Your Ultimate Guide to Adventure

Dories in the Grand Canyon

Top 10 O.A.R.S. Adventures:

1. Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, Arizona

2. Experiencing more than 100 rapids in 100 miles by raft, dory or inflatable kayak on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho

3. Sea Kayaking, hiking and rafting in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming

4. Class IV whitewater rafting on the Tuolumne River near Yosemite National Park, California

5. Exploring Dinosaur National Monument on the Green River through the Gates of Lodore, Colorado

6. Rafting & wildlife viewing on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, Oregon

7. Rafting & Hiking through Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon, Utah

8. Rafting the longest stretch of commercially navigable Class IV whitewater in North America on the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser rivers, British Columbia

9. Rafting past calving glaciers and icebergs on the Tatshenshini River, Alaska

10. Floating through the deepest gorge in North America on the Snake River though Hells Canyon, Idaho

The O.A.R.S. Difference

  • Friendly and professional guides
  • Top of the line boats & expedition equipment
  • Small groups and the best guide to guest ratio (1:4) in the industry
  • Experienced year-round office staff
  • More than 500,000 people have traveled with us & every year more than 60% of O.A.R.S. travelers are repeat guests or were referred by a past O.A.R.S. traveler
  • Excellent safety record
  • Best selection of boats - rafts, inflatable kayaks & dories
  • Delectable feasts prepared for you riverside
  • First exclusively non-motorized rafting outfitter in the Grand Canyon
  • Trips from 1 – 19 days
  • More than 75 Itineraries - US and Worldwide
  • Top Industry Award Winner
  • Our office is 100% solar powered and we’re committed to socially and environmentally-conscious travel
  • Family owned and operated since 1969

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Your Ultimate Guide to Adventure – Explore the Real Wild West on an O.A.R.S. rafting or sea kayaking adventure

Recognized by National Geographic Adventure as “The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth,” O.A.R.S. is among the most trusted names in the travel industry. Since 1969 the company has set the standard for first-class rafting & sea kayaking adventures in the most iconic national parks and wilderness areas in western North America.


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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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