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SoCal Rafting

11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
+1 888-537-6748
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Awesome ride

Boy Scouts Troop 303 made a run today and they staff is the best. They were helpful, fun and made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dean Y
,
Panama City, Panama
via mobile
Super friendly,great service and FUN!

Aside from that rafting and tubing is just fun this company knows the meaning of "customer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randy A
,
Lake Elsinore, 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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“the river” (32 reviews)
“next year” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
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+1 888-537-6748
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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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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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous day for the Los Angeles Blitz tour with my 16 and 9 year old sons. The first trip down, I took the 9yr old in the double raft. Mario and Chris were excellent guides, patiently working us out every time we got stuck....More

1  Thank 244dennal
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My 6 year old son and I did our first raft tour here. The staff was helpful but seemed overwhelmed with the amount of people booked on the tour. The few that were in the wAter worked extra hard to keep people moving and safe....More

Thank Martinsx4
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

So much more fun to be in control. They're just as rigid and sturdy as the rafts. The neg. reviews are merit-less. You can check CFS and Volume before booking, or ask. I find the price exceptionally great for the value received, especially when compared...More

1  Thank anorexichippo
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The river here is pretty small and definitely not wild. We have had the,opportunity to raft some of the premier rivers of the world, and still enjoyed this. We had family that had never rafted and they loved it. Although we had many times, the...More

Thank Whirnot
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Rafting was a blast, best place to raft in Kernsville! Service was great! Staff is very friendly! The raft guides were great, very well trained, loved to joke around but also keep everyone safe. Can’t ask for a better rafting experience!

Thank El_Stixtizzle
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Booking was very easy online and the staff at the main HQ was very friendly and checked us in quickly and answered all of our questions. My son (8) and daughter (9) were thrilled with the raft adventure down the Kern. Slim our tour guide...More

Thank biggerdell
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Sarah L
22 March 2018|
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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
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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
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