My wife and I booked to visit the Martha Brea, and sample the Rafting experiance. A word of warning, please check before hand if there has been heavy rain during the past week. When we arrived I was apprehensive as the river was in full flood and was overflowing its banks. We were assured it would be fine, the raft captains were stuggling to get the rafts to the loading area. We clambered aboard, and we were off, the captain had difficaulty controlling the raft due to the current and the height of the water, He said it was 4 to 5 feet higher in places. This resulted in myself getting caught up in over-hanging vegitation and recieving lacerations and thorns to my hands as I was trying to protect my face. The captain was very apolgetic, and the rest of trip was over very quickly it only took approx 40mins instead of the 90mins!
Had the river been at Its normal level it would have been much more enjoyable and there would have been more to see. I guess we were unlucky, but we did recieve a full refund for a poor experiance.
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