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Address: 5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
Phone Number: +1 800-825-3205
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Description: American Whitewater Expeditions is the premier whitewater rafting company...
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 three different 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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Exciting Whitewater Experience

The highlight of this class 2 & 3 whitewater experience for our group was our river raft guide, Wyatt. He was very friendly, and we really enjoyed his commentaries about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The highlight of this class 2 & 3 whitewater experience for our group was our river raft guide, Wyatt. He was very friendly, and we really enjoyed his commentaries about the river and rapids, and how he contributed to our enjoyment of our first whitewater rafting trip at the Southfork area of the American River. The class 2 & 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have to first say we had a total of 8 in our group. We had the most amazing guides and driver. Andres, Kevin and Jolene was the most professional and fun group. I was amazed how much fun I had on the Middle Fork. I was a first time rafter, but some in my group have done it several... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Full Day - South Fork of the American River July 16, 2015. First I will tell you about this company/organization, then the actual adventure and what you need to know to plan your trip. I booked this trip earlier in the year when our family decided to visit the Lake Tahoe area. They require a deposit when booking your trip... More 

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Piedmont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I both like to raft but have only gone a couple of times. I like to camp but he doesn't so I wasn't sure how our weekend would go. I'm happy to report thanks to the stellar team at AWE - we had a fantastic time! From the moment I contacted AWE to reserve our trip, the... More 

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Vacaville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went with a party of 44 from kids to adults and had a blast on the lower American River. It was the perfect day, sunny and not to hot and not too cold. I would recommend waterproof sunscreen, water shoes and synthetic athletic clothing that you can get drenched in, because you are in the sun for 5 hours... More 

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Venice, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We did the Southfork 2 days and the Middlefork on one last day. The guides are 10 stars!!! They all go above and beyond to keep it safe and keep it fun. They are a family - a community. The campground is lovely with great meals, clean bathrooms and showers. We will go back as soon as possible.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The guides were super helpful and nice!! They kept us calm and exited to go rafting!! Five stars!!! It was the best experience of our life!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Don't be fooled by other companies that play games with their prices on Groupon. American Whitewater is THE company to use in Coloma. We scheduled our full day trip for 8 people down the South Fork in advance and took advantage of the midweek family special which was a great deal. We planned to camp for 2 nights (one night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I go here on an annual group trip and I love it! The staff here is really nice, they accommodate gluten free which is awesome, and I have rode both north and south fork. Mind you I cant swim and my first trip I was terrified, but our boat guide, tom, was fantastic at making sure everyone felt safe and... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

AWE stands for AWEsome! Last week, took my kids ages 12 and 14 on the South Fork 2 day trip (really 1.5 days, the second day is Chile Bar, which is only 2 hours on the river). We had done a few half day trips before on other rivers. The company makes sure you have realistic expectations, looks after your... More 

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