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SoCal Rafting

11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
+1 888-537-6748
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Bakersfield Boogie

James did a great job in instructing and making our trip a blast. We felt well taken care of. I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eileen Z
via mobile
Happy Belgian family on Kern River with Robert!

We laughed all the way. Robert has been a funny, entertaining and dynamic guide. Wish we could do... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah-Laure L
Diksmuide, Belgium
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Our main focus while Kern River rafting is to ensure that your class II/III whitewater experience is both fun and memorable. All of our guided river trips are available for families with kids from age 6 and up. Our rafting equipment is new and state of the art. Our raft guides are the best in the industry. ​ There are many different sections that are available for Kern River rafting. SoCal’s slew of waterborne activities take place just north of historic Kernville, Ca. Kernville is Southern California’s perfect town for safe and fun Kern River rafting! Activities on the Kern River include whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle tubing, camping and fishing. When it comes to Kern River rafting, SoCal Rafting is one of the best river outfitters in California! Check out our whitewater raft trips to see which one is the best fit for your family vacation.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
+1 888-537-6748
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

James did a great job in instructing and making our trip a blast. We felt well taken care of. I would highly recommend SoCal rafting and ask for James to be your guide.

Thank Eileen Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

We laughed all the way. Robert has been a funny, entertaining and dynamic guide. Wish we could do it again!

Thank Sarah-Laure L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great afternoon trip with our river guide Chris. We did the LA Blitz tour and had a blast, the kids (aged 18, 15 & 13) all really enjoyed themselves as did mum & dad, highly recommended.

Thank timspeight
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is very professional and fun! The whole team is there to make sure you have a great time and feel safe! We had a great time rafting down the Kern River!

Thank Shelly P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super morning trip with our guide Troy and the other folkes of Socal Rafting... only thing my son says now: Wanneer gaan we weer !!!

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a half day trip with SoCal which came with lunch after the last run. Our guide was Doug. He was very knowledgeable about the river and especially patient with us. Now to the trip. I reserved for a part of 9 so I was...More

1  Thank Steve P
Reviewed 1 week ago

On hot summer days around 110 degrees in the valley, nothing beats the cool river water. Our guide Frank was amazing, and knew how to show first time rafters a good time. While he was having fun and interacting with other passersby, he also kept...More

1  Thank Luke B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family, including daughters aged 7 & 10, really enjoyed the refreshing trip down the Kern river. James is a great guide an a lot of fun to boot. The included free pictures is a great service.

Thank MRodenhuis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my three kids--ages 10, 11, 13--on their first white water adventures this week. Had to take them down a second day as the first run was so awesome! Thank you Zack and John (John!) for taking such good care of us!!!

Thank Mike65420142014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time beating the heat river rafting with SoCal Rafting. Clayton was our guide and he was great. Made our 12 and 13 year old sons comfortable and kept us all safe.

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steve and lisa K
27 June 2016|
Response from Lisa N | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I both weigh 260. He is 6' and I am 5'4. We fit the life jackets just fine. Enjoy!!