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About Truckee River Raft Company
Truckee River Raft Company is the original Lake Tahoe Rafting company. We are located on River Road/Highway 89 in the heart of Tahoe City, California. Our raft excursions consist of a leisurely, self-guided, five-mile float down the Truckee River. Our voyage is perfect for family and friends ages 2 and up. You’ll cruise through mellow and serene areas with picturesque mountain views and lively little rapids, punctuated here and there with perfect swimming holes and picnic spots. We happily welcome dogs and encourage you to bring lunch and drinks (but remember, NO Styrofoam or glass) or just enjoy the view! The adventure usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete and we are the ONLY rafting concession that exits directly onto the River Ranch Patio.
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Michelle J wrote a review Sep 2020
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Went early and basically had the river to ourselves. Able to drift and then pull up to the side and swim. An amazong experience!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from kitchenwitch51, Guest Relations Manager at Truckee River Raft Company
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Always happy to share the beauty of the river.
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OWENSOMAHA wrote a review Sep 2020
Omaha, Nebraska13 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a fun and relaxing ride that had a few spots with small rapids... If you want a gentle but fun ride, this is your excursion!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from antionetter348, Guest Relations Manager at Truckee River Raft Company
Responded Sep 10, 2020
Thank you for rafting with us!
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steveisaacs wrote a review Sep 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I had our first Truckee rafting adventure and we will definitely be going back - the entire experience was pretty much perfect. The staff was organized and super friendly, the equipment was clean and sturdy, and the overall trip was a full-on blast. The water was "lazy river" style most of the time, but had a few short "rapid-y" sections that kept it exciting. The scenery was just gorgeous, and felt they handled the Covid guidelines well. Don't miss this!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from antionetter348, Guest Relations Manager at Truckee River Raft Company
Responded Sep 10, 2020
Thank you! We are pleased to add a special adventure to your Tahoe experience. Come back and see us next time!
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Colin K wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions3 helpful votes
Got checked in around 10:30 AM with ease. The shuttle from the parking lot to the starting point (which is great to have because at the end you are right at your car) came very often, and we were able to get started for our trip around 11 AM. We had 4 of us, and it was no problem getting down the river with ease. Spacing was no concern with COVID restrictions, and we never felt unsafe. Every TRR team member was masked at all times and very helpful. I can't recommend this trip enough.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from antionetter348, Guest Relations Manager at Truckee River Raft Company
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Thank you for rafting with us. We have taken Covid seriously and tried to offer a great outdoor activity. We are pleased that you enjoyed the ride!
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Jenuez wrote a review Sep 2020
Pasadena, California59 contributions5 helpful votes
Our family group of 10 with two toddlers had a blast river rafting down the Truckee. Even with COVID it was great & social distancing from check-in to the bus ride. My 5yr old nephew said he had so much fun. We are rafters with no experience & we were able to manage the small rapids. Tip- book a morning start to avoid the crowds & see the sun come up. We started at 9am & finished at 2pm. Take your time rafting down. Take a small picnic & do several stops to take in the views & cool of in the lake. Water temperature was perfect! If you debating about doing it, trust me, just do it! You won’t regret it!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from antionetter348, Guest Relations Manager at Truckee River Raft Company
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Thank you for your kind review. We think the River is one of the treasures of the Tahoe area and are glad you enjoyed a day with family and friends!
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