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Adirondack River Outfitters

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Address: 3115 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420
Phone Number: +1 315-369-3536
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Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Black River in Watertown, the Hudson...

Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Black River in Watertown, the Hudson River in North River, and the Moose River in Old Forge. ARO has been providing friends and families adrenaline filled adventures for thirty four years. A day on a rafting adventures can provide a lifetime of memories.

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Lots of fun on Black River

Went rafting in September on the Black River with ARO, guides were all friendly and fun, rapids were good, and all in all was a fun time. May have to go back in the Spring though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went rafting in September on the Black River with ARO, guides were all friendly and fun, rapids were good, and all in all was a fun time. May have to go back in the Spring though, to try out some of the bigger water!

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West Deptford, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I rented a great kayak and spray skirt and spend four hours kayaking Fourth Lake. The owner really knows a lot about boats. You can rent paddle boards too.

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Sherrill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wow, what an amazing experience. My friend and I had the pleasure of being on the lead boat that day, man did we see a lot of wreckage. The guides on our trip were prepared for anything the Moose through at us. This trip in April is not for beginners, there were people who through in the towel after the... More 

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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Leary and a bit afraid to do this, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this. Our guide Erica was extremely experienced and professional, yet a lot of fun with a great personality. The other guides seemed to be just the same. The surroundings were beautiful, luckily we had a warm, sunny day. The trip was both relaxing... More 

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Pinecrest, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We arrived at 9am. This was 1 1/2 hours away from our cabin so we woke up at 6am to be there. This meant we had coffee as there was no time for breakfast. We arrived at 8:45am and were checked in by a gray bearded heavyset man who was the owner, Gary I believe. He was not welcoming in... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We had a good time with larry, he was smart, funny and very knowledgeable. I felt extremely safe and cannot wait to go rafting again. We did the black river, went with more than half of the raft ever having rafted, it was relaxing, fun and exciting. We got out of the raft to swim two times and had a... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Thank you Branden (our amazing guide) for making my birthday memorable... Went with my 3 adult son's & hubby rafting on August 7th down the Black River in Watertown. Branden has a great sense of humor and knowledge of the river. I highly recommend ARO. We will do it again.

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Lake George, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We booked with ARO for the first time and are so glad we did. Our guide, Mack, was professional and so much fun with great instruction and interesting historical facts along the way! The mid trip stop at the waterfall included a tasty snack and lemonade for refueling. The best part was getting off the river across the street from... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went on the Indian and Hudson River trip. It was great! Our guide was fun and I feel like she really felt out our abilities and floated us down the rivers in places she felt we could handle. The rapids were perfect for our first ever white water trip. My kids said they could do the trip everyday!!!! The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Dingo was a wonderful River Guide. He was full of knowledge and history and told stories along the way. He led us with skill and we even got to do some fun extras with the rapids. The view and natural beauty you get to experience from the river is breathtaking and unforgettable. We stopped for a river snack along the... More 

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