A True Family Business

About Us

Since its inception in 1971, World Wide River Expeditions has been committed to providing the safest, highest-quality river trips available. Founder Richard Jones established the company based on principles of vision, integrity, quality, and expertise. World Wide quickly became known as one of the most experienced and trusted whitewater tour operators in the industry.


Over the past 46 years, we have had the pleasure of treating thousands of guests from all over the world to some of the best whitewater rafting vacations the West has to offer. Along the way we've made some really good friends, and we're incredibly grateful for that.


Today, Steve and Nicki Hazlett own and operate the company. They began working as guides at World Wide during their college years. They moved up to management and soon afterward took over all company operations in 2000. With over 30 years’ experience at World Wide and seven growing kids of their own, Steve and Nicki know firsthand the challenges families face when planning and embarking on a rafting vacation.


Operating with the true spirit of a family business we feel that providing the best experience possible at an affordable price is important. By keeping our overhead low combined with our desire to share what we have been blessed with allows us to provide the Best Value out there.


We take pride in knowing that many of our guests bring their families and friends to raft with us again and again. Our friendly knowledgeable reservationists, exceptional guides, great equipment, and attention to detail guarantee the finest rafting experience available. Our work begins long before the rivers start running in the spring, and we take care of every detail so your vacation can be enjoyable and worry-free.


Nature has helped for millions of years in creating the incredible and sometimes unreal landscapes that we call our "backyard." Just like you would invite friends and family over to your backyard for a BBQ, we invite you, as friends and families, to "Come Play in Our Backyard!"


Steve & Nicki, Ivy & Warren, Jed & Julia, Zak, Lily, Eli, Holly, and Violet