Beyond Limits Adventures
Beyond Limits Adventures
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River Rafting & Tubing
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The beautiful American River is the site of California's 1849 Gold rush and now is the most popular whitewater rafting river in the Western US... let us show you why! One of the few rivers in California to have adequate water flows year round for rafting, The South Fork of the American River is a wonderfully fun guided rafting adventure for first timers, families and groups. The class 3 rapids are perfect for all types of participants, lots of action but not too intense for novices. Half, one and two day trips are available.
Lotus, California

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channonrose
Folsom, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
I had never been white water rafting before but have always wanted to try it. Problem is I have bad anxiety & it looked so scary so I never thought I would go through with it but I worked up the courage and it was the best decision I ever made. Beyond limits adventure guides are not only super cool and fun but they are really experienced so it made me feel safe. The one thing I noticed about the other companies on the river that day was that they weren't doing any of the cool stuff on the water that our raft was, every time a raft passed us from another company they would be staring at our raft in awe of the cool stuff our guides were doing with us. Beyond Limits knows all the tricks out there and their guides really make them standout from the rest in my opinion. If you are trying to decide what company to choose, I HIGHLY recommend Beyond Limits. I am Vegan and if you request vegan or vegetarian options for your trip they are very accommodating which is awesome & the food was great! The other awesome part of this trip is that you can camp overnight on the river in a tent or yurt. We stayed in the yurt and it was a really cool experience I would recommend that if you do end up staying the night. We knew this trip would be fun but the whole trip really exceeded our expectations. We had so much fun & will definitely be going back.
Written June 29, 2016
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Thank you for rafting with us Channon! We loved the footage you shot and your video was fun to watch. We hope to see you again soon!
Written July 12, 2016
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Matthew D
Winston Salem, NC92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
We went rafting here in June 2015 and had an amazing time! Our aunt surprised us by buying tickets for my entire family. Me and my sister, who are teenagers, have never been rafting before, but we were assured, by our wonderful guide, Chris, that this was not a difficult rafting trip. There are only a few relatively good-sized rapids, and they are "Meat Grinder," and "Troublemaker." He also said it would be an enjoyable and really fun trip. The trip that my family and I took is called the "South Fork American-Chili Bar Express Trip" and is about 3 hours in length and about 8 miles long. You start your rafting trip at 10:00 am and end around 1:00 pm. At the end of our trip, there was a "chili bar" lunch included. The main attraction that you pass on your trip, is Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, CA and it is the site where the first piece of gold was found in California. Our guide recommended to us that we visit the site after our trip and we did. We enjoyed looking at the site. Also, if you have not rafted before, this is a good first rafting experience. The requirements for this trip are: no experience required and a minimum age of 7 years old. My entire family had a blast and we would definitely do it again!

P.S. During your trip, there is a photographer who rides along in a canoe, and takes pictures of you and your group along your trip. He asks you at the end of your trip if you would like to buy all of your pictures, and then makes them on a CD. I would highly recommend that you buy them, because now, looking back, I am glad that my family and I have our pictures, and we have 111 in total, and we enjoy looking at them.
Written February 15, 2017
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Thank you for the excellent trip review! We hope to see your family raft with us again this summer! We love the Chili Bar section and would recommend checking out the Lower Gorge section if you'd like to experience more rapids and an extra hour on the water. Thanks again!
Written June 26, 2017
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George Y
Winter Garden, Florida, United States54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
We booked a Rafting trip on the South Fork of the American River with Beyond Limits. Beyond Limits exceeded our expectations on everything. Starting off, we had many questions and concerns regarding our lack of rafting experience and Emily from the office talked us through each one and was extremely helpful. Next up we had our safety briefing, which was done with just the right amount of humor and seriousness to make you pay attention and prepare you for any problems. Our rafting guide was Oscar, and I highly recommend requesting him. He was extremely friendly and funny, but the key thing about Oscar was his knowledge of the river and how to control a raft. He would give us clear instructions and provide us with plan A and plan B for different rapids. The rapids were running faster than normal due to the high snowpack this year, so things had changed somewhat. He has been rafting for over 25 years and it showed in how he kept the trip exciting but safe. Other boats (from other companies) were flipping and losing people, but we stayed secure the entire time, unless were told we could jump out at certain places. The lunch stop was really nice and they picked a nice shady place and setup the deli buffet for the boats. There was so much food to choose from and everyone was able to get as much as they wanted. We are thinking about trying the middle fork next and will absolutely be using Beyond Limits again.
Written July 10, 2017
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Thank you for your excellent trip review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed every aspect of the trip. Thank you for rafting with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
Written July 17, 2017
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Nina241
Quincy, CA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
I took 13 of us from our church youth group rafting on South Fork of American River. The children LOVED it so much, they want to raft the Middle Fork next. The guides were excellent. Safe, fun and knowledgable. I would go with this outfit again. They put out a great fresh spread for lunch for us mid way along the shore. I would go with this outfit again.
Written September 6, 2016
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Thank you for bringing your youth group rafting with us! We love sharing the outdoors with kids! We hope to see you on the water this summer!
Written June 26, 2017
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peggyf511
Benicia, California13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
What an incredible day! Sometimes it's challenging finding a family activity that has high interest for all ages. Our kids are 13, 17 and 20 and I haven't seen them laughing so hard all summer. Mike, owner of the company, was our guide down the river. He shared stories, history of the area and skill in surfing the rapids and spinning the raft through the turning waters. The trip down the river was thrilling some moments, relaxing other times. When we reached the destination camp we were greeted with a delicious lunch and a beautiful riverside venue. This experience, by far, exceeded our expectations! Everyone was extremely accommodating. I would recommend Beyond Limits Adventures to anyone wanting an exceptional experience. The guides are all highly knowledgeable and make the day a very fun one!
Written August 10, 2016
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Thank you for your trip review! I was glad to guide your family down the river, and it was really great getting to know you. We hope to see you again on the river!
Written August 27, 2016
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Amy N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Our family of 8 had the time of our life during our first white water rafting trip. So glad we chose beyond limits as the experience was nothing short of exceptional. Beyond Limits is a smaller establishment which allows them the make the experience more personable, and relaxing. Our guide, Oscar, was so experienced we felt safe the whole time and he made sure we all had a great time. Highly recommend and look forward to visiting in the future. So glad we chose this company and thanks Kevin and Oscar for the great videos and photos of the trip.
Written July 22, 2018
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Thank you for rafting with us, Amy! We are glad you enjoyed your day on the river.
Written August 20, 2018
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PrudenK
Boulder Creek, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Our guide was Mike and he was amazing. Pretty sure he made our experience what it was. There was so much laughing that I lost my voice shortly afterwards. The water was perfect, the rapids were great. The pictures were hilarious. We will be returning to hit the 4's... see you then Mike!
Written July 19, 2017
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Thank you for your trip review! We hope to see you again soon.
Written July 6, 2018
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Ori D
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This was my first time white water river rafting. Mike R. was our guide and he immediately put me at ease. He was efficient and effective in conveying the safety information we needed to know, but communicated with humor so that I didn't get anxious. His instructions all along the trip were clear and easy to follow, and he set a light-hearted tone for the adventure while making sure that we were safe. I couldn't have asked for a better first experience!
Written July 10, 2017
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Thank you for your trip review! We hope to see you again this summer.
Written July 6, 2018
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K7790BHpamw
Alamo CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
We had a fantastic rafting experience. Our guide, Mike, was skillful and fun. We were surprised at how high the river was given the drought but there was plenty of water to make the rapids fun.
Written August 28, 2016
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Thank you for your trip review! We've definitely got plenty of water this year! We hope to have your group raft with us again this summer.
Written June 26, 2017
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Joy T
Los Altos, California20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Chris was a wonderful guide. He was fun and entertaining! We enjoyed the trip very much and will do it again. Thank you!
Written August 10, 2016
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Thank you for your trip review! We look forward to seeing you again!
Written August 27, 2016
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