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OARS California Rafting

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American River MIddle Fork

Celebrated my husbands 60th birthday with a rafting trip down the middle fork. It was a great day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RhondaH490
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Visalia, California
Rafting w/OARS

Another fabulous day rafting with OARS with our guide Blaze. Blaze was full of energy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
journeyvdestination
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Napa Valley, California
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Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” and Outside magazine’s runner up for “Best Outfitter,” O.A.R.S. is among the most trusted names in the travel industry. Since 1969 the company has set the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my husbands 60th birthday with a rafting trip down the middle fork. It was a great day and beyond my expectations. The river was gorgeous and rapids were amazing. Our guide Bekah was amazing. She prepared us for the rapids before we went thru.I...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review of your rafting trip on the Middle Fork American River with Bekah, Rhonda! Happy to hear you had such a great day! Thanks for letting us share in the birthday celebration!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fabulous day rafting with OARS with our guide Blaze. Blaze was full of energy, entertaining and very competent in her rafting skills. From the safety briefing to quality equipment to Blaze's singing ability how could one not have an enjoyable experience.

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear you had a fabulous day rafting the American River with Blaise! Thank you for the nice review and for choosing OARS!

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with OARS, and totally recommend this company! Our guides Samir and Rebecca were amazing and very knowledgeable. The campgrounds were clean and comfortable. The kids had plenty of activities both on and off the river! They took care of us...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks so much for the rave review of your stay with us at American River Outpost and rafting trip on the South Fork American River with Samir and Rebecca! We look forward to having you return for another outdoor family adventure!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

We did a company trip with Oars this year on the middle fork of the American River a few weeks ago. This was our second trip with Oars, and they exceeded all of our expectations again this year. Great camping location, awesome staff, and great...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for the positive review and for being a loyal OARS guest, James! We're so happy you enjoyed rafting on the Middle Fork American River with Grant and look forward to having you join us again next year!

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Trip of a lifetime. Guides Matt, Chris, KC, Stewart, James and Robin exceptional. Food delicious. Gorgeous campsites. Hike to waterfall was a highlight. Lots of opportunities to be in the water in kayaks, in an paddle raft or guided raft. Exceeded expectations.

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for the nice review of your Green River rafting trip, Megan! We're thrilled to hear your adventure exceeded expectations!

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Overview - Trip: 3 days, ended up rafting 2 with a layover day in the middle Groups size: 21 people, adults only Guides: Dakota, Justin, Kas, Chris, Jeff, Rich, Becca, and Todd This was by far on of the best vacations I have ever been...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

We're happy you found your bliss with us on the Tuolumne River! We appreciate the nice, detailed review of your experience and hope you'll join us on another adventure in the future.

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

My fiance and I had an action packed day on the Merced River. We went through some class four rapids which was exhilarating! Tim, Dakota and Cas ensured the whole group had an awesome experience. Dakota was our guide and he provided lots of knowledge...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks for the positive review of your exciting Merced River rafting trip, Ben! We're glad you enjoyed the day!

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We did the Tuolumne overnight trip. From when we drove up we were greeted and felt valued by Sean our guide and Darryl the drive to and from the river. Ride was steep but they took it slow! Our trip was short the minimum people...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for rafting with us and for letting us spoil you on the Tuolumne River, Lisa! We appreciate you writing this nice review of your adventure and hope you'll join us again sometime.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first time rafting and my husbands 2nd time. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our guide was the super talented Chris Moore and a very promising trainee named Justin (I am fond of them if you cant tell.) Chris gave...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for choosing OARS for your first whitewater rafting adventure and for the detailed review, Ashlee! We're glad you enjoyed your day with us on the Merced River.

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Have gone on several trips with Oars, have always had a great time. The guides are friendly, fun and very knowledgeable of the rivers. Safety is very prominent and they make you feel very comfortable. The food is amazing fresh even o the last day...More

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks for reviewing us and for choosing OARS!

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Sandee S
9 July 2018|
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Response from OARS_Rafting | Property representative |
Hi Sandee - Apologies for the long delay for this answer. I didn't see your question until today. The closest river to Arnold that we run is the North Fork Stanislaus, which only runs in the early spring. We raft from... More
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GrammieChris
16 February 2017|
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Response from OARS_Rafting | Property representative |
Hi Grammie, The minimum age for our South Fork American trip is 7. At high water (generally in May and June), the age limits can be even higher. Because our trips take place in wild environments, there are inherent risk... More
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