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Kern River Tours

2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Lower Kern 1 day

Was disappointed that it took us 2 hours to get on the water (seemed not very organized and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dave S
via mobile
The Gusto was Fantastic!

We had the best time with Kern River Tours. We picked the 13 mile Gusto trip and it was perfect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bakersfield, California
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In 1974, Kern River Tours became the first commercial rafting company on the Kern River, and our experience shows in our total operation. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality, most memorable experience possible. We are permitted to run all commercially run sections of the Kern River and have trips for all experience levels.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was disappointed that it took us 2 hours to get on the water (seemed not very organized and certainly in no hurry) one guide quit in the middle of the trip (which caused another 45 minute stop) and we had lunch at a site with...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the best time with Kern River Tours. We picked the 13 mile Gusto trip and it was perfect! Our guide Suzy was awesome and led us through some great rapids! We stopped for lunch and then back on the river. It was a...More

Thank ItsJustMe452
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three friends and I went on the day-long rafting trip called "Gusto" down 13 miles of the lower Kern. We are all getting on in years - 60 plus. We had a great experience from beginning to end. The trip was really well-organized and the...More

Thank jlmhere
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing and thrilling trip with entire family. Great guides, big water - a total blast. Can't recommend KRT enough. Very professional, safe and fun!

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day! The Kern River is running the best it's been since 1983!!! We did the upper Kern on Mother's Day, and the River was running at 7000+ CFS! We did the Lower Kern yesterday. It's running about as fast as they let it go...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic safe day on the Kern River with the water rushing at over 5400 CFS. We went with the half day "Sampler Run" which included class III and IV rapids. Friendly staff with experienced river guides. We will continue to use Kern River...More

Thank tlmcroberts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a great guide on your raft makes a huge difference. But still the whole team there is great! Our guide, Drew, did an excellent job at training us before we went rafting, and informed us about what to do and what not do! The...More

2  Thank Heshan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great rafting experience, especially for my first time. We were a group at the novice level, which ultimately created issues. However, the guide Taya was extremely understanding & patient even though she could have easily been annoyed with our group. I recommend the...More

Thank Scorpio_Traveler_85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went rafting with my coworkers here and it was great. The guides knew a lot about the river and really made it an enjoyable rafting experience. I will definitely be going again. We did The Sampler on the Upper Kern. Greta run!

Thank thepurplesweater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with coworkers for a work bonding trip. A great time was had by all! Very professional guides. The water is higher and faster than it has been in years!

Thank cael9million
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