Thank you once again for a fantastic rafting adventure! I brought my mother and sisters along for their first ever rafting experience and, they to, can’t wait to come back. The campground was beautiful. The food was great. Most of all, your staff can’t be beat! I will always recommend a rafting trip to my adventurous friends and always your company. ARR ROCKS!!
– Thanks again, Sarah
Make Your Reservations Early for Sacramento Area Rafting and Water Rafting California Trips
Because we limit the size of our Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips, the weekends usually fill up quickly. Reservations for Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips are made on a first come, first served basis. When you select a river, call our office or check online for availability of the start dates. To make a reservation for your Sacramento rafting or water rafting California trip online or over the phone, a deposit is due at the time of reservation. When you confirm your Sacramento rafting or water rafting California trip with your deposit, a confirmation packet will be sent. This packet contains all travel details, a map to the river, list of what to bring, a list of campgrounds and lodging in the area, and information on the optional insurance for Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips. The remainder of your fare is due 30 days before the trip. Full payment is required for Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trip reservations made within 30 days of the trip. You can also use our online reservation system to start the reservation process for Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips. American River Recreation accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To confirm your reservation with payment using one of these cards, please call our office or enter the information on the Book Now button.
We also require each trip participant to complete our Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Agreement Form. You can download and print the form, then bring it with you for check-in the morning of your Sacramento rafting or water rafting California trip.
Group Discounts for Sacramento Area Rafting and Water Rafting California Trips
American River Recreation offers generous discounts for groups starting at just six people. In order the earn this group discount, we ask the group organizer to help us with a few things. Please submit either one check or everyone’s individual payments all at the same time in one envelope. If you prefer to charge the payment on Visa or MasterCard, they will need to call our office with the credit card information. We will then send the trip confirmation packet to the group organizer. It is then the responsibility of the organizer to distribute all important information in the packet, as well as our cancellation policy, and liability release forms to all participants on the California river rafting trip.
- 10% discount for groups of 6 to 17
- 15% discount for groups of 18 to 23
- 24 people or more – please call for special pricing
Sacramento Rafting Group Organizer Packet
If you’re planning a Sacramento rafting or water rafting California trip for 12 or more, call our office for a free group organizer packet. This packet contains promotional items such as extra brochures, poster, sign-up sheets, a list of testimonials from some of our past clients and a few tips on organizing your trip.
Due to space restrictions, our Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips often fill up. Please understand that when we hold your Sacramento rafting or water rafting California trip reservation for you, we are often forced to turn others away. Therefore, we have established the following cancellation policy for Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips. Please read this information and pass it on to others in your group. Trip insurance is recommended for all Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips and is available through our office.
30 Days or more – A full refund less a fee of $20 per person will be issued for trip cancellations made 30 days or more before the start date.
15 – 29 Days – A 50% trip refund will be issued for trip cancellations made 15 – 29 days prior to the trip start date.
0 – 14 Days – There are no refunds issued for “no shows” or trip cancellations made 0 – 14 days prior to the trip start date.
Gift Certificates for Sacramento Rafting
We have gift certificates available for all our Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips. Also available through our office are tee shirts, caps, and other Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trip supplies.
River Conservation and Water Rafting in California
We support the continued development of Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trips as a recreational and professional pastime. In order to ensure the future of Sacramento rafting & water rafting California trip recreation, a portion of each person’s fee is passed through to Friends of the River, California Outdoors, and the Planning and Conservation League.
Need Additional Reservation Information on Sacramento Rafting and Water Rafting in California?
Please call or use our handy Brochure Request Online.
Top 10 Reasons to Raft with American River Recreation:
- American River Recreation has the best trips at the best prices, guaranteed! If you find a better price on the same trip in a competitor’s brochure, we will meet or beat it!
- Over 35 years experience under the same owner.
- Excellent safety record.
- Highly skilled, caring and fun guides, along with a friendly, professional office staff.
- Plentiful and delicious meals.
- Generous group discounts and new trip specials!
- Special family trips – kids 1/2 off!
- All self-bailing rafts with foot holds.
- Beautiful private river front base camp with flush toilets, hot showers, volleyball, horseshoes and amphitheater.
- Meticulously organized and smooth logistics.
River Classifications – Class I-VI
The following river classifications are a guide to help you select a whitewater rafting trip that is right for you and your group. If you have any questions as to which rafting run is best for your group, feel free to call our office. We will be more than happy to help you choose an appropriate whitewater rafting trip.
Class I – Very Easy: Flat moving water, no maneuvering required.
Class II – Easy: Small rapids, swift current, passages clear and wide. Some maneuvering required.
Class III – Medium: Waves numerous, high, irregular rapids with passages that are clear though narrow. Requiring expertise in maneuvering. Recommended for beginners and intermediates. Not to be attempted without a skilled guide.
Class IV – Difficult: Long rapids, waves powerful and irregular, dangerous obstacles. Precise maneuvering required. Do not attempt without an expert American River white water rafting guide. Recommended for healthy individuals with previous experience.
Class V – Very Difficult: Long and very violent rapids following each other almost without interruptions. Extremely obstructed, big drops and very steep gradient. Expert maneuvering required. Only for experienced, healthy individuals in good physical shape.
Class VI – Niagra Falls