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!!!

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


Welcome to Tahoe Whitewater Tours!

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!!!

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 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
Just spent an AWESOME day on the Truckee with Tahoe Whitewater Tours. What an amazing company! Can't say enough about how knowledgeable and nice the more
Absolutely amazing! Timothy was a wonderful guide!!!
Ian Jones
Ian Jones
Great time, nice guides. Samir was a rad dood, knowledgeable, nice and kept it funread more
What can I say but WOW!We had no idea what to expect and were figuring this would be a nice float down the river with a few bumps.Ummmm, NO! While more
We had such a great time! Such beautiful weather and scenery! Our guide was Matt, who was so great with us. We had a group of 6, (2 adults and 4 kids) more
Great bunch of people! River was awesome!
Adam Gutwein
Adam Gutwein
Amazing and fun for family
We booked a white water rafting trip for Monday of our trip, but I was motion sick on my way in on Sunday and didn’t want to make it worse by rafting. We called to cancel and we were told we couldn’t within 48 hours. I had previously been told the week before that I could cancel or not show up and not be charged. The gal worked with us though since we had been given faulty info. We set up to go later in the week and had a blast! The water was freezing, but so worth it. They are very safety conscious, which is very important in doing what we were doing!! Boat butt is real!! lolread more
It was my first time water rafting and I had a blast! We were a group of 12 so we split in two rafts. The tour guide for the raft I was in was more
Awesome staff, great equipment, and fun adventures.
Great for families rafting with small kids. Staff is super nice, we felt safe and boats are clean! The two hours went by too quickly!read more
First time my family went rafting and this place was great! Everyone was very efficient and knowledgeable. Nate was our guide and he was great! We had more
Brian Clark
Brian Clark
Excellent from booking, bus ride, to the rafting trip. Adam was our guide, did an outstanding job, very informative fun and made our trip so enjoyable. Photo price was a bargain, 50.00 for 50 photos on a flash drive. This is a must do trip in June , water flowing fast and its 70 out. Great staff made this a unbelievable experience!read more
My family had a blast!! Lunchbox was the best guide!!! Thank you!! My teenage boys had a blast, even the one that insisted he wouldn't!!! Thank you Lunchbox for giving us the most memorable first time whitewater rafting experience!!! 6/19/19read more
Our family had an absolute blast on the Truckee River! This tour was great from start to finish and our guide Adam was absolutely amazing. Highly more
We had a great time on the half day Truckee River trip over Labor Day weekend. Guides Teresa and Booker were terrific and really made it a fun outing for our family. Everyone in our group from experienced to novice rafters had a blast!read more
Great tour! Our guide Ivan was fantastic!
Awesome time on the river! Great photography and wonderful rapids! My wife, son and I went down on my wife's 40th birthday and she loved it! Thanks again guys!read more
This is a can't miss activity. My boys and I (10&12) had a great time! Our guide Booker was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job giving more
One of the best activities I've ever done on a vacation. Our guide Ivan was the absolute best and when our trip was over, I honestly wanted to do it more
Macy Cherneff
Macy Cherneff
Tahoe Whitewater Tours is the best rafting company that I have ever been on. Chris was our guide and he was really great. He also took intense and mind blowing pictures. This tour was the most amazing experience of my lifetime. Now I will die more
Lucy Demm
Lucy Demm
Love them so much! They were so kind! Haley was a great raft guide and kept us entertained the whole time, with her great jokes and amazing knowledge. We were on the edge... of glory the whole time!read more
William Pearson-Gee
William Pearson-Gee
We had a great trip. Loved it. Adam our guide was just the best. They also supplied really good photos for $50. Highly recommendread more
Great time and beautiful scenery! Amanda was a great guide, and we had a blast!read more
LUNCHBOX! We had a super fun rafting run with our guide Lunchbox and the crew at TWT. Our family of four (2 young girls) had a blast. The whole team in more
mhs mhs
mhs mhs
So much fun! Instructors are engaging and we had a Blast!!
Had a great time. The whole staff made it a lot of fun and at the same time were very professional with their instructions. I would highly recommend this more
Kyle Lum
Kyle Lum
Took a level 2/3 whitewater tour as a group of 3. It was our first time rafting, and had a great time. The guides were excellent- safety focused and fun. Another tour capsized two boats, while our large group of beginners didn't lose anyone, showing the prowess and guidance of the instructors. Our guide, "Lunchbox", was awesome. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great day more
Went on Friday, July 13th. The staff were great. We had an awesome time, Booker was our guide and did some fun maneuvers in the rapids. While I have more
Robyn Johnson
Robyn Johnson
We had a great time on our afternoon trip! Timmy was a fantastic guide. It was my first time whitewater rafting, and I wasn't sure how it would go. Timmy did a great job navigating us through the rapids. There were some intense moments, but they were the fun kind of intense 😉 The Truckee River is beautiful! We even got to get out and swim a few times.Took about 4.5 hours total, which included about 3 hours on the more

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Truckee Location: 10015 Palisades Dr,
Truckee, CA 96161

Pilot Hill Location: 4500 Coloma Rd,
Pilot Hill, CA 95664

Phone: (530) 587-5777

P.O. Box 7466
Tahoe City, CA, 96145

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