Kid jumping off a raft onto the river bank on the Green River through Gates of Lodore.

Family Adventures

Family having fun with water guns while rafting on a river.

Family-friendly Vacations

OARS has been perfecting family adventure vacations since 1969. We understand you want your kids to have the time of their lives. You also want to be able to kick back, relax and soak in every smile, laugh and special moment the trip throws your way. After all, it won’t be long before your kids are all grown up and out on their own adventures.

On our family-friendly vacations, not only will you be creating meaningful and joyful memories that will last a lifetime, you can count on rediscovering that adventurous, easy-going parent inside of you—the one who only comes out to play when somebody else is shouldering the work and sweating all the details.

OARS Family Adventure Vacations Include:

  • A diverse line-up of trips ideal for everyone from first-timers with children as young as age four to experienced whitewater veterans with teenagers and young adult children
  • Savory feasts (and desserts too!). All our meals are healthy, locally-sourced whenever possible, and sure to delight your entire crew after an active and adventurous day
  • A designated guide/”Fun Director” who helps keep the kids entertained
  • “Fun bag” on each family-friendly vacation, stocked with games and toys for all ages

We promise a multi-day rafting trip, sea kayaking excursion or multi-sport adventure with OARS is just the hassle-free family vacation you’ve been looking for. Now, you just have to decide which trip is right for your family. Maybe it’s rafting the Main Salmon River in Idaho, floating with the littles on California’s Lower Klamath River or exploring the heart of Dinosaur National Monument on a Gates of Lodore rafting trip. Whatever your family vacation interests are, we know you’ll find it here.

Family Adventure Vacations


Yampa River Rafting

4 or 5 Days 4.92 (51)

Location: Colorado & Utah
Adventure Level: Moderately Challenging
Minimum Age: 7 (10 – 12 during high water)

Baja Sampler

8 Days

Location: Baja, Mexico
Adventure Level: Easier to Moderate
Minimum Age: 8 (or younger based on abilities)

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Two kid sitting side by side on a raft on the river.

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