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Rafting on the Russian River

Russian River Adventures (Healdsburg, CA)
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Reviews & Ratings

301 ratings
4.7 average rating
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27 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 01 2011

We had a blast. We did this last year and loved it so much we returned. the water was perfect, the canoes are great and they really try to accommodate your needs. I highly recommend tis trip!

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 13 2012

A very well run operation. It would be good, however, if the company emphasized what the rafters should bring with them. We found out by calling ahead of time. Perhaps not everyone would realize that quite a lot of energy is required to paddle the...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 09 2010

It was such fun and the river was so serene and relaxing. I would go again in a heartbeat! But next time, I'll wear water shoes; I'm still washing the dirt and sand out of my Reeboks!

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Simply outstanding. A 10-minute talk before we put in outlined all safety and canoeing possibilities and provided tips for success, dry bags were provided for phone and camera, and a small market next door had everything needed for lunch. 9 miles...continued

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6 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 20 2010

We had a terrific time. Two mom's, three teens, two dogs. Lots of stops to rearrange dogs and stuff. Brought a picnic lunch that was great. The river was beautiful, the water temp just right. We went on a Friday and it was quite quiet. SOAR...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 05 2010

A great way to spend the day. My advice it to take it easy and enjoy the ride, not try to speed to the end. Make it the one thing you do that day so you're not pressed for time.
Bring a cooler stocked with plenty of drinks and snacks. Stop for...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 05 2011

it is a great experience.
If you enjoy spending a day in the river in an inflatable kayack, this is for you.
You can bring coolers, your dog, and you are able to picnic, swim along the way. It is an 8.5 mile trip, it is a bit long but it can be...continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 25 2014

The water is very low, so expect to paddle the entire time. The staff was less than friendly but it was great to just pick up your stuff and go. It's a great time for first timers that want to swim and learn to control a canoe. This portion of the...continued

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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 18 2010

The weather was cool for the first half of the trip but that was perfect because you had to work a lot harder than the second half of the trip when the sun was out. It was so peaceful and the scenery was awesome. I would have preferred oars...continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 20 2012

This was the perfect day out on the river! Enough room for me, my boyfriend and the cooler, we set out for an easy float on the sturdy raft. You have to pay attention and use the paddles quite a bit to center the boat as you float down, but it...continued

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5 reviews
18 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

very pleasant day on the river, in an easy-to-manage inflatable boat. the staff are friennly and even though there was someone in the office who was just now training for the job, everyone was helpful. it can take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to...continued

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5 reviews
9 stars
5 events
4 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 19 2010

Before heading downstream...I would recommend making a few practice 'circles' in the beginning to get used to handling your kayak. These are more difficult to paddle than a canoe! We thought it was harder paddling than what most other reviewers...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 01 2011

Excellent trip! Peaceful and relaxing. The river was quiet and beautiful. The best part was swimming along the "canoe" in the cool, clear water. Website and staff were great - good instructions about what to bring, etc. The canoes are flat...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 13 2014

Excellent overall experience. Great staff, nice value, beautiful river and a chance to commune with nature.

The last part of the river is pretty flat though, so that take some real paddling, vs the top 2/3 which has some good flow.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 03 2011

Had a great time on the river with my husband. Lots of eagles to see, and other birds too. Water a bit calm for our tastes, but perfect weather and a cooler full of beverages and lunch, made for a nice afternoon. Took us about 3.5 hours to...continued

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 11 2010

I'm sure this is a fun great experience for those who know how to paddle a canoe. But to those who have never paddled on a river I suggest you opt for a guide ($120), especially since you are paddling for 8 miles and 4 hours. We (myself,...continued

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 13 2010

It was so much fun! The rafts were very sturdy even when our dogs walked up and down the sides. The river was beautiful and peaceful. At the end, it was very convenient to just jump in our car and drive home. We'll be back!

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13 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 27 2010

Me and my nephew both enjoyed ourselves, It was definetly tougher than we expected. We enjoyed the river and the had a great time overall.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 08 2011

Other than sunburn, It was a very lovely trip. The people were
nice, The river was away from the traffic and the scenery .
was nice.

The last mile was flat water with the wind blowing upstream

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