Are you looking for carefree whitewater rafting near San Francisco for your family? Or are you planning a challenging whitewater adventure for a close group of friends? No matter what kind of group you have, American Whitewater Expeditions has a rafting trip that is just right for you. All of our tours include entertaining, knowledgeable and safety-conscious rafting guides and the opportunity for an adventure you’ll always remember. All a couple hours away from San Francisco and the Bay Area.
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At American Whitewater, we have been running rafting adventures on the American River for more than 40 years, making our company the oldest rafting company in the area. All of our river guides know every inch of the river like the back of their hands. They welcome everyone, and enjoy sharing their love of the river with their whole raft, putting rafters of every experience level at ease. Each guide ensures that the rafters have an optimal rafting trip, leaving them free to paddle and enjoy the excursion.
Just a short drive from San Francisco, whitewater rafting is a great way to get away from the hectic pace of city life and enjoy some time out in the sun in a gorgeous natural setting. You’ll re-discover fun with your entire family. Create lasting memories together as you work together and get some foam in your eyes. As each American Whitewater rafting tour has a kayak following closely behind taking pictures, you know that you’ll get some great pictures, and you don’t have to worry about getting your digital camera or phone wet.
Since San Francisco is just a two hour drive from the American Whitewater headquarters in Coloma, whitewater rafting adventures make for a perfect day trip or a weekend or holiday getaway. If you’re planning to stay, consider pitching a tent at our private campground in the stunning Coloma Valley. Sleep out under the stars just a short hike from the historical James Marshall Gold Discovery Park, a site which is considered one of the most significant historic sites in the United States. Enjoy historical landmarks, a museum, hiking, swimming, fishing, and much more, or just relax and enjoy the natural setting overlooking the river.
American Whitewater customers frequently report that they come to us for rafting trips near San Francisco year after year because of the personal touch that our guides offer on all of our adventures. Our visitors know that each trip is going to be a unique experience. At American Whitewater, we provide river rafting near San Francisco and the Bay Area, and give you the chance to make lasting memories with close friends, family, and the most experienced river rafting guides in the area.