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Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips

210 Merlin Rd, Merlin, OR 97532
541-479-5061
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Merlin
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Orange Torpedo Trips is the most experienced rafting and inflatable kayaking outfitter on the Rogue River. We offer unique inflatable kayaking trips... more » Owner description: Orange Torpedo Trips is the most experienced rafting and inflatable kayaking outfitter on the Rogue River. We offer unique inflatable kayaking trips and rafting trips ranging from 4 hours to 14 days on a variety of rivers including the Rogue, Salmon, Klamath, and North Umpqua. We have the perfect trip for everyone from age 4 years and up! « less
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Nevada City, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had an extra day in Southern Oregon, and decided to book a 1/2 day river trip. Staff handled our late request, and new just how to advise us when the GPS led us astray from the meeting place. Our guide was experienced, capable and friendly. We had never been rafting, but had no worries through the short class three... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went on the main Salmon with group of friends (most were fit, 50, and inexperienced). The guides were great - friendly in camp, professional on the water. It was challenging, but doable. Had a blast.

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Sunset Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was such a blast to have a bunch of knowledgeable, talented, and up-beat people take care of all the details as we covered about 35 miles of the Lower Klamath over three days. The one-person torpedoes were in near-new condition and the rest of their gear (tents, chairs, etc.) was adequate or better. The guides were fun and easy-going,... More

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had such a great time rafting the Klamath River. Thank you for the kind words. If you loved the Klamath but want some bigger waves, next time check out the Lower Salmon in Idaho. Basically the Klamath, but bigger! Best Regards, Erik and the rest of the OTT Family. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first rafting trip and we decided to choose half day nugget falls trip. The staff was very friendly and our guide Brian was super fun. He gave us all the basic tips and explained the rules before the trip. He made sure we enjoyed the rapids and made us experience the thrill by going against the tide... More

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

I'm so glad you chose your first river trip with us. It's truly an honor to introduce someone to what we love so dearly. Glad to hear you had a good time and hopefully we will see you again soon! More

Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Family with teens who have 10+ white water experiences and this was very well done. Safe, lots of fun for all. Due to summer river conditions, we did the inflatable "orange torpedo" kayaks and it made the trip.

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Great to hear you tried the inflatable kayaks. We really believe they are THE way to go down the river. That's why we were the first in the world to do them. Hopefully we get to see you again, perhaps on a bit longer trip, maybe a couple days on the Klamath or Salmon river... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great fun , very organised , good value for money . We would love to do the trip again , next time we will choose the harder one . Thanks for this great experience in the Grants Pass region .

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words. If you want something a little harder, next time checkout the North Umpqua River. Arguably the best single day of rafting in the state of Oregon. Lots of great rapids, beautiful scenery, really the works. We hope to see you again soon. Have a great rest of your summer. Best regards, Erik and... More

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I just had a great trip on the Rogue river. I was super impressed with how safety conscious the guides were. There was a guide with each group of 4 people. The guides led the way through the rapids and then waited for and watched for their team as they passed through the rough spots. If someone flipped over the... More

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

Stanley, Great to hear how much you enjoyed your trip. We have always believed that having guides in the inflatable kayaks makes all the difference. Having someone to teach you, lead you through the rapids, and then pick you up if you do dump. It's nice knowing someone is there for you. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you... More

HOUSTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I took 2 day rafting + camping trip in North Umpqua River between dates of June 20-21. I loved it. My tour guides Jeffery and Tim were so good. I have to specially give thanks to Jeffery. This was my first outdoor trip. I have never done rafting and camping in my life. Jeffery was really a great help. Rest... More

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

I can't tell you how honored we are to be a part of your first outdoor adventure. Helping you learn to camp and go on the river. We love to share our beautiful area and more importantly how great exploring a river can be, so thanks for letting us share with you. Hopefully we will see you next time on... More

Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We did the (3) day Rogue River Trail Run last weekend and had such a wonderful, memorable time. It was me & my 2 best friends. There were 7 in our group total. The other 4 were guys from out of state. OTT did an outstanding job of carrying our gear and the meals were amazing!! We had Billy as... More

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eweiseth, General Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip so much. The Rogue River trail is so unique and I think you really nailed it when you mentioned it does have some steep parts that require a bit of concentration. I have always found many of those steep spots to be the most beautiful spots, so it's worth going slow just to... More

Pollock Pines, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you have NEVER been rafting and want to try it – you have to go with Orange Torpedo! If you have been rafting and did not go with Orange Torpedo – you have NOT been rafting! If you have rafted with Orange Torpedo then you know what I am talking about but next time, go river boarding – there... More

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eweiseth, Manager at Orange Torpedo Rafting Trips, responded to this review

I was so bummed I was not able to personally go on this trip, but the crew said it was a blast! Glad to hear you enjoyed and I am happy we were able to make it happen. Hopefully this is the first of many adventures together. Maybe next year we go for the 3-day. More

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