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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
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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Valdez, Alaska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went rafting on the 5 day, 4 night Hells Canyon trip through Idaho and Oregon. The raft guides were exceptional in knowledge, friendly, fun and hard working. I highly recommend OARS for rafting trips and will do another trip with this company in the future. The rapids were fun and the food was great too. The homemade salsa the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We originally had a rafting trip planned on the Merced river, but since that time of the year the water was low, they planned another rafting trip, the Tuolumne river. This turned out to be a good deal since the Merced was a class 3 and the tuolumne river was a class 4. Pro's: great lunch, great guide (Sean), good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I rafted 11 days through the Grand Canyon from Lees Ferry to Whitmore Wash with O.A.R.S. in early September, 2013. It was a trip that I had wanted to do for my entire lifetime - and it met my expectations! The Arizona monsoon season had lasted 4 weeks longer than usual, so we had rain for the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

enough with the "stuff". sent them on an experience to remember., all safe and sound with stories to tell

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had the great fortune to do a dory boat trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Phantom Ranch down to the end of the canyon. Any trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is the trip of a lifetime but doing on a dory boat with OARs only made the trip more exceptional. My... More

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Bend, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I had the good fortune of getting on a GC Dory trip due to a late cancellation. I walked from the South Rim and met the rest of the guests at Boat Beach. It was a beautiful day, the hike was fun as usual, can't get enough of that canyon, and the dories were there to meet us. The guides... More

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Santa Monica, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

You will find every aspect of OARS trips handled with the utmost efficiency, friendliness, and professionalism. From your first contact with their agents to the boat guides you will feel safe and befriended. They are well experienced in providing top-class service whether the trips are handled directly by them or with one of their international agents. I have taken many... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had a great experience on this rafting trip. The view was beautiful, I loved the tall trees being out in the wilderness was an experience of a life time for me. The staff was knowledgeable and made the trip great. Ursula Becerril

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White River Junction, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

It is difficult to improve on superlatives others have already written. Everything about the trip (apart from the uncertainty imposed by Congress whether we would be able to go at all -- the rascals!) was excellent: communication, logistics, organization, personnel, ... Oh yes, there was the Canyon, too. I enjoyed the hikes as much as the rapids. But really, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Whilst visiting the USA on our family holiday, with a limit of both time and budget, we as a family had to decide on a couple of days doing the Disney thing or a couple of days rafing on the South Fork American River. With trepidation we went for the Rafting with our eight year old! How right could we... More

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