I'll second Dvoraks. I was very pleased as a private boater. It cost about $1k ($300 for the guide trainees) but that was for nearly three weeks of training, transportation all over, and food. We did 5 days on DesoGrey, every Ark section, overnights on the Ark, and a SWR class that blew away my previous SWR I took as a kayaker. They follow the water. Other classes have done different rivers.
I liked the concentration on mulitday skills and I got about 80/20% oars/paddle because I wanted it that way. Lots of other companies I looked into concentrate on paddle boats on Browns because that's what their guides run. It was fun learning how to get a heavy 16ft gear boat down Siedels the first time or stern mount rig down The Numbers. For variety and quality it was excellent.
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