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Address: 11368 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161-4963
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+1 800-672-3846
09:00 - 05:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Yes available in 2017!!

Truckee River whitewater rafting trips just east of...

Yes available in 2017!!

Truckee River whitewater rafting trips just east of Truckee, CA. Closest Rafting to Lake Tahoe and Reno! This is a 1/2 day trip with 2 departures daily at 9:15am or 1:30pm. We meet at the Truckee River RV park a few miles east of Truckee off Highway 80 and will shuttle you to and from the river.

The rafting trip is 7 miles of exciting Class 2-3+ rapids suitable for ages 7+ and non-swimmers. Personal Floatation Devices, helmets, paddles, rafts, and a professional river guide to help you maneuver safely down the river are all included. Cold drinks are served at the take-out and we shuttle you back to our meeting location.

*** This is NOT the self guided float out of Tahoe City. This is an entirely different section of the Truckee River. ***

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White water rafting

We went on half day trip with tributary whitewater tours, was an outstanding trip, Richard was our guide, he was great, he kept us in the raft, a few challenging spots , great... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Dave M
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went on half day trip with tributary whitewater tours, was an outstanding trip, Richard was our guide, he was great, he kept us in the raft, a few challenging spots , great trip . I would recommend them highly...

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Brought my family out to try our skills on some lll and IV rapids. We had A killer guide in Jeff who kept us relaxed and on point. Will be back to hit the north fork next year for sure.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Richard was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. Very easy to find coming from Reno on I80. They give you the whole lesson on what to do if you fall out or tip over but that rarely happens. Although, it did happen to a few people in another boat this time. They got them right back... More 

Thank lb0407
Woodbury, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is the third time I've been on this and I brought 3 members of my family for the first time. Jason was our river guide and he was AWESOME as he taught us all to navigate down the river and he was full of information as well. I would encourage anyone interested in white river rafting to use this... More 

Thank 77Pauly77
Sacramento, California, Usa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Fun float. Did the afternoon 1/2 day float on Truckee river to take advantage of the warmer air since the water is still quite cool! Guides were fun, instructed the kids well. Guides did a great job pulling a guy who fell into the rapids from his boat (me...). Would definitely recommend them again.

Thank Cedric W
Spring, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were a group of five adults so we all fit in one raft with a gude. We felt fortunate to have Dave as our guide. He has a lot of experience and told us a lot, including rafting, interesting spots along the Truckee, and growing up in the area. Three of the party hadn't rafted before, but that was... More 

Thank Ron M
La Mirada, California
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Tributary is great at what they do just happened to have one of those days, I guess, I know I shouldn't double guess the guide but Guide didn't work the water and just went with the flow maybe taking the right fork instead of the left to get a little more white water, also never had to paddle backwards as... More 

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

A friend and I went whitewater rafting with Tributary Whitewater Tours. It was an amazing day. Our guide for the day, Kevin was great. He definitely knows what he is doing and is super funny. You can tell that the different companies have a different vibe and we are happy with picked Tributary. Kevin kept us laughing throughout the day,... More 

Thank Matthew J
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

What a great trip. We took a group of young women rafting and had so much fun! We were so impressed at how they handled the group. We had awesome guides and they were so helpful. Would highly recommend this trip again.

Thank Palmerhome6
Burlingame, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We had a group that included 2 kids age 9 and 11. Our guide Dan was great and the kids really enjoyed themselves on our rafting trip which included class 2 and class 3 rapids. The most adventurous parts are in the last mile. We had a mishap and myself and my 9 year fell in the water during a... More 

Thank AKM92

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