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Rafting on the Russian River Reviews

Russian River Adventures (Healdsburg, CA)
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323 ratings
4.7 average rating
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Goldstar Member
12 events
5 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 30 2010

I liked it so much, I did it twice! It's such a relaxing and fun way to spend a day on the river. The canoes are a bit hard to maneuver, but once you get the hang of it, it's okay. Bring a picnic!

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1 review
47 stars
attended Jun 01 2010

SOAR made our trip most enjoyable. The river was great!!!! Everything went very smoothly.

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 20 2010

We loved this -- though it was harder work than I had imagined. The river was beautiful and we got to stop several times along the way and swim. Our dogs absolutely loved it too.

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25 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 16 2010

We had a great time with our puppy. The weather was perfect on our day (6/16) and the water was very calm - no fast-moving, "scary" rapids. We are not athletic, outdoor types & had no problems maneuvering the water --unless you count going around...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 24 2010

Wonderful summer afternoon getaway. We saw families with youngsters having a blast. Our dog had the best time :) Let them drive your car to the pickup location -- it was nice to be able to just get into our car and leave without having to wait...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 08 2010

2 moms, 2 10 yr olds, 8 and 4 yrs old.Very nice experience. We planned for the whole day, so skipped the chilly morning, stocked up on breakfast nearby. The River was pretty flat, good for beginners. There were some challenging snags with bushes,...continued

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11 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2010

The trip was made on June 1st, 2010 with a fair about of water in the river. My wife and I have a great time. If this is your first time be aware that it will take a fair amount of time to learn how to paddle the canoe. The canoe has a flat bottom...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 22 2010

Our party had 3 rafts - for 9 persons. The staff was friendly and helpful. With about 4 stops, one being for our picnic lunch, it took 5 1/2 hours to get to the pickup point. Our non-swimmers wore life vests and felt very comfortable. Two of...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 25 2010

This was a great experience. Everything was well organized and on time. It was great to be able to bring our dog. The staff drove our car to the take-out, which was wonderful. It was a beautiful and peaceful stretch of the river. I recommend...continued

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26 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

It was longer than we expected. We made very slow progress on the river, so it was too many hours in the hot sunshine. The last stretch seemed difficult to finish. However, overall, we enjoyed the day.

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7 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 21 2010

We loved it! The trip was terrific, the staff was friendly (Go Larry), and very accommodating, and it completely lived up to our expectations. The tips and advice were perfect so we followed them and our day was fabulous. Goldstar is awesome...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 17 2010

The folks there were very friendly and helpful and did a great job coordinating everyone on the trip. The river section was lovely and we didn't see one other person the whole 4 1/2 trip except a few of the soar canoes on our trip. Lots of...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 25 2010

It was an excellent day on the river. The weather was perfect. So perfect I forgot to reapply sunscreen. This is a very slow section of the river where paddling is necessary throughout.
The rope swings we fun.
I felt safe both in and on the...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Jun 15 2010

Had a great time. Use lots of sunblock especially on shoulders and legs. They drive your car down to the end of the river so you dont have to wait for a shuttle. TIP: Put on sunblock prior to getting on the raft, so you dont have to go looking...continued

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jun 25 2010

Water was much more calm than they described on the website - I'm terrified of water and was fine to go without a guide. Can't wait to go again!!

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 28 2010

HIGHLY recommended! Friendly staff, beautiful scenery! A lot of fun...we brought our dog who is water averse and even he seemed to enjoy himself (as long as he wasn't getting splashed). Thanks for allowing DOGS on the rafts!

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 01 2010

Great day, this stretch of the river is stunning and the turtle sightings were great! A long wait at the office before we walked to the river esp. on such a hot day so that is my only "complaint". But everyone was very nice and the trip itself...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 01 2010

This was so relaxing and fun! The water was nice and clean and the scenery was beautiful. Lots of fun birds along the way as well. We brought along a picnic and it was perfect! Zack, the guide was really friendly too.

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 15 2010

Went on a Tuesday, thinking it would not be as busy. We were surprised that a lot of people showed up to paddle that morning. Check-in was a little slow, with only one person working the counter. Bring snacks and lots of water. Bring at least...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 07 2010

Fantastic day! Boats are comfy, easy to maneuver and big enough for four. It's a looong day for kids. (We had four kids with us - one 5 year old, 2 seven year olds and a ten year old.) We brought a few items that helped - long-range squirt...continued

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