Rafting is a recreational activity where you use a raft (inflatable) to traverse bodies of water. Varying degrees of water change the thrill and excitement for passengers. There are 6 grades of white water rapids ranging from Grade 1, which is some rough water with slight maneuvering, to grade 6, which is considered too dangerous to navigate. Fatalities are typically rare in commercial and private rafting. Safety precautions should still be made. Wear a personal flotation device and sun screen. Any food and water should be in a waterproof container. Make sure to follow the rules and regulations of the area in which you are rafting.