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Whitewater rafting near Lake Tahoe and beyond. Offering 25+ years of outdoor whitewater adventures on the rivers surrounding Lake Tahoe. 
We offer beginner to advanced river rafting trips suitable for all ability levels. From family floats to high adrenaline whitewater!


COVID-19  and our Operation 
Open For Rafting!

COVID- 19: At Tahoe Whitewater Tours, the safety of our guests and staff is always our top priority, whether on the river, in our vehicles, or at our office. Since 1996 we have offered the finest in Tahoe-area whitewater and are looking forward to a great summer of outdoor recreation. We are taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously and are monitoring all necessary precautions given by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities so we can resume normal operations. Our protocols will be based upon CDC guidelines and adapted to fit our operations.
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CURRENT TRIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2020

Middle Fork American:
Tunnel Chute

Full Day

Full Day
Advanced Whitewater

Class IV+
(Meet us in Auburn, Ca)
Adults (13yrs+): $145.00

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Truckee
River:
Boca Run

Half Day

Half Day
Beginner/Intermediate Trip:

Class II-III
(Meet us in Truckee, Ca)
Adults: $78,  Kids (7-12): $73

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South Fork American:
Chile Bar Run

Full Day

Full Day
Beginner/ Intermediate Trip:

Class II-III 
(Meet us in Placerville, Ca)
Adult: $135,  Kid(7-12): $125

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South Fork American:
Gorge Run

Full Day

Full Day
Beginner/ Intermediate Trip:

Class II-III
(Meet us in Pilot Hill, Ca)
Adults: $135, Kid(7-12): $125

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Picking The Right Adventure!

Adventures For The Whole Family

For those who are looking for an adventure that the entire family will enjoy, or if there are members of your group that have not yet been rafting, consider going on one of our class II and III stretches. These trips are a great introduction to running rivers and have something for everyone to enjoy.

Trips For The Adrenaline Junkies

Are you looking for a high adrenaline, extreme fun, and for an adventure like no other? Consider checking out some of the best whitewater stretches in California. These trips are filled with heart pumping whitewater that will be sure to leave you satisfied!!!

Top Rated!

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At Tahoe Whitewater Tours, we will provide our guests the best experience possible, creating long lasting positive memories. We are proud that we are ranked the #1 tour in Truckee, California.

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Who We Are

Welcome to Tahoe Whitewater Tours! Thank you for taking some time and giving us a visit. Tahoe Whitewater Tours has been in operation based out of Lake Tahoe region since 1994, creating smiles and lasting memories through whitewater rafting and kayaking adventures. Over the 20+ years of experience we continue to serve the Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, Reno, Sacramento, Bay Area, and Central California region. From these areas our operation spans many different types of river trips; ranging in river, length, and difficulty. We operate on 5 popular California and Nevada rivers which include the Truckee River, East Fork Carson River, North Fork American River, Middle Fork American River, and South Fork American River. From these amazing and popular rivers we offer Half Day, Full Day, and Multiple Day trip options with whitewater rafting ranging from scenic Class II adventures up to adrenaline pumping Class IV+. Our trips are suitable for kids, families, large groups, small groups, parties, corporate groups and to anyone looking to get our and have some fun. If your looking for one of the best ways to spend a day this summer look no further. Our operation focus heavily on safety, comfort and good old fashioned fun! Give us a call, send us an email, check out our videos and reviews and allow us at Tahoe Whitewater Tours to show you the best day of your summer!!!

  • We offer whitewater rafting tours and outdoor adventures in the North Lake Tahoe region near Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Homewood, Incline Village, Truckee, and Reno out of our Truckee Office.
  • We offer whitewater raft trips and things to do in the South Lake Tahoe region near Stateline, Zephyr Cove, Meyers, Minden, Gardnerville, Carson City, Placerville, and beyond from our South Lake Tahoe Operation.
  • We offer river trips on the American Rivers serving the Auburn, Coloma, Placerville, Roseville, Folsom, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Sacramento, Yuba City, Elk Grove, Stockton, Vacaville, Concord, San Francisco, Berkeley, Richmond and North California region. 
Mike Milius
Mike Milius
Prepare yourself for an outrageously good time on the Truckee River's... Class I, II, and III rapids! Our impeccable guide Matt (highly recommend) only allowed us to touch the rocks he deemed appropriate, often spinning our raft into them for a unique encounter each time. While this was my first time whitewater rafting; it surely won't be the last.read more
Leon Vincent
Leon Vincent
Well organized, adhered to all COVID guidelines.Our guide Skyler was... friendly, knowledgeable, competent (when 2 rafters went overboard Skyler leapt to pull them in)The rafts were high qualityAdvice: wear a wet suit even in summer.read more
IVAN! What an OG! This man knows what he's doing!! He made us feel... incredibly safe, crack up laughing and gave us great insights on the river and...read more
I had a blast! This was my first time white water rafting . I went for my... 38th B day. Nasty Nate was our guide and he was legit so much fun. Our friends...read more
Ken Oppeltz
Ken Oppeltz
Great people and a great trip. Highly recommend. This is an excellent... value for rafting in the Tahoe area.read more
Great service and help from beginning until the end. Everyone super... friendly and the family had a great trip. Great value for a Tahoe experience.read more
John E
John E
Well run rafting company. The equipment was in good shape. The staff was... friendly and helpful. Definitely worth doing.The rapids are in pretty tame in this section of the river. So no one should get scared on the trip.read more
Kelly Roark
Kelly Roark
It was a wonderful day on the Middle Fork American River!!! Our guide,... Pauley was AMAZING!!! He was knowledgeable about the river and the upcoming rapids, told us about his approach and what to expect, gave us a great history lesson along the river, and put the few of us who had high anxiety at ease as it became clear as the day went on that he had a superior level of expertise. This was an EXCELLENT activity outside that allowed for safe social distancing. Lunch was provided on the side of the river and it was fantastic. We were NOT disappointed. The scenery was beautiful. My daughter jumped out and floated alongside the boat at a point where the river was calm. This is a great tour for families with older children as it is a perfect combination of plenty of exciting rapids at the beginning and at the end, but a calm segment in the middle. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!read more
It was a wonderful day on the Middle Fork American River!!! Our guide,... Pauley was AMAZING!!! He was knowledgeable about the river and the upcoming rapids,...read more
natalie garcia
natalie garcia
We had so much fun here! They let our dog join us, allowed us to be late... (oops) without penalty and were flexible in rescheduling our initial trip. Bring sunscreen, water and a light jacket. It can get chilly.read more
Israelle Stalder
Israelle Stalder
We had such an amazing time with Tahoe Whitewater Tours! Tip: Buy the... photo package! I’m so glad we did-they were so gorgeous and it was so fun to see what it all looked like and share them after the adventure.read more
Thank you all for a great time! I've been wanting to do this forever and... can't wait to do it again! Thanks for the fun photos, too! Special thanks to "Jon...read more
Ozzie Katz
Ozzie Katz
Well run and great staff. Highly recommended
Loved this ! Did a half day rafting trip. Super cool rapids and swim... opportunities. Our Guide Adam was great and knowledgeable of the area and history. Get...read more
Kerry Pitt
Kerry Pitt
What a fabulous trip with very knowlegable and friendly guides. It was so... injoyable. Would do it again in a heart beat!!read more
Benjamin Young
Benjamin Young
The best WW outfitter in the country and the best ive ever experienced! ... Def gon a do it againread more
I had an absolutely incredible time rafting with my friends! I had never... gone rafting before and Theresa (Momma T) made the entire experience so enjoyable!...read more
Edgar Valles
Edgar Valles
It's a must do while in Tahoe.
Timothy Carroll
Timothy Carroll
Lot of fun for a beginner, Will the Tomato Gardener was an awesome guide!
Kameron Carr
Kameron Carr
Our tour guide, Crazy Nate, was amazing! He made the entire experience a... great time. I would love to go rafting with this company again.read more
We had a blast with our guide Nick!
OMG what a great ride!!! what we experienced as a family going down the... river and paddling through the rapids as a team with our expert guide John was a super awesome! we all laughed and talked about it for days! This company andall their staff are incredible!read more
Patricia Reed
Patricia Reed
This was my first time rafting and I felt completely safe the whole time!... The guides were awesome and made sure that everyone had a good time! Great customer service!read more
We had a fantastic time !! Our kids said it was their favorite part of our... Tahoe vacation. Well organized and our guide 'Lunchbox ' was simply the best. You guys do an amazing job!!read more
Rod Kelly
Rod Kelly
Great group of guides!
MavEryck Stevenson, Esq
MavEryck Stevenson, Esq
What a blast!
Kody Daley
Kody Daley
Had a great time. Our guides, (John, Ivan and Lunchbox) were awesome and... really made it a lot of fun. Scenery was amazing, the rafting was pretty easy but also had plenty of excitement. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a great time.read more
We had such a fantastic experience! Amanda was our guide and she was... amazing! Thank you so much for an exciting family adventure! Lots of yelling at each other and in general! � Hope to visit beautiful Lake Tahoe again!read more
We had such an incredible experience on the Truckee River!! Amanda was our... guide and she was amazing! My husband and I and our three teenagers had a blast!...read more
Everything about our whitewater rafting experience was awesome! The... photographer, the bus driver, the staff and our awesome guide Matt!! The trip was easy to book and the whole experience was great!!read more
My first time rafting and John was AMAZING!!! We had a great time. ... Wasn’t scared once! He was informative and friendly. Would do it again with this group.read more
Ray Wenham
Ray Wenham
Great white water company, staff was awesome. Our guide Theresa was... nothing short of awesome. She made our day a memorable one. Highly recommend her as your guide!!!read more

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