Hi there, My name is Josh James. I have been rafting in New Zealand and in different countries all over the world for over 18 years and Im also the owner/operator/head guide/cook/cleaner and entertainer!
Eco Rafting has been operating for over 15 years. During the time I have owned Eco Rafting we have focused on the more challenging and remote rafting trips and have developed rafting trips on previously un-run wilderness rivers.
I am an assesor for the International Rafting Federation and the New Zealand Rafting Association for Professional River Guides. I am a Swift Water Rescue Instructor and Certified Whitewater Kayak Instructor.
We are proud to offer rafting trips in the real wilderness of NZ. No roads, no people – just pure nature.
Our team are trained, licensed and experienced swift water rescue technicians as well as being caring and entertaining individuals and are focused on giving you a safe and very enjoyable experience.
Pictured with my family; Kristen, Jack, Charlie, Oi and Dog ( our 2 dogs).
As Seen on TV!
You probably know already that I’m world famous. My Discovery Channel TV Show gets screened in 409 million homes. Well before I went of to film a few months ago the team from TVNZ’s Seven Sharp came to visit and I took Matt Chisholm for an adventure.
Mike Hoskings said “…his magic and the reason he’ll be successful is… he’s got a brain, very bright guy.” Always said Mike was a good judge of character!
Recently the Topp Twins popped in to catch a feed and learn one of Kristen’s recipes. You can watch the show on TVNZ’s On Demand website.
To get to the bit of the show starring me and the family skip the first bit. 8min 30 seconds up to 16 min 20 seconds is where you’ll see us. I take Linda to catch an eel and Kristen teaches Jools her Venison and Fejoa Salsa recipe.