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Address: 2863 CA-49, Angels Camp, CA 95222-9707
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Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea...

Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” and Outside magazine’s runner up for “Best Outfitter,” O.A.R.S. is among the most trusted names in the travel industry. Since 1969 the company has set the standard in first-class rafting & sea kayaking adventures with unparalleled experiences in the most iconic national parks and wilderness areas in Western North America and abroad.O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with experienced, professional guides and top-notch equipment and today offers more than 75 unique itineraries worldwide, including one-day and weekend escapes. Over the last four decades the California-based company has positively affected the lives of more than 500,000 travelers, due to their ability to meet the diverse needs of their broad spectrum of clientele—more than 60% of passengers return for additional trips or are referred by past guests each year.

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Tuolemne river run

Run don't walk and book any available seat with OARS on this fantastic adventure on the Tuolemne river. I have been on a few other whitewater rafting trips but never on such a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Run don't walk and book any available seat with OARS on this fantastic adventure on the Tuolemne river. I have been on a few other whitewater rafting trips but never on such a swift moving, class five run. It was a hundred times more adventure than I've had in my lifetime and I only hope I haven't turned into an... More 

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Mountain View
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing group of well organized people. They think of everything and handle anything that arises. Very well trained and laser focused on the guests experiences. The equipment is top notch. Their experience in the industry shines through with every step, booking, tips for first timers, safety and routes! Highly recommend this group for any rafting trip your planning!

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Thank Terri M
OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for rafting with O.A.R.S. Terri! We appreciate the 5 rating and the positive review! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went on a dory trip with OARS to the Grand Canyon from Phantom Ranch to Diamond Creek and I have to tell you, it is a once in a lifetime adventure, thats if you choose not to go back out there again. And after tripping this raft with OARS I would not even look at any other tour agency when... More 

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OARS_Rafting, Customer Service Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on a dory trip through the Grand Canyon and sharing your helpful insights RaktimRay. We're glad you enjoyed your adventure and thanks so much for the 5 rating! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend OARS for this super fun, white knuckle white water adventure! For years I've wanted to raft the Tuolumne River and it was better than I had always imagined. Mike and Jeff our raft captains were on point and knew everything about the river and its history. The whitewater, guides, scenery, equipment, transportation and food were all excellent.

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Thank stanleykinglasvegas
OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation and 5 rating! We're glad you enjoyed your BIG Tuolumne River whitewater rafting adventure with Mike and Jeff! More 

Irvine, California
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I took this same raft trip with this company 40 years ago!! The fact that they are still around has got to say something about how good they are. First of all, Katy was a rock star who went out of her way to make sure we had all the information we needed to prepare for the... More 

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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at O.A.R.S. California Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review and for choosing O.A.R.S. to introduce your grand kids to whitewater rafting PapaS661! We're happy to hear everyone enjoyed the day on the river with Craig! More 

Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had never been whitewater rafting before, and our group took a trip down the American River with O.A.R.S. as part of a team building experience for work. This is a truly amazing experience. The views of nature combined with the thrill of rafting is unforgettable. The friendly and outgoing staff at OARS were positive and welcoming, which was great... More 

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Londonderry, NH
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Scotty and crew were wonderful! We did 10 days from Phantom Ranch to Diamond peak and it was an excellent adventure . Only 14 passengers (max is 16) to 6 crew makes a nice ratio. We had choices for the pretty serious hikers, the sometimes hikers and those who were pretty much there for the rafting. The entire crew were... More 

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Angels Camp, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Went on a 2 day trip down the American river. My family has taken trips are hole life, but this was the best yet. Are raft flipped in a rapid called troublemaker, it was a scary 5 seconds. Now we have a family story to tell for generations. As we tell the story it will only get better.

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Angels Camp, California
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a first class organization offering all sorts of rafting trips all over the world. This is their home base and they know their business extremely well! If you are looking for a rafting trip, this is the place to go. They even offer one day opportunities.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Three words for this trip and OARS...professional, challenging and fun! I appreciate the option of trips offering combined activities and this one fit perfectly. The initial draw was the rafting, which included 2 days on the Tuolumne and a night camping on the river. The rafting was fabulous and with 27 classified rapids, never boring. Our guide, Mike, was wonderful... More 

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