Since 1973, Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions has been offering the best of California’s Rivers to those lucky ones who were willing to take the challenge – and the lucky ones have been many – from the seven year old who will forever have great memories of her family’s whitewater outing to the 75 year old grandfather who claimed that his rafting trip was one of the highlights of his life.
Zephyr has changed a lot since 1973. We now use state of the art self-bailing rafts designed for whitewater rafting instead of military surplus “bucket boats”; our guides wear Teva river sandals and hi-tech river shorts instead of cut-off Levi’s (which never seemed to dry) and bare feet; our busses are painted, inspected annually by the California Highway Patrol and our food is “river gourmet”!
Over the years we have grown to become the largest rafting outfitter in the Yosemite region of California on the Merced and Tuolumne rivers, and 1 of only 3 outfitters permitted to operate trips on the Kings river near Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park.
Our philosophy, however, has not changed at all. Our reason for being in this business is the same as it has always been…we get great joy in seeing our guests experience magic. We also take great pleasure in being able to experience that magic ourselves.
So join us, open yourself to adventure. For those of you who have been before, we invite you to reaffirm that special feeling which you know so well. For first timers, get out of that old routine, if only for a day, and experience the extraordinary.
Bob, Jane, Nathan & Adam Ferguson