Why Choose Us

WHy choose us


COLOMA, CALIFORNIA WHITEWATER RAFTING — Picking a whitewater rafting company to take you, your friends, family and/or colleagues safely down a California whitewater rafting river is an important choice. We’d like to share with you our perception of the best way to raft in California. And it starts with you.


Ask yourself just what you’re looking for in a whitewater rafting trip… a leisurely intermediate whitewater rafting trip that’s challenging but not TOO challenging? Or something more along the lines of a white knuckle Class V whitewater rafting experience? What experience do you and your fellow paddlers have?


And then ask the California whitewater rafting outfitters to describe what they offer, and how they may be different from others with similar whitewater rafting trips. You’ll gain some insight from not only what they have to share with you, but also how they share it. Trust your instincts, and then go with the California rafting company that you feel offers the best value for your dollar. Not necessarily (and, frankly, almost never) the cheapest….but the one that offers more for the dollars you’re spending.


Clicking on the About Us page will tell you much about our philosophy, and why we run our trips. Added to that are nice little touches like hot showers and flush toilets at our private, 40 acre South Fork American base camp. Fabulous meals that include multiple courses, steak and chicken, fresh desserts, premium wines and micro brews. And a crew of talented, entertaining and engaging men and women who are excited every day to be whitewater rafting on the river, and wish to share that excitement with you.


Do all the above and we’re confident that you’ll agree with the editors of Sunset Magazine when they chose our whitewater rafting company as having one of the “Ten Best River Trips In the West”! Reserve your California whitewater rafting trip today!



Dear Nate:
For eight or nine years, friends have been trying to get me into a raft and white water. Alll this time I’ve resisted, saying “I’m not a group person”, “I’m a kayaker and I don’t care about rafting.” “I don’t like rocks!”……Anastasia finally talked me into it by setting up a trip with 18 people and saying “invite a friend and come with us.”


Now I can’t wait to get back into white water. Running the American with your company was incredible, exhilarating and exciting. What an amazing way to spend a day. What an extraordinary river. We knew we were safe, but there was an edge throughout the day as we cut through walls of water. The teamwork was challenging and fun. Great way to learn about yourself and other people. I had complete confidence that Michael would pull us out of anything he got us into. And he had enough confidence in the paddlers under his charge to guide us through narrow chutes instead of the tamer ones. What a rush. We stared into holes in the river as we paddled hard around them, completely inundated at times with white water. A cleansing experience.


Last Sunday will be remembered as one of the greatest days of my life and, as you probably know, I have an interesting life….so rafting went up against many unique experiences!


When I closed my eyes Sunday night…..I saw water. Beautiful, white lacy water for hours during sleep.


This year I plan on spending my birthday rafting. I love water, I love rivers, I love rafting. And I love your company….Thanks!


Dianne L.
San Francisco

Dear Nate,
My friends and I had a terrific time rafting this past weekend. We are definitely hooked on the sport! In fact, a second trip for next summer down the Middle Fork of the American is already being planned.


The food was great and your guides are, simply, amazing! The entire weekend went so well. The combination of our guides, Sara and Josh, the care that was shown at camp and on the river, and your camp’s incredible location really made the perfect weekend for my friends and me.


I just wanted to let you know how much we all appreciated our weekend with AC. Thanks again Nate for arranging everything!


Best regards,
Claire D.
Mountain View, CA

Hey Nate,
Thanks so much for a great time on the South Fork. Lindsey did a great job as our trip leader, and all of the staff were just terrific.


Everyone in our group had a great time thanks to the professionalism and attention to detail demonstrated by all.


Take care,
Julie L.
Sacramento, CA

Dear Nate,
Troop 530 would like to express our sincere thanks for the recent experience of rafting the South Fork of the American River with Adventure Connection. Our stay at your facility proved to be both a rewarding and memorable event – great guides, excellent food and a thirst quenching two days of white water action!


Thanks again for the great experience and we look forward to seeing you next summer!


Signed…the boys of troop 530!

Dear Nate:
What an amazing weekend we had! Your crew is the absolute best…..Mike, TJ, Donna and the whole bunch. They’re incredible guides, competent joke tellers….a font of information as to the rich history of your gold rush community. Oh…and pretty awesome cooks too!


My employees had the time of their lives, and we’ll be back again next year. In fact, we’re looking at doing two trips! Thanks again for all your help.


Jim D.
Anaheim, CA



With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Adventure Connection invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures. We have whitewater rafting trips on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, Tuolumne and Kaweah rivers.


Adventure Connection
6500 CA-49
Lotus, CA 95651
(530) 626-7385
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