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SoCal Rafting

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“the river”(40 reviews)
“a lot of fun”(6 reviews)
“great fun”(6 reviews)
Our main focus while Kern River rafting is to ensure that your class II/III whitewater experience is both fun and memorable. All of our guided river trips are available for families with kids from age 6 and up. Our rafting equipment is new and state...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
+1 888-537-6748
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All reviews the river a lot of fun great fun my son cant wait wear water shoes guide john getting wet mile trip go the extra mile water bottles hour drive looked fun the entire trip big john included in the price free photos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are big fans of Quick and Fun rafting trips that we manage to find throughout the world. We were pleased with all of the staff at SoCal Rafting especially their guide, John. His wit and knowledge of the river were great....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RobMundo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tylor was our guide and he was great! No one fell in the river! The rapids were exciting, my mom and son also had a great time we did the shorter trip since we are all first timers I wish we had more time to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Nd0627mom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the 9.00 am tour the previous day and was instructed to meet up at 8.30. No one was there. At 8.50 someone opened the store and was obviously not glad to see us, as she put it “wasn’t expecting us...”. She was making phone...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carinao1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tyler and Chris were our guides for the day. They love what they do and it shows. Sarah took our pics and did some drone videos that turned out awesome. Good times!! Thank you

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ajams419
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Kernville on our family holiday from LA to San Fran. We wanted to do some white water rafting but unfortunately with the heatwave and slow river flow we decided to go tubing down the River Kern. SoCal rafting is right in Kernville,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We did the tubes and had a lot of fun. So much that we did it twice! Mickael was our guide and he is a great professional and a very interesting person On a fait l’activ Appellee tubes et c’était si bien que nous l’avons...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tibs W
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We did the river tubing with our 7 year old daughter. It was a great way to explore the river with some easy rapids adding to the adventure. Our daughter was too small to have a tube of her own but Mario, our guide, had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Annabelle L
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Very disappointed with not getting the pictures they promised. It’s been a month and multiple emails were sent but nothing. No pictures and no response to emails. These days people have smart phones, it’s hard to believe they can’t answer. They are quick to ask...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stevor7
Outdoor_Me, Owner at SoCal Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Hello. I'm very sorry that we disappointed you on your trip! I do want to help you. This may be a simple case of miscommunication. I spoke with Dan who says he was waiting for you to respond to his email. I told him to...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

My husband, teenage daughters, and I went rafting with SoCal at the beginning of July. We picked the tour with two runs and lunch (the website makes it sound like it's two different parts of the river - but it's the same run twice). Anyway,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elissa B
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I wanted to do something special with my visiting 15-year-old daughter and took a chance and made the 3-hour drive to Kernville -- and am so glad I did! It was everything I hoped for. We rented individual "inner tubes," but they were adapted like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Todd C
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March 22, 2018|
Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah! The section we run is considered a class II/III whitewater section. Perfect for beginners and first-timers. I think a better question for you might be what is a more mellow water level to bring your mom on the... More
Sylvia B
January 30, 2018|
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Response from Dori M | Reviewed this property |
Super easy rafting trip, we went down the river twice and after the second time the kids were comfortable enough to get out of the raft and float down in their vests. The staff at the store was *very nice*, and to be honest... More