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Oregon's Rogue River Rafting Tour

Starts: Rainier, United States
Finishes: Merlin, United States

Visit: Rainier, Merlin

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Rafting

Overview

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Rafting on the Rogue River is the ideal start to an all encompassing Oregon adventure vacation. This 3-, 4- or 5-day Rogue River whitewater rafting journey down the 40 miles of this scenic waterway in southwestern Oregon, takes you through the storied Siskiyou Mountains, explored for centuries by Indians, trappers and gold prospectors. Whats more, the warm, gently surging waters of the Rogue River combine with one-of-a-kind rapids, which provide plenty of whitewater excitement without an extreme element. Rogue River rapids such as Blossom Bar and Rainey Falls are sure to inspire a generous dose of adrenaline interspersed with lots of calm float time in between them. For the more adventurous, our inflatable kayaks provide an up-close and personal encounter with the rapids of the Rogue.

Oregons Rogue River winds its way through one of the most beautiful pine-forested canyons in North America and gained federal Wild & Scenic wilderness designation in 1968. This adventure vacation in Oregon shows off this rivers best features as it flows from its headwaters high in the Cascades near Crater Lake National Park towards the incomparable Oregon coast through the Rogue River National Forest. A great family rafting tour that works perfectly into trips to the states untouched ocean beaches and nearby national parks.

The Rogue River might just be the perfect rafting trip. The generally moderate whitewater is ideal for all levels of experience from beginner to intermediate. Rapids such as Blossom Bar and Rainie Falls are sure to inspire a generous dose of adrenaline. For the more adventurous, our inflatable kayaks provide an up-close and personal encounter with the rapids of the Rogue. Your trip will surely be witnessed, whether you know it or not, by the abundant wildlife living onshore. The most common sightings include deer and river otter, along with an occasional black bear, and the many bird species seen along the way including Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle and Osprey. Indeed, this river canyon is the birdwatchers as well as fishermans delight. As for the accommodations, we will make camp on one of the many sandy beaches that line the river. Inside a tent or under the starry night sky, youll sleep soundly, serenaded by boisterous crickets and the rush of the passing river.

Highlights

    • A Rogue River rafting trip is the ideal Oregon adventure vacation
    • Numerous adrenaline-infused rapids with just enough tranquil floating
    • Adult-Only, Wine on the River, Craft Beer Tasting & Gourmet trips available
    • Rogue River trips offer great hiking, fishing & swimming and are perfect for families
    • Waterfalls, historic sites & abundant wildlife, including black bear, otter, osprey & eagles

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 69456
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Rainier, United States
Finishes: Merlin, United States
Duration: 5 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Skilled, professional guide service
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 through lunch on the final day, with limited beer & wine at dinner
  • 2, 3, or 4 nights catered camping, depending on your trip length
  • Expedition equipment, including 2-person shared tent, splash jacket (spring and cold weather trips only) and waterproof bags
  • Two waterproof bags to hold your gear for the trip (approximate sealed size: 13” diameter x 25” tall). Your sleeping bag and pad must fit into one bag and your remaining gear will fit into the other bag. Please note: If you rent our gear, it will come already packed in one of the two waterproof bags. Your remaining gear, therefore, must fit into one bag.
  • One small, waterproof bag for camera and other small items you’ll want during the day (approximate sealed size: 17” tall x 9” diameter)
  • Two-person tents on a shared basis (there is a $30 charge for a private tent)
  • Personal flotation device (PFD), which must be worn at all times on the river in compliance with safety regulations
  • 12-ounce insulated Klean Kanteen with Café Lid to use for drinks in camp
  • Camp chairs
  • Eating utensils, cups and plates
  • Highest quality inflatable rafts and related equipment
  • Transfers from Galice Resort to the river and back
  • Wetsuit–weather dependent (does not include footwear of any kind, including wetsuit booties). For guests with a high interest in using the inflatable kayaks, we will bring a limited supply of wetsuits. If you have your own, please feel free to bring it with you.

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,299 ($260/day)

Deposit:

$250 per person for bookings made 60 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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United States Rainie Falls, Historic Rogue River Ranch, Mule Creek Canyon, Blossom Bar, Huggin’S Canyon, Tate Creek, Foster Bar
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Randi 

Great trip!! The Rogue River trip is a beautiful wilderness experience with lots of adventure and plenty of fun. The O.A.R.S. guides were fantastic! They added SO much to the whole experience. We had a BLAST!

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Matt M. 

Outstanding 4-Day Rogue River trip with OARS. The guides were amazing as was the food and overall experience. This is a fabulous family trip and my 9 year old daughter had a blast for her first time on the river. The guides took exceptional care of her, especially Morgan, and she cannot wait to go rafting with OARS again. I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism, organization, and safety demonstrated by the OARS guides. They really go above and beyond to make sure that you are enjoying every minute of your trip. They provide an unbelievable experience that you will not get anywhere else.

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Greg 

Our guides, Nicole and Blessed, were fantastic. Extremely professional, confident, fun. Engaged my 6 year old daughter and encouraged her to be adventurous. The food was excellent. It was a great balance between fun, adventure, nature, camping, but the easiest camping you will ever do thanks to our great guides who somehow also cooked and cleaned all of the meals. Just a wonderful trip for a family or anyone of any age. Rogue River is spectacular. The group we were with ranged from 68 to 6 and everyone had any awesome time.

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Cindy 

The trip was beautiful! Saw lots of wildlife and scenery that is so different from the east coast. The food prepared by our chef Neil Clooney was unbelievable! Completely spoiled us. The wines from Valley View Winery were perfect with our meals each evening and Mark Wisnovsky gave interesting wine talks. Learned alot! The guides are the epitome of knowledge and professionalism mixed with great personalities. Alyssa, Luke, Carly and Megan are the best guides on the Rogue!

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Andy 

Our guides (Kate, Nicole, Alyssa, Trey and Leo) were outstanding. All were great at their craft and worked very hard. Our girl guides resuced another, less capable companies rafters from the middle of a class 4 rapid. Food was outstanding, wine was awesome - plenty of fun on the river. Most relaxed I have been in a long time.

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Jerry 

The guides were great. They allowed us just the right amount of excitement while making sure we were able to stay safe. Kate the trip leader was great with the kids. She made sure they had plenty of fun things to do every day. Brant, Alyssa, and Nicole were very friendly and were always willing to answer our questions. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. I took my son and grandson on the trip. My son has been on outdoor trips before, so he knew what to expect. He thoroughly enjoyed the trip. My grandson had never even been in a tent. This was his first outdoor experience. For me, the best part of the trip was to see how much he enjoyed it. He was willing to try everything. He was able to enjoy the kayak with his father, paddle the raft, float through rapids on his own, jump off rocks into the river. He thoroughly enjoyed himself. His excitement was infectious. We were able to see an abundance of wildlife. We even saw a black bear on our last evening. I would highly recommend this trip for any family. I can't wait to do this again.

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Grandma 

We were three generations and met other family groups and all ages and had lots of fun with everyone.

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David 

An amazing time gently drifting down the Rogue. The rapids are pretty tame (at least in June) but the scenery was fabulous and the food was extraordinary on the Craft Beer trip with meals prepared by Aaron Woo of Portland's Natural Selections.

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Dan and Ewa 

This was our first rafting trip, which was also true of approx 12 of the 15 total guests on the trip. We had 4 guides in four 16-foot Oar Boats along with enough single and double inflatable kayaks to accomodate any who wanted to be in one. Everyone I think had just an amazing time, partly because of the great weather, but mostly because of the guides and the nature and the mix of calm stretches with frequent moderate not too severe whitewater on this "wild and scenic" 35 mile stretch of the Rogue. I moved from Oar Boat to kayak over the first couple days, and just had a blast on the third day which had the most whitewater and felt it was just a great first whitewater kayak experience. The guides, Matt, Rose, Andrew, and Mikey were capable, confident, patient and just overall fun to be with. Great stories, great knowledge of the area and history of the river, and just a sincere and positive vibe from all of them as they worked together like the experienced team they are. Their confident manner and encouraging attitude with specific instructions called out to us before each rapid ("enter center then charge right!") helped all the kayakers meet the challenges we faced on the numerous cl II and III rapids and a couple cl IV features. My less adventuresome wife sat on the front of the Oar Boat the whole time and loved it also (and she got plenty wet besides when it got hot!) We saw Eagles, Osprey, Blue Herons, Egrets, River Otters, a Bear (soaking in the river), plenty of deer an

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Donna 

We had a large group of old college friends and our young adult children on the trip. It was terrific fun! The most fit and adventurous among us could charge down the Rogue in the I.K.s and when it was time to rest the old bones, the oar boats were like riding in Cadillacs. The paddle boat was a fun compromise. I (being the oldest person on the trip) braved the I.K. and after a terrifying bit of time after flipping it and becoming a member of the Rogue "swim team"... was "rescued" by Ben (my knight in shining armor) and I happily passed my kayak on to a more brave soul and took my comfy spot on his oar boat. Jessica (our leader), and ALL of the guides were fantastic and funny, helpful and attentive, and very safety conscious. We had a great time and I would highly recommend an O.A.R.S. adventure!

Tour Operator

OARS

Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, sea kayaking and hiking adventures, with destinations & unparalleled experiences on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world – from California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the opulent gorges of Fiji and the Galapagos Islands, O.A.R.S. specializes in first-class adventures throughout Western North America, South America and the South Pacific.

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the “Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S. trips have been honored as “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler.

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