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H2O Adventures

Lotus, CA, USA
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About H2O Adventures
H2O Adventures offers the best whitewater rafting trips in the West! From mild to wild, school groups to bachelor parties, reunions or team bonding, we customize to ensure that everyone has their Best Day Ever. Offering trips from March through November, half day floats to overnight excursions--H2O Adventures is the go-to outfitter for customized trips that'll keep you coming back for more! Most fun company on the river, check us out!
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Full Day Middle Fork American River (Class 3-4)

This 17 mile stretch of river of meanders though the California foothills with exciting rapids, including the world famous Tunnel Chute. It’s no wonder why this stretch of river is considered one of the best in the west.
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8 hours
from $120.00

South Fork of the American River Half Day Trip (Class 2-3+)

With all the wildflowers, trees, wildlife, and sunshine keeping your senses occupied, it’s easy to forget that you are getting ready to paddle into some of the best whitewater rafting in North America. The American River offers attendees so much, it might as well have been designed in a Hollywood studio.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from $100.00
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Emily S. wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was our first time rafting and it was awesome! We did the American River full day trip and I'm so glad we did because it still ended up feeling like it was over too soon. Our guide, Jeff, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the river and history of the area. He was great with our kids and did everything he could to make sure they were having fun (and he succeeded - they loved every second of it!). We are definitely going to book another trip with H20 Adventures, and want to do a multi-day trip next time.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Esther B wrote a review Sep 2020
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My 18 yo daughter and I went together and is was a BLAST! Fun, adventurous and memorable. This company was so organized, prompt and thought of everything, including water and Tony the driver gave us Delicious homemade brownies. We will be back.
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jancentrella wrote a review Sep 2020
Auburn, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic river trip today with Keegan as our guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the river and had great, entertaining stories. He really made the trip fun. He prepared us for each set of rapids which helped a lot. The company is small but has expertly trained guides and Fiona, in the office, returns calls quickly. I would definitely book another trip with them.
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Mbronco wrote a review Sep 2020
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What a great adventure! Our guide Blake was awesome and had great energy! I’m looking forward to the next challenge at the middle Fork!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Chest B wrote a review Sep 2020
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Thrilling! Safe. Skilled. Organized. Customer-oriented. Educational. If you are looking for a rafting outfit that will take you and your friends/family down the American River and give you an absolutely amazing, safe, and well organized adventure, choose H2O Adventures. Here is a brief description of our trip: We were told to meet in Auburn in the morning, and the guides and transportation vans were there waiting for us. Everyone was totally chill and friendly as we assembled and were quickly off to our put-in location. Before we put in, we had a thorough safety briefing as we donned our safety gear, and then quickly we were in the water. The trip itself was amazing. Our guide Ben was an expert at navigating the rapids so that we experienced the thrill of each stretch of the river, but we never felt like our safety was comprised. Before we got to each rapid, Ben would explain how the water was flowing and where our boat would go as he steered through them. We heard each river guide do this before their boats entered the rapids. Along the way, Ben told us about the river and different animals and just kept us engaged in what was coming up. There was a spot where the boats pulled over to let people jump off a rock into the river if they were interested. Halfway down, we stopped for lunch, which was a fresh and delicious. At the point where we pulled our boats out, the vans were waiting. It only took about 10 minutes to get the boats out, onto the vans, and everyone loaded up for short drive back to Auburn. The staff had ice chests with water and soda waiting for us. Overall, I can’t recommend this rafting company enough. The trip was so well organized, the staff was so friendly and skilled, and my group got to experience the rush of white water adventures and we never felt at risk or in danger. Thanks Ben and the people at H2O Adventures!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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