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Kern River Tours

2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Not all guides are good.

A group outing and all but one raft had guides that were good. One of the rafts kept entering... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bakersfield, California

Not that I thought this WOULDN'T be fun; I knew I would love it, but this WAY exceeded my... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David W
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In 1974, Kern River Tours became the first commercial rafting company on the Kern River, and our experience shows in our total operation. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality, most memorable experience possible. We are permitted to run all commercially run sections of the Kern River and have trips for all experience levels.
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  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Reviewed yesterday

A group outing and all but one raft had guides that were good. One of the rafts kept entering rapids at an angle that tossed occupants out into the water. These people had done rafting before and not been tossed out of the rafts. The...More

Thank schmidnowack
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not that I thought this WOULDN'T be fun; I knew I would love it, but this WAY exceeded my expectations. Part of the reason for that had to do with great timing. California experienced record breaking rainfall earlier this year, so there was more water...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very organized group, able to accommodate special dietary needs, which they remembered when we got there which I appreciated. Our guide, ChrisB, was funny and well experienced. Even though it got pretty hairy on the river, we felt that they had good control on the...More

Thank Omar_z123
Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience on this trip was really wonderful. The guides were very friendly/funny and really knew their stuff. The food was amazing and they even had a birthday cake for me at the end of the trip. I can't recommend this rafting company enough. It...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 1 week ago

First and foremost, our bachelor party of 7 guys felt COMPLETELY SAFE and had SO MUCH FUN the whole time. It was everyone’s first time white-water rafting. Believe me, leading up to our trip, a lot of us (and our significant others) were really nervous...More

Thank Mokuahi
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the most memorable and fun rafting experience then this is definitely the right tour!! This past last weekend we took the 2-day Lower Kern to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday and it was totally awesome!! I have traveled quite a bit over...More

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guides ensure safety first during the trip. Once safe, guides next ensure fun. Had a group of 16 people mostly ages 12 to 17. Guides made sure that special needs boy had a blast too!. 2 day trip is the best. Food was fantastic!

Thank jonlalanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my sister family and our guide were Ben and Michael. We had a blast even though our boat flipped. It was very exciting. Ben was very knowledgeable and calm while Michael is more adventurous.

Thank Stephanie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great people and great experience. Our guide Ben was AWESOME! He was very experienced and knew the river well. We always felt safe and all of their staff was very professional and courteous. The photographer was awesome and got we some great shots and I...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking as the river changes. At the water level we were at it couldn't have been more exciting. As a 70 year old it's a fantastic journey with thrills at every turn in the river. It is proactive!

Thank Steven G
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