From Our Editors
Imagine a nice home-cooked meal with friends and family, except grandma's wearing a life jacket and you've just paddled through a raging river. That's close to what you can expect from Kings River Expeditions, a family-owned whitewater-rafting company that couples veteran river knowledge with sociable meals with your fellow adventurers right on the river.
KRE has been leading tours for nearly 50 years, and its guides have more than 250 combined years of experience under their belts. These rafting experts have a keen sense of how the river flows, surges, and says "Come back soon!" if you play it backward. They lead day trips and two-day excursions down the Kings River, whose Class III rating indicate that it's suited for beginning and intermediate rafters. Every trip includes food—such as hot breakfasts, barbecue dinners, and desserts—and beverages for kids and adults.