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

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 NEW

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
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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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9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Valdez, Alaska
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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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