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Rafting on the Russian River

Russian River Adventures (Healdsburg, CA)
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301 ratings
4.7 average rating
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2 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 25 2012

My wife & I are in our mid 70s and while we were very tired the next day, it was a great way to celebrate my birthday. The folks who work there were very helpful and upbeat. The best thing about the trip is the peacefulness and the wild life. We...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 11 2011

Not for the weak or weary. Lots of hard paddling. But a beautiful August day on a beautiful river. I (Mom) did it with my two boys, ages 11 and 14. Two adults or an adult with a strong teenager recommended to get through the end (very little...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 20 2012

Overall, I really enjoyed this trip. There was more paddling than I had anticipated but it was good exercise. Definitely a nature experience with great viewing of egrets. Manuvering was a little difficult. Low hanging branches and down trees on...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 20 2012

Thank you to the entire team at the Russian River Adventure, we had an outstanding time. The crew was extremely helpful and caring to our needs, they were friendly and always exceeded our expectations. These guys and gals are all true to what...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 17 2010

The event was better than I expected. I would encourage if you would like a family outing for the day that was reasonable priced this is the event. Saw lots of wildlife and had a great time swimming in the river. Bring Sun Screen and a hat as...continued

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0 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

The program was well coordinated, and the people were friendly. I wish I had learned how to paddle prior to the trip. We were given a quick 15-minute overview before we launched, but maneuvering the rubber canoe was trickier than I thought. Other...continued

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0 stars
attended Jul 02 2014

The rafting trip was amazing. Fun with the family and beautiful views. The employees were helpful and kind. I would recommend to others and would go again with my family!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 07 2010

The service is pretty straight forward. They provide a kayak and pick-up at the other end of your trip. The boats were fine The trip was slightly longer than I would have enjoyed, mostly due to headwinds that made then end of the journey slow...continued

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0 stars
attended Sep 28 2011

The trip was overall a very good experience for the entire group even with all different canoeing abilities. Learning how to control was finally achieved before the end of the trip. Thanks for a fun time!

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 11 2011

The whole family had a blast and it was awesome to be able to take the dogs!!! Super private and relaxing.

I applied sunscreen 4 times and still burned(I am olive toned and normally never burn only tan)so more is better. Your legs get crazy...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 06 2012

This is a great part of the river. Most of this section has a nicw current. Last 2 miles you do have to paddle. The rafts are good but they give you only two kayak type oars . More than 3 adults and one dog would not work in one raft but maybe...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 22 2010

This was a fantastic day trip for our family (2 adults, 1 13 yr old, 1 12 yr old and 1 8 yr old). We stopped lots of times to swim so the trip took us 7 hours. Next time we go, we will skip all the little stops and wait until we reach the big...continued

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 27 2010

This was a fun event and we thoroughly enjoyed it. we will definitely do this again.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 21 2011

This was advertised as a 3 hour trip. We stopped for 1/2 hour and finished in 6 1/2 hours. Way too long. Other paddlers on the river agreed that it was much more difficult than expected. The final 2 hours were completely unecessary and ruined the...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 22 2012

This was one awesome weekend adventure for our family. We came prepared (thanks to all the tips provided by the members) and had a blast. It is scenic, serene and beautiful at the same time as being quite the work out - basically the full...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

Trip was overall fun. Staff was low key, supportive, and fun. Clear and to the point. They were great. Bringing the dog was super plus. The full day trip, for us was a bit longer that we wished. You need to row a lot, if you want to get to the end...continued

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0 stars
attended Jun 22 2010

Very calm and scenic - make sure you try the rope swing!

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended May 27 2011

Very fun. I saw 3 river otters, an osprey, turtles, a jack rabbit and many other birds - wonderful outdoor fun. The staff was quite nice as well ;-)

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 04 2014

Way more paddling than advertised. Inflatable boats with no rudder were unruly & required nearly continual steering/re-steering with heavy paddles. Pretty river; hardly relaxing.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 15 2010

We canoed down the russian river for the second time with Russian River Adventures and had another wonderful time. The scenery is beautiful, the water pristine, the breezes refreshing and the help by staff reliable and timely. We'll do it again,...continued

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