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River Riders and Wilderness Voyageurs Announce Merger to Expand Adventure Offerings

River Riders and Wilderness Voyageurs Merger

Harpers Ferry, WV, and Ohiopyle, PA — May 14, 2024

River Riders and Wilderness Voyageurs, two prominent adventure companies renowned for their outdoor excursions, are thrilled to announce their merger, effective immediately. This strategic alliance marks a significant milestone in the outdoor recreation industry, bringing together two leading organizations to provide experiences for adventurers of all levels.


By combining forces, River Riders and Wilderness Voyageurs aim to leverage their collective expertise and resources to offer unparalleled outdoor adventures in the scenic regions of Harpers Ferry, WV and Ohiopyle, PA. Both companies share a deep commitment to providing unforgettable experiences while prioritizing safety, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.


River Riders, based in Harpers Ferry, has been a cornerstone of outdoor recreation in the region for over four decades, offering a wide range of activities such as whitewater rafting, tubing, ziplining, winter snowtubing, and more. Meanwhile, Wilderness Voyageurs, the oldest outfitter in the east, celebrating their 60th season this year, is headquartered in Ohiopyle, PA. They boast a rich history dating back to 1964 and specialize in guided rafting & fishing adventures in Ohiopyle and Friendsville, MD as well as Inn to Inn Cycling vacations across the country. Wilderness Voyageurs offers more cycling destinations than any other bike tour company; explore more than 25 national parks by bike.


“We are excited to join forces with Wilderness Voyageurs to expand our offerings and create even more remarkable experiences for our guests,” said Matt Knott, CEO of River Riders. “Together, we will be able to provide a diverse array of adventures that showcase the natural beauty and thrill of the outdoors.”


Echoing Knott’s sentiments, Eric Martin, President of Wilderness Voyageurs, expressed enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “This merger represents an exciting opportunity to combine our strengths and passion for outdoor adventure. We look forward to welcoming guests to explore the breathtaking landscapes of both Harpers Ferry and Ohiopyle as well our nationwide bike tours under our unified banner.”


As part of the merger, guests can expect an expanded portfolio of adventure activities, enhanced customer service, and access to exclusive packages that showcase the best of both regions. Additionally, the combined company will continue its commitment to environmental sustainability by implementing eco-friendly practices and supporting conservation efforts in the areas where they operate.


For more information about the merger and to book your next adventure, please visit River Riders’ and Wilderness Voyageurs’ respective websites at www.riverriders.com and www.wilderness-voyageurs.com.


About River Riders:

Founded in the 1970’s, River Riders is a premier outdoor adventure company located in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Offering a wide range of activities and lodging including whitewater rafting, tubing, ziplining, winter snow tubing, vacation rentals, cabins, camping and more, River Riders is committed to providing unforgettable experiences while promoting environmental stewardship.


About Wilderness Voyageurs:

Established in 1964, Wilderness Voyageurs is the oldest outfitter in the East and one of the most respected adventure companies in the United States. Based in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, Wilderness Voyageurs specializes in guided rafting, and fishing, adventures in the scenic Laurel Highlands region and Friendsville, MD. They also offer more inn-to-inn USA bike tour destinations than any other company; explore more than 25 national parks by bike. Wilderness Voyageurs is celebrating their 60th season in 2024.


Media Contact:

Harry Longerbeam
General Manager
River Riders
(304) 535-2663

Eric Martin
Wilderness Voyageurs
(800) 272-4141

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