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A unique 1,000-mile waterway labyrinth fed by five major rivers, including...

A unique 1,000-mile waterway labyrinth fed by five major rivers, including the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River. Popular boating, fishing and houseboating river.

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Maze of waterways

The California Delta is a maze of many waterways. You can meander the waterways for hours and days and weeks... there are so many places to go. Boat rentals available at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
PilotMichael
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Pasadena
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Pasadena
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245 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

The California Delta is a maze of many waterways. You can meander the waterways for hours and days and weeks... there are so many places to go. Boat rentals available at numerous vendors.

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Rio Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We would of been lost if it wasn't California Delta Maps There are 1,000 miles of waterways. These maps have locations of Campgrounds, Marinas, Restaurants and much more. A must for Boaters, Campers and Fishermen.

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3 Thank Sundancer280
Hanford, California
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207 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took off to the California Delta for a 3 days fishing trip. We rented a Cottage on Brannon Island and started fishing the Delta area. We caught about 50 striped bass, but they were all to small to keep. Striped Bass have to be 18 inches or larger to keep, but we had a lot of fun. The sunrise's... More 

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2 Thank PurpleDancingqueen
Sacramento, California, United States
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Absolutely love the Delta and I lived there on the weekends for quite a few years. A wonderful place to explore for boaters, day trips camping or staying in small hotels. Plenty of colorful restuarants and friendly people dotted throughout the marinas

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1 Thank Christine M
San Francisco
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675 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Locals and tourists you must drive to the California Delta. From any direction head for Rio Vista (a good starting point). Take the Real McCoy II ferry across from Rio Vista to Ryer Island, drive the levees, circle the island, then take the J-Mack cable-ferry across Steamboat Slough to Grant Island. From there aim for Isleton. There's still bit more... More 

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5 Thank 7268
Fair Oaks, California
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Rent some jet skis, a little boat or a house boat, tool around, visit Lost Isle and pet a pig, meet people on other water crafts, enjoy the water, the many inlets and islands.. Always nice.

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6 Thank shelleyhalpain
Camino, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

A network of serene and lovely waterways connecting quaint little towns and marinas between Sacramento and the Suisun Bay area. We took a sunset drive heading south on 160 and it was one postcard scene after another. I hope to God this paradise isn't ruined by Governor Brown's proposed twin tunnels project.

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4 Thank sierragreen1
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA
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129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Check out the Delta Chamber of Commerce's web page and take the Delta loop by car. Many good restaurants in Ryde, Locke, Rio Vista, etc. If you have good boating skills, rent a skiff for the day or houseboat for the weekend, and get out on the water. Alternativley book a trip with one of the local '6-pack' charter fishing... More 

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1 Thank Local93921
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Delta with over a thousand miles of Navigable waterways is a boater's and Sportsman's Paradise. Lots of places to explore, good places to eat, and fun to be had. Fishing for Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Black Bass, Salmon keep anglers busy all through the year. Boaters can find a wide variety of activities from water skiing to nature watching. Stretching... More 

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1 Thank melyash
Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can get to the Bay Area by driving through part of the Delta. Takes a little longer, but worth it. Stop in Locke, the old Chinese town, and have lunch at Al's Place (aka Al the Wop's). Famous for their steak sandwiches at lunch served with peanut butter and jelly for your bread. Try to put a dollar on... More 

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