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Adirondack River Outfitters

140 Newell St, Watertown, NY 13601-2517
+1 800-525-7238
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Best day ever!!!

A group of 7 of us came up from NYC to try out ARO rafting and we had a blast!! Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chloe C
Great company, easy rapids

ARO is a fantastic company to raft with. The guides were knowledgeable and made us feel very safe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelEZinNY
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Rochester, New York
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Whitewater raft trips ranging from family fun to high adventure. ARO has been providing whitewater adventures for 34 years. We have trips on the Black River in Watertown and the Hudson River in the Adirondacks.
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  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“black river” (20 reviews)
“bus ride” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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140 Newell St, Watertown, NY 13601-2517
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+1 800-525-7238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 7 of us came up from NYC to try out ARO rafting and we had a blast!! Well worth the journey. Our guide Chris (everyone there called him "City Boy") was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and fun! We were all laughing the...More

Thank Chloe C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ARO is a fantastic company to raft with. The guides were knowledgeable and made us feel very safe. It was a low flow day, making the rapids short in duration and small in height. Still an enjoyable day as we were treated to many swimming...More

1  Thank TravelEZinNY
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great day of rafting with my kids and their friends. The river is beautiful and our guide filled the hours with laughter and a history of Watertown. Make sure to request Larry! We'll be back....

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I have ran with another company on the Black River twice before and ARO was a better one than other company. The raft had less people and I felt as if we got to swim more.You start out by checking in and getting fitted. They...More

2  Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was very nervous to go white water rafting, but I am so excited I did. Our tour guide, Larry, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about rafting and the history of Watertown. He made our experience incredibly enjoyable, and he kept us safe on...More

1  Thank leolszewski
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had such a good time rafting the black river with Andrew as our guide. It was one of our first times rafting with good 3-4 class rapids. It was an excellently guided trip, both safe and fun with a lot of options to do...More

1  Thank Julia B
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had a very fun several hour trip down the Black River with our guide Erica. There are a few rough spots but for the most part it seems to be good for anyone above 12 that can swim well.

1  Thank Q1454HSsamuelr
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I wasn't excited about white water rafting, and was terrified the entire time leading up to getting into the water. However once we met our guide Eric, he did a great job of ensuring that everyone enjoyed the experience. The way the river runs if...More

Thank Meagan M
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

My brother and I went on our first rafting trip. I am 62 and he is 52. Our guide was the old guy with ARO, but he was a bit younger than me. We also had a father with his adult daughter in our raft....More

3  Thank luv2travel076
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What a great day with ARO rafting the Black River! class 3 & 4 Rapids, with knowledgable, fun guides. Safety was stressed at all times but what a trip!! Then it all ends with a great chicken bar-b- cue dinner. Well worth the price!

2  Thank Becki V
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snscandy1
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Response from Steve A |
I have never taken a rafting trip on the river, however grew up on the river. Knowing how dangerous the river is, I would NEVER recommend taking young kids. I would however suggest consulting the rafting companies, there... More
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