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Address: 8600 River Road, Forestville, CA
Phone Number: 707-887-1222
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Activities: Canoeing
Description: Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No...
Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim.
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Great people, well organized, fun and beautiful way to spend the day!

I had never canoed before and so this was quite an adventure out of my usual comfort zone. I was really impressed with this outfit. The staff were friendly, extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had never canoed before and so this was quite an adventure out of my usual comfort zone. I was really impressed with this outfit. The staff were friendly, extremely well-organized, and safety-conscious. The boats were clean and everything set up efficiently. What a very fun way to spend the day on this beautiful river. More of the beaches were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Family of four kids and two adults spent the day on the river after renting two canoes from Burkes. Excellent service and very professional. Easy to get there with car from San Francisco and a lovely family experience with kids. Bring picnic and towels and stop off as you work your way down the river.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My friends and I have been going to Burke's for 25 years and I can't recommend it too highly. The staff (Linda, Ted, et. al.) are very friendly. The canoes are in very good shape. The trip itself is wonderful: a 3 1/2 - 4 trip paddling down the Russian River. This is a "lazy" trip down a lazy river...beautiful.... More 

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Guerneville, California, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love this company. We live here and own our canoes, but still use Burke's when we have friends visiting. Take your friends/family for a great drift down the river, stop and have a picnic (I recommend stopping at Mom's apple pie for sandwiches to bring). You casually drift down the river for a few hours on you own. The river... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Family run fun!!!! Pack your coolers - get there early and spend the day floating, swimming, picnicking and frolicking on the river. They pick you up at the end of the day so you don't have to park a car downstream. Good fun!

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Forestville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sweet starting point to canoe down the river. The staff is helpful and reassuring for those of us with less experience. Really nice trip down the river. Love the school bus experience on the way back.

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

What more can you ask for, good value canoe rental, good quality kit, friendly service and that's that. Best to book ahead, 4 people in a single canoe is a bit too much!

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Piedmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a great time camping overnight at Burke's. The camp ground was well maintained, showers were good, and the staff ran a tight ship. Lots of trees on our site to keep the tents in the shade (though our camp sites were pretty dusty). We enjoyed our canoe trip down the river...many places to stop, eat and swim. Made... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Burke's is great. We took a break from wine tasting to do something a little more adventurous on our honeymoon. The beaches along the way get a little crowded, so keep an eye out for kids and dogs in the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We rented a canoe for my husband and I to travel on the Russian River. We arrived just as the fog was burning off and avoided quite a rush of people. The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. Bring a cooler with drinks and food as the trip is about 3 hours and there are no facilities for buying anything... More 

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Address: 8600 River Road, Forestville, CA
Phone Number: 707-887-1222
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville

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