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Kern River Tours

Lake Isabella, CA, USA
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About Kern River Tours
In 1974, Kern River Tours became the first commercial rafting company on the Kern River, and our experience shows in our total operation. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality, most memorable experience possible. In 2019 KRT merged with Sierra South Mountain Sports to create the largest and most experienced rafting company on the Kern River. We are permitted to run all commercially run sections of the Kern River and have trips for all experience levels.
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Alex s wrote a review Jun 2019
San Jacinto, California1 contribution
Great two day trip. Awesome food and rafting. Shout out to our guide Tanner. Very informative and talkative. Recommend this tour if you want to try out river rafting..
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Vincent D wrote a review Aug 2018
Camarillo, California29 contributions4 helpful votes
This company deserves a MINIMUM of 5 stars with how organized, friendly, and accommodating they were on our trip yesterday. We brought a crew of 12 people for the Picto run and our guides Chris and Matt could not have been better! They were super knowledgable, and we felt safe the entire time we were rafting since it was the first time on the river for all of us. Not only did we raft but our guides pointed out history about the river and even had us stop at unique locations (hot springs, etc) and great swimming spots. Lunch was excellent and prepared by the guides. This was the perfect trip and it was all thanks to KRT.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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dirkh67 wrote a review Jul 2018
Hilversum, The Netherlands29 contributions6 helpful votes
We had an incredible good time on the kern river. We booked last minute, after our planning changed due to the Yosemite park closure. It is not cheap (we paid over $600 for a family of 5), but it is worth every penny. Really nice rapids (category 3) and very friendly and professional guide (Jessica). Boats, organisation, parking - all was very professional. We loved it! Great experience for the whole family!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Darren B wrote a review Jul 2018
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So glad we went with these guys. Highly recommended, we were always looked after. The whole family loved their day out, youngest is 8 years old. Our guide Kyle was a true gent, made the whole day a fun and safe experience. Just go!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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randichappell wrote a review Jun 2018
Lake Isabella, California1 contribution
My husband and I booked KRT for a full day Gusto run recently. We also invited 2 of our friends. We all had a great time. Scooter was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable with over 17 years of experience on the Kern River. There were two other rafts on the river with KRT running the Gusto run that day as well. The guides were James and Jeff. They were also fun and knowledgeable. We stopped at the halfway point on the river around lunch time and the guides served us a delicious lunch. While customers sat on the beach area of the river the guides worked their tails off to set up lunch and make sure that everyone was happy. At the end of the day we returned to the KRT office and were pleased with the photos that were taken of our rafting experience. We were also offered hot dogs and watermelon before we left. I cannot say enough about how enjoyable the experience with Kern River Tours was. It was truly amazing!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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