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Address: Main Street, Columbia, CA 95310
Phone Number: +1 800-431-3636
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Zephyr Whitewater is one of the most popular and experienced outfitters in...

Zephyr Whitewater is one of the most popular and experienced outfitters in California. We offer river rafting trips near Yosemite on the Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne rivers. Family and group rates, and internet special discounts are available. Our trips range in length from 1/2 to 3-days. On the Merced river, the closest river to Yosemite, we offer both morning and afternoon 11 mile 1/2 day trips, plus full day trips every day. Many guests have said their rafting trip on the Merced river near Yosemite was the highlight of their Yosemite Vacation. Join us and see why!

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Fun and family friendly

We had a great time. The guides are full of energy and make a fairly tame river rafting experience a lot of fun. We went with our eight year old and she had a blast. Definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time. The guides are full of energy and make a fairly tame river rafting experience a lot of fun. We went with our eight year old and she had a blast. Definitely recommended as a great way to kick off a visit to Yosemite and SEKI.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a wonderful trip. It was a new experience for our family and really didn't know what to expect, "Oh, how impressed we all were." I would highly recommend this company, what a great staff! We did the Kings River and spent two nights camping. The rafting was fantastic and the food was delicious. And my teenage daughter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our first experience with white water rafting! Enjoyed meeting the family we shared the boat with from England. Thank you to Henry!

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Just got back from the Merced river trip and it was a blast, the highlight of our trip to Yosemite and Sequia. Started off as a hot afternoon but that only helped our cause because it increased the water levels and pumped up the rapids. Many thanks to the entire crew but especially our guide, Tom, who was very knowledgeable... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We did a family trip to Yosemite then drove to this Merced River trip, 2 pm. Was our first raft trip, usually do bike and kayak trips. Staff was knowledgeable, fun, professional. People of all ages went. They are good at communicating and gauging the group in raft. Buy the beautiful high quality photos $40/$50 to document the experience. We... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Our family took our first whitewater rafting experience today and it was fantastic! These guys are great and Henry, our guide, was just perfect! We wouldn't change a thing and highly recommend these guys.

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Nixa, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We booked a float on the south fork of the American river through Zephyr on the tail end of our trip to Yosemite. We also opted to stay the night in the tent cabins prior to our float. The outfitter did a great job. We had an awesome breakfast before the float and the drive to the drop-in point wasn't... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great whitewater outfitter, family friendly, safety and quality are paramount. All guides and staff are top quality!

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Basingstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great fun, suitable for beginners, I am an over weight 47 year old and had a great time. River was good, team of guides were excellent fun but you felt safe the whole time. Fantastic lunch. Bus journey there and back far too cramped though

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had booked on the Merced River day trip, but the drought conditions meant our run had closed by mid-July so Zephyr asked us if we wanted to book on the Tuolomne River raft instead. 18 miles of fabulous fun. When they ask if you want to jump in/swim the rapids/'surf' upstream, remember to say yes yes yes!

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