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Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

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Address: 8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
Phone Number: 707-887-1222
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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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Fantastic Summer day!

Burkes was my first canoe trip on the Russian River (and first anything on the Russian River) and it was perfect. The staff made it easy to get going right away. They have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
millazilla
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Burkes was my first canoe trip on the Russian River (and first anything on the Russian River) and it was perfect. The staff made it easy to get going right away. They have a perfect location for first time canoeing with fairly still waters (at least in July) with great little spots to stop and picnic on the banks. They... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Canoeing as fun, if a bit crowded over July 4th. Good guidance and prep, safety honored first. A fun time was had by my family.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't go expecting rapids...this is just a nice little 10-mile scenic trip down the Russian. Good for young and inexperienced canoers/kayakers to cut their chops on some bends. You'll see lots of birds, and we even caught a glimpse of some otters!

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 couples canoed the Russian River on a Monday. The location is easy to find and the staff was helpful and pleasant. We were from out of the area and they offered a cooler for our use free so we could pack a lunch. Nice touch! A bag of ice was $2.00. The canoes are in good shape although I... More 

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Crockett, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend a hot summer day. Good for couples, family's with teens, friends, or solo. Many little beach areas to pull over to have beach fun before you get to the wider part of the river. Its nice they have a pick up point to drive you back to the starting point to retrieve your vehicle. Be sure... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, organized, campground, easy to get going, cash only. Follow the directions on the website - GPS doesn't always get you there. We loved the first 2/3 of the trip with easy paddling, great views, nice beaches to stop at. The last 1/3 was tough up-river with the wind blowing! Would definitely do it again. Watch a "how to paddle"... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Burke's is my favorite place to rent kayaks. You start in Forestville and end just past Stumptown Brewery in Guerneville. In total it's 10 miles. It's a great trip. Be prepared to be attacked by massive groups of kids with skirt guns or just a bucket of water they'll kindly dump on your head as you pass. Unfortunately no dogs... More 

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Had a great time on the river yesterday. It was a Sunday which according to everyone was much less crowded than Saturday when they sold out their boats. My husband and I are in our sixties and did fine. With a break for lunch and breaks to check out birds we were still done in four and a half hours.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Great time and magnificent scenery. Burkes is a great outfit. They were friendly and professional. They are also the least expensive. I can't, for the life of me,  figure out why the other companies are charging so much.  Others have said they were exhausted by all the rowing. I'm not in great shape at all and this trip did not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Sorry this was a little more than we wanted. It is a 10 mile canoe trip. It requires alot of paddling. We were beyond exhausted. Even our teen boys were done by the end. It took almost 6 hours. We stopped for a picnic lunch but besides that we were rowing the entire time. It is beautiful and the equipment... More 

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