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Address: 2712 Mayfair Rd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9643
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In 1974, Kern River Tours became the first commercial rafting company on...

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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KRT Rocks

I've rafted with KRT since 1986 and have always enjoyed our trips. This 2-day trip on the Lower Kern was extremely challenging because the low water levels made it extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I've rafted with KRT since 1986 and have always enjoyed our trips. This 2-day trip on the Lower Kern was extremely challenging because the low water levels made it extremely technical. Nevertheless it was exhilarating as always. The guides were very professional and great "river nanny's". We had a great time:-)

Thank aresverde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Kern Rivers Tours were simply amazing! We are a family of 6 with kids ranging from 18-24 we were really looking forward to our days rafting but were blown away by the whole day! The rafting was fantastic, our guide 'Scooter' was informative, friendly and humorous, lunch was freshly made in front of us (not what we were expecting at... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Ventura, CA
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Just returned from a 2-day trip on the Forks of the Kern and it was the wildest Class V trip we have ever done - worldwide. If you want 20 miles of non-stop, paddle your a.. off, heart-pounding action to test your skills- this is your trip! Bring your A-game and be ready to swim- this trip is not for... More 

Thank dp2dive4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Just finished a repeat of the Gusto with Kern River Tours and it was just as much fun as the first trip our family took with them two years ago. The folks here are all friendly and lots of fun (even the bus driver!) and our guide Cody was great to raft with. The water is fun, the natural setting... More 

Thank PattyLN
Palm Springs
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

We took the one-day tour, which was suppose to be a Class II-III, but was luckily upgraded to a Class IV. Overall, was a fun day with Cody as our Team Leader. We went out in 2 boats, that had 5-6 clients, plus the guide. I was hoping it would be more challenging, but we kind of knew that it... More 

Thank AMG789
Fontana, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

The water wasn't high enough to have provided a thrilling rafting adventure. We had a great guide who gave us directions throughout the rafting which prevented us from getting stuck. We were the only raft that didn't get stuck going down the river. Overall, the adventure was not worth the $200 per person price tag we paid.

Thank Joshlili03
West Covina, California
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225 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

I'm 61 and my wife and me took our 14 year old grand daughter with us on the 1/2 day Picto trip the we went on a Class 2-3. It was fun, exhilirating, relaxing, a great workout! This was fun and well worht the money, some class 2 and class 3 rapids but ok for someone my age, yet exciting... More 

4 Thank RetiredIBEW
Newbury Park, California, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

My friends and I are moderate thrill seekers. We first called up kern river tours and wanted to go on thrilling day of white water rapids on the kern river. We tried to book their more adventurous "thunder run" day trip. We were told that they were not running the thunder run and offered the "gusto" run as comparable alternative.... More 

4 Thank Dan S
San Diego, California
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

From the minute Linda greets you, to the character who drives the bus to your destination, you feel like you are already having fun! The guides are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The equipment is in excellent condition. They serve a lunch which is fresh and delicious and treat you to a hot dog and watermelon upon arrival back at... More 

1 Thank kandeeb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

My husband and I took my teenage sister and her friend white water rafting today in the Kern River. It was a blast! I signed us up for the 3 hour "Sampler" and Fez was our guide. We had such a fun time - it is really hard work but such an adrenaline rush! Will definitely do this again! Booked... More 

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