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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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Forestville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We rented one canoe and one kayak from Burke's on Father Day, and had a blast. The booth was crowded when we arrived but the team got everyone checked in and outfitted reasonably quickly. River was warmer than expected, and exit point was easy to spot. Great way to spend a day with the family!

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Manlius, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a great experience with this company. They set you up with life preserver, cooler, canoe and paddles. They sell ice for $2 a bag. Only complaint is they don't give you a dry bag. The canoe ride is 10 miles- gorgeous scenery. Amazing birds seen throughout the trip. We even saw an otter. They pick you up at... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was such a fun activity, and a nice departure from wine tasting and fine dining. The staff at Burke's is polite and efficient, the canoes are large aluminum ones, and paddles in great condition. The Russian River has been low due to the drought, but is deep enough all along this section. We went on a Monday, and there... More

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Guerneville, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We live in the area but had to wait a year until my youngest turned five to go on this adventure. Afterwards, we all agreed that this was one of the best days we ever spent together. We packed some sandwiches to stop and eat along the way and found some fun places to swim. The best part was a... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

From the moment I called to make our reservation I knew I liked this place. The gal I talked to on the phone was very helpful. Very good price for hours worth of beautiful scenery, amazing weather and relaxation. I have been kayaking a number of times but this was by far the best trip. If you want all of... More

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