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Last Minute Deals
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The current last minute deals are:

Wine and Whitewater 2 Day Special – 20% off

Leave behind the stress of work and embark on an exhilarating two-day outdoor experience including wine tasting and white-water rafting. For $339.00 plus tax (regularly $415) 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 $359 plus tax (regularly $450).

Trip includes:

  • 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.

Return Rafter Discount

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: Only available when booked over the phone. 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.

South Fork Rafting Deals & Family Specials

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 $30 on two-day trips!

Middle Fork Rafting Deals

Middle Fork Thursday Special

Excitement & Fun on the Middle Fork at our Special Thursday One-Day Price!

Raft the Middle Fork for only $130.00 per person

This special discount price includes:

  • FREE camping on Wednesday night
  • We provide all rafting gear
  • Super-experienced FUN river guides
  • Shuttles to and from the river
  • Deli lunch

You can add our Hot Buffet Breakfast for only $16.00 per person. Free camping on Wednesday night or arrive in Coloma on Thursday at 7 AM or at 9 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 Rafting Specials

North Fork Freebies:

You always get more with American Whitewater Expeditions!

All North Fork trips include:

  • FREE camping the night before your 1-day trip.
  • FREE Wetsuit & Paddle Jacket Rentals
  • 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. Two-day trips include five meals and two nights camping.

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:

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:

The Small Group Special*
  • With 5 paid rafters, the 6th goes for half fare
The Big Group Discount*:
  • 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 Large Group Pricing. The organizer of groups of 24 or more also receives a free 4-person dome tent rental set up prior to arrival.

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 payments 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.

Click here for more Group Organizer information.