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Address: 3115 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420-3714
Phone Number: +1 315-369-3536
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Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Black River in Watertown, the Hudson...

Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Black River in Watertown, the Hudson River in North River, and the Moose River in Old Forge. ARO has been providing friends and families adrenaline filled adventures for thirty four years. A day on a rafting adventures can provide a lifetime of memories.

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Whitewater Rafting Trip on the Black River

We experienced the whitewater rafting trip on the Black River with ARO located in Watertown, NY on 7/20. We were a family group of 14 people. Our guides were Bobby and Andrew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ccurran0409
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Lexington, North Carolina
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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We experienced the whitewater rafting trip on the Black River with ARO located in Watertown, NY on 7/20. We were a family group of 14 people. Our guides were Bobby and Andrew. The trip was awesome. It was the first rafting trip for most in our group. Everyone enjoyed the trip immensely. The guides were very experienced and provided a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The white water rafting on the Black River was amazing. We did not know what to expect going in but had an awesome time. All guides seemed friendly and knowledgeable on keeping everyone safe but allowing you to still have fun. Our guide Larry, was excellent, we couldn't not have gotten a better individual to lead our group through some... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a trip with ARO this weekend and I was pleasantly surprised how much better of a ride the ARO rafts were having than the other companies. Amazing, really. Additionally, we also got really lucky with Asa being our guide.... He nailed it! It was not the typical "raft down the river" but provided technical challenges as well. I'm... More 

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Wabash, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Everything from the booking to the actual white water raft ride down the Hudson River was 1st class! We were a group of middle schools kids from Indiana and they showed us the best time! They treated us like royalty, from the owner down to the river guides!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We took the Hudson River trip, and it was great. There were really long stretches of challenging rapids, and lots of opportunities to swim and relax as well. Our guide was 'Dingo', and we couldn't be more happy to have him. He took us down the river seamlessly. He was knowledgable about the rocks, the mountains and most (if not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Memorial weekend trip with 7 friends. We originally booked the Hudson Gorge trip on Memorial Day, but switched to the Black River due to earlier availability. The ARO office is very accommodating and professional, quick to respond to e-mails. Very clean facilities at the Watertown outpost, ample parking. Equipment was all up to par. Although there was ~60 people who... More 

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Old Forge, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Uses only very experience guides. As a licenced boat captain, I am very safe conscious. Safety is their top priority, but they never let you know it. The guides make sure everyone has a good time.

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Thank AdirondackBear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went rafting in September on the Black River with ARO, guides were all friendly and fun, rapids were good, and all in all was a fun time. May have to go back in the Spring though, to try out some of the bigger water!

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West Deptford, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I rented a great kayak and spray skirt and spend four hours kayaking Fourth Lake. The owner really knows a lot about boats. You can rent paddle boards too.

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Sherrill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wow, what an amazing experience. My friend and I had the pleasure of being on the lead boat that day, man did we see a lot of wreckage. The guides on our trip were prepared for anything the Moose through at us. This trip in April is not for beginners, there were people who through in the towel after the... More 

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