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O.A.R.S. California Rafting

2863 Ca-49, Angels Camp, CA 95222-9707
+1 209-736-2597
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A great trip down the Rogue river in Oregon with 4 friends. Quality break from the world with an excellent crew looking

A great experience. 3 nights and 4 days on the river were plenty. I would do any more. Watch the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
peekaboome
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County Dublin, Ireland
6 OARS Trips and counting...

I've taken 6 vacations with OARS, and will always turn to them first when booking a trip! Their... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Leigh75
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 standard in first-class rafting & sea kayaking adventures with unparalleled experiences in the most iconic national parks and wilderness areas in Western North America and abroad.O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top-notch equipment and today offers more than 75 unique itineraries worldwide, including one-day and weekend escapes. Over the last four decades the California-based company has positively affected the lives of more than 500,000 travelers, due to their ability to meet the diverse needs of their broad spectrum of clientele—more than 60% of passengers return for additional trips or are referred by past guests each year.
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2863 Ca-49, Angels Camp, CA 95222-9707
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

A great experience. 3 nights and 4 days on the river were plenty. I would do any more. Watch the videos on the Oars website to get a good feel for packing - essential. the Oars company were excellent in all aspects of booking ,...More

Thank peekaboome
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I've taken 6 vacations with OARS, and will always turn to them first when booking a trip! Their guides are super professional (but still fun!) the food will amaze you and the scenery will depend on your location, but it's usually pretty good! 4 of...More

Thank Leigh75
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We did this as a work retreat with four adults. It was an adult only trip and it was awesome. The rafting, weather, and water temperature in August were excellent. The two camping places were great and we slept under the stars with no tent,...More

Thank NoFearEngineer
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My 16 year old son and I rafted for 3 days on the Tuolumne River with OARS. The trip was everything we could have hoped for! So much fun - the rafting was exciting but with lovely lulls here and there giving us a break...More

Thank Annie F
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the complimentary 5-rating and review of your Tuolumne River rafting trip! We're happy to hear you had such a good time with your son and hope you'll join us on another adventure in the future!

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were a party of 6 (2 in 40s and 4 young adults). We had a fantastic time with Emily our guide who made the whole day such great fun. Even with two of our party taking an unscheduled swim down Ned's Gulch rapid, we...More

Thank Mattcolmer
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks for rafting with us on the Merced River! Great to hear your group had a fantastic time! We appreciate the review and five rating!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Incredible rafting experience with my husband my 15 year old daughter and friend and my 12 year old daughter. The guides were wonderful. kind and fun to spend time with. We are excited to book future trips with Oars and loved the Tuolome trip.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had enjoyed many other rafting trips in other locations around the U.S. and had high expectations for OARS based on our previous experiences and comparisons with other outfitters. We found our guide, Tanner, to be skilled, personable, and a very pleasant host. The trip...More

Thank tnanna
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for choosing to raft the Tuolumne River with us and taking the time to post a review. We're happy you enjoyed your time with Tanner and the rafting portion of your trip. We are sorry to hear you ended up on a trip...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

My first trip on the Merced River was a great experience due to Tanner. He was helpful and very experienced guide. I fell into a class four rapid due to an unexpected rock, however Tanner made sure to stay calm and get me in the...More

Thank Erin A
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Merced River: Awesome river! A step up from South Fork American in terms of excitement and size of rapids, but nothing too gnarly. No need for a wetsuit, but still good snow melt for great rapids. Had some opportunity to swim some rapids (intentionally) and...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the all day river rafting adventure with Jeff, Tanner, Jack and Emily. What a fun group! Our boat guide was Emily and we loved her right away. She is funny and adventurous, just what we were looking for. It was our first...More

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GrammieChris
15 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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