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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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14 events
4 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 26 2010

The operation was friendly, helpful and gave good instructions. The morning was very overcast so RRAIPC stalled our start time to get the best weather. My boyfriend and enjoyed a leisurely time down the river spotting amazing birdlife, turtles,...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 09 2010

The river was a little low, but still a lot of fun. We had our 115 # dog with us and we all loved it. The staff is friendly and helpful. An eight mile section of the river which appears to be unspoiled. We did not see anything but birds,...continued

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31 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 03 2011

We coasted along a tranquil stretch of the Russian River, enjoying the sights & sounds of birdlife and surrounding wilderness. We didn't see any houses or party coves on this stretch. This trip is a gem! Lots of swim holes and rocky beaches to...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 15 2011

We did this last fall and came back for more. It is great for the dog and relaxing for us. We saw a bald eagle a third of the way in guarding a nest- first time we saw one. Made the trip that much special.

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12 events
4 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 14 2010

We had a great time on this trip. The river is very shallow right now. No worry that we would flip out or capsize. My children, 12 and 7, loved it!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 09 2010

Awesome trip! Our 10-year-old and 6-year-old had a great time. They both did some paddling, but weren't particularly helpful, to be honest (but we let them do it for fun). The river was pretty slow, so it did take paddling to move much. Occasional...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 16 2011

Awesome! We loved this so much the first time that we came back for a second! Super fun for a group of girlfriends to spend the day on the river! Clear instructions on how/what to do, pretty easy to navigate- good times! Bring a cooler w/drinks...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 11 2011

Beautiful time on the river! Make sure to put people with longer arms in the back of the canoe. Otherwise, you'll end up zig-zagging since the canoes have no keel.

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laura
15 events
3 reviews
6 stars
6 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 03 2013

Fun day on the river. Nice way to cool off during a heat wave.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 22 2011

Great staff, great instructions and great family trip!

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15 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 06 2013

Had a great time! The Russian River is beautiful and calm, made for a relaxing day. Best adventure we've had with our pup!

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4 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 15 2011

I had fun, but my partner HATED it. It is VERY hard to paddle. They should call it kayaking, because that is WHAT IT IS, and unless you have experience it is very hard to navigate the canoe. There is virtually no current so you're expected to...continued

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9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 12 2011

If you have a pet that loves water, this is a great trip for them. Easy going ride. A bit tricky around the turns but they tell you all that. Professional outfit. We will be back.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 18 2012

It was great. An easy float with a little paddling. Very quiet, lots of water fowl. I followed staff suggestions paddling and did not tip. Pretty good since I didn't paddle a canoe in many years. The dog loved the water

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5 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 14 2011

It was very nice and the people running it were nice, helpful and considerate. The river trip was a little long for our taste - guess I am a little out of shape for paddling that far. But well worth it. The kids loved it!

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12 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

Overall we had a good time.

Pros: We were able to have a safe and fun boating day with a 2-yr-old. The first 3/4 of the trip was beautiful, fun and relaxing.

Cons: LOTS of paddling at the end. It started feeling less like a vacation and...continued

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Michelle
6 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 24 2011

Professional job all around. Well worth the price! Safe, clear instructions, clean boats, good paddles, nearly pristine stretch of river, car delivered to take-out, friendly, helpful employees. Rope swing on the right and easy to miss. Look...continued

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 22 2011

Russian River is beautiful! I took my two boys 9 and 10 for the day trip and all 3 of us enjoyed it. Boys helped paddling but in the end it was me who did most of the work. We stopped several times to swim and eat. Kids were disappointed not to...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 28 2012

This was a great day. It's a really easy river, the people are super friendly and accommodating even when we were late, the boats are great and I love that they were so open to having dogs.

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