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Address: 11253 Brockway Rd Ste 103, Truckee, CA 96161-3359
Phone Number:
+1 530-582-4900
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: Yes

At IRIE Rafting Company, a california benefit corporation, our number one...

At IRIE Rafting Company, a california benefit corporation, our number one priority is your experience in the outdoors! We've been exploring California's beautiful and exciting white water rivers for more than 20 years, and know what it takes to make your IRIE white water rafting experience an adventure you won't forget. We've got the trip to suit your style and your budget. Half-day Class III white water rafting trip on the Truckee with the family? No problem. Multi-day wilderness trip on the Middle Fork American? Done. Non-stop Class IV rapids on the North Fork American with the bachelorette or bachelor party? Perfect.

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Great first rafting trip with IRIE!!

My husband and I had both never rafted before, but our guide, Jason, made us feel so comfortable and gave us a great ride. He worked really hard paddling and steering us because I... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had both never rafted before, but our guide, Jason, made us feel so comfortable and gave us a great ride. He worked really hard paddling and steering us because I never felt scared in a bad way! Thrilled, yes, but not worried for our safety. We had a blast and wished the trip wouldn't end. Now... More 

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Johor, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

An all around great experience. We are traveling with a 15 year old and a 5 year old. Both were entertained and the 5 year old was patiently humored at every turn. Our guide, Mattie (Matthew), was experienced, informative, and all around amazing. Highly recommended!!

Thank KathrynOlson
Kings Beach, California
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

My husband and I live here in Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe area and we were looking for something fun and different to do for my birthday last weekend :) Enter in Irie Rafting Company, we had the BEST time and it was so beautiful and a GREAT way to see the Truckee River, such a gorgeous part of our... More 

Thank Tahoeinspired
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Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Our guide talked the talk but when it came to safely navigating the relatively tepid waters of the Truckee River, he sank like a stoned stone. Dumping your rafting party into one of the only churning pools of rocks may have been a good photo op but it could have seriously injured someone.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Enjoyed the 1/2 day rafting trip down Truckee River. It was a fun trip complete with ample swimming time, floating atop the many rocks in the river and catching class 2 and 3 waves. Our guide Jason did any excellent job of keeping us all the raft and giving us concise instructions. He also reacted quickly to help another guide... More 

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Palo Alto
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

We took three 5 year olds rafting last weekend. Our guide, Eric, was awesome -- clear directions, deeply knowledgeable about the rapids, and great with the boys. Our only negative was watching all the other rafts behind us crash spectacularly -- It drove home how lucky we were to get an expert guide. Would we take the boys again? With... More 

Thank Lisa R
Owatonna, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and two teenage boys went rafting on a class 2-3. We loved it!! We have rafted in Colorado before and thought it was very comparable. Exciting enough for the boys and beautiful scenery! Hans was our guide and was GREAT!!

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Truckee, California
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Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had the opportunity to attend IRIE's guide school this spring. Initially hesitant to sign up due to my fears, I am so glad that I did and overcame them! I would highly recommend IRIE to anyone! The owners and instructors made me feel safe the entire time, while allowing me to venture outside of my comfort zone at my... More 

Thank Allie A
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Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Frank and Eric gave me the best Middle Fork of the American River experience ever. Just around the first couple of bends was one of the big Class IV Rapids. Frank had prepared us to go over the waterfall and shoot right into the slot in the rock just up ahead. The Rapids, the jumping in and floating down the... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful day rafting the Middle Fork of American River with Frank and the guides at IRIE. These guys have been doing this for 25+ years so everything is super-well organized. As well as being incredibly experienced and knowledgable guides, the guys are IRIE were super chilled and we really enjoyed just hanging out with them for... More 

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