Hands-on adventures—in every sense of the word.
O.A.R.S. president and founder, George Wendt, pioneered rafting in the Grand Canyon. That’s what inspired him to pass the magic of the water on to others so they too could experience it firsthand. It’s fitting that O.A.R.S. also took its maiden voyage down the Colorado River over 40 years ago.
Today, O.A.R.S. has evolved into a truly pre-eminent rafting and sea kayaking adventure company. We offer thrilling expeditions to wild and wondrous places that ensure no moment is ever dull. Let us take your family through the bubbling whitewater on a family-friendly Rogue River rafting trip in Southeastern Oregon. Descend the legendary rapids and soak in natural hot springs on Idaho’s legendary Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Or, dip your paddle in the pristine waters of Jackson Lake on a sea kayaking trip beneath the ultra-photographic Tetons in Grand Teton National Park.
Those who travel with us have access to outstanding personal service and the most knowledgeable guides available. We only use state-of-the-art equipment and offer a choice of rafting, sea kayaking, and multi-sport adventures with various levels of activity.
When it comes to accommodations, we go to great lengths to ensure your comfort. From ultra-cozy camps in roomy tents to rustic lodges adorned with thick comforters, our goal is for you to feel right at home. Delicious riverside breakfasts, lunches and gourmet dinners are also served throughout your trip to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.
As the largest and most diverse white water rafting company in North America, O.A.R.S. also offers a selection of award-winning international adventures in the enchanted Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, to the archaeological and cultural wonders of Peru, on the world-class whitewater of Chile and in the South Pacific paradise of Fiji. So whether you’re looking for a close-to-homefamily adventure or an unforgettable expedition to the far corners of the earth, O.A.R.S. can show you the way.