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“Good fun, good food, good people”

America's Rafting Company
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Cambridge
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We has a great time on our trip to Hell's Canyon. Jarrett, Lauren and Ryan really went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. The food was fantastic, with Lauren's made from scratch breads being especially good. Of course the scenery was also dramatic and beautiful with lots of wildlife sightings (deer, bald eagles, bighorn sheep etc.)

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

My fiance and I went on a Snake River rafting trip with America's Rafting Company last week and it was EPIC! We felt completely taken care of from start to finish. Lauren and Jarrett and their team of guides have thought of everything. We had so much fun going through the rapids and learning about the history of the Snake River region as we enjoyed the views and hiked to various homesteads along the way. We weren't sure what to expect as far as food, but Lauren's made-from-scratch 3-course meals COMPLETELY exceeded anything we could have imagined (we had margaritas and pineapple chicken with coconut rice one night, and a cherry dessert made with cherries that she had personally picked...absolutely incredible food). When you get to camp after a fun day on the river, camp is already set up and dinner is being cooked, and all you have to do in enjoy yourself on vacation. We had so much fun fishing throughout the whole trip. Their guide Ryan is so knowledgable. My fiance caught nearly 20 fish! Overall, it was a high-end vacation experience in the unique and rugged Hell's Canyon. We can't wait to do it again! These guys completely nailed it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We did the Hell, Hike and Raft trip. It was incredible! We got to hike the Seven Devils, then raft out of the canyon all the while in the great and capable hands of Becky, Parker and their crew. We are headed back in April to continue our pursuit of the ARC's "Grand Slam", going on all four of their awesome adventures! Can't say enough great things or rate them high enough. We will be back with them in April!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Marty H
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Reviewed January 3, 2016

Without a doubt it was the most peaceful, beautiful 4 days that we have spent in our lives. Becky and Parker really know how to make the experience one that you won't forget. The scenery is breathtaking and would you believe me if I said the food was gourmet?! Brie and fresh fruit...banana bread french toast!! Trust me, you will not forget the experience.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

Just home after the combo hiking-with-horses and white-water rafting outing, 8/3/15 - 8/7/15.

What an outstanding adventure!

The Seven Devils is stunning. Varied hiking from forest to grassland, steep to (thankfully) less-aggressive slopes; trails sometimes seemingly designed for elk and mountain goats (we saw both, as well as deer and bear) and creek crossings where it's your choice: boots off or take your chances with getting your socks damp (quite refreshing, it turns out.) And at the end, a plunge in the Snake River before a well-deserved ice-cold margarita.

Becky, Parker, John (the 'horse guy') and the guides Andrew, Rick and Woody were outstanding hosts. We also briefly met Heinz. Friendly, outgoing, attentive to their guests' every need. Lots of tales around the campfire of previous adventures and their own experiences on the trail or on the river (many rivers, actually.) If you've forgotten something - Chapstick crisis, toothpaste - there's probably some in Parker's 60+ pound pack. Plus advice about keeping your feet safe; blister dressings if you weren't paying attention; whatever you might need.

Backpacking with horse-assist was new to me. Having so much of the heavy stuff taken in by John's beautiful animals made our packs very manageable (but, to be clear, you do have to carry your clothing, personal items and sleeping-bag all 3 days so bring a backpack big enough, or Parker and Becky can provide one.) Don't bother about a sleeping pad: you can't possibly carry in one as luxurious as the one the horses will bring in and that will be unrolled in your tent by the time you get to camp in the afternoon. Don't forget rain gear. The weather can turn on a dime up there and there were a couple of brief showers that were more refreshing than anything else. I broke out my rain gear once but only had it on for about 5 minutes before the sun was out again.

The food is great and prepared to order. The team was very attentive to our vegetarian needs and a fellow-hiker's serious food allergies. There are sodas, wine (we brought a couple of favorites of our own which appeared as if by magic at dinnertime) and craft beers. Margaritas, screwdrivers and more. Though often it was the long draught of icy stream water that tasted the best.

Have a lot of water - 32 oz containers - and it'll be replenished with filtered lake or stream water regularly.

The pace was perfect - never a feeling of 'hurry up' over tougher terrain and we always made camp on time. A swim in a mountain lake along the trail could always be fitted in. There were a few sections that were challenging for a fit sixty-ish fellow but always enough time after a steep section to catch one's breath and have a snack and get rehydrated.

Then the rafting: the first view of the river is from 6,000 ft or so up. Hard to believe that in a day or two we'd be down there and those insignificant-looking white streaks would be revealed in their true colors! Much as I loved the backpacking, the rafting, and especially the kayaking, was the best. The guides clearly know this river intimately. Every descent was carefully planned and thrilling without feeling dangerous.

I'd never been in a kayak before but with the careful coaching and guidance and strategizing of what line to take, which way to point the kayak (and what to do if you got 'flipped') of Parker and the river team I graduated from gentle ripples through some warm-up Class 1 and 2s to full-on Class 3 (successfully negotiated though there were a few moments when that wasn't the most likely outcome...) and a Class 4 (didn't turn out so well but I was hot and needed a dip in the river right about then.) Three other beginners made it through Class 3 and 4 rapids and almost made it look easy.

All-in-all an unforgettable experience and I can recommend America's Rafting Company unreservedly as the right team to guide you through every stage of the adventure.

John F.

Date of experience: August 2015
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