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Kern River Tours

2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Kern river tour with family

We were worried that we may have missed the best water for whitewater rafting but had a great day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
San Francisco, California
Most Excellent

Had a great day on the lower Kern with my teenage son. Jimmy the guide was exceptional at making... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lancaster, California
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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

We were worried that we may have missed the best water for whitewater rafting but had a great day out on the river on the Picto - helped by high water for the season. Took our daughters aged 8, 10 and 12. Enough in the...More

Thank Dscutter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great day on the lower Kern with my teenage son. Jimmy the guide was exceptional at making sure that the older folks that were part of the group felt safe and the younger ones had a good thrilling time.

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you ever want to go white water rafting on the Kern river go to Kern River Tours. They treat you like gold. They supply everything you need and give you a safe, exhilarating experience. I recommend them highly.

Thank Jim E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Carl who was our guide was good at telling us what to do. Not once did we flip or fall out of the raft.

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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