Theme Trips

From our famous Pub and Grub to corporate team building rafting trips, we offer a spectrum of fun, custom Kern river rafting trips.

Charter Your Own Private Celebration on the Lower Kern

Your Own Private Kern River Rafting Trip: Reserve an exclusive trip date for 1 – 30 people. Set your own menu, choose the guides, plan camp festivities. Perfect for Girlfriend Getaways, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties, Corporate Meetings and Team Building. Customize the trip to your liking. Choose your guides. Pick your menu. Some fun camp activities could be wine tasting, yoga and team building exercises.

Birthday, Graduation and Special Event Charters: Rafting trips make outstanding venues for celebrating milestone events. Charter a trip for up to 30 friends.

Kern River Pub and Grub Trip

TBA, 2016

For all craft beer lovers out there, this is a trip you do not want to miss. As a guest, you will raft the Lower Kern, spending the evening between two days of boating at our comfortable camp adjacent to the river. Eric & Rebecca Giddens, founders of Kern River Brewing Company will be on hand to host tastings and answer questions. Typically, tastings are held before and during dinner and are accompanied by hor’s d’oevres and the main entrée. The next day, guests raft the second half of the river and return to the outfitter’s headquarters that afternoon. This trip is 21+. Price: $375.00.

Our 2016 Guide School on the Kern River

Our Kern River Guide School is a 6-day course spread out over two weekends (both “weekends” start on Friday) designed to give newcomers to the sport of whitewater rafting the basic skills necessary to run whitewater rivers confidently and safely.

This course is the first step in becoming a guide for Kern River Outfitters, but we also cater to the private boater who is interested in perfecting their rafting skills. The price of $795.00 is subject to a Government Use and Service fee of 6%.

Our Guide School is limited to a small number of students and is taught by expert instructors noted for their experience and teaching ability. This limited class size allows our instructors to provide the individual attention necessary to produce top quality guide candidates.


To sign-up for our Whitewater School, download our informational PDF and then call us or book online to register. For additional questions, contact Matt Volpert at 1-760-376-3370, or by email, at

“Students learn to read currents that flow past the rocks that dot the river, making a run like a trip in a pinball machine. Avoiding obstacles requires timing and understanding the angles.”

-The New York Times, on an article about Kern River Outfitters’ whitewater school.

Guide Employment

For information about employment opportunities with our company, email or call Matt Volpert at 1-760-376-3370. To apply for a position with our company, please fill out our employment application and return it to our office.