Artisans of O.A.R.S.

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O.A.R.S. Guides Have Much to Offer

More than just a pretty place...

Certainly nature itself provides the incredible raw material for an ideal trip. The beauty, the majesty, the serenity, the power and the variety of what you see. However, for most of our guests, it is the O.A.R.S. guides and support staff who make the trip memorable. Professional through and through, our dedicated staff know their territories in and out - the rivers' moods, the tidal forces, the lay of the land, the animals, plants and even stars.

More than just a pretty face…

Adventurers with an innate curiosity of what's around the next bend, our team of ambassadors has talents that transcend the rivers and coastlines. This section of the website has been designed to give you a glimpse of some of outstanding and creative artisans who also happen to be great in the woods…

Contemporary Fine Art Glass by Roger & Cindell Dale

In their studio beneath the La Plata Mountains of southern Colorado, Roger & Cindell Dale create vibrantly colored works of art. Their medium is glass, which is formed into bowls, balls and wall sculptures, as well as other vessels. Whether sleek and streamlined, like the dories they expertly guide through the Grand Canyon, or fun, colorful and whimsical; the pieces they produce are museum quality. Many are on display in galleries throughout the western US. You can see more examples of their glass art on Roger & Cindell's website.

Dale Glass

Fleece Skirts by Kate Wollney

Kate, our Rogue River Manager, has spent years guiding and knows what works on the river. Her Cold River Fleece Skirts offer a versatile way to keep you warm and looking good too. While they were created from necessity, Cold River Fleece Skirts are a fashionable way to make your wardrobe warmer. Whether you are out in the backcountry or out on the town, hiking in the forest or strolling the sidewalks, her polar fleece will keep you warm even if it gets wet.

Kate Fleece Skirts

Michael P. Ghiglieri, author

Michael's books which can be found on his website, Puma Press Books, include The Chimpanzees of Kibale Forest, East of the Mountains of the Moon, Canyon, The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the Origin of Male Violence, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, First through Grand Canyon, and Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite.

Puma Press Books

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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
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