O.A.R.S. California Rafting, Angels Camp

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"The best river & sea outfitter on Earth!" - National Geographic Adventure.

Headquarters based in the Sierra Foothills, O.A.R.S. offers a variety of 1-day and multi-day adventure travel options including: whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, hiking and multi-sport trips across the western US and internationally.

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.
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  • Have gone on several trips with Oars, have always had a great time. The guides are friendly, fun and very knowledgeable of the rivers. Safety is very prominent and they make you feel very comfortable....  more »
  • A great experience. 3 nights and 4 days on the river were plenty. I would do any more. Watch the videos on the Oars website to get a good feel for packing - essential. the Oars company were excellent ...  more »
  • I've taken 6 vacations with OARS, and will always turn to them first when booking a trip! Their guides are super professional (but still fun!) the food will amaze you and the scenery will depend on yo...  more »
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  • Fantastic. They were our guides for the Tuolumne River (Class 5). Highly recommended!
  • Hands down one of the best vacation experiences I have ever had, if not the single best. My wife and I, along with 2 other couples with whom we are great friends, decided to book a 3 day trip with OARS for their Tuolumne rafting trip over the weekend of Aug 26-28, 2016. The 6 of us were in one paddle boat, and there was a family of 5 in another paddle boat, and then there were 3 equipment boats, one of which had 2 additional guests on it.The guides who accompanied us were: Mike (trip lead and our paddle boat guide), Jeff (other paddle boat guide), Jimbo (equipment guide and had the other 2 guests on it), Mark, and last but not least, Moose. These guys were the bomb. I cannot recall any experience thus far which has hit every high mark possible in every category. The rafting was phenomenal - lots of challenging but doable rapids, lots of time for side trips and taking it easy as necessary, lots of exceptional food and drink. From the moment we booked the trip, working with Amanda, we never had any questions or concerns that weren't quickly and thoroughly addressed. All six of us felt the same way - a perfect vacation! I especially want to call out the guys on the trip. More than the rafting, the scenery or anything else about the trip, their attitudes and experience were what made this trip. In every regard they stepped up and went beyond. They were engaging, and in the normal course of getting to know us, our likes/dislikes, they tailored the excursion, the meals and everything else. I can't say enough good things. Their passion for rafting and providing a first class experience were evident and very, very much appreciated.
  • We were met at the gathering place by Ben and driven down to the put in where we were met by trip leader Chris who had the gear boat already loaded with everything except our personal bags and those were soon strapped in and ready to go while we waited for the water level in the river to rise ( dam controlled ) After a thorough safety talk we launched and spent several minutes practicing the paddling commands with out fellow paddle-rafters and then headed for the first drop. This river has great scenery, exciting whitewater with a lot of must make moves to set up for tight chutes, great wave trains and lots of good whitewater fun. We went on several great side hikes and had some nice down time to watch the river run by or to watch other river runners have as much fun as we were having. Sunrise and sunsets were magnificent and the food prepared by our guides Chris and Ben was really tasty. One of the highlights was talking to both the guides, both in the rafts and on shore and they went out of their way to share their knowledge of the river and make this really a great whitewater trip. Watching our rafts being winched up onto the bridge was both a hoot and a pleasure knowing that we did not have to carry them or our gear up the trail to the roadway and the waiting trucks that took us all too soon back to civilization. Great trip and I will be back.
  • Rafted the Grand Canyon with this company. A fantastic experience from start to finish. Good communication during the run-up to the trip, and basically flawless guides. They got us down the river safely, were very personable, well educated about the river, and kept spirits up in the face of poor weather and other obstacles beyond their control. I recommend them without reservation.
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