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American Whitewater Expeditions

5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
800-825-3205
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Coloma
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: American Whitewater Expeditions is the premier whitewater rafting company in California on the...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: American Whitewater Expeditions is the premier whitewater rafting company in California on the American River, providing rafters with first class trips since 1980. Our goal has always been to provide high quality rafting adventures that are exciting, relaxing and, most importantly, lots of FUN!The American River has become a popular destination for whitewater rafting enthusiasts in California. Due to their close proximity to several major California cities including San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, Sacramento, Reno, and South Lake Tahoe, rafting on any one of our guided trips is an exciting vacation option.American Whitewater Expeditions offers fun and relaxing trips forindividuals, families, friends, and groups of all sizes. With threedifferent rivers and three levels of adventure to choose from, we can give anyone from ages 6 to 106 a really great time whitewater rafting on the American River.
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Burlington, Vermont
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Background Disclaimer: Our daughter is a rafting guide with American Whitewater Expeditions (AWE). We believe we are capable of discerning if our reviews are biased. Verdict: Our daughter chose to work with AWE as a rafting guide because they are considered possibly the most competent, safety conscious rafting company on the American River. Being safety conscious (such as requiring that... More 

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Silicon Valley
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having never rafted, I wasn't sure what to expect. My husband and I went on the South Fork trip and never came close to any kind of danger. I think we both wished we'd tried the Middle Fork instead because it would have been a bit more thrilling and we would not have been surrounded by kids (we were the... More 

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Ft Worth, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband, 12 yr old son and I had never white water rafted before and were advised to do the South Fork trip. It was PeRfEcT! We did the full river tour. We arrived at the camp at 8:30 am for sign ups and orientation. The peeps were very friendly and accommodating throughout the entire process (parking was weird) Our... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took a large group (41 people) for 2 days of whitewater rafting and kayaking. The guides were well informed, fun and provided outstanding training. The food was really good and plentiful. Water level was low due to drought restrictions and the river was a little crowded but the guides made it fun. We highly recommend this group.

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Long Beach, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Went rafting with these characters today, middle fork of the American river. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun this was, but here is the quick version. We took advantage of the free camping the night prior to our trip, nice facilities, nice campsites. We had packed out own breakfast, but the breakfast they served looked way better.... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It has been more than 20 years since our last white water rafting experience, but this full day on the Middle Fork with Tom as our AWE guide, was the best!!! We chose to be picked up in Auburn as we were staying in Lake Tahoe and this location was best for our schedule. Upon being picked up we were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the first time whitewater rafting for my daughter(25) and me. We did the day and half trip with 2/3 level rapids. We had a fantastic experience. We did the camping at their site, had their meals and did the southfork gorge and chilibar trip. Everything was excellent. Good safety talks, excellent guides, wonderful food, and the best people.... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love whitewater rafting. This was my 5th trip to the American River. On my previous 4 trips I have always used a different outfitter. This year I knew i would go with AWE again. Last year, I was blown away by the amount of time that was spent on safety and really explaining what could go wrong and how... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Just returned from two separate days of rafting with AWE over Memorial Day weekend. We were a group of four families with kids aged 10 to 16 and had an absolute blast. Our entire group did a half day on the South fork then split the second day with one doing a different section of the South and the Dads... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Ask for guide Stacey, she was great. We took the day trip in the lower gorge because our kids 11- 14 had never rafter before. The trip is a relatively easy one so if you want something more exciting try the upper gorge. Lots of fun games to play as a family during the quite parts of the river. We... More 

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