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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 2021
Middle Fork
American River:
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: $88,  Kids (7-12): $78

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South Fork
American River:
Chile Bar Run

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 River:
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

These trips are a great introduction to running rivers and have something for the whole family to enjoy.

Trips For The Adrenaline Junkies
Middle Fork American River Whitewater

Are you looking for a high adrenaline, extreme fun, and for an adventure like no other? These trips are filled with heart pumping whitewater!!!

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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. 
JA3C Family
JA3C Family
Timmy our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the... tour very much...read more
Tahoe whitewater tours is simply the best. We had a blast on our rafting... trip. I can't recommend this activity enough! We had the pleasure of rafting down...read more
Jason Hanson
Jason Hanson
Amazing experience. Staff was great and made the experience fun.Know... ahead of time if this is at your risk level. They provide safety gear to keep you safe. At one point in our trip, a couple boats got cought up on a rock and some folks fell out into the river. The other boats were ready to pick them up. If you follow your guides directions you will do well.A photographer will take photos at specific points of the trip from rivers edge. Those are great action shots and are purchased separately. I wish I had brought a waterproof case for my phone to take photos of my kids in the raft and swimming in the river.Will definitely do this again.read more
Katherine Vasquez
Katherine Vasquez
Awesome so much fun
Crystal Wessel
Crystal Wessel
Our trip was amazing! We did the Gorge run and the rapids were a bit... bigger than I expected, which was a great thing for us. There was also plenty of time to swim and take it easy on the river, so it was a good mix of relaxing and adventure. Our guide Matt was great and everyone at the company was super friendly. Will definitely return to this place next time I'm in the area!read more
Carlan Pottenger
Carlan Pottenger
I just took the Boca Run 1/2 day this afternoon.It was a blast! My guide,... Nate, was very experienced, professional informative & fun. The whole team is great!Great attitudes, positive, enthusiastic & helpful. The kind of customer service that is increasingly rare these days. I’m a beginner rafter and took the tour by myself. At all times I felt very included and very safe.I would highly recommend Tahoe Whitewater Tours and very much look forward to my next trip with them!read more
My husband and I have been on this tour twice in the last month. We live... in Truckee and have decided to take every guest who visits us on this...read more
SO MUCH FUN‼ Had an Amazing guide, Ivan who helped make our 'bride... to be' experience unforgettable‼ We already want to go again‼ Thank you all for making this possible😊 Also, Chris the photographer ROCKS‼ We absolutely LOVE his photog skills‼read more
meliasmommy09
meliasmommy09
Affordable fun for the whole family ⭐⭐⭐⭐
JB Luo
JB Luo
This is the first time our family went on white water rafting and we... didn't know what to expect. Tahoe Whitewater Tours made it easy and fun. It was our (good or bad) luck that we picked the coolest day in the hot summary to get on the Tour and it even rained. Our guide, Lunchbox, really knew what he was doing. He gave clear instructions and we went through the trip without any accident while having the best fun going through level 2 and 3 rapids. In the end, although we were wet and cold, we felt that we hadn't have so much fun for a long time.read more
Great experience from the beginning. Super friendly staff during the... reservation process. Checking in was efficient and friendly. The bus ride over was...read more
We did this today and LOVED it. We had a family of 4, 2 adults 2 kiddos.... We got our own raft w and got Izzy for our guide! She was spectacular! The entire...read more
Didn't fall in. Yipee! Took the 1/2 day trip while visiting Tahoe. Staff... is VERY informative and interactive. Lots of fun!read more
Had a great half-day float with my family of 4 (2 adults & 2 teens). Our... guide, Skyler, was great. Easy to chat as we floated down river getting to know us...read more
Matt was an amazing guide! He was fun, energetic, and did a great job... keeping us upright!read more
Leora Mazumdar
Leora Mazumdar
We had a great time rafting! Our guide, Alana, was amazing and the river... was beautiful. Highly recommend!read more
Brooke Hanlin
Brooke Hanlin
We loved our experience here. So fun, I loved the whole vibe and our guide... was really knowledgeable. Thank you!read more
This was my first time. The staff made me feel very comfortable and our... guide, Nate, was very knowledgeable, giving us clear directions. We had a great trip! I recommend this place to any first timer. I'm totally addicted to this sport.read more
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

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