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Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
+1 707-887-1222
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Fun Day

Had a great time on the river yesterday. It was a Sunday which according to everyone was much less... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
A must do on the Russian River!

Great time and magnificent scenery. Burkes is a great outfit. They were friendly and professional... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
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Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
+1 707-887-1222

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had a great time on the river yesterday. It was a Sunday which according to everyone was much less crowded than Saturday when they sold out their boats. My husband and I are in our sixties and did fine. With a break for lunch and...More

1  Thank beniciamom
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great time and magnificent scenery. Burkes is a great outfit. They were friendly and professional. They are also the least expensive. I can't, for the life of me,  figure out why the other companies are charging so much.  Others have said they were exhausted by...More

Thank chargemom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Sorry this was a little more than we wanted. It is a 10 mile canoe trip. It requires alot of paddling. We were beyond exhausted. Even our teen boys were done by the end. It took almost 6 hours. We stopped for a picnic lunch...More

1  Thank Renee W
Reviewed 14 December 2015

If you want to get out of your home and be close to nature without hiking... this is a great way to do it. The people running this business are very nice and super friendly. I like the "on your own" way, they just give...More

1  Thank Chaufa
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy Northern California nature at its finest. It isn't an "easy" adventure as other reviewers have mentioned. We rented a canoe and we worked hard for the 2 hours we "drifted" down stream. The river...More

Thank FinanciallySavvy
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The hubby and I decided to do this Sunday morning before heading back to the city for a late flight out of SFO (which we will never do again, but that's another story!). This was just the perfect thing to do on a hot October...More

Thank mnnbrown
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We have been going on Burke's Canoe Trips almost every year for the past 12 years. It is a fairly easy canoe ride down the Russian River with beautiful scenery almost the entire trip. All along the way are beaches where you can stop your...More

2  Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Burkes is one of the few places that charges by the canoe rather than by the number of people who rent, which is a plus point for a family of four: it meant that we paid $65 instead of close to $150 at some of...More

Thank Moleseyboy
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We rented a canoe, two adults and two young kids. We had little prior experience on the river, but this section of river is mostly calm, with a few sections to excite young kids. So we got by mostly. A couple of times we had...More

Thank Jun X
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I had never canoed before and so this was quite an adventure out of my usual comfort zone. I was really impressed with this outfit. The staff were friendly, extremely well-organized, and safety-conscious. The boats were clean and everything set up efficiently. What a very...More

Thank Byelka
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12 August 2015|
Response from Byelka | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any people with dogs in their canoes! And if there are dogs at any of the private beaches, canoe renters are not allowed to land there anyway.