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“FANTASTIC first whitewater rafting experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ouzel Outfitters - Oregon & Idaho Rafting

Ouzel Outfitters - Oregon & Idaho Rafting
63043 Sherman Road, Bend, OR
800-788-7238
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Owner description: Ouzel Outfitters offers you the opportunity for less "screen time" and more "green time". Join us with your family or friends for one of a wide variety of whitewater rafting adventures in Oregon or Idaho. From half-day whitewater "fixes" to week-long wilderness adventures, we're bound to have the right trip for you. Choose from (Oregon) Rogue, Deschutes, McKenzie, North Umpqua, John Day, Owyhee (Idaho) Lower Salmon.
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“FANTASTIC first whitewater rafting experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I decided we would like to try whitewater rafting and feel very lucky that we chose Oozle. We did the North Umpqua River full day trip and had an amazing time. Our guides were Anthony, Cam and Tim (though Anthony was the guide in our boat); we were super impressed with their enthusiasm, knowledge of local wildlife and their willingness to have fun while paying attention to safety.

If you are at all concerned about whether to take your kids, or about safety in general, they had all the bases well covered and made sure that you understood what would be required if an emergency came up. In our group, there was a ten year old and a twelve year old and they had a great time.

Also, they know the best natural hot spring spot to visit! It was a great way to end our day trip and my husband and I would highly recommend asking them about it (I would tell you where, but you'll have to go on a trip to find out!)

We had so much fun, we are planning on taking a multi-day trip with them in the future! They were also highly recommended by other people we met in our travels. We really can't say enough about how awesome they are (and I didn't even go into the delicious lunch they made for everyone on the trip!) If you go with Oozle, you can't go wrong!

Visited July 2014
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Mill Valley, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great experience rafting down the Deschutes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first white water rafting experience and we can't wait to go back for more. Ouzel is a great adventure company from the quality of customer service that we received from the owner Brian, to the attention to safety and knowledge and excellent experience provided by our guides Jesse and AJ. Jesse was in our guide and he made it especially comfortable and fun for my teenagers. Highly recommend!

Visited July 2014
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Independence, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Deschutes River Day Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our first ever white water rafting experience. Our guides' name was Anthony and he made sure that we got the most out of our trip down the Deschutes river. Anthony made sure that we understood all the rules of the river. During our trip we never felt in danger and this made for a great time.
The day before our rafting trip, the office called and asked if we wanted to reschedule our trip because two members of the other party decided to back out due to concerns over the weather. We chose to keep our original date. They were very accommodating and brought along two other guides in training (Katie and Kevin), so that we were able to still have a full raft and get the most out of our rafting experience. We could not have asked for a better first time rafting adventure and we look forward to booking our next trip with Ouzel Outfitters!

Visited June 2014
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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best Rafting Company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you want to go rafting, Ouzel Outfitters are the BEST! Fantastic guides and all around great company.

Visited July 2013
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Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Perfect for families with young kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is a fabulously run company - so well organized with such excellent staff. I was nervous about taking my kids whitewater rafting for safety issues, but they reassured me that the trip was ideal for kids and very safe..................and it was all that and more. The guides were kind, smart, and well experienced - thank you Will for the great afternoon on the river!

Visited August 2013
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