provider of outdoor opportunities in whitewater rafting to the public. 

The whitewater rafting industry remains a paradoxical one, which conjures up thoughts from carnival rides to some of the most advanced and planned expeditions in the world. Triad River Tours operates as a whitewater outfitter under safety protocols that are beyond industry standards. Triad's philosophy on safety is unwaveringly dedicated to preparation, knowledge, customer awareness, and top of the line equipment that is unweathered. If you are running class 3 whitewater or even class 5 whitewater, we always take your safety as our first priority.

Before you book your next whitewater rafting trip or scenic float trip, consider the pure necessity that your trip be run by an experienced and professional outfitter that takes your safety into consideration before anything else; that is uncompromisingly the stand at Triad, and we believe that if we make these commitments to mastering our craft and studying and knowing our rivers completely, that our customers will come to recognize a great inherent value in running with professionals with a strong ethical stand in these regards, and will choose to support us in our endeavor to keep the public safe while lessening environmental impact on our Cascade rivers. Please contact Triad with any questions about a potential trip, and we can lead you through the process. We are dedicated to safe and fun river experiences, with top quality equipment and highly trained professional guides. Each time you go on a river tour with Triad, we guarantee you will be given an opportunity to renew your relationship with nature in an environment held to the highest safety standards, with guides who know the river, and cutting edge equipment that is built specifically for the task. 

Triad River Tours operates under strict supervision, and under a priority use permit MTB554, and is a licensed and insured commercial whitewater outfitter in the state of Washington. Please click on the above image to be directed to the USFS site.

Triad River Tours operates under strict supervision, and under a priority use permit MTB554, and is a licensed and insured commercial whitewater outfitter in the state of Washington. Please click on the above image to be directed to the USFS site.