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Adirondack River Outfitters

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Address: 140 Newell St, Watertown, NY 13601-2517
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+1 800-525-7238
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Whitewater raft trips ranging from family fun to high adventure. ARO has...

Whitewater raft trips ranging from family fun to high adventure. ARO has been providing whitewater adventures for 34 years. We have trips on the Black River in Watertown and the Hudson River in the Adirondacks.

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Black river excitement!!

What a great day with ARO rafting the Black River! class 3 & 4 Rapids, with knowledgable, fun guides. Safety was stressed at all times but what a trip!! Then it all ends with a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Becki V
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Watkins Glen NY
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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

My brother and I went on our first rafting trip. I am 62 and he is 52. Our guide was the old guy with ARO, but he was a bit younger than me. We also had a father with his adult daughter in our raft. Our guide was great and entertaining. We both expected more from the rafting trip. Most... More 

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Watkins Glen NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

What a great day with ARO rafting the Black River! class 3 & 4 Rapids, with knowledgable, fun guides. Safety was stressed at all times but what a trip!! Then it all ends with a great chicken bar-b- cue dinner. Well worth the price!

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2 Thank Becki V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Went to ARO today with my wife and a couple of friends of ours and we had an awesome time. We were all first time rafters along with another group in our raft and Brian did a great job getting us through the rapids. Brian did phenominal preparing us for the rapids and also making sure that we were in... More 

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2 Thank Mark D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Awesome time with ARO.Easy launching, great rapids,seasoned guides.Food was good at end.Wonderful experience overall.Would recommend to anyone.

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2 Thank handymankram .
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Took the trip on 8/21 with our guide Andrew. He was great in helping us get used to the waters and he was really knowledgeable with during the entire journey. Although it was raining almost the entire time, we had a great time rafting. ARO is definitely the best in safety as well as being fun at the same. They... More 

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2 Thank reasony04
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Matt (the "tallest guide in the world") was awesome - he got the entire boat to paddle together like a well-oiled machine, then guided us through all the best spots on the Black River, catching huge waves while keeping safety in mind. His ability to read the river currents was remarkable and showed just how seasoned he was - yet... More 

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2 Thank Roberta S
Watertown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We took a trip today..8/20...it was an amazing fun filled time. I booked the trip with Lynn , she was so patient as I kept adding people to the trip. Then the day of the trip they allowed us to go 7 in one boat and 3 in the other just to make us happy. Our trip began with our... More 

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2 Thank Deborah T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Bobby was our river guide and he was laid back and joked a lot. Needless to say he showed my friends, my wife and I a good time.

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1 Thank David E
Bronx, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Had such a great day on the river!! I would recommend this company to anyone. Our guide, Matt, was so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed our day!! Can't wait to try another river.

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1 Thank Eminc511
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This was the second rafting trip that we did. The guides were knowledgeable and the office staff was very accommodating. Half way down the rapids, we stopped for a snack and could change positions in the raft. Twice we were able to swim in the river. At the end of our rafting experience, we were connected together and pulled down... More 

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