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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
LAST DAY 8/18/21
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. 
Ellie Morton
Ellie Morton
We had an amazing time with Tahoe Whitewater Tours! Our group of 5 had a... range of experiences: 2 members who had never rafted before, 1 who hadn’t rafted in 20 years, and 2 who had been in the past several years. We all had a great time and felt safe and prepared! They did let us know we might fall out but gave us all the necessary information about what to do and how to stay safe.Our trip was in August on the Truckee River (Class I-III rapids). The water was a little cold but refreshing and there are swimming areas where you can jump out of the raft to cool off.Kiegan was our guide and was great at giving us instructions to get us in the right part of the rapids! He helped make sure we were all having a great time.They offer a photo package with many high quality pictures for around $50. We bought it and were very glad we did!read more
Tammy Earls - doTERRA Aromatherapy
Tammy Earls - doTERRA Aromatherapy
This place is so much fun!! We loved the friendly knowledgable staff,... breathtaking views and wild adventures!This is a must with friends or family! Children (7 & 10 yo) absolutely enjoyed this adventurous class II & III rapids for their first time experience and they wanted to come back again!!We went in Aug so water wasn’t too cold! It was so hot that the cool water felt refreshing to jump in!Topped it off with incredible professional photos from the local photographer!Thanks all for a great experience!read more
We did an all day trip with Kimberly as our guide and it was absolutely... amazing as was she! We couldn't have asked for a better guide. She was funny, smart,...read more
Allyson & Jared Morris
Allyson & Jared Morris
When visiting Lake Tahoe, my cousin and my husband and I all decided that... we wanted to go white water rafting. My cousin and I had gone rafting before, but my husband was a first timer. We went on a 2.5 hour trip down the Truckee River, rated 1-3 on the scale. Our guide, Kiegan, did an awesome job and was so fun to hang out with for those few hours. I really find that many people can lead a tour, but not many are necessarily fun to be around. And this group of guides was definitely fun. There was no nervousness about tackling each rapid, as Kiegan clearly had it covered. We simply just followed his commands, and we were all just fine. In fact, we plan to return in the spring to do a day long trip and will definitely come back to this business. Thank you Tahoe White Water Tours!read more
Had a great time with the family. The whole staff was very friendly and... nice. Matt was an excellent guide who help us navigate safely through the rapids with our limited rafting skills . I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun rafting trip. Buy the picture package (46 pictures on a USB drive) and leave your phone in the car and enjoy the ride.read more
Jen Crook
Jen Crook
So much fun! Came for a girls trip and checked off a bucket list... adventure. Skylar was a great guide and the photos on the USB were fantastic! I'd do this again in a heartbeat.read more
I cannot say enough great things about this business! A few ladies and I... decided to organize a girls trip to Tahoe. We felt this trip wouldn't have been...read more
Our family had the best time!! We can’t wait to raft with them again.
Steven Roberts
Steven Roberts
We floated the Truckee with Clayton (aka Lunchbox) today and had an... absolute blast. Very knowledgeable, professional and fun. Our party of 6 included 2 nine year old children and this was the perfect trip for them. And Clayton made me feel very comfortable having them on the boat. I highly recommend this company and guide when considering booking your rafting trip!read more
Abhinav Singh
Abhinav Singh
Half day Boca run is a nice start for white water beginners. Crew and... guides are very helpful and very professional. We were very happy with our experience.read more
My wife, 11 year-old son and I went on a half-day river rafting trip with... TWT. Before the tour, the office staff was helpful and friendly in response to our...read more
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

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