Office Hours

Our regular office hours, effective September–May, are: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific Time. For your convenience, we offer extended summertime hours, effective May–September: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reserving Your Trip

Reserving an O.A.R.S. adventure is easy. Just call 1-800-346-6277 to talk to one of our experienced, friendly Adventure Consultants, e-mail your request to info@oars.com or reserve your trip through our online reservation system. If you’re not sure a particular trip is right for you or you’re looking for more information, our Adventure Consultants are available to help.

To reserve space, we require a deposit ranging from $60 to $1000 per person, depending on the trip. We appreciate payments made by check, money order or with a PayPal account. We also accept debit cards, and Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Generally a portion of your deposit is refundable up until 60-90 days prior to your trip (less an administrative handling fee), but we recommend checking the specific cancellation policy when you reserve your trip. The balance of your trip cost is generally due 30-90 days prior to departure. For your convenience, we can automatically charge your credit card when the balance is due.

Once you’ve made your choice and sent in your deposit, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail with links to our detailed itinerary, which includes a packing list and information about everything from the weather to fishing options, toilet facilities to meals to caring for your camera equipment. Our detailed itineraries generally cover your travel options to and from the starting point (both flight and driving information) and advice on pre- and post-trip accommodations. For foreign destinations, the detailed itinerary addresses such issues as passports, visas, immunizations and currency exchange.