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American Whitewater Expeditions

5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
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Cannot say enough good things about the staff at A.W.E. and the experience they created for us.

We went up for a 2-day rafting bachelor party on the middle fork class-IV rapids and had Jessica as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
martymcfly713
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Carmel, California
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Middle Fork - Best 8th Anniversary EVER!!

We'd done the South Fork a couple of years ago, and my wife convinced me to do the Middle Fork for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PoozHooz
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Westlake Village, California, United States
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American Whitewater Expeditions is the premier whitewater rafting company in California on the American River, providing rafters with first class trips since 1980. Our goal has always been to provide high quality rafting adventures that are exciting, relaxing and, most importantly, lots of FUN!The American River has become a popular destination for whitewater rafting enthusiasts in California. Due to their close proximity to several major California cities including San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, Sacramento, Reno, and South Lake Tahoe, rafting on any one of our guided trips is an exciting vacation option.American Whitewater Expeditions offers fun and relaxing trips forindividuals, families, friends, and groups of all sizes. With three different rivers and three levels of adventure to choose from, we can give anyone from ages 6 to 106 a really great time whitewater rafting on the American River.
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5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went up for a 2-day rafting bachelor party on the middle fork class-IV rapids and had Jessica as our guide for both days. Could not be more pleased with how awesome of a guide Jessica was, despite getting us dumped in the tunnel shoot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd done the South Fork a couple of years ago, and my wife convinced me to do the Middle Fork for our 8th anniversary. We camped at the site the night before, right next to the river and it was magical. For the rafting, it...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

My buddies and I did our bachelor party at the river with American Whitewater Expeditions. The staff was incredibly helpful during the booking process, explaining all the options, what to expect, and what to bring. I spoke with several different people throughout my planning and...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

My wife and I did this trip in mid-September, and it was outstanding. Our tour guide was great, and we had an awesome day on the river. This is a trip that would be good for the whole family. Rapids are a mixture of Level...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Zak the Brit was our guide. He was not only interesting, but also made sure we had a safe and fun adventure. I brought two friends and my wife along, none of which had been down the Middle Fork before. For that reason, they were...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017

First of all, everyone raves about the white water rafting, the guides, the fun, the great day on the river, etc... AND WE AGREE WITH ALL OF THAT. We just want to say that the camp, the food, the check in and the remodeled bathrooms...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

I've done a considerable amount of whitewater worldwide but this was my first time taking my middle daughter Madison, age 8. We did Chili Bar. They say OK for 6 and up but it was her first time, so it had to be safe &...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

First time rafting for our family of four. We had the BEST time ever!! Vicky and Christian were our guides on our 2-day trip. Both of them were fantastic and extremely skilled, very personable. Safety is the No. 1 priority for this company. Campground was...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing day on the river with guide Liz. We were a group of two moms, a grandma and three kids (7, 9 & 9 yrs). Liz was wonderful with the kids and really knew how to relax their nerves and boost their confidence....More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time with American Whitewater. We were supposed to do the Middle Fork but the water was running at 2300 cubic feet/second so a decision was made to do the North Fork instead. I cannot say what our experience would have been...More

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