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Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions

Main Street, Columbia, CA 95310
+1 800-431-3636
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Just Do It! Full day on the Merced

This has been on my "to do" list for a long time, and with all the rain we had in California this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
love2teach3rd
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Oak Hills, CA
BEST of the BEST

We rafted today on the Merced with Zephyr. Somehow we got lucky enough to score the last 5 spots on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lindaOrlando
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Orlando
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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 trips range in length from 1/2 to 3-days. On the Merced river, the closest river to Yosemite, we offer both morning and afternoon 11 mile 1/2 day trips, plus full day trips every day. Many guests have said their rafting trip on the Merced river near Yosemite was the highlight of their Yosemite Vacation. Join us and see why!
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Main Street, Columbia, CA 95310
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has been on my "to do" list for a long time, and with all the rain we had in California this winter, I figured the time was perfect. I have to say the Zephyr crew made sure everyone felt comfortable and safe (even this...More

Thank love2teach3rd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rafted today on the Merced with Zephyr. Somehow we got lucky enough to score the last 5 spots on a full day trip. The water flow is raging at 7000 cubic feet a second. At some points on the river we were at 8500....More

Thank lindaOrlando
Bob F, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much Linda for your great review, and for joining us on the Merced river at high water!! Very glad your group had a fun day, and I hope you can join us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much fun on this trip! The staff were all welcoming and knowledgeable about the river and Yosemite. Our guide (James) was great fun and always made sure we were safe and having a great time. This is a great trip for kids...More

Thank allyj452
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the full day Merced whitewater rafting. So much fun, however, it did not take very long for us to go the 16 miles because of the high water. Lunch was good. Very into safety precautions. Lots of whitewater. Which made this whole...More

Thank Mo M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was amazing! Our family was a little nervous to do this as it was our first Whitewater rafting trip. As we were driving to our meeting point we were driving parallel to the Merced River, the water was pretty high because of all...More

Thank Dee W
Bob F, Owner at Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Dee for taking the time to let us know about your Merced rafting trip with us this season. I am very glad your group had a good time, and I hope you can join us again in the future. Thanks again for rafting with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were visiting Yosemite and booked this trip before we actually saw the Merced. When we went, it was in high water conditions. Joe checked us in and answered all my questions about how fast and high the river was moving. He...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful time out on the Merced River 1/2 day AM. The wetsuits, wool, & jacket kept us warm & was able to enjoy the entire adventure down the river. We would highly recommend Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions to anyone for...More

Thank Kurt W
Reviewed 3 October 2016

My girlfriend and I had a 2 day trip on the American river on 24/25 September and it was fantastic, the guide was brilliant, the rafting better and it was so good we are going back next year!!!

Thank Reg F
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had an absolute blast on this rafting trip. Our guide was Will and he was great. Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to talk to. My kids ages where 14 and 11 they both did great. We always felt safe. I would highly...More

Thank Jschwartz2
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had a great time. The guides are full of energy and make a fairly tame river rafting experience a lot of fun. We went with our eight year old and she had a blast. Definitely recommended as a great way to kick off a...More

Thank baileydogg
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