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Kern River Tours

2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Half-day made for an awesome bachelor party

Our groud of 30-somethings had enough to almost fill 2 boats (1 boat had 2 people not from our... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Stephen P
Great two-day Lower Kern river trip

A top notch rafting company. Our family of four got to enjoy the beautiful Kern river for two... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
San Diego, Ca
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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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2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our groud of 30-somethings had enough to almost fill 2 boats (1 boat had 2 people not from our group, who said they had fun with us). The course was well picked for our varied skill group, which ranged from complete beginners to rafters on...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A top notch rafting company. Our family of four got to enjoy the beautiful Kern river for two days. It was blazing warm, >100 degrees in Bakersfield, but it was pleasant on the river, with the cool water splashing you and the ability to jump...More

Thank dlieber
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were a group of four girls of assorted ages, 50 year old mom with 24 and 19 year old daughters and 15 year old niece, and we had the best time! Our raft guide was Carl Naylor and the trip leader was Jimmy. First,...More

Thank Rosario S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Had a blast on the river with our knowledgeable guide Mark and the family of 4 that rounded out our boat. The Picto was pretty easy going, but there were enough rapids here and there to keep it interesting. Got to see 300 year-old pictographs...More

Thank 02kkarls
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I can't stop talking about this trip with my friends. It was amazing my Son 14, and my Daughter 16 Loved it so much. Our rafting guide Carl was soooo great funny and made us feel so safe. The camp site and the food they...More

Thank zepplingirl21
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Carl and Sean led the trip on the lower Kern. Smaller rafts allowed for a quicker maneuvering through the rapids. Food was delicious, companions on trip were enjoyable and safety was paramount.

Thank Dedes_7
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Well organized, nice people and a skilled guide (Jimmi). We had a lot of fun and enjoyed it much. The campsite we used was clean and just perfect.

Thank wkn2017
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have been rafting the Kern River for 30 years, and have used several of the companies that offer trips. Kern River Tours has amazing guides, professional, fun and experienced. I always feel safe, trusting that these guides know the river and how to maneuver...More

Thank Traci S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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 18 August 2017

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.

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