|Address:||6400 CA-49, Lotus, CA 95651, USA|
OMG! What a TREMEDOUSLY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!! I cant say ENOUGH GREAT things about this White Water Rafting Company! From reservations to picking up refreshments for the ride home- these guys were awesome. The "Reservation" gals were on the ball, quick to accommodate, clearly explained the entire process to the "Newbee", and gave detailed directions to get there. Mariah even reimbursed a double booking payment on the spot (because two family members were so excited we called in twice!) Our Driver (Bill) took photos for us, emailed them to me, and got us safely to our launch point through the turns and cliff side roads... and back to our trucks from our end point. OUR GUIDE (Dagen) was seriously the BEST River rafting guide on the planet (Im certain of it- even though this was my first time LOL)!!! Knowledgeable, 6 years experienced, smart, fun, and confident... We were so "at ease" knowing that he could take care of us AND show us a REALLY good time. He directed us through all the twists and turns of the 21 mile river run like it was the back of his hand all the while telling us about history, ecology, geology, and wild-life facts of the river gorge we went through. SOOOO AMAZING. Shockingly, Im not even sore today, from him guiding/steering us through somewhat effortlessly. We did the South Fork Full Day (21 Mile) Adventure... and what an excellent choice (and Price) for our Group!! (Assisted with that decision by Linda) We had 2 Boys ages 13 and 15, Me and my husband and his brother (middle aged) and Grandpa (An active age 72). Even though Grandpa fell out twice- we ALL had a GREAT time and cant WAIT to do it again next year! maybe the TWO day! :-)
Let me start by saying, I aint skinny, but I am so glad I didnt let that stop me. Our tour guide was Ben and he was a fountain of knowledge and very entertaining. I really cant say enough great things about him. The other guides were also awesome though I cant remember all their names...probably from all the water I snorted up my nose laughing. The group of guides also worked well together. When someone from another boat fell out in a rapid and could not swim, our guide Ben tossed him the rope and we hauled him into ours until we could get him back to his. I loved the pre-rafting instructions as this was my first time. I got tossed out of the boat on the first rapid and instantly remembered everything they said about what to do if you ended up under the boat. The next thing I knew, they were hauling my butt out of the water. We camped the night before and the night of our trip and it was perfect. The views of the river from our site, sitting by the campfire making smores, and watching the shooting stars made for an epic time. I am already planning my next trip back and I will definitely ask for Ben. BEN, BEN, BEN. Thanks for making my first rafting trip the first of MANY! Keep an eye out for the signs about photos. There are two different companies out there that take pictures. Tributary gives you information about the one, but we preferred the pictures by Sierra Nevada. We ended up buying all of them, but the Sierra Nevada photos were the most detailed and you could see my feet go up in the air as I slid under the water. Awesome! EPIC! Amazing!
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This is for half day rafting. We were late by 30 mins to reach the spot (thanks to Google maps for letting us lost in the middle). They provided the directions, let us in and accommodated so good. Peet, our guide Kept instructions so simple, super easy to follow and made our rafting so convenient. He is so professional and is damn good at what he is doing. Rafting is level 3, has 3 good and 3 major rapids. Drove a mile to view our rafting pics and bought those, even these are damn good. On the whole, a super, first time rafting experience. Cheers!!!
We booked the day before for a full day on the middle fork American...what a blast...Hippie was the man....safety first and tons of fun...recommend this to anyone that has rafted before and wants to be challenged to follow rule #1 stay in the boat...we will be back again and again....oh and the camping at bend river resort...awesome and right on the water...screw the other cattle boats in the area...not saying any names but they have red boats and paddle non stop....go with tributary and enjoy the day....
We did a half day lower gorge trip. It was our guides first season but she did great. All the staff are very knowledgable and accomodating. They have a good amount of other trips they provide. Print your directions because there really is no reception out there.
Went on the full day Lower American and had the 15 footer 8 person raft with Josh...absolutely a blast, we loved their attitude and professionalism. So worth it - and that sucker moves!
There are a lot of rafting places around, but these guys have some good deals and trip options. Check out their hot deals!
Had a blast. So glad I agreed after saying no to my friend
Our guide, Rian, was pretty awesome.
Our Guide was great thanks Cory!