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  1. Easy pick-up & drop-off locations at Riverside Park, Kernville, at campgrounds & launch points along the river in Kern River Canyon & Lake Isabella or Weldon, CA, Highway 178
  2. Pick up & delivery times between 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday
  3. Float the Kern River where you want (US Forest Service permit required)
  4. Float nearby rivers & reservoirs
  5. Inflatable 9-ft. rafts & kayaks are lightweight, inflate, deflate & fold up easily & fit in most vehicles
  6. 1-day rental (excluding Saturdays) includes 1 night (drop off returns before 12:00 p.m. on the 2nd day)
  7. Include safety & rigging gear
  8. Easy cancellation & date change policies

Watercraft & Gear Available for Rent:

9-foot, 12-foot, 16-foot & 18-foot inflatable paddle rafts

1-person & 2-person inflatable kayaks

All whitewater paddle rafts & kayaks are rented in a package that includes enough raft paddles or kayak paddles for seats in the boat, lifejackets for the number of seats in the boat or the number of guests in your party, safety throw rope(s), tow & rig cam straps, a patch kit & pump(s.)

Helmets, wetsuits, splash jackets & neoprene booties available for rent.

Note: No shuttle service is available with rentals. If you need a shuttle, contact us, we might be able to arrange your shuttle.

If you have any questions about our Kern River raft rentals & kayak rentals, contact us!

Our rafts & kayaks are like-new, well maintained & stored inside all year round. We turn-over our rafts & kayaks every year so that our river guests & rental customers float on top-of-the line new boats.

We sell used rafts & kayaks all of the time. Please contact us about our quality pre-owned rafts & kayaks for sale.

A group floating the Kern River with kayaks they rented from Kern River Rentals.
A group by the Kern River with a raft they rented from Kern River Rentals.

Raft & Kayak Rentals for Kern River Outfitting

What You Get

Your choice of raft & kayak models & sizes

Raft & kayak paddles

Lifejackets, safety throw bag(s)

Pump, tie-on straps, patch kit

Instructions & assistance

Pricing & Booking

Purchase by calling 801-404-8297

Deposits accepted for groups over 30

Discounts for groups over 30

We beat any outfitter's prices -- Just ask!

Hassle-free booking guarantee

Quick Facts

Most  Kern River runs are 3-4 hours

Class I & Class V whitewater

Rafts fit 2-10 people

Age Recommendation: 12 years

Classic whitewater & beautiful scenery

9' D-Drop Rafts

"The Ferrari of Rafts"

The "Spud" Inflatable Kayak • The Most Maneuverable Way to Float the Kern River

"The Bullet Bike of Inflatable Kayaks"

Featured Kern River Rafting & Kayaking Guided Trips


Experience world-class whitewater with guided Kern River rafting for all ability levels, from beginner to expert. Class I - Class IV whitewater. Work as a team on a raft & ride rapids like "Big Daddy" & "Little Las Vegas" on 6-9 miles of whitewater.

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Experience world-class whitewater with guided Kern River kayaking for all ability levels, from beginner to expert. Class I - Class IV whitewater. Paddle your own kayak following your guide & ride rapids like "Big Daddy" on 6-9 miles of whitewater.

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DIRECTIONS TO YOUR KERN RIVER TRIP: Meet Us at Riverside Park, located on Kern River Drive in Kernville, CA

We are located 1-hour from Bakersfield & 3-hours from Los Angeles, Orange County & Riverside, CA

Call or Text Us 801-404-8297