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Adirondack River Outfitters

3115 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Old Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Description: Whitewater rafting on the four rivers in New York State. Hudson in North Creek, Black in Watertown, Moose in Old Forge, and Salmon in Pulaski.
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Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

very highly recommend Adirondack River Outfitters. Our guide, "critter" made our first experience white water rafting an adventure to remember! While putting our safety first and foremost he also made the 17 mile trip lots of fun and interesting! We learned to NEVER STAND UP IN THE RIVER AND NEVER TAKE YOUR HAND OFF THE TOP OF YOUR PADDLE...he did... More

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Cohoes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend! We went with a group of 9 on 8/23/14 on the Hudson River and it was awesome. The boats have 8 spots for rowing, and one person sat in the middle catching all the waves. Our group consisted of 20 somethings to 50 and everyone had a great time. Only one person fell overboard during the trip, but... More

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Queensbury, NY
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Excellent operation. Very safety conscious and great employees. Kevin was an excellent guide and very entertaining! I highly recommend this operation in North River. The scenery is beautiful and the ride is thrilling. You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our rafting trip on the Hudson River with Adirondack River Outfitters was awesome! The staff did a great job letting us know what to expect and how to safely handle any situation that might arise------DON'T STAND UP IN THE RIVER. Our guide Kevin was fantastic. He had a great personality and really seemed to know what he was doing. The... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I highly recommend Adirondack River Outfitters for white water rafting! I have rafted with them twice now, both times on the Black River. All of the guides/employees are extremely energetic and they really seem to truly love their jobs! Our guide was Erica and she was incredible. She had a great personality and made us feel comfortable right from the... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Took a party of 9 on 8/2/14. No one ever did white water rafting before. Our ages ranged from 14 through 52. What an awesome day! We showed up at 8:30am. The staff directed us inside to Gary (the owner). He was very organized. We turned in the waiver forms (my wife had them all filled out well prior to... More

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Le Roy, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I took a group of 12 friends on the Black River trip on a Sunday. Several were first timers. Everyone had a great time and can't wait to go again. This was my first time using ARO. The word that kept jumping to mind for me was "professional" from start to finish. I'd estimate the total size of the group... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Last year my group and I were lucky enough to get "Dingo" as our guide. This year we requested him! All around, the guides are very knowledgeable of the river and surrounding areas. Safety and fun are their top priorities and they exceed in both. We will definitely be returning next year.

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Lancaster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are visiting the Lake George area be sure to take the time out to try ARO adventures these folks sure know how to have fun and make you part of that experience. Our Guide Steve was great you could tell very quickly that he enjoyed doing what he was doing from start to finish. Some of our team... More

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Syracuse, New York
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been white-water rafting several other times in Costa Rica and NY state however I am not a pro or expert. I picked ARO for a Black River rafting trip based on reviews and the longevity of their business. There were some pros but the cons really cast a shadow on my overall experience. I went on a Sunday and... More

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Ronald S, Owner at Adirondack River Outfitters, responded to this review

I am glad you thought our staff was great and am sorry about the excessive safety related waiting above and below some of the rapids that you experienced, as that amount of wait time is NOT our normal procedure. The day you went was unusual in two regards, as you noted the water level was extremely high for that time... More

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