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Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

8600 River Road, Forestville, CA
707-887-1222
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Type: Tours
Activities: Canoeing
Traveler Description: If you are in Guerneville then definitely hire a canoe at Burkes (on the River road towards Forestville). This is a great way to see the Russian... more »
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I can't say enough AMAZING things about Burke's Canoe Trips, which is less than two hours from the City. A group of friends and I stayed there for a weekend of canoeing and camping in September. We found the camping to be the perfect balance between convenience (clean bathrooms and fresh drinking water; near wineries, stores, and restaurants), and an... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We go every summer, at least several times! :) It's just a great way to spend the day. It is nice and sunny, warm, it's beautiful, you can swim, you can stop at any of the beaches along the way and have a picnic. I personally love it, and everyone that I have brought with has loved it! Great fun!... More

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Torrance, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

For the price this was an excellent adventure and I would highly recommend it to all. As long as you arrive at Burke’s Rental Canoes and Kayaks prior to 11:00 am, you will be okay to ride down river. Give yourself a lot of time and just enjoy. Bring your lunch, snacks and drinks in a strapped ice chest or... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This company has their act together. Great trip on the river in canoe Enjoy the river, beaches, perfect weather, and redwoods too. After your 10 mile trip they will pick you up via bus to take you back to your car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stopped at Burkes Canoe Trips one day while driving by. The gentleman was very helpful. He gave us all the information we needed to come back the next day. They were very helpful when we showed up. They gave us instructions and loaned us a cooler to take on the river for our lunch. They picked us up at... More

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Landaff, NH
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was a good thing to do on a sunny afternoon. I give it four stars because the people running this attraction could turn it down a notch with the instructions and safety lecture. They gave two lectures on the phone and then another one when giving out the equipment. I almost heard it another time when waiting for the... More

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Ventura County, USA
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33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Burke's picks you up down river in a bus when your trip is over and takes you back to your starting point which means you only paddle down river. I wouldn't do it any other way. At the start of the trip we got a lot of warnings but it was easy going all the way. Took us 4 hours... More

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Mountain View, CA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We made reservations with Burkes a few weeks in advance of our trip. Ted (who I believe is the head guy) requested that I send in my check a week in advance to ensure we'd have priority. I felt kinda nervous about doing this, but since so many people had rated them well, I gave it a shot. We stayed... More

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Vallejo, California
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have been on the trip a couple times and really enjoy the day we had. The only thing which we found kind of strange was they don't take Visa/MC. Makes we wonder why? The cost of the canoe's are sixty-five dollars each so if you get two that's a lot of money/cash being carried around. They should take credit... More

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Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Really nice scenery, very good organization. First time I did canoe and it was really fun! The only down side, we were there on Saturday in July... way too much people! Parents cannot control their kids swimming in the middle of the river and don't realize that there is no brake on a canoe... didn't really appreciate all those people... More

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