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Adventure Connection

6500 State Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651-9755
+1 530-626-7385
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We took our grandkids (7 & 8) for 2 days on the S. Fork of the American with Raftcalifornia. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Josh S
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Santa Barbara, California
Great trip 1/2 on the South Fork

We had a great trip with Agua as our guide on the South Fork. We learned a lot and everyone had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jbaher
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Mountain View, California
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Adventure Connection is your trusted local American River Rafting & California Whitewater Rafting outfitter! With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Adventure Connection invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures. We have whitewater rafting trips on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, Tuolumne and Kaweah rivers.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good8%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“day trip” (11 reviews)
“the river” (39 reviews)
“american river” (17 reviews)
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6500 State Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651-9755
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+1 530-626-7385
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our grandkids (7 & 8) for 2 days on the S. Fork of the American with Raftcalifornia. It was great. Jeremy, the guide, was truly extraordinary with the kids--he was patient yet firm when appropriate, fun and funny, and a great river guide....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great trip with Agua as our guide on the South Fork. We learned a lot and everyone had a blast. The day was very warm and we could jump into the water a lot when not enjoying the rapids. We'd definatey return...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

the place was ok abut the guides and the food I cannot say enough about how real crappy it was , if I were you I spend my money somewhere else and avoid the trouble.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

we were on the fence about whether it was worth it to pay the extra money for adventure connection instead of just going with the cheapest company. It turned out to make a HUGE difference. Adventure Connection has way nicer equipment (even the vans are...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We just spent the 22nd and 23rd rafting with friends with this company. Professional all the way. All the guides we encountered were awesome. The first day our guide was Ellie she was great she guided us down the south fork it was obvious that...More

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Having just done this rafting trip it is still fresh in my mind. We were a group of 9 and we were treated very attentively. We could not have asked for a better experience. It was so much fun. This is my 2nd time rafting...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Myself and three of my friends went rafting for the first time. We are an adventurous bunch so we attnded a 1 day trip at intermediate level. Casey and Sussie are THE most capable and knowledegable guides. We talked and laughed and got to know...More

Thank Mone't W
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Everything from the booking to the experience was first class. We are a family with 2 boys aged 9&10 and booked the 2 day family trip. We arrived the night before and camped on site. They supplied everything and it was perfect. The guides cooked...More

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Nancy B
August 26, 2015|
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Response from RaftCalifornia | Property representative |
HI There... SO sorry about the delay. I just didn't see it till now! Okay, for a more scenic drive you might consider doing a side trip up either Hwy 395 thru Mammoth Lakes, then north towards Lake Tahoe, OR coming up the... More
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Judiann S
May 30, 2015|
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Response from RaftCalifornia | Property representative |
Hi there. Thanks for your interest. There are a couple of options. First, our two-day trips on the American include either arrival the morning of the trip (which means you'd have a four meal - lunch, dinner, breakfast... More
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