Whitewater rafting is an old American tradition since Huckleberry Finn took his raft with his trusty friend Jim down the mighty Mississippi. It’s true young Huck didn’t do any whitewater rafting, not by choice anyway; it is still one of the landmarks of the novel and has become part of our collective conscience. Tributary Tahoe White Water Tours at 6500 State Highway 49, Lotus, CA 95651-9764 offers a great adventure on the Truckee River. With prices starting from $74 per trip, you’re bound to find the right river adventure for you.
Truckee River Rafting Adventures
As the closest rafting experience you can get to Lake Tahoe, these rafting adventures are suited for anyone from the beginner rafter to the intermediate. The whitewater here is Class 2 and 3 and anyone can take part, even children as young as 7. But when the water level is too high the minimum age is set to 9 or 10. Each trip takes about half a day to cover the 7-mile journey. These river adventures are weather dependent and are only offered between May and September of each year. These are the times when several lakes and reservoirs pour their water into the river.
Choose Your Tahoe White Water Tours
Tributary Whitewater Tours, one of the top Lake Tahoe water activities, also offers something different which sets it apart from tour operators in the area. They allow you to choose your trip by location, river, or difficulty. It’s more of a choose your adventure type of tour. The adventures cover the whole of California and focus on whitewater rafting. This wide variety of trips makes it convenient for you to select the one that suits you. If you have children under 7, some tours will be off limits. But with so many options, you can always find the right trip for the whole family.
Family Rafting Specials
Family rafting is a great activity where everyone gets to enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting and no one is too young to join. Even a child as young as 4 will get to take part and have a lot of fun. And there’s no maximum age either. All generations within the family are welcome, including grandparents. And while the kids are playing in the park, the parents can take a break while the tour guides prepare a meal for the whole family. Children and teens get a discount of up to 50% of normal rates.