History and Experience

Tahoe Whitewater Tours has been in operations in the North Lake Tahoe region since 1994, creating smiles and lasting memories through whitewater adventures. Throughout the years we have prided ourselves on being the best in the business and continue each year to fine tune, hone our skills, and continue our practice at being a leader in the whitewater industry. With over 20 years of experience as whitewater outfitters we specialize in rafting, kayaking, float tube adventures and most importantly, good old fashioned fun. 

From our founding days, we have focused on ensuring an unrivaled experienced for our guests. We believe an adventure outing is enhanced with knowledgeable, caring, and friendly staff, which is why we have chosen the most hospitable of employees to care for you during your time with us. Our goal is to give our guests the best experience possible creating an appetite for more. 

In addition to having an amazing staff, we are constantly updating and improving our gear. We believe that better equipment makes for a better experience. That’s why we put effort into bringing to you the most comfortable, reliable, professional equipment we can. 

Our Mission

Tahoe Whitewater Tours Mission

To provide professionally outfitted whitewater river trips to all abilities. To serve our clients the best experience possible, creating long lasting positive memories. To allow people opportunities to discover new passions for the outdoors. To achieve the financial results needed to perpetuate the company and fuel continued growth for it, it’s owners, and employees.

To Simply Be           By Any Standard           The Very Best. 


Our Vision

Our vision is to be California’s/ Nevada’s premier rafting company, offering the best in whitewater adventures for all types of people. Being the premier rafting company does not mean being the biggest but it does mean being the best in terms of consumer value, customer service, employee talent, and consistent and predictable growth. We are well on our way to realizing this vision but there is more we must do to fully achieve it. 

Our Values

We believe that a great company is only as good as the people involved with it. We don’t view each other as coworkers, we know each other as family. We enjoy every minute of our time together and through our shared passion of the outdoors we have created an amazing family bond. We wish to extend that family bond to you, to share our passion for the outdoors, and to give the warmest most inviting comfortable experience possible. 

With every outdoor activity there are inherent risks and rewards. We pride ourselves in constantly being aware of and understanding the risks involved. We incorporate safe practices in all that we do, and constantly refresh ourselves in CPR/first aid and swiftwater rescue techniques. We encourage extended medical training for our staff. You can feel confident with our staff on your outdoor adventure. 

The Outdoors
At Tahoe Whitewater Tours we believe that spending time in the outdoors is a crucial part of enjoying life to the fullest, and that experiencing natural environments brings real value to life. We believe that the best way to experience the outdoors is through spending time on a river. Floating through meandering meadows, under towering trees, and through tall canyons does something special to the psyche. It is our goal to provide you with the most memorable river experience possible, to create more than a day on the river, to create a positive emotional connection to the outdoors. We want you to immerse your senses, to capture the feeling of warm sun on your skin, cool crisp mountain water splashing through the boat, the sounds of thrilling rapids around the bend. To create a experience not found anywhere else. Let our guides introduce you to the serenity a river can bring as they take you down some of the best whitewater in the west. 

Our Wonderful Staff

Tahoe Whitewater Tours is family owned and operated. We view our company and everyone involved as one united family. When we began operations in 1994, we only had operations on one river doing small trips, with only a few energetic staff members. Today we have grown our operations, running multiple offices, juggling many trips daily. This growth over the years comes thankfully from the best staff in the world. Today they are able to bring a synchronized elegant method to madness that can form from busy summertime operations. When you book with us you will be pleased to interact with our amazingly friendly office staff, who will help you find the perfect trip for you and your group. Once signed up for an adventure with us the real fun begins as your guides comfortably introduce you to the wonderful experience of running rivers. You’ll be pleased at the professionalism that our guides present as they entertain, educate, and show you the natural beauty that a river can bring. All while effortlessly navigating you down exciting rapids. Come join our family, let us show you some of the best features that nature has to offer. We can’t wait to meet you and provide you with the best day of your summer. Thank you for choosing us! 

Our Equipment and Gear


Through years of experience in the Whitewater industry our guides, owners, and employees have constantly discussed, researched, demonstrated, and created the most up-to-date equipment out there. Finding the best to use on and off the river. We are constantly looking for what’s best and trying to incorporate it. We want you to feel secure, comfortable, and stylish with us.