Wet Planet Rafting Decal

Colorado is a state that produces so many river guides because the access and opportunity to get on the water are stellar. While Steamboat Springs native Marcus grew up along the banks of the Yampa River, he didn’t get into Whitewater until later in life when he began on the Poudre River in 2020. This steep, challenging, class IV section pushed Marcus to improve quickly. It then inspired him to seek out new rivers like the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado, Cal-Salmon, and Washington’s Skykomish and White Salmon.

For most river runners, there is one specific experience, a moment of clarity, when you realize that working on the river is not just something you want to do but something you need to do. For Marcus, it was a highwater rafting trip on the Royal Gorge that combined a thrilling whitewater descent and the camaraderie of the guides who skillfully navigated the section. This experience solidified his desire to pursue river guiding, complementing Marcus’ wintertime pursuit of skiing and ski patrolling. 

Marcus is always seeking out the next challenge. Whether it’s kayaking a waterfall, a new ski line, or a new hike with his partner and two dogs, he is here for the abundant activities the Columbia Gorge provides. When you come on the river with Marcus, expect a guide who is thrilled to help you find your next adventure by barreling through splashy wave trains and dropping Husum Falls while promoting the importance of the rivers that we love to play on.

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What Guests Say About Marcus

“Such a great day. Exciting and beautiful. Our guide Marcus was amazing..funny, knowledgeable, calm, and very nice. Would definitely recommend, and will be back.” – Michelle S. (Google, 7/24/23)

My wife, daughter and I had a great trip on the White Salmon River. Wet Planet did a great job every step of the way. From outfitting us to teaching us and making us all comfortable- they were great. Our guide Marcus was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the River and its history. His respect for the beauty and wildlife of the River made this a trip to remember.” – John J. (Google, 7/30/23)

“This is one smooth operation with very experienced raft guides. Very professional, safe, but fun team. Gave excellent instructions and so nice! Marcus was our guide and I give him ten out of ten. He was so fun and easy going and we felt totally safe in his raft. Can’t wait to go again!!!!” – Nicole L. (Yelp, 7/23/23)

4 of us went for the 4 hour afternoon trip with Marcus and Squid and it was awesome. The guides were great and the river and falls themselves were super fun. Nothing too dangerous except maybe the waterfall (for some) which we had the option to not ride down. They let you get out and walk around if the raft crew doesn’t want to go, although I highly recommend doing it because it was the most fun drop! Thanks again to Wet Planet and Marcus and Squid for the amazing experience!!!” – Eddie T. (Google, 9/1/23)

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