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Kern River Raft Trip Prices & Reservations

We offer Kern River rafting trips to fit any budget, schedule or taste for whitewater adventure. If you have never been rafting before, our world-famous Class 2-3 whitewater raft trips are an excellent introduction, and they are full of enough excitement to challenge just about everyone from young tikes to grandmas and grandpas. To make a reservation, click the "Book This Raft Trip" button. If you need assistance call us at 1-800-457-2082, Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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River Class             Click to
    Sun-Fri Sat   Min  
    Youth Adult Youth Adult   Age  
Lickety-Split 2-3 $361 $38 $401 $42 1 hr. 6 yrs. 3
Lickety-Blaster 2-3 $541 $62 $581 $68 2-1/2; hrs. 6 yrs. 3
One-Day Combo 2-3 $1152 $120 $1202 $125 6-7 hrs. 11 yrs.
Merit Badge Combo 2-3 $1152 $120 $1202 $125 6-7 hrs. 11 yrs.
Inflatable Kayak Half Day 2-3 $70 2 $75 $75 2 $80 3 hrs. 11 yrs.
Half-Day Upper Kern 3-4 n/a $125 n/a $145 4 hrs. 12 yrs.
One-Day Upper Kern 3-4 n/a $165 n/a $195 7-8 hrs. 12 yrs.
Thunder Run Upper Kern 5 n/a $225 n/a $250 7-8 hrs. 16 yrs.
Two-Day Forks 5 n/a $750 n/a $750 2 days 16 yrs.
Three-Day Forks 5 n/a $950 n/a $950 3 days 16 yrs.
Dynamic Duo Tandem
River Kayaking
2-3 $60 $60 $60 $60 1 hr. 14 yrs.
Mini-me Rowing Class 2-3 n/a $150 n/a $150 7-8 hrs. 16 yrs.

Sierra South is a booking agent for the following Lower Kern raft trips. Coupons and discounts we offer do not apply. Please call for pricing and availability.

        Price Range      
Class 3 One-Day Lower Kern 3     $149 to $210 5-6 hrs. 10 yrs.5 1-800-457-2082
Class 4 One-Day Lower Kern 4     $160 to $210 7-8 hrs. 10 yrs.5 1-800-457-2082
Two-Day Lower Kern 4     $330 to $425 2 days 10 yrs.5 1-800-457-2082

All trips will be charged a 5% Land-Use/USFS fee, depending on the trip. Lower Kern trips are operated by our associate outfitters. Please call for more information on pricing.

1: 6-12 years. 2: 11-12 years. 3: 6 years or 50 lbs. 4: 12-15 years.
5:Depends on time of year. 6: Discounts do not apply to most Saturday starts.

For more information or reservations, please call 800-457-2082

RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY All Sierra South trips and classes involve physical activity and include certain elements of risk. We make every effort to run trips and classes in the finest, most fun-filled manner as possible. However, we cannot guarantee your safety. It is your responsibility to evaluate your level of fitness and to select a trip or class which is appropriate for you. Seek medical advice before your trip if you question your physical condition. It is your responsibility to follow our instructions. Everyone will be required to sign a release of liability/assumption of risk form and photography/video waiver form before departure. Minors under 18 not accompanied by their parents must bring a release form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Click here to download the Release Form (PDF). Also, please review our Kayaking and Rafting float notes (PDF) to see how to get to Kernville, what you need to bring, and other important information.

PAYMENT POLICIES A 50% deposit is required when you make your reservation. Balance is due 45 days prior to your trip/class. Reservations made less than 45 days before your trip require immediate payment in full. Payment is easiest with a credit card (VISA/MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) on-line or over the phone. Please note we charge $45 for all returned checks. Once full payment is received, we will send you final confirmation and more information about your trip. Some trips are subject to an additional land and government use fee of 5%. You will be notified at the time of your booking.

CANCELLATIONS You may cancel 45 or more days before your Sierra South trip date and receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee per person. Cancellations made 44 days or less before trip date are non-refundable. If you must cancel , try to find a friend to take your space. All trips go rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to alter or cancel a trip due to water conditions or insufficient reservations, in which case, only your trip fees are refundable. Refunds cannot be granted by guides and must be approved by our main office. No refunds will be given if you are injured, sick, or leave a trip or class early for any other reason. Sierra South is not liable for other costs incurred in association with a cancelled trip. We suggest trip insurance such as to cover any unexpected situations.



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