deals and special group discounts
Last Minute Deals
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The current last minute deals are:
Leave behind the stress of work and embark on an exhilarating two-day outdoor experience including wine tasting and white-water rafting. For $271.32 (regularly $430.92) enjoy a day of wine tastings in El Dorado County followed by a full day of rafting on the South Fork rapids of the American River. Or upgrade to the Middle Fork and wine tasting for $298.52 (regularly $474.12).
- 2 Nights Camping
- 5 meals starting with breakfast on the first day
- Visit 4 to 5 Wineries in the Sierra Foothills
- Rafting on the South Fork or Middle Fork
- Trips depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
No additional discounts apply at this super special price.
Returning rafters in our database always receive a discount on any regular priced trip:
$5.00 DISCOUNT on half day trips.
$10.00 DISCOUNT on one-day trips
$20.00 DISCOUNT on two-day trips.
NOTE: Be sure to mention that you are a returning AWE Rafter to receive your discount. Does not apply to any other specials or discounted trips.
Half Day Chili Bar Run – Fun Fridays
Book any Chili Bar Run on any Friday for the bargain price of only $74 (Youth 6-16) and $84 (Adult) Plus 8% River Use Fee
Lunch is not included. No further discounts apply.
Midweek Family Special –
Adults paying full fare can take ONE CHILD PER ADULT for half that rate and additional children at a special reduced price. Prices are per person.
4-person tent rentals (set up before you arrive) are free! Save $20 on one-day trips and $28 on two-day trips!
Middle Fork Thursday Special
Excitement & Fun on the Middle Fork at our Special Thursday One-Day Price!
Raft the Middle Fork for only $119.00 per person
This special discount price includes:
FREE camping on Wednesday night
FREE rental foam sleeping pad
We provide all rafting gear
Super-experienced FUN river guides
Shuttles to and from the river
You can add our Continental Breakfast for only $8.00 per person. Free camping on Wednesday night or arrive in Coloma on Thursday at 7 AM or at 8 AM in Auburn, by prior arrangement only.
No additional discounts at this super special price. Please note an 8% Government Land & River Use Fee is applied to all trip prices.
North Fork Freebies:
You always get more with American Whitewater Expeditions!
All North Fork trips include:
- FREE 2 or 4 person Tent Rental set up before you arrive.
- FREE camping the night before your 1-day trip.
- 50% off additional nights camping: Only $5 per person per night
- FREE Wetsuit, Paddle Jacket & Booties Rental
- Our Most Experienced Guides
- Coloma and Auburn departures
- Six people maximum per raft plus your guide
All trips include a Deli lunch, super experienced Class V guides, all rafting gear and transportation to and from camp. Photos of your trip from beginning to end will be available for purchase! Two-day trips include five meals and two nights camping.
Enjoy any of our one-day trips with lunch PLUS:
- One additional night of camping
- FREE 2 or 4 person Tent Rental set up before you arrive
- FREE rental of thick foam sleeping pads
- Two Breakfasts
- One BBQ Dinner
- Plus receive a 50% discount on any additional rental gear
Youth (ages 6-16): $50
Arrive the day before your trip at our comfortable campsite. Enjoy a tasty hot breakfast the morning of your trip, rafting complete with a deli lunch served along the river, then, back at camp, you'll have our hearty dinner and all the fixings! Camp that night, have another great breakfast the next morning, and then depart at your leisure.
If you just want to hang out while your friends or family are on the river, there is a lot to see and do at our campsite and the surrounding area – swimming pool, historical sights, antiques, movies, wine tasting, shopping and more. Cost is only $75 per Adult and $65 per Youth (ages 6-16) and includes 2 nights camping, 2-person tent rental setup up before you arrive, and 4 meals. Children 5 years old and under are free!
Great Group Discounts on American River Whitewater Rafting Trips
Attention all groups from 6 to 187 rafters we offer the BEST VALUE on the American River! If you decide to raft the South Fork, Middle Fork or North Fork – we have a group discount for you. Another great group option is our Wine & Whitewater Package.
Groups come in all shapes and sizes, are comprised of a variety of people brought together by any number of unifying qualities, and, by their very nature, are all perfect for the fun, adventure, and excitement of whitewater rafting. Just give us a call and we'll start you down the road to our river camp.
Extra Special Discounts for all types of groups:
- Youth Groups
- School Groups
- Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
- Church Groups
- Military and Emergency Services
- Corporate Events
- Special Events
- Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
We can custom-tailor a memorable trip for any budget – Guaranteed! Call 1-800-825-3205.
Custom bus trips are available for larger groups midweek or weekend.
The current Group Discounts are:
- With 5 paid rafters, the 6th goes for half fare
- For every 11 paid rafters, the 12th is free and so on.
- With 18 rafters, 1 is free and 1 is at half rate.
- Large Groups of 24+ please call for Special Group Pricing. The organizer of groups of 24 or more receives free rental gear – a sleeping bag and 4-person dome tent.
In exchange for the discounts the organizer collects all payments and sends in one check, and distributes all trip materials to group members. Discounts are forfeited if we receive individual checks from group members.
*Group Discounts do not apply with any other Specials.
Youth Groups, Scout Groups, Church Groups and School Groups have Special Group Pricing. Contact us for these special packages. 1-800-825-3205.