Half Day

Half-day rafting trips on the Lower Kern River meet at our rafting center at 1:00. These trips feature fun and mellow class II and III rapids and cover a distance of six miles.

Lower Kern canyon
Lower Kern leisure group shot

Our half-day trip originates below Lake Isabella and ends at Miracle Hot Springs. This trip features Class III rapids and is ideal for people who want to see the river but aren’t enthusiastic about tackling the rivers biggest rapids. It is a wonderful introduction to the Lower Kern.
These trips are not regularly scheduled so if you have a large group and are looking for more information, then please call or email us.

Call 1-760-376-3370 to Book
After arriving and checking in at our Rafting Center at 1PM, a guide will suit everyone up with a helmet and PFD. We’ll then drive to the put-in, where we will do a paddle talk and then launch the trip. We’ll float through the Lower Kern canyon, and will encounter a handful of rapids before reaching takeout.
lower-kern-map

Do you offer group discounts?
Unfortunately, no discounts are available on our half-day trips. Click here to learn more about our discounts available.

How many people are in each raft?
Depending on group size and which boats we use, we fit between 4 and 6 guests in each raft. As often as we can, we try to keep groups together in the same boat too.

Can you accommodate dietary requests?
Yes. With adequate advance notice, we can accommodate special diet requests.

How far in advance should I make my reservation?
Our trips are limited in size, and we have just one trip per day. Because of this, we highly encourage you to make reservations early.

What’s the minimum age for this trip?
At normal water flows, the minimum age is 12 years old.

Can I bring a GoPro or other camera on this trip?
Yes, absolutely.

Do you have lodging or camping recommendations for before or after our trip?
Yes, we have PDFs for both lodging and camping. Click here to download our Lodging Guide. Click here to download our Camping Guide.

What’s the difference between the Lower and Upper Kern?
The biggest difference is that the Lower Kern originates from Lake Isabella and is a regulated flow. This means that we have flows much longer in the season, as the river level is less dependent on run-off.

What is your cancellation policy?
Our cancellation and refund policy can be found here.

Who do you recommend for trip insurance?
We recommend you supplement personal insurance with travel insurance. Cancellation initiated by you may result in substantial loss of fees paid. Available insurance protects against the loss of deposits/full fare in the event you must cancel because of unforeseen circumstances. If you don’t have a preferred travel insurance company, some options are BHTP and Travel Guard.