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SoCal Rafting

11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
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BRILLIANT !!!

First time rafting and this experience was fantastic. We took the two run package and our guide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ChrisDaley
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Effin Awesome

This was my first time ever white water rafting, i had some doubt at first and almost chickened out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Drake M
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Our main focus while Kern River rafting is to ensure that your class II/III whitewater experience is both fun and memorable. All of our guided river trips are available for families with kids from age 6 and up. Our rafting equipment is new and state of the art. Our raft guides are the best in the industry. ​ There are many different sections that are available for Kern River rafting. SoCal’s slew of waterborne activities take place just north of historic Kernville, Ca. Kernville is Southern California’s perfect town for safe and fun Kern River rafting! Activities on the Kern River include whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle tubing, camping and fishing. When it comes to Kern River rafting, SoCal Rafting is one of the best river outfitters in California! Check out our whitewater raft trips to see which one is the best fit for your family vacation.
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time rafting and this experience was fantastic. We took the two run package and our guide John (Big John) gave us a brilliant ride. His knowledge of the rapids is second to none, he gave clear instruction on what to do and made the...More

Thank ChrisDaley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time ever white water rafting, i had some doubt at first and almost chickened out before the trip. Had it not been for our river guide john i would have never experienced this amazing adventure. I would recommend these guys to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stood and watched rafters go down the Kern River. I said it looked fun and we had never tried it. The next morning he had us booked with SoCal Rafting. They wete very friendly yet took their responsibility to their customers'...More

1  Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you again to everyone at SoCal Rafting for making my birthday one I will never forget!! Thank you Tyler for being such a great, fun and funny tour guide! Thank you Jason as well for inviting me back! I'll be counting down the days...More

Thank Kendra H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Zach,our guide, was great . We had an amazing time . Zach made sure we had a great experience in the waters .

Thank Vignesh M
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Loved Socal Rafting! The lady inside, I think her name is Angel was so sweet and helped us get everything we needed ready to go rafting. She is an absolute sweetheart and told us exactly how to get our photos from the trip, love her!...More

Thank Keiko T
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We did the afternoon rafting and the guide was great. However we never found picture on the date 7/3/2017. We called the shop and emailed but no follow-up.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

All the kids, grandkids,and cousins went rafting together. Had a blast! Great guides. Enjoyed the care and professionalism.

Thank ileeniej54
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We really liked 6 like trip and had a great time with John and Chris!! Will def recommend to others!!

Thank sAamSome
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Great trip with guide John, lots of fun! Used two person rafts for a 3 mile stretch of class 2 and 3 rapids. Bring a water proof camera and change of clothes, leave your cell phones and valuables at home, you're gonna get wet!

Thank Jason L
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Sarah L
23 March 2018|
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Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah! The section we run is considered a class II/III whitewater section. Perfect for beginners and first-timers. I think a better question for you might be what is a more mellow water level to bring your mom on the... More
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Sylvia B
30 January 2018|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Your child will do fine. They will sit the smaller kids in the middle with no oars as they coast down the river. They will also take the more calmer routes so they won’t get tossed out. Make sure to check the with SoCal... More
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Veronica W
25 April 2017|
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Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age requirement for rafting trips with SoCal is 6 years old and 60 pounds.
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