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Adirondack River Outfitters
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
140 Newell St, Watertown, NY 13601-2517
+1 800-525-7238
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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...More

2  Thank Deborah T
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.

1  Thank David E
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.

1  Thank Eminc511
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...More

1  Thank aarpseniortraveler
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Garrett was a wonderful guide!!! It was my first time whitewater rafting (MWR) and he truly made the experience enjoyable. It was also pretty neat hearing tons of history facts throughout the trip. We did interact with a few other guides along the way that...More

1  Thank Chicora T
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time White Water Rafting and were admittedly apprehensive about the whole experience. Our guide Alex was very helpful in allaying fears and making us feel super comfortable. The entire experience was super terrific. I would highly recommend them!!

1  Thank ArmandM967
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We went with 2 other couples and had a blast. The river was a better ride than Letchworth and highly enjoyable. I highly recommend ARO for a great day.

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with 17 of us. Our guide Garrett was very knowledgeable and professional. He made us feel right at ease as it was our first time. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a mix of adventure and relaxation. The barbecue at...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Not our first whitewater rafting adventure, but it was our first on the Black River with ARO. What a great time we had!! This was the best so far! Our guide Aaron was fantastic!! His personality had us laughing the whole time and the pics...More

1  Thank vgdelv
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Alex was amazing. Everything was well organized and he made it so interesting and fun. Would definitely go back!! Food was great!!

1  Thank Pam R
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January 15, 2018|
Response from stevea346 |
I have never taken a rafting trip on the river, however grew up on the river. Knowing how dangerous the river is, I would NEVER recommend taking young kids. I would however suggest consulting the rafting companies, there... More