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Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions

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Fun white water rafting with Zephyr

I had so much fun White Water Rafting on the Merced River, just outside Yosemite National Park... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Katharine L
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Brisbane, Australia
An excellent day of rafting

We had an amazing trip with Zephyr last week. It was the last day of our California road trip and... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Hamster11
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Zephyr Whitewater is one of the most popular and experienced outfitters in California. We offer river rafting trips near Yosemite on the Merced, Kings, and Tuolumne rivers. Family and group rates, and internet special discounts are available. Our...more
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had so much fun White Water Rafting on the Merced River, just outside Yosemite National Park, with Zephyr in May this year, that I went 3 times! My guides were James, Danny, & Henry. I felt totally safe with all of them & they...More

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Godzilla_10, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Katherine - Thanks so much for your kind review of your 3 trips with us on the Merced river this year. I greatly appreciate your joining us, and for your feedback. I hope you can join us again in the near future.

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We had an amazing trip with Zephyr last week. It was the last day of our California road trip and we finished on a high note! Our guide was Trip and he was exceptional. He was interesting and obviously knew exactly what he was doing...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We went on the Kings river. All of us females ages 64,41,17 and 9. We Loved it!! Staff was very friendly, fun and helpful. They really know that river and the area! :) The food was absolutely amazing!! Meals you would see in a higher...More

Thank joni j
Godzilla_10, Manager at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thanks Joni. I'm really glad your group was able to join us and enjoy our service and the Kings River. Thanks so much for your review, and I hope you can join us again in the future.

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This is my 7th trip with Zephyr on the Kings River (and my 6th with my wife and son.) We continue to bring our friends and son's friends and Zephyr never disappoints. We love the camp, the rafting, the food and the guides. The great...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

From beginning to end the staff and guides were friendly and informative. Kali was our raft guide and not only did she offer great information about the local area, but she kept all of us inside the boat! The rapids were incredible, but so was...More

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Godzilla_10, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks Kristi. I really appreciate your feedback, and thanks for the 5 stars!. I hope you can join us again in the future.

Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was a great rafting experience, being my second overall and first in California, I'd definitely recommend this outfitter. I originally was going to be booking a Tuolumne river single day trip but it didnt end up fitting into our schedule on this trip so...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Awesome half-day trip on the Merced yesterday. Katie was an awesome guide. Great with kids and novices and very safety-conscious. Also very knowledgeable about the river and Yosemite. A very fun afternoon and a must if you’re in the area.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This trip was amazing from start to finish, can not recommend this highly enough. We had issues with Wi-Fi so booking on the internet wasn't easy or getting the email confirmation, but this wasn't an issue. They were very helpful on the phone. We had...More

Thank Sarah P
Bob F, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks Sarah. We greatly appreciate your taking the time to raft with us, and glad you had a good time. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. Never done rafting before but will be definitely do again. Great staff who take safety seriously but still fun. All equipment provided including wetsuits....you need it this time of year if you go in!! About 40 mins from Mariposa. If you are in...More

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Bob F, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share some positive feedback! I will share it with our staff, who will be very appreciative. We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your Merced River 1/2 day trip.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

First experience of whitewater rafting as a family with two girls 10/13yrs. Did the 1/2 day merced trip which was a magnificent thrill which we all thoroughly enjoyed. You have full confidence in the staff who are really down to earth and engaging but also...More

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Bob F, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share some great feedback! It was our pleasure hosting you on the Merced River, and we hope you can join us again in the future.

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99Garfield99
14 January 2018|
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Response from Bob F | Property representative |
Hello...Both rivers will be running well with plenty of water in late April. Prices cheaper on Merced as we can run trips every day and have large allocations per trip, so amortization of costs over more people. Tuolumne... More
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