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American River Whitewater Rafting and Wine Tasting

Highlights / General details

Our Whitewater Rafting Tour takes you into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for an exhilarating day on the water: you’ll descend 8 miles down the American River, navigating Class III rapids such as the Meat Grinder, Triple Threat and Troublemaker. During the trip you will also float past the historic gold discovery site of Sutter’s Mill. No prior rafting experience is required: you’ll have all the gear provided to you, and a professional river guide with you in the raft!

After an exciting day whitewater rafting, kick back with a delicious barbeque lunch by the river’s edge (included). Finally, in the afternoon, taste some local wine or beer in the “Gold Country” before heading back to the city by the bay.


Complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your San Francisco hotel; Full-time professional; knowledgeable guide; Transportation to/from the river in biodiesel mini-coach; ALL rafting gear (6-8 person raft, helmet, paddle, life vest, wetsuit/booties/paddle jacket); Professional river guide for each raft; Some wine and/or beer tasting options; Tasty river-side BBQ lunch.


Some additional tasting fees may apply; Professional photos taken of rafters (can be purchased during lunchtime); Guide and river guide gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available: Sunday, Friday (May 23 – September 12). Pick-up time is between 6:00am - 7:00am (Pick-up time depends on the location of your hotel).


12 hours.


12 hours.


Hotel pick-up is from centrally located hotels in San Francisco. There will be no pick-up from airport properties.

Additional Information

A brief safety talk is given before entering the water.

Participant restrictions

Participants must weigh at least 80 pounds and be at least 8 years of age.


Tours may be cancelled or modified due to lack of participation, vehicle breakdowns, weather conditions or road conditions.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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