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Kern River Outfitters
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Owner description: Kern River Outfitters is a whitewater rafting company based in Southern California on the Kern River. Just three hours from Los Angeles we offer professionally guided river tours of varying length and difficulty. These river trips range from Class II upwards of Class V and from just a few hours to two full days. We've been operating on the Kern River since 1980 and have a reputation for running well organized, safe outings with role model staff.
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Don't debate it, just call and make a reservation! This is one of the best, adventurous days I've ever had. Totally worth it! We went on the full day trip with up to class IV rapids. The Outfitters team is organized, knowledgable, accommodating, & fun. Be prepared to work a bit, this is an active day of rafting participation, but everything is set to be at a fun & safe pace. The guides are on point with being able to get guests to work as a team and have a great day. Our guide Mitch was the best! He is personable and funny, while always focused on the raft and our safety. Definitely showed us a good time! We even got to swim in a small rapid if we wanted to. Sooooo much fun! Lunch is provided (there are even appetizers) the best sandwiches ever, with avocado and hummus options for my vegetarian tummy. Very classy. Our raft did flip over at the very end in a class IV rapid (when they tell you to paddle.... PADDLE!!), it happens, its white water rafting but as safety is emphasized, and even practiced, over and over again throughout the day, myself and the raft team had the skills to ride it out and quickly get back in the raft. It kinda felt like we got the VIP treatment, E-ticket package. An amazing day. An awesome experience. I'm ready for the two day trip! Tip your guide!!!! They work hard and are worth it!

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great family-owned company with excellent, friendly, knowledgeable, lively guides that are safety oriented and serious about their jobs while allowing for fun and excitement during the rafting experience.
We did the two day lower trip. The campground was a place of natural beauty. The food prepared was EXCELLENT. The guides were friendly, played guitar and sang, and worked really hard.
The rapids were fun. Whether Class IV, III, II or "boogie water", we felt safe and had a great time. KRO definitely focuses on safety first. Great way to experience exciting river rafting.

Thank 836jane
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Great full day family adventure on the Kern! Our guide Mitch was knowledgeable and fun. Lunch was fresh and tasty. We rafted, swam and jumped into the river from the rocks. Fun was had by all!

Thank AmberM2154
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We just got home from your 2 day Kern River rafting trip and it was awesome! The guides are all very knowledgeable and make you feel safe. There were 4 of us in a smaller raft with our guide Miles. Miles was excellent at coaching us through all the rapids. All your guides were great and worked as a team getting us all down the river, feeding us, and entertaining us. We can't wait to do another trip with your company!

Thank Maggie A
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing Full day on the lower Kern river with my husband and our two sons in their 20's this past week. Rode some great rapids, had a nice lunch mid way down the river and leapt from the jump rock! The staff made the day super fun. They were very professional and knowledgeable. (Rye, Vanessa and Victoria). Would definitely do it again! Stayed the night before at the Kern Lodge and had an snack and beer after the trip at the Kern Brewery. This is a must do for anyone looking for adventure!

1  Thank Katy R
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