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O.A.R.S. California Rafting Day Tours

2863 Hwy 49, Angels Camp, CA 95222
+1 209-736-2597
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Angels Camp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” and Outside magazine’s runner up for “Best Outfitter,”... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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palo alto, california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You couldn't ask for a better outfit. The guides are top notch (James was our man - amazing ability to keep everyone, our boat and the entire group, entertained and safe). The campground - especially the pre-set platform tents, is beautiful and thoughtful. The platform tent area has two well-placed water features for beauty and sound masking. There are tons... More

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Greentown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Just finished a three day rafting trip down the Tuolumne River and had the most amazing experience. Chris A was our raft guide and he really made the trip. He was funny and serious when he needed to be. He ensured safety of the boat at all times while still having a good time. I highly recommend the trip. Chris... More

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San Jose, California
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went on the three day Tuolumne River white water rafting trip. It was pretty hot (went in late July/early August) and because of the drought, the water wasn't quite as good as it could have been. That said, we still had a great time. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable, told great stores, kept people interested and having a... More

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Berkeley, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was my second trip with OARs and it won't be the last. This was their craft beer trip with Chef Chip Roberts from the Arnold Pantry and it was pretty amazing. I am partially biased as I provided the beer from the 21st Amendment Brewery out of San Francisco. Beyond the amazing food and beer the trip down the... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

we had a two days rafting in tuolomne river. Great nature , great guides and a fun river to raft made this a Lifetime experience. My girlfriend and i had a awesome trip dovn the tuolomne, the glamping ,breakfast,lunsj and dinner were way better than we expected(but were NORWEGIANS). We want to do tis again Tuolomne or Colorado river with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Kelby Mann was our guide and he was awesome!!! He has allot of knowledge of his history about the location and he kept it exciting the whole time time we were on the boat... My family and I are planning on going back and we want Kelby to be our personal guide :-) Thank you Kelby for make our trip... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent Oarspeople: Katrina as leader of the tour, and John,Lars,Jimmy,Cory,Ryan,Derrick, Katie and Kate. They are knowledgeable about the Colorado river, hiking trails, history, geology, flora and fauna. They worked their tails off to keep us well fed, comfortable and safe on the river. My husband and I did the 7 day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

My fiancee, Eric, and I booked this trip about 3 weeks before we went. I watched all the videos and read every thing possible on rafting. We were both extremely nervous! But it turned into a very relaxing FUN filled trip. We did the 2 day trip. The guides were simply amazing!!!! They were attentive and on key with everything.... More

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended trip. Chris A. was our guide and he was wonderful! Great food and tons of fun! Thank you Chris for all your expertise, excitement and sewing A+'s sandals. We will be in touch to do the middle fork of the American river. Hopefully with Sean and Ullon! Thank you!!! Mary M.

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Leucadia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We just returned from a 6 day, 5 night trip from Lee's Ferry to Phantom Ranch with OARS. I'm finding it difficult to put into words how much this trip exceeded our expectations. The boatmen (Three were women) were amazing in their knowledge about the canyon, their cooking skills, their rafting skills and their humor. I was impressed about how... More

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