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Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Truckee, CA, USA
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About Tahoe Whitewater Tours
Tahoe Whitewater Tours is a family owned and operated company. Our goal to provide you with the most memorable river experience possible. Work with our team to experience a whitewater rafting, kayaking, or tubing the thrill of a lifetime.
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Cathy S wrote a review Oct 3
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We did the Truckee River 1/2 day in August. Our guide, Matt, made the experience amazing! He was professional, knowledgeable and FUN! Can't recommend enough - we will be back!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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P K wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had a family gathering to celebrate our granddaughter's college graduation, so I booked this Truckee whitewater tour for 14 family members as part of the celebration. On the day of the tour, my husband had an abscessed tooth and was unable to attend. Even though I'd brought 13 family members, paying $90 each, to this company for the event, I was still charged for the one person who was unable to attend. Plus, their "system" would only take one credit card, so the bill charged to my card was $1230. For that price, or at any price for a whitewater tour, one would expect top rate rafting guides. That was the case for two of the three guides we were placed with. However, one guide was dangerously inept, going down each rapid backward and toward the end of the trip, stranding the raft on a boulder then dumping two of the family members into the water. My son hit several rocks as he was thrown into the water then sucked under the raft which resulted in injury to his arm, elbow and back. The pictures taken at this point show only his foot emerging from under the raft. When we reached the end of our trip and got back to the shore, he asked for ointment and bandages for his bleeding arm and was told they would help him when they had time! He has since recovered with no permanent damage except an unpleasant memory of the event. I've rafted this river four times over the past few years with different companies and felt it was a safe, fun adventure. That wasn't the case with this company.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Laura M wrote a review Jul 2021
San Diego, United States6 contributions15 helpful votes
This is a small outfitter out of Truckee, so we paid cash. We were on our way back home from Wyoming and took the full day middle fork trip (class IV+). We have rafted quite a bit with two prior trips with class IV rapids and one V rapid. Even without this experience, if you've been on class III rivers before, you can do this. The value of this trip can't be matched. This was more than your typical rafting trip. I felt like we were invited to join a family for a day. The guides were so professional, but the level of trust between them and with us was much more than I've experienced elsewhere. I highly recommend the full day, as the food was fresh and delicious (something for everyone, from vegans to us carnivores); we didn't have another trip to get back for, so in addition to taking on exciting rapids, we had time to jump off of rocks, surf the hydraulics and swim. Our guide, Nate, did everything he could to make the trip special for my teenage sons (ages 13 and 17) and me. He prepared us for every rapid and navigated marvelously. We only ended up in the water by choice. It made a VERY hot day, bearable. Be sure to bring sunscreen on the boat in the summer! My wife was on a shorter trip in Truckee and they allowed us to ride back with the crew to save her the long drive to Auburn to pick us up - just kindness all around and the best day of our summer. I would definitely choose this outfitter again. Luckily, we live in California, so we can!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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JB wrote a review Jun 2021
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This is the first time our family went on white water rafting and we didn't know what to expect. Tahoe Whitewater Tours made it easy and fun. It was our (good or bad) luck that we picked the coolest day in the hot summary to get on the Tour and it even rained. Our guide, Lunchbox, really knew what he was doing. He gave clear instructions and we went through the trip without any accident while having the best fun going through level 2 and 3 rapids. In the end, although we were wet and cold, we felt that we hadn't have so much fun for a long time.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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TravelMyty wrote a review May 2021
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I had the opportunity to experience Class III Whitewater rafting from Boca to Floriston Run. Spent about 2 hours on the Truckee River. Our guide, Lunchbox, told us interesting stories and educational information along the way. We saw a Eagle fly with wings spanned close to our raft. The weather was perfect! As we advanced down the river the tides increased. We had a blast! It was so much fun! Fun times and great company! If you like adventure and fun, then book a Whitewater rafting tour.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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