Join OARS for an evening of films, fun, food, and live music to celebrate 50 years of guiding, friendship, conservation, and community - all for a great cause.

Last year, in partnership with Yeti, NRS and Chaco, OARS introduced a series of one-of-a-kind storytelling and community engagement events at several of our operational outposts throughout the American West, including: Moab and Vernal, UT, Lotus, CA, Lewiston, ID, and Flagstaff, AZ. This year we are back to celebrate our 50th anniversary and to pay tribute to thousands of guides and employees, nearly a million guests, countless relationships within each of the communities where we operate, and decades-long partnerships with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management among others.

Each evening will include:

  • Show: A mini film festival featuring some of our favorite short films and videos.
  • Food + drinks: A spin on the traditional American BBQ from local providers.
  • River games + fireside storytelling: River trips connect us, so we’re bringing the river to the people and lining up classic games and storytelling around a campfire.
  • Music: Some of our guides, friends, local partners are amazing musicians and we’ll give them a stage to showcase their talent.
  • Swag: What adventure evening would be complete without a few giveaways and prizes from our partners?

A Great Cause

100% of ticket sales will go to support not-for-profit guide and youth organizations.


A Successful First Year

Last year the OARS Boathouse Tour raised over $16,000! Check out the photo gallery.

OARS 2019 Boathouse Tour Dates

Vernal Boathouse Tour
Vernal Boathouse Tour

Friday, May 3, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

OARS Warehouse
221 N 400 E
Vernal UT 84078

Our Vernal Boathouse Tour raised over
$2800 for Colorado Plateau River Guides

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Grants Pass Boathouse Tour
Grants Pass Boathouse Tour

Sunday, July 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

OARS Rogue River Rafting
397 Harris Rd
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Our Grants Pass Boathouse Tour raised over
$1600 for the Maslow Project

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Salmon Boathouse Tour
Salmon Boathouse Tour

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
6:00pm – 9:00pm

OARS Salmon House
155 Hwy 93S
Salmon, ID 83467

Our Salmon Boathouse Tour raised over
$2400 for the Redside Foundation

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Angels Camp Boathouse Tour
Angels Camp Boathouse Tour

Saturday, October 12, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

OARS California Rafting Headquarters
2863 Hwy 49
Angels Camp, CA 95222

A benefit for: Pam & George Wendt Foundation


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Flagstaff Boathouse Tour
Flagstaff Boathouse Tour

Sunday, November 3, 2019
3:00pm – 6:00pm

OARS Grand Canyon Dories Warehouse
1802 W Kaibab Lane Suite 250
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

A benefit for the Whale Foundation


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as we celebrate 50 years of guiding, friendship, conservation, and community.