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Address: 2863 Hwy 49, Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone Number: +1 209-736-2597
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Description: Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea...
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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Tuolumne - River Bliss

Went on the three day trip down the Tuolumne River. Ben was our guide and trip leader and was just fantastic. He was knowledgable about the river, the environment, habitat along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went on the three day trip down the Tuolumne River. Ben was our guide and trip leader and was just fantastic. He was knowledgable about the river, the environment, habitat along with old miningand river stories. Ben is a true technician at mastering the level IV rapids. Our campsite was the best ever, great food prepared by all the wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had a group of 7 go rafting this weekend with our river guides Sean sorrin and Chris seymore. Professional an entertaining, provided us with an excellent trip. Can't wait to be back again to raft with OARs. Nothing but a great time

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palo alto, california
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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

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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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
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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

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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