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“Great fun!”
Review of SoCal Rafting

SoCal Rafting
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Kernville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Came to go paddle tubing with our 4 teen-tween girls over Labor Day weekend. Water was low which meant a low-key float. Guide Doug was great at getting us around the rocks and showing us the best routes. Loved the guided tour with the option to go on our own for the rest of the day. Equipment was in good shape generally and staff is terrific.

4  Thank Robyn C
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Great from start to finish !

Called in to make reservations. Staff was friendly and helpful - not only with the rafting portion but in suggesting places to stay as well.

Check in and check out was easy. You pay one price that includes the tube (which has a netted bottom and a cup holder), PFD, oars and.... shuttle. You have to provide your own water shoes...they are mandatory.

You can do more than one trip down the 3 mile stretch if you wish - in fact you can do it as many times as you want for the same price (they load you up with a wrist band)

They were offering a free shuttle if you had your own stuff (and you have to wear water shoes) Just be sure to tip the driver - who was also very friendly.

The shuttle seems to run whenever there are people needing a ride. You start upstream and end up right back at the store where you started (Just a quick walk up the hill from the river)

The outfitter is in the River Toyz store. Lots of items (in case you forgot) at reasonable prices. Water, snacks, sunscreen., hats, souvenir t-shirts etc.

website: http://www.socalrafting.com/

5  Thank Off2SeeItAll
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This company is inside River Toyz, a cute shop for souvenirs and essentials (ie sunscreen, water bottles, under water cameras). The price was very reasonable for a tubing trip down the Kern River, and the shuttle to the starting location is included in the price. Ironically they were out of under water cameras but drove us up the road so we could hop out and purchase 2 of them. They take decent pics up close, just fyi. Do not try and take your phone. We did this trip even though the water level was pretty low. It was still fun. You might have to paddle more.
They held our keys too while we were tubing. It takes about 2 hrs to make the trip down the river back to the store.

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There are no bathrooms in the store but around the corner at the public park area. Parking is free on the street. They don't rent tandems (2 person tubes). There is netting in the bottom of the tube so you can bring water bottles or sunscreen on the trip down the river. We did a (grownup) girls trip, but ages 10 and up would be fine too. The water was low, had it been higher, younger ages might have some trouble maneuvering... we did, lol.

3  Thank mlaw1970
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