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Address: 10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee, CA 96161-1970
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+1 530-587-5777

Tahoe Whitewater Tours is a family owned and operated company. Our goal to...

Tahoe Whitewater Tours is a family owned and operated company. Our goal to provide you with the most memorable river experience possible. Work with our team to experience a whitewater rafting, kayaking, or tubing the thrill of a lifetime.

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Fun Boca raft trip with xlnt guide Tim

I had been on this same trip with another company 4 years ago and we had problems a couple times on the class 3 rapids. This time I convinced my wife to join me and we had a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I had been on this same trip with another company 4 years ago and we had problems a couple times on the class 3 rapids. This time I convinced my wife to join me and we had a great time. Tim did a great job, and everyone at the company was great. I highly recommend them.

Thank davidsdkiwi
Pasadena, California
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117 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Half day rafting trip. You meet at the company's office in Truckee. They take you by school bus to the river. They give you a helmet and life vest and a safety orientation. Most of the time the river is very calm; in many parts you do not even need to paddle; you just float along, which gives you time... More 

Thank James L
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The company is staffed and run by some of the nicest and most enthusiastic people you'll meet on vacation. The tours are also run quite efficiently. The boca run was the perfect introduction to whitewater rafting, starting easy and then culminating with some legit rapids that require some precise navigation. The staff is very skilled at working folks of all... More 

Thank Oomuu
Mill Valley, California
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This company did everything right. The rafting was awesome, the guides were fantastic (knowledgeable and funny), and we had a fun, exciting day. Safety was taken seriously, and all equipment was clean and in great shape. We did the half-day from Boca to Floriston, and it was a perfect amount of time; you have to really want to raft to... More 

Thank MarinGirl94920
Boston, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

David (fellow Aggie) was our tour guide and he made our day really fun on the water. We traveled with our 2 teenage sons and we were thrilled with the white water rafting experience. You take a 15 min bus ride to the Truckee river, go over some safety items and then you get on the boat with your guide.... More 

Thank mbdonley
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 9 and 6 year old children for a half day on the Truckee river. For really only having 2 paddlers (my husband and I) and our guide it was impressive what control our guide had in terms of the rapids and our safety! It was my kids favorite part of our vacation.

Thank Bobbie M
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just spent the morning on the Truckee River with Tahoe Whitewater Tours. Really happy we went with this Company as they were very professional. We were a family of 4 with a 6 year old and 9 years old and they loved it. The rapids went up to level 3 at teh end of the trip which are challenging enough... More 

Thank Tom B
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Fun, relaxing and invigorating. The crew is very safety oriented with good instructions for both the experienced and inexperienced. Timmy was fun, full of great local facts and a true professional with our all female group- thanks for getting us down the river! Can't wait to come back!

Thank kidsrgr8
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We did the 9am Boca- Floriston Half Day trip down the river. This start time and duration really gives you the best of both worlds. You get to experience the rapids, but your entire day is not taken up rafting down a river. We were able to leave at noon and discover other parts of Lake Tahoe. We drove in... More 

Thank fancypants2008
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We took an afternoon white water rafting trip down the Truckee River with our guides Eric and Tim and experienced some Class 1, 2, and 3 rapids. Tim was fantastic and both guides helped us maneuver some interesting situations along the river. We had an amazing time! Thanks to the base office staff who made a great recommendation for a... More 

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