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Address: 2863 Highway 49, Angels Camp, CA 95222-9707
Phone Number: +1 209-736-2597
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Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea...

Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” and Outside magazine’s runner up for “Best Outfitter,” O.A.R.S. is among the most trusted names in the travel industry. Since 1969 the company has set the standard in first-class rafting & sea kayaking adventures with unparalleled experiences in the most iconic national parks and wilderness areas in Western North America and abroad.O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top-notch equipment and today offers more than 75 unique itineraries worldwide, including one-day and weekend escapes. Over the last four decades the California-based company has positively affected the lives of more than 500,000 travelers, due to their ability to meet the diverse needs of their broad spectrum of clientele—more than 60% of passengers return for additional trips or are referred by past guests each year.

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Went on a 2 day trip down the American river. My family has taken trips are hole life, but this was the best yet. Are raft flipped in a rapid called troublemaker, it was a scary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
dannydwelley
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Angels Camp, California
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Angels Camp, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a 2 day trip down the American river. My family has taken trips are hole life, but this was the best yet. Are raft flipped in a rapid called troublemaker, it was a scary 5 seconds. Now we have a family story to tell for generations. As we tell the story it will only get better.

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Angels Camp, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a first class organization offering all sorts of rafting trips all over the world. This is their home base and they know their business extremely well! If you are looking for a rafting trip, this is the place to go. They even offer one day opportunities.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three words for this trip and OARS...professional, challenging and fun! I appreciate the option of trips offering combined activities and this one fit perfectly. The initial draw was the rafting, which included 2 days on the Tuolumne and a night camping on the river. The rafting was fabulous and with 27 classified rapids, never boring. Our guide, Mike, was wonderful... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands down one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had, if not the single best. My wife and I, along with 2 other couples with whom we are great friends, decided to book a 3 day trip with OARS for their Tuolumne rafting trip over the weekend of Aug 26-28, 2016. The 6 of us were in one... More 

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Philadephia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back from the Wine & 3 day Rafting trip down the Tuolumne River and cannot say enough about how fabulous it was. The communications about how to prepare for the trip and the videos on the website are very helpful. The trip down to the River set the stage for an awesome experience. The guides and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first white water experience in over 20 years. Our guide was awesome and well prepared. There was a brief and informative safety review before entering the water which was much appreciated. Because he knew the river so well, he was able to make the trip more exciting for us. He took us into sections certain ways to... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from the 3-day Tuolumne River Whitewater Rafting trip with Oars and I can't say enough of how good it was!! Everything was extremely well organized and the guides were fantastic! The rafting was a ton of fun, and the guides are very skilled when it comes to navigating the water that at times can be quite rough.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a day trip with Shayne as our guide and 4 other boats. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, but Shayne was exceptionally excellent in his role. All the guides were very informative on safety, gave little bits of history/folklore throughout he day, but most of all, they were fun! We will definitely go on this... More 

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Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A great place with a great company , with great weather and class 4 white water ,,,,,,,,,a great group of people and the best guides ..........I had a GREAT time and was impressed with the operation and info all along from pre-trip to end. The food was excellent and could have been served in a lodge , a perfect desert... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The three day, 18 mile trip down the Tuolumne River, with more than 12 class IV rapids, was an epic adventure - fun, exciting, nerve wracking and beautiful from start to finish. Our guide, Crystal, was amazing. Our safety was her utmost concern, but so was making our trip memorable. The rest of the crew, Mike (trip leader), Moose (videographer... More 

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