Dallas (and vicinity), Texas, United States of America Dallas
Sat, Mar 7 - Sat, Mar 21 Mar 7 - Mar 21


  • Thrilling Class III whitewater rapids on the American River

  • 8-mile (12 km) float through scenic Sierra Nevada foothills

  • Knowledgeable guide shares safety tips & steers the raft

  • Riverside barbecue lunch with time to relax in the sun

  • Wine or beer tasting at a local vineyard or microbrewery

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Raft the American River’s Class III whitewater rapids with a professional guide manning the paddles. After your float, enjoy a riverside barbecue lunch with the Sierra Nevadas as a backdrop followed by a tasting of California wines or locally brewed beer.

After being picked up from your hotel, cross over the Bay Bridge in an eco-friendly biodiesel vehicle. Make your way through the fertile Central Valley toward the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Before putting in, get a thorough safety briefing and tips on how to ride the river., then in and set out for your thrilling and scenic float down 8 miles (12 kilometers) of the winding, rushing American River.

Along the way, your guide shares information about the area's natural history and the plants and animals that call this environment home, but don’t just sit back and listen—whitewater awaits you around every bend. The action begins at the frothing Meatgrinder rapids—dip, plunge, and splash over the waves, then enjoy a few quiet minutes of calm water before you dive back into the Class III fun at Racehouse Bend, the Rock Garden, Triple Threat, and Troublemaker rapids.

When your rafting adventure comes to a close, hop ashore for a tasty barbecue lunch in the sun. Play some beach volleyball on the riverbank and relax before hopping back in the van. Before you return to the city, stop at a local winery or brewery to sample some California reds or whites or sip a craft microbrew.


  • Guided rafting tour on the American River

  • Lunch

  • Wine or beer tasting

  • Helmets, life vests, and wetsuits or windbreakers if necessary

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your downtown San Francisco hotel

Know Before You Book

  • Children under 8 are not allowed.

  • You must weigh at least 80 pounds (36 kg).

  • Maximum group size is 14 people.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.


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