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!
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