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My wife and I went down the Chili Bar run on the South fork of the American River with Tahoe Whitewater Tours. This section has 3 class II rapids and 3 class IIIs. We had a great time and it was the perfect stretch of river for our first time whitewater rafting. The trip was a full day that ranged from peaceful floating to thrilling rapids showering us with water! Our guide, Mike was very informative about the history of the area and has lots of experience on the river which made the whole trip go very smoothly. Everyone I talked to from the company was very helpful and nice. The price of the trip included a great lunch and a shuttle from and to Tahoe. We are definitely going to use them again and try the class III-IV run on the middle fork of the American River!
— Eric Z, San Francisco, CA (
Our guide did an awesome job! His knowledge of the river and excellent instruction made for a perfect trip!
— Steve Hobmann, CA
SO MUCH FUN! Had a great time! I was super excited when my boyfriend took me here for some rafting! We were placed with a family of 4 (who were awesome rafting companions) and a very fun guide. Our guide was very informative. He told us the names of the rapids, the stories behind them, the history of the river, and other interesting stories. He was also very helpful when teaching myself, and the others in our raft the proper way to row, sit, and keep our balance. Definitely had a great time here and I hope to either go here again or go find a more intense river!! Great first time on the river and I definitely recommend this place for all!
— Niki G, San Jose, CA (
We planned a company, girls trip out! Pauly was our tour guide! The lunch platter was great; a wide selection of veggies and meats for our sandwiches. Also fruit and drinks were available. It was a great experience, and I can’t wait to come back to try the different areas!!! Thanks so much!
— Dayan Sukara (
Great experience!!! We took our 17 and 14 year olds for their first white water rafting experience, everyone had a great time, very professional , very well organized!!! We loved our guide, we even bought the picture CD ( I never do that!). Highly recommend
— J.P., Fort Worth, TX (
This was a great adventure! It was fun and exciting! Even the quiet parts of the river were great. We got to jump into the river and enjoy the views (birds, plane parts, a car on the mountain & even went under a train) :) Obviously having a good guide makes a big difference and our guide Adam, was awesome! We felt safe with him and he was knowledgeable about Lake Tahoe. Simply a nice guy! Honestly, every employee we encountered were very nice. The pictures are a must have. We loved them!
— Tammy K., Columbia, IL (
Love these people. Went here with a bachelor party of about 12 guys and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. They played along with our antics and seemed to have just as good as a time as we did. Other companies in the area offer around the same pricing and group discounts, but when it came to overall information and response time this rafting company beats them hands down. We bought the picture CD’s from them and they turned out great as well.
— Chris D, San Francisco, CA (
These folks are GREAT. We cannot say enough about their customer service. We floated the south fork in late July because the Truckee River was closed. Though it made for a long day it was well worth it. They picked us up in South Tahoe, the bus ride was about an hour, kind of long so bring snacks. The river was great. 2 adults, 2 teenagers and we all had a blast. Im sorry that I didn’t take a waterproof camera to capture some of the sights. It was beautiful. The lunch served during the trip was wonderful but most important the staff. This is really a great group of people. They are there to serve YOU. Please do not be shy about asking for assistance. They are very accommodating. Visited July 2014.
— Connie H., Houston, TX (
Our third time out in ten years yesterday and, as always, extremely enjoyable. They do a great job. Recommend it highly.
— Mario Benavente, San Bruno, CA (
Tahoe is known for its ski resorts blah blah blah, yes this is true, but if you ever want to go during the summer, and don’t really know what to do besides hang around the lake all day, definitely find a day to take a Half Day or Full Day Rafting Tour.
— Cass J, San Francisco, CA (