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American Whitewater Expeditions

5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
800-825-3205
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Coloma
Type: Water sports
Owner description: American Whitewater Expeditions is the premier whitewater rafting company in California on the American River, providing rafters with first class... more » 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. « less
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Chino Hills, California
2 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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2 helpful votes 2 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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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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Santa Barbara, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went on a 1 day South Fork trip with American Whitewater Expeditions and had a great time. Excellent guides, high quality equipment, good safety instruction and gear and very professional staff. Rafting is really fun, and the river is beautiful. Highly recommend.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Im sure many companies can get you in a raft and take you down the river. The staff of American Whitewater Expeditions take it to the next level. Not only do they create a relaxing and fun environment but they believe in service. Just one example is when I forgot some needed medical supplies on the rafting trip. The owner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Our group of 11, ranging from 8 years to 63 years went rafting with this company a few weeks back. All of us had a great time. We arrived pretty late the previous night and appreciated having the tents all set up for our camping experience. Breakfast next morning was good - plenty of options for some of us vegetarians.... More

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SF/Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Our family decided to celebrate Mother's Day weekend with a trip to Gold Country. Our 11 year old was especially excited to go rafting. Mom was excited to sleep in ;-) American Whitewater Expeditions had just the trip to satisfy both of us - the South Fork Express - a half day that unlike other abbreviated 2 hour options was... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Two buddies and I joined American Whitewater for an expedition on the Middle Fork as part of a four day road trip from BC. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the equipment and food was great. What sold the experience for me though was the guide. Jeff did a great job of making us feel at ease, keeping us... More

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