Rubicon Adventures
Rubicon Adventures
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River Rafting & TubingAdrenaline & Extreme ToursWater Sports
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Stand Up Paddleboard Sonoma County, Whitewater Rafting Northern California. Multi-sport and Adventure Travel. Rubicon Adventures believes in direct passenger participation in the river adventure. River trips are a great fun way to access wilderness and to teach and challenge you with a new experience. Anyone in reasonably good physical condition will enjoy a whitewater voyage. There is very little "hard" work, especially when many hands are involved. We offer whitewater rafting trips on the Trinity River, Eel River and Cache Creek.New :Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)trips on the Russian River. Introduction: Paddle Board 101. We spend 1/2 day learning about paddle board, skill development, strokes, turns, safety and rescue. and a 2 hour paddle on the verdant waters near Wohler Bridge on the Russian River. Our instructors are ACA trained, WSUPA and PSUPA certified and expert SUP paddlers/surfers.New for 2018: Muli-Sport Adventures in Belize including Sea Kayaking, SUP and Diving.
Forestville, California

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Scott C
Newnan, GA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We have been on paddleboard and kayak trips all around North and South America but this was probably our favorite (and a great deal)! The guide, Billy, was so patient with my wife (first time paddleboarding) which was fantastic because now she wants to do it all time. Plus his knowledge of the area, the river, and his personality, were just the best! Thanks for a great trip!!
Written September 18, 2023
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Kasia M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Bill is an amazing guide and teacher for the paddle board class. I’ve taken it twice and he matches your experience with what he teaches. The river is beautiful and Bill knows the best places. I would highly recommend to anyone in the area or visiting.
Written July 1, 2021
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Thanks for the kind words Kasia!
Written February 19, 2022
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mtaylor494
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Our party of 5 spent the day learning to paddleboard with Bill. It was obvious that he knew what he was doing. He was professional and attentive. The instruction was detailed, but not too much. By the end of our experience we felt confident and now have memories that will last a lifetime.
Written July 29, 2023
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seal0818
Sebastopol, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
I had an excellent experience with Rubicon Adventures. The SUP lesson was very comprehensive , and I felt well prepared for the adventure. John is an outstanding teacher. He has a wonderful way with making people feel confident, and at ease. The snacks were perfect, and the scenery was off the charts beautiful. This is a terrific outing for families, and any group of people. A wonderful way to spend a day on a the river. Plus, we saw a bald eagle, ospreys nesting, and ducklings. It was a perfect day!
Written June 25, 2013
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katieh20162016
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
A group of my friends and I have done a few different SUP trips with Bill and crew at both Russian River and Tomales Bay. We had a great time, every time! Bill really takes the time to teach you the ropes of SUP'ing and how to navigate different areas of the river. Learned a lot all while having a blast. I highly recommend booking with Rubicon.
Written June 22, 2016
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Thanks for the kind words Katie, it is always fun paddling with you all!
Written June 25, 2016
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swimalcatraz
Forestville CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
Rubicon Rafting company is one of a kind. My family and I have gone rafting with Bill and his "crew" for the past 7 years and each time it is fantastic. From the beginning you know you are in very professional and experienced hands.

I love the fact that once we sign up everything is taken care of. We show up at the pre arranged camp site, set up our tent and let Bill and his crew take over. After a full day of rafting you come back to an incredible campsite meal made by chef Bill. Then waking up the next morning to coffee and a full breakfast.

I can't say enough about this group and the personal attention they give to each of their rafters.
Written November 11, 2012
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Greg M
Pilot Hill, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
I have enjoyed many river trips with Rubicon and never had a negative one. Bill Mashek and his guides are top-notch and know what they are doing. Enjoyment is intrinsic, emphasized, and safety paramount. The extra attention to details is immediately apparent during the initial "safety talk" covering the important aspects of whitewater rafting. The "river food" is high quality, gourmet, and always fresh.
Although Rubicon has not had a "Wine and Whitewater" event for some time it would be welcomed by all. This is an event to catch when it comes around.
You will enjoy the personal attention afforded by Rubicon. A good time is had by all.
Written November 8, 2012
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John H
Forestville, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
My first ever rafting experience was with Rubicon Whitewater Adventures. I had no idea what to expect when I rolled up. From that moment on, Bill and his crew made this rookie feel right at home. With over 30 years of rafting, if they haven't seen it, it hasn't happened. With a belly full of excellent food, I fell asleep listening to the river roar by, waiting for the next days adventure.
Written November 7, 2012
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Will W
Forestville, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
This is an opportunity for a river experience that will be a personal transformation! Reminiscence of early river runners and devoid of all the hype. This is a true crossing of the Rubicon! You will never want to follow the main road again! Safe fun, kids are loved! And empowered!
Written November 7, 2012
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Matt S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
My wife and I and our two kids (10 & 12), did the SUP 101 Wohler Bridge Tour and it was absolutely incredible! Bill was a great instructor that got everyone up and paddling in no time. That part of the river is so beautiful and undeveloped that you really felt connected to the nature gliding on the water. Everyone can't wait to do it again. Highly recommend it!
Written August 3, 2016
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thanks for your great review Matt, hope to see you all soon!! Bill
Written October 28, 2017
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