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Travel back in time with our extended family as we reflect on 50 years of guiding and the incomparable nature of river trips.
When Samantha Derbyshire experienced Cataract Canyon at spring flows for the first time, she fell in love with that wild and untamed stretch of the Colorado River right then and there.
Join OARS President Tyler Wendt and his family as they continue the tradition of family rafting adventures on the Lower Klamath River in California – a tradition started by his parents and founders of OARS, George and Pam Wendt
Sweep boats are a traditional craft used by OARS and other outfitters on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River to transport gear downriver, typically on 6-day trips from mid-June through August depending on water levels. Piloted by a single captain from a standing position, sweep boats are massive inflatable crafts, ranging from 22- to […]
Rafting Pioneer George Wendt: A Story of Family and Conservation
OARS dory guides take on Big Mallard Rapid on Idaho’s Main Salmon
A day in the life of an OARS. Dories river guide on Idaho’s Main Salmon
We ask a few of our Idaho river guides the tough questions…
Meet OARS river guide Heather Solee
Meet OARS river guide Erika Unhold
Meet OARS river guide Bram Role
Meet OARS river guide Lars Haarr
OARS Founder, George Wendt, recalls some of his early conservation work
Meet conservationist & Grand Canyon Dories founder, Martin Litton
Meet OARS river guide Steve Kenney