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LA River Kayak Safari

2825 Benedict St, Los Angeles, CA 90039-3805
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For the adventurous. Physically challenging so very fun but not for everyone..

Went for father's day with 76 year old uncle, wife and daughters. Was a big group so somewhat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TheKoonah
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Los Angeles, California
Yes, you can kayak the LA River!

I didn't know what to expect from this outing because where I live the LA River is mostly concrete... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
MrsEaves
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San Francisco, CA
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Paddle the emerging Los Angeles River with locals whose backyard is the unique Frogtown neighborhood. Every of our tours includes bikes, river lore, and a downstream paddle that is fun, challenging and resplendent with wildlife. This stretch of the river is by far the best of LA river kayaking and also home to an emerging river culture of restaurants, coffee shops and art. New to paddling? We have time-tuned techniques to teach you fast. By the end of your 3 hour tour, you will be an accomplished urban kayaker.
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2 days ago
“For the adventurous. Physically challenging so very fun but not for everyone..”
12 Jun 2017
“Yes, you can kayak the LA River!”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2825 Benedict St, Los Angeles, CA 90039-3805
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for father's day with 76 year old uncle, wife and daughters. Was a big group so somewhat chaotic (like herding cats!)...but at the end of the day a successful adventure. Although my uncle made it and he really enjoyed it I thought it was...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

I didn't know what to expect from this outing because where I live the LA River is mostly concrete. But on this trip we saw a great variety of plants and animals on a river that has water up to 10' deep, rapids and pools....More

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Steven A, Owner at LA River Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks for joining us. You were fun and adventuresome company on our bike and kayak trip in Elysian Valley, LA River. We appreciate your thoughtful review.

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Reviewed July 4, 2016

We wanted to go on a kayak adventure just as we did on one of our other vacations. We wanted to stay around LA and not go down to the San Diego area.You do get a good work out . The bike ride is just...More

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Steven A, Owner at LA River Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thanks for joining us and giving such a detailed and accurate review. We are still sometimes shocked at the transition from urban life to being in nature. Around a bend one may see electric towers but at points only birds, rapids and wildlife. We are...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2016

Take a kayak trip and shoot rapids - right in the heart of Los Angeles. The LA river in the Frogtown area (north of Dodger Stadium) has a kayak experience that is a must for LA adventure-seekers. Ride two miles up the bike path, then...More

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Steven A, Owner at LA River Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2016

Thanks for joining us. Kayaking the LA River is a must do if you want to understand the possibilities of the river as the core of an urban park that would run through all of Los Angeles. Elysian Valley is a unique location where nature...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2015

My teenage daughter and I did the morning Kayak Safari on August 1st and had a great time. The water was a little low, which made navigating through some of the rocks a little difficult, but Steve and Nick were there to help if needed....More

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Steven A, Owner at LA River Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

We are constantly amazed by the incredible who join us on our trips. It seems like those who chose to take this urban river journey are cut from special cloth.

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Reviewed June 1, 2015

Surprised to find such a great outdoor adventure opportunity in the middle of Los Angeles. The cheerful staff greets you on time with a helpful approach to this "surprise" adventure. What starts with an easy bike ride up the river is completed by a fun...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a great activity for tourists or locals. It's a pretty good workout, it's not an easy relaxing trip but it's a ton of fun and really pretty!!

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

LA River Kayak Safaris have begun their second year of offering an urban adventure for the whole family once kids reach the age where they can paddle their own kayak and enjoy the fun of possibly tipping over in a little rapid. The whole trip...More

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Steven A, Owner at LA River Kayak Safari, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Glad you enjoyed the trip. Thanks for giving everyone a pretty clear idea of the trip and what to expect.

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SueHJ
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Steven A | Property representative |
The 2017 season gets under way on memorial day which is May 29. This is due to government rules. So unfortunately, we can't get you on the river until then. We run up until the end of September.
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B G
October 15, 2016|
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Response from Steven A | Property representative |
Sorry we missed your inquiry ...for those who want information its best to check out our website which has a lot of information. You can also email us through our contact page that we keep watch on all the time...
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