Fully Guided Kern River Kayaking on the "Lickety Split", Kernville Rapids Run

What You Get

Professional certified river guide who will lead your Kern River trip.

Kayak paddling skills overview & safety lessons.

Personal flotation device, helmet, kayak paddle & river map.

Shuttle service from your vehicle to the river & back.

Zero liability for any lost river gear if you are floating with a Pro Rafting Tours River Guide.

Pricing & Pay

Purchase Online 24/7.

Reserve & secure your entire group's trip online simply by paying for your spot, then tell your friends to pay for their spots later.

Tiered pricing available with discounts for groups of 15 ore more.

We can beat any outfitter's Kern River Guided Kayaking River Trip prices -- Just ask us!

Quick Facts

Run is a little over 3 river miles & trip is 1.5-2 hours (from check-in to finish.)

Features Class II & Class III rapids like Big Daddy, Little Las Vegas & Ewings.

Choose between one-person & two-person inflatable kayaks.

Age minimum: 5 years old & up. Children under 12 years old must float in a two-person kayak with an adult at all times.

Fully Guided Kern River Inflatable Kayak Trips



"I grew up whitewater kayaking on the Kern River and have been working in the river industry for more than 10 years. I have to say that inflatable kayaking is the safest, easiest and most fun activity on the Upper Kern River for groups who are age 12 and over." ~ Donny Hazard, Pro Rafting Tours Founder.


If you have small children, we suggest a guided rafting trip. Our inflatable kayaks are super stable and an absolute blast to paddle. They sit low in the water and are easy to maneuver with a kayak paddle.


The "Lickety Split" section of the Kern River is Class II-III. It is challenging, fun and exciting.


Guided kayaking on the Kern River is great for children 12 years & up. It is good for children 8 years and up if they are floating in a tandem kayak with an adult in the same boat supervising them. Kayaking is a great small group activity that will challenge the individual It boosts confidence. It's fun for families, couples' dates, and corporate team-building.


Why you may want a guided trip: 

If you have limited experience or you do not know the Kern River, a guided kayaking trip is the way to go. Your professional river guide will meet you at your level of skills and abilities. Your guide will give you fun facts about the river and the surrounding area. Your guide will also give you instruction to fine-tune your skills along the way. Our responsibility is your safety and to ensure you have a great time.  If you choose a guided inflatable kayaking trip, we can guarantee a safe trip down the "Lickety Split" section of the Kern River or your money back. 


Located near Kernville, CA, the Kern River is a 1-hour drive from Bakersfield and a 3-hour drive from Los Angeles.

Before or after your river trip, relax and enjoy many things to do in Kern Valley. We suggest touring the town of Kernville visiting the shops and restaurants, Lake Isabella, the Trail of 100 Giants, the Forks of the Kern, the Whiskey Flat Trail and countless hiking and camping options.

The Kern River and the Sequoia National Forest near Kernville California.
••• Enjoy a day along the Kern River above or below Lake Isabella. Enjoy and picnic or camp along the granite rocks •••
Men rafting and kayaking on the Kern River in California.
••• These guys are preparing for a guided kayak trip on the "Lickety Split" section of the Kern River. Come out and join us! The pushy water and fun rapids will stoke up your fun levels •••
Sequoia trees seen on the Trail of 100 Giants in Sequoia National Forest by the southern Sierra Mountains in California.
••• Make a weekend out of visiting the area for your whitewater rafting and kayaking trip. See the Kern Valley and the Sequoia National Forest. Visit the big trees along the Trail of 100 Giants, only an hour drive from the Kern River and Kernville, California •••

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 and 3-hours from Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside, CA.

KERN RIVER TRIP PHONE: Call or Text Us at: (801)404-8297

EMAIL: info@proraftingtours.com