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Address: Main Street, Columbia, CA 95310
Phone Number: +1 800-431-3636
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Description: Zephyr Whitewater is one of the most popular and experienced outfitters in...
Zephyr Whitewater is one of the most popular and experienced outfitters in California. We offer river rafting trips near Yosemite on the Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne rivers. Family and group rates, and internet special discounts are available. Our trips range in length from 1/2 to 3-days. On the Merced river, the closest river to Yosemite, we offer both morning and afternoon 11 mile 1/2 day trips, plus full day trips every day. Many guests have said their rafting trip on the Merced river near Yosemite was the highlight of their Yosemite Vacation. Join us and see why!
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Definitely go for the Tuolomne R option

We had booked on the Merced River day trip, but the drought conditions meant our run had closed by mid-July so Zephyr asked us if we wanted to book on the Tuolomne River raft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had booked on the Merced River day trip, but the drought conditions meant our run had closed by mid-July so Zephyr asked us if we wanted to book on the Tuolomne River raft instead. 18 miles of fabulous fun. When they ask if you want to jump in/swim the rapids/'surf' upstream, remember to say yes yes yes!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We booked directly through Zephyr and they were very professional. They notified me that we would have to see if the water levels rose in the Merced river. We went 5.16.15 and were told this would be the last trip of the season. All 11 of our family had a great time on 2 seperate rafts. Our guides were Adam... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Wyatt, Thanks for taking the time to comment about your rafting trip on the Merced river. It was a pleasure having your family with us this "drought" year, and we hope you can join us again for some "high water" in the future. Your comments are greatly appreciated. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I were traveling with another couple to Yosemite for a few days and booked the half day AM trip on the Merced. None of us had ever whitewater rafted before, so we didn't really know what to expect. I'm so glad we chose Zephyr to coordinate our rafting trip because everything went very smoothly and we had... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our last event on our trip to Yosemite. We reserved the AM half day trip which turned out great considering it was the last day of rafting due to low water levels. Our guide, Gordy, was very informative and well experienced. We had an easy day on the Merced river until our raft filled with water and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Originally booked for a full day trip but because of cancellations we could only do the half day. When we arrived we were introduced to everyone and then suited up in wetsuits and life jackets. After a safety talk we headed down to the boat and the adventure began! We did the trip on the Merced and it was amazing!... More 

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My trip was actually more like 1993, but I've been a resident here since 1989 and I know the company's rep. It is TOO MUCH FUN! We still talk about the trip and still have our photos. We went with four teenage boys who were a bit blase until they actually got on the river. What a thrill! Do it!

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I went on the Kings River weekend trip with Zephyr and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was very impressed by how well the camp site was set up, and the beautiful location of it right along the banks of the river. The tent cabins were spacious, clean, and comfortable. I was expecting typical camping food to be served but was pleasantly... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fun, well trained staff took great care of us on a recent trip down the Merced River! A beautiful trip for the whole family. We loved that we have the photos of the entire trip. Maggie was our guide and was excellent. Really sharp gal and made the trip really fun for my girls. We would do this again for... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

we had a great experience with the debrief-the staff, the boats, the instructor-the whole show. Excellent

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

During a trip with our family to Yosemite this past June, 2012, we decided to try out Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions for a whitewater adventure on the Toulumne River. I have two young boys (10 & 14) and they were a bit nervous as we drove down the rather steep canyon to where we would meet up with our guide "Mike"... More 

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Address: Main Street, Columbia, CA 95310
Phone Number: +1 800-431-3636
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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