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SoCal Rafting

11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
+1 888-537-6748
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The guide was great. But no picture found.

We did the afternoon rafting and the guide was great. However we never found picture on the date... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle K
Family gathering

All the kids, grandkids,and cousins went rafting together. Had a blast! Great guides. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
ileeniej54
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Buena Park, California
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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 of the art. Our raft guides are the best in the industry. ​ There are many different sections that are available for Kern River rafting. SoCal’s slew of waterborne activities take place just north of historic Kernville, Ca. Kernville is Southern California’s perfect town for safe and fun Kern River rafting! Activities on the Kern River include whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle tubing, camping and fishing. When it comes to Kern River rafting, SoCal Rafting is one of the best river outfitters in California! Check out our whitewater raft trips to see which one is the best fit for your family vacation.
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“feel safe” (7 reviews)
“the river” (33 reviews)
“next year” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
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+1 888-537-6748
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the afternoon rafting and the guide was great. However we never found picture on the date 7/3/2017. We called the shop and emailed but no follow-up.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

All the kids, grandkids,and cousins went rafting together. Had a blast! Great guides. Enjoyed the care and professionalism.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We really liked 6 like trip and had a great time with John and Chris!! Will def recommend to others!!

Thank sAamSome
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great trip with guide John, lots of fun! Used two person rafts for a 3 mile stretch of class 2 and 3 rapids. Bring a water proof camera and change of clothes, leave your cell phones and valuables at home, you're gonna get wet!

Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great rafting down the Kern river with John and Tyler! Felt very safe with their experience and guidance and we all had so much fun!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the Bakersville Boogie, half day trip. Tyler and Slim were great. Glad we did the half day instead of full day since we were first timers.

Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 mile run with John as our guide. We have a special needs son and he took very good care of him. We all had an excellent time and would definitely do again with John. SoCal Rafting was very professional and helpful....More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

I rafted for the first time with John at SoCal Rafting. It was a great experience and he was an awesome guide! We ended up becoming savior and saved two people from other raft. Great Time ... Must do once with them....

1  Thank Shivani S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I rafted for the first time with James at SoCal Rafting. It was a great experience and he was an awesome guide!

1  Thank Fredrik H
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We did the half-day rafting trip on the upper Kern River with Socal. An awesome experience. Quality equipment, safe feeling as they suited us up really carefully. And James, our great rafting guide, made the trip a one of a kind experience of fun and...More

1  Thank Cord S
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Sylvia B
30 January 2018|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Your child will do fine. They will sit the smaller kids in the middle with no oars as they coast down the river. They will also take the more calmer routes so they won’t get tossed out. Make sure to check the with SoCal... More
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Veronica W
25 April 2017|
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Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age requirement for rafting trips with SoCal is 6 years old and 60 pounds.
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steve and lisa K
27 June 2016|
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Response from Lisa N | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I both weigh 260. He is 6' and I am 5'4. We fit the life jackets just fine. Enjoy!!
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