Tours inflatable river rafts have been specially chosen
for Temburong River conditions, and the convenience of
paddlers. These rafts are a major advance on the original fleet (pictured here).
Our Managing Director pioneered the use of inflatable rafts on
the Temburong River in 1994. Considerable experience has been incorporated
into the design and materials for our latest craft.
The new rafts feature self bailing inflatable floors, increased buoyancy
(for heavier clients!), greater rigidity, higher bow and stern turns-up
(less water aboard in the bigger pressure waves), and improved directional
rafting trips begin with a safety briefing, and instruction on raft
control, reading the river currents, and correct use of safety equipment.
Our rafts come complete with a revised paddle design, the latest
development in PFD1 life-jackets, throw bags and helmets that meet the revised
international standard for lightweight
protective helmets suitable for adventure sports.
Safety equipment selection and operating practices are a
high priority for
Tours operations. International visitors will recognise the
use of safety equipment that meets European, American and Australian
standards in all our tour operations.
The Temburong River is ideal for new paddlers. The grade 1 and 2 rapids
provide sufficient challenge for those just developing their skills. Families and
school groups in particular find the fun and challenge a great experience.
trips begin with plenty of practice and the early rapids
are chosen to learn how the raft responds, and to develop the teamwork.
The self bailing floors in our rafts let everyone chose the
roughest, bumpiest ride through the pressure waves without filling up with
These new boats are designed for up to eight rafters, but for most of
our trips, we assign teams of four to six paddlers.
This crew picks the right path through
a rapid while testing the new equipment.
Staff training is conducted by our Managing Director -
Allan Riches - who has over 20 years experience running Outward Bound and
similar adventure based organisations.
The Temburong River has a mixture of quiet pools to drift or paddle
through, and regular rapids. Rafting down river after a day or two
exploring the jungles of the Ulu Temburong National Park is a fun mixture
of thrills and gentle paddling. Listening to the jungle sounds and
watching for birds and other wildlife is part of the experience.
These new rafts are made of exceptionally tough
Heavy duty paddles, plus the latest technology helmets and
life-jackets (PFD1s) are imported specially for
Tours for details of the Ulu Temburong National Park tours that
incorporate rafting, or our special Temburong River rafting trips for a
fun day's outing.