Mariah Wilderness Expeditions’ family of River Guides and Staff have always tried to provide top quality California Rafting Trips. It has been our goal to provide a safe and supportive environment in which our guests can learn new skills and add to their confidence in trying new and different activities. Our California Guest Reviews and Testimonials reflects what some of our guests are saying about their trips with Mariah Wilderness.
We are fortunate that we have had many positive reviews by our guests over the 34 years of our providing California Whitewater Rafting Trips. Please read the California Rafting Guest Reviews and Testimonials to find out what our guests are saying about Mariah Wilderness Expeditions.
We were late getting to the destination as it took us longer from San Francisco airport than expected and your company waited for us. We all commented that if we went with one of the huge rafting companies, this would not have been the case.
We were very pleased to have booked with your company and received a personal tour vs being 2 rafts in a sea of 20! Will highly recommend
Can’t wait to come back and go whitewater rafting with Mariah!!!!
I felt horrible to be so late but at the same time I felt so happy that you guys waited and were so nice to us, it was clearly a reminder of how great your company and you all are. I couldn’t be doing business with anyone better than you guys.
Unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to grab our pix from the photo store because we stayed by the river having drinks and time passed us by. We also lost one of our go pros in the river, we had such great video in it :( but hey, we knew that could of happened.
The day, the service, the food, the guides, and you were all beyond awesome! Thank you for your time, patience, smiles, and thank you for my bday gift!
We are truly thankful!
Trip Experience: Excellent
My grand kids and wife, who have never done a white water raft trip before,had a great time!
Even though the weather was crappy, it rained, and it was freezing, we had an amazing trip. We will definitely be returning back to Mariahs for future rafting trips. We hope to attack Middle Fork next year!! We just wish we lived closer so that we could do this trip with you guys more often. Coming from Hawaii is a bit far, but it definitely wont stop us.”
“In the morning, we had 2 students opt not to raft. They were a bit nervous and scared after the safety talk and actually seeing (and hearing) the river. While we were eating lunch at camp (after we rafted the Chili Bar section), both students approached me and asked to join the group. They mentioned that everyone seemed like they had had so much fun and was talking about it constantly over lunch…It’s clear that our trip with you brought out the best in our children. Their encouragement and energy were infectious. They made scared peers feel safe and nervous peers feel comfortable.
“Many of our students do not know how to swim and were somewhat fearful when they heard we were going rafting. But as our trip began, something funny happened. First, two students together took the plunge into the river on a dare. A few other boats saw this, and that led to a few more students jumping in. By the end of our trip just prior to being hitched up and towed, students were jumping in left and right amid cheers. They even started chanting for the teachers to do the same, which we did.
Both of these anecdotes highlight the best in our children. Their ability to inspire each other and help each other overcome challenges is awesome.
It is amazing how a 3,000-mile flight, a 3-hour bus ride and the gracious spirit of a rafting company can help our children learn more about themselves than they had ever known. Thank you for providing such an exhilarating experience for all of us, teachers included!
We definitely hope to continue this relationship in the future. This is something that all of our children deserve.”
Although we were unable to do Middle Fork due to high levels, we were able to learn and have fun on South and definitely had an exciting North experience, and look forward to it again!
Nicki was our guide and what can we say? Wow!! She was the greatest!! Very kinds, smart, river savy – we felt exceptionally safe in her hands in the boat and would love to have her as our guide for every trip. Im sure you get nothing but rave reviews about her and our trip was no exception.
The Trip Experience was just delightful. It was very cold during our trip and we were so grateful to be provided with “full body armor” (wet suit, jacket, splash jacket and booties) and one of the other guides, Matt, even loaned my skinny 13 year old son a fleece sweater to help warm him up at lunch – a very kind and selfless act on Matts part, and one that truly made a huge difference for my son. We truly believe that Mariah is the best outfit on the river and we would never consider going anywhere else.”
Our guide, Matt, was fantastic. He told us about so many historic facts and info about the area during the ride. He was also very enthusiastic about rafting. All the employees were great — very friendly.
While we were initially worried about poor weather, the entire experience was really fantastic. Food was delicious and everything was very organized.”
Loved it wish the water had been higher but sounds like that was completely out of your control. Still the guides were great, the scenery beautiful and the weather (which I know you had nothing to do with) spectacular!