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“Take on the wild side in Three Rivers!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Kaweah Whitewater Adventures
Mtn. Road 349, P.O. Box 1059, Three Rivers, CA 93271
800.229.8658
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“Take on the wild side in Three Rivers!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Kaweah Whitewater Rafters is a must do for those looking for some excitement during your visit to Sequoia National Park. Great way to experience a wild river with great group of professional guides. Keep in mind this is not a Disneyland ride and has real element of danger ....Having said that, Go For It!! You won't regret it!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Fun and Wet Class 3 Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

When I told the locals at our hotel and Sequoia Tours that my daughter and I were going. Whitewater rafting, their responses were to ask who we were planning to go with...and when they heard, they all unanimously said that they ONLY recommended going with Frank (the owner of Kaweah River Adventures). Usually by late June, the river is low and the trips are ending. This year, our class 3 trip had to walk 2 rapids
that were class 4 due to the water volume. Although high because of continuing snow melt in the mountains, the water temperature was refreshing (mid 50s) on a hot (95 degree) afternoon. Only 2 kids in total rented wet suits, and the rest of us were fine with the big waves and spashes from the other rafts. Our guide Brian was in his 4th year on the river (with more experience elsewhere). A great time on the river, but next time my 12yo says class 4 is more her speed (or is that splash?).

Visited June 2011
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“Good fun, a little sketchy in places”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

we had an overall enjoyable time, but there were definitely some issues.

the safety instructions were not totally clear or thorough.

we went in august, when the water is admittedly low. a group of 5 of us had one raft. there were three other group rafts in our flotilla. our raft got stuck on rocks and in mildly dangerous situations several times. the other rafts did not have the same problem.
our guide worked quite hard for us, but didn't have the knowledge of the river or overall experience to keep us all in the boat and off the rocks.

definitely an activity for the adventurous, and not feint of heart (or swimming skill).

Visited August 2011
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“Extremely Disappointing!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

They asked us to arrive at 3. Everyone was waiting in a parking lot for 1 hour and 30 minutes, not doing anything. That is not how my family and I wanted to spend part of our afternoon. We finally got in the boat, on the water, a little after 5 pm! No explanations were given about the delay. Kaweah Whitewater Adventures was extremely disorganized and payed little attention to customer satisfaction. After each rapid we had to wait 5-10 minutes for every boat in our trip (~6 other boats) to go through the rapid. We have been on many rafting trips around the country, and have never experienced this kind of wait time. The afternoon took 4 hours, of which 3 were spent waiting and 1 actually enjoying the river. Luckily our guide was great, extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited May 2011
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“Scott, our guide, had great knowledge of...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010 via mobile

Scott, our guide, had great knowledge of the area and was HILARIOUS! We were the first out in the 2010 season and had a BLAST! Frank, the owner, was amazing. He answered questions anytime....day or night. Frank was well prepared even though we were three weeks early into the season. We highly recommend whitewater adventures.

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