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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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Reasonable price, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The water was a little low, but we managed to navigate the Moose River with little effort. Serene, peaceful, relaxing. Take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable price, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The water was a little low, but we managed to navigate the Moose River with little effort. Serene, peaceful, relaxing. Take a cooler and enjoy the scenery!

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Ocean View, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was awesome! We did the black river trip. We stayed at Old Forge Camping resort. It was about 1 1/4 hours from Old Forge. Definitely worth the drive. Great staff, good price, and tons of fun for a 14 and a 15 year old boys! The BBQ after was delicious and so was the mid trip snack! Highly... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Had done black River last summer, scary Larry as our guide who was excellent. Tried Hudson this summer, a different but equally cool experience. Our guide Kelsey was professional and informative. I felt safe in her hands, as there are dangers with rafting people must know is possible. Coming back in 2017 for more to try the moose river. ARO... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely perfect. Professional safe fun exciting. Scarey Larry our guide was the greatest. The whole experience was top notch and the chicken BBQ they end the day with was outstanding.

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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 July 24, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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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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