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Yosemite Whitewater Rafting Half Day Tour

  • How do I book or make a reservation?

    You can book online to receive an online discount, or call our office at 1-866-231-3752 (toll free from the USA) or 1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can book a tour with us in person at our office location, provided our office is open.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged within 24 hours. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations. Alternatively, you can pay us in person at our office location for any tour, provided our office is open. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number.

  • What types of payments do you accept?

    Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. We also accept debit cards with symbols of these card companies. Please note that “pre-paid” cards and “travel” cards often are not accepted by our system and it is possible we may ask you to provide an alternate payment method if the initial payment does not go through.

    Cash: You can pay cash at our office location for any tour. You can also choose to pay in cash to your driver by calling the office directly and providing a valid debit or credit card number. Please state to your reservation agent that you would not like your card to be charged and that you would like to pay your Expedition Leader in cash on the day of your tour.

    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.

  • Will I get a discount if I book a second tour?

    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.

  • Are there any advantages by booking my tour online?

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

  • Can I combine two or more discount codes?

    At this time only one discount code can be accepted per reservation. You must choose which one you would like to apply upon making your booking. There is a space for the discount code or “tracking code” on the final page of the booking form.

  • My discount code isn’t working!

    Not every code will be applicable to every single reservation. Please read the terms of the discount code you are attempting to use carefully, and note that some codes provided by third parties may have expired. If the code is valid and has been correctly applied you will see the value reflected on the final checkout page before submitting your reservation.

  • I’ve already made a reservation but forgot to add the discount code. Can you refund me the discount?

    Unfortunately, any discount code you would like to use must be applied at the time of your booking. The code must be redeemed at the time of reservation and cannot be applied after you have made the booking.

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets, Alcatraz Tours, Seaplane Tours, and any other 3rd party tours are non-transferrable and non-refundable. For Extranomical-operated tours, any cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on the tour, and must be made 72 hours before tour departure to get a partial refund, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation.

  • Where do I pick up the tickets for my tour?

    You do not need to have a physical voucher to board Extranomical-operated tours. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for any 3rd-party-operated tours such as Bay City Bikes, Blue & Gold Fleet, Airport Express, et al. If you have purchased the Ferry Bay Cruise tickets, your Expedition Leader will give these to you upon boarding your tour.

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

If you are only planning a short stay in Yosemite National Park, then our half day whitewater rafting expedition is the perfect option for your trip. Experience all the beauty and excitement of the Merced River in just a few hours with trips departing twice daily in both the morning and the afternoon. We begin half day trips by assembling at the parking area beside the Indian Flat Campground. Once assembled, one of your experienced guides will discuss some safety details and we will have a brief lesson in how to operate the rafts. Following your short whitewater rafting lesson, we will distribute wetsuits and safety equipment and start to board the rafts. Our half day tour takes you either from Indian Flat to Briceburg, OR from Briceburg to Railroad Flat (routes are dependent on the time of year and water levels). Your half day rafting trip will allow you approximately 3 hours on the water before we disembark the rafts and drive back to our assembly point at Indian Flat.    

Morning:

8:30AM

Afternoon:

2:00PM

Meet tour group in the parking area next to Indian Flat Campground on Highway 140. The parking area is located just outside Yosemite National Park at the Highway 140 entrance. If you are staying in Cedar Lodge the meeting point will be right beside the Lodge. For directions on how to get here from other accommodations in the park - just ask!

Morning:

8:30AM-12:00PM

 Afternoon:

2.00PM-5.00PM

Once everyone has assembled at the meeting point, there will be a brief safety talk, before handing out wetsuits and loading up the rafts. Once prepared, we start rafting! Your whitewater adventure will launch right beside our meeting point!

 Morning:

12.00PM-1.00PM 

Afternoon:

5.00PM-6.00PM

We reach the end of our rafting adventure! Take the rafts out of the river, load up the bus and drive back to the Indian Flat Campground. Return to our meeting point at 5.00PM.

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Yosemite Whitewater Rafting Half Day Tour
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raft 11 miles down the Merced river
  • All level rafters are welcome
  • Wetsuits and safety equipment provided
  • Expert instructors
  • Exciting rafting adventure while in Yosemite
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