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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 or  1-415-357-0700. We require a valid credit card to hold all phone & internet reservations.

  • How do I pay for my tour?

    If you are reserving your tour online, your credit card will be charged. Reservations by phone require a credit card to hold your seat(s). You can also come to our SOMA office prior to the tour departure date and pay cash directly.

  • 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. 
    Cash: Guests can pay cash at our SOMA location for any tour.  

    Apologies, but we do not provide a travel or personal check payment option.

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

    Yes, you can get a up to $9 off your second tour. The $9 discount can be applied to Extranomical operated tours only. 

  • Is there any advantages by booking my tour online?

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

  • Can I cancel or change my reservation?

    Cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours before tour departure, or at least 10 days in advance if the reservation includes a hotel accommodation to get a partial refund. 

    Airport shuttle transfers, all Bay Cruises & Ferry Tickets,  Alcatraz Tours, Show tickets, Seaplane Tours are non-refundable. Cancellations and changes are subject to a 10% or $35 fee, depending on a tour. 

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

    You don't need a ticket for most of our tours, vouchers are provided when they are needed. Most times your confirmation email is enough. We will specify in your email confirmation after you've booked the Yosemite tour what information you will need to have with you.

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.    





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!





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!





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.

Customer Reviews

Yosemite Whitewater Rafting Half Day Tour


  • 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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