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American River Whitewater Rafting Tour from San Francisco

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    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option, nor can you choose to pay with cash for any online reservations.

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    For certain tours, you can get up to a $9 discount off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical-operated tours only. Instructions to redeem this offer online can be found during your check out process in the booking form on page 3, but you can also receive this discount by calling our office directly. The discount must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

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    You will get an automatic discount on your first tour when you book online at www.extranomical.com!

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    Please note that Alcatraz Cruises will require that each adult boarding the boat to Alcatraz bring their photo ID or passport for identity verification. 

American Whitewater River Rafting Tour from San Francisco.

Your voyage will begin on the exciting South Fork of the American River located in the Gold Country of Northern California. It is regarded as one of the most popular White Water River Rafting destinations in the western United States and is situated a convenient distance from the San Francisco Bay Area. The South Fork of the American River is also quite rich in the Gold Rush history of the 1800’s. As you float down the upper stretch of the South Fork, you will notice the ditch running along the river that provides water to the Coloma Valley. The trip will end near James Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and Sutter’s Mill which is the site that marked the beginning of the gold rush.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Once you arrive at the River Camp you will meet other people like yourself who really enjoy being outdoors and surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Foothills. This is a place where you will be able to enjoy the camp and cool off in the swimming pool. If you still have energy after the River Rafting trip, you can play Volleyball or stroll down to James Marshall State Park.

This Class III River Rafting adventure is perfect for novices and youths as well as thrill-seekers. The South Fork is a great river for first-time river rafters and veterans alike. The American River South Fork is an exciting, challenging, but not overwhelming River Rafting trip. Prior to your trip you will receive safety instructions from the guide. This River Rafting Tour is a great way to experience an unforgettable escapade with your friends and family. Our tour includes San Francisco Hotel pick-up and transportation to the River Camp on the South Fork of the American River. The thrill of 8-miles of Class III River Rafting and safety equipment is included. The trip includes a hearty lunch and cold beverages served at camp at the end of your River Rafting trip.

American River Whitewater Rafting Tour - Times Approximate
(13-Passenger Van or 36-Passenger Minibus)

5:30 - 6:30 AM
Pick-up for your American River Whitewater Rafting Tour from San Francisco at your San Francisco Hotel in downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
6:30 - 8:00
Leave the city of San Francisco and cross the Bay Bridge to travel up North passing California's capital City, Sacramento where the Great American River lies.
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Arrive at River Camp and gear up for the River Rafting.
8:30 - 9:15 AM
Get loaded up on the bus to go to the river and prepare for the adventure of a life time.
9:15 - 9:30 AM
Listen carefully at the safety talk, and board your raft.
9:30 - 12:00 AM
River raft through 8 miles of class III rafting fun!
12:00 - 1:00PM
Arrive back at camp, and enjoy the lunch provided.
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Enjoy the camp, where there is a swimming pool, volley ball court and the James Marshall Park.
2:30 - 5:00 PM
Depart from the River Rafting camp, and travel back to San Francisco.
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Drive back across the Golden Gate Bridge and start the drop-off at San Francisco.

*Don’t bring any valuable items on the raft. Also, bring a dry set of clothes for your ride home, since almost everything that you wear will get wet.

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American River Whitewater Rafting Tour from San Francisco
PRICE
Tour Prices*Adults (12+)Children
Regular Price:$175$135
Internet Special:$159$110
ONLINE SAVINGS$16$25

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy 8 miles of class III rafting fun
  • Professional guides in each raft
  • All safety equipment is included
  • Free lunch will be provided
  • After-rafting: volley ball courts & more
  • Pick up/drop off from San Francisco hotels
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