Whitewater Rafting Adventures

As the first exclusively non-motorized outfitter authorized by the National Park Service to run rafting trips in the Grand Canyon, OARS helped pioneer whitewater rafting in the Western U.S. And since we first got started in 1969, we have guided more than 500,000 guests on rivers all over the world. Now, with more than 75 unique rafting itineraries, we offer travelers more whitewater rafting trips than any other outfitter on the planet. But it’s not just about how long we’ve been in business, or the number of trips we offer. It’s really about the experience.



Grand Canyon Rafting


Every OARS trip combines amazing rivers, friendly guides, incredible scenery, quality gear, comfortable camping and unexpectedly delicious food, but the OARS experience is the unique and captivating sum of all those parts. It’s much more than a river trip, it truly is an experience.

The OARS Experience is about losing track of what time it is, or even what day of the week it is. It’s about leaving emails and text messages and Facebook at home. It’s about drifting off to sleep on a beach under a canopy of stars, and then waking up the next morning to watch the sun rise over the canyon rim. The OARS experience is what happens when you leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and let yourself sink into the simple rhythm and joy of life on the river.


Whether it’s a quick, one-day whitewater rafting trip, a week-long river trip, or an epic 18-day rafting expedition, we can guarantee a whitewater rafting trip with OARS will end up being one of your most memorable vacations ever. Because, let’s be honest, we’re not talking about a trip to Disneyland here. Rafting vacations are the ultimate way to escape the grind, disconnect and spend quality time with friends or loved ones, or even make new lifelong friends. Not only that, there is no better way to experience some of the most scenic and remote wilderness areas in the world than from a raft, dory, inflatable kayak or stand up paddleboard.



Whitewater Rafting On The Chilko River

At the core of what we do are multi-day rafting trips, offering guests incredible access to remote wilderness areas that few people get to see each year, including off-the-beaten path locations in our national parks, wild and scenic rivers throughout the West and bucket list destinations all over the world. Of course, if you’re just looking for a quick and fun trip to enjoy with friends and family, our one-day rafting trips in California, Utah and even Fiji are some of the top rafting experiences in the world.


And trust us, we know choosing the right rafting trip can be a bit overwhelming, so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-346-6277. With more than 150 years of combined experience and over 1,000 river trips among us, you can trust our amazing team of adventure consultants to help you find the perfect rafting adventure for you.


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