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SoCal Rafting

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“the river”(33 reviews)
“next year”(6 reviews)
Our main focus while Kern River rafting is to ensure that your class II/III whitewater experience is both fun and memorable. All of our guided river trips are available for families with kids from age 6 and up. Our rafting equipment is new and state...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
+1 888-537-6748
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All reviews the river next year great attitude our tour guide wear water shoes half day trip water level the entire staff go the extra mile hour drive looked fun great lunch safety instructions included in the price free photos customer service their job
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Kernville on our family holiday from LA to San Fran. We wanted to do some white water rafting but unfortunately with the heatwave and slow river flow we decided to go tubing down the River Kern. SoCal rafting is right in Kernville,...More

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We did the tubes and had a lot of fun. So much that we did it twice! Mickael was our guide and he is a great professional and a very interesting person On a fait l’activ Appellee tubes et c’était si bien que nous l’avons...More

Thank Tibs W
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We did the river tubing with our 7 year old daughter. It was a great way to explore the river with some easy rapids adding to the adventure. Our daughter was too small to have a tube of her own but Mario, our guide, had...More

Thank Annabelle L
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very disappointed with not getting the pictures they promised. It’s been a month and multiple emails were sent but nothing. No pictures and no response to emails. These days people have smart phones, it’s hard to believe they can’t answer. They are quick to ask...More

Thank stevor7
Outdoor_Me, Owner at SoCal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hello. I'm very sorry that we disappointed you on your trip! I do want to help you. This may be a simple case of miscommunication. I spoke with Dan who says he was waiting for you to respond to his email. I told him to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018

My husband, teenage daughters, and I went rafting with SoCal at the beginning of July. We picked the tour with two runs and lunch (the website makes it sound like it's two different parts of the river - but it's the same run twice). Anyway,...More

Thank Elissa B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I wanted to do something special with my visiting 15-year-old daughter and took a chance and made the 3-hour drive to Kernville -- and am so glad I did! It was everything I hoped for. We rented individual "inner tubes," but they were adapted like...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Boy Scouts Troop 303 made a run today and they staff is the best. They were helpful, fun and made the entire trip memorable. Can’t recommend them more. Thanks Dean

Thank Dean Y
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Aside from that rafting and tubing is just fun this company knows the meaning of "customer Service"! Through experience and witness they go the extra mile to make sure everyone has a great time. From the super friendly service to the expert guides if you...More

Thank Randy A
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A well planned trip guided by 2 competent guys, always aware of the situation and who made this an unforgettable trip for our group. It was a lot of fun. It was over too quickly. Thumbs up!

Thank Toni K
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Chris was our guide and he was amazing. He definitely showed us the ropes and was sure to have a ton of fun with us too!! He has a great personality and made even the boring parts of explaining the rafting fun and enjoyable to...More

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Sarah L
22 March 2018|
Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah! The section we run is considered a class II/III whitewater section. Perfect for beginners and first-timers. I think a better question for you might be what is a more mellow water level to bring your mom on the... More
Sylvia B
30 January 2018|
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Response from Dori M | Reviewed this property |
Super easy rafting trip, we went down the river twice and after the second time the kids were comfortable enough to get out of the raft and float down in their vests. The staff at the store was *very nice*, and to be honest... More