Guides: James Rodger

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James Rodger

Manager for: California & Oregon
Guide for: Galapagos & Chile

Have you heard the one aboot the Canadian who migrated to California for the summer? That’s right, our California and Oregon Regional Manager, James, has come down to foster the camaraderie of a tight California rafting guide crew and wow everyone with his off-the-charts Karaoke renditions of Sinatra. James thrives on providing an amazing and exciting experience for his guests despite the challenges of working in an outdoor environment.

”We have just returned from an O.A.R.S.-arranged multisport adventure on the Futaleufu River in Chilean Patagonia. We had a fantastic time. I wanted to pay special compliment to the excellence of James Rodger, who served as our guide throughout. He has a very pleasing easy-going friendly demeanor that keeps everyone enjoying themselves. He guided our raft through the many Class IV and Class V rapids of the Futaleufu with great skill and outstanding preparation of each person in the raft to make each of us understand what was coming and what was needed of us. Our trip included kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Each adventure demonstrated James' expertise and talent as a guide. Most important of all James watched out for our safety at all times. He displayed excellent judgment to match his outstanding skill. We could not have asked for a better person to guide our trip.” Bill and Barbara Brant Earlysville, VA


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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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