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

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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I can't speak highly enough about my experience with White Water Expeditions. We took a day trip down American river with lunch included half way down. The lunch was fantastic and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I can't speak highly enough about my experience with White Water Expeditions. We took a day trip down American river with lunch included half way down. The lunch was fantastic and a great setting for it. The scenery on the trip was amazing and mind blowing. We had Gordy as our guide and I can't speak highly enough, his chat... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

After much deliberation with family members we eventually committed to the booking of the White water rafting in late August of this year for a day trip down the American River. The apprehension amongst us was easily identified by the superb support team who made us feel far more confident once we got on our way. With clear instructions on... More 

Thank JohnMoli
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Our family was looking for a long weekend activity this summer that would meet the needs of age ranges 9 to 80. We found American Whitewater Expeditions. We booked the 2 day south fork trip with an overnight stay at camp. We had 8 adults, 1 teen, and 1 kid. Campsite-Tents were set up along with the camp chairs that... More 

Thank Susan808
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 

Thank Jimmy G
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 

Thank Regina S
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 

Thank berttaylorhanson
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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 

Thank Sandra L
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.

Thank Laura G
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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