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American Whitewater Expeditions

5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
+1 800-825-3205
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Great experience down the Middle Fork

Zak the Brit was our guide. He was not only interesting, but also made sure we had a safe and fun... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Rocklin, California
All around FUN!!

First of all, everyone raves about the white water rafting, the guides, the fun, the great day on... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
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American Whitewater Expeditions is the premier whitewater rafting company in California on the American River, providing rafters with first class trips since 1980. Our goal has always been to provide high quality rafting adventures that are exciting, relaxing and, most importantly, lots of FUN!The American River has become a popular destination for whitewater rafting enthusiasts in California. Due to their close proximity to several major California cities including San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont, Sacramento, Reno, and South Lake Tahoe, rafting on any one of our guided trips is an exciting vacation option.American Whitewater Expeditions offers fun and relaxing trips forindividuals, families, friends, and groups of all sizes. With three different rivers and three levels of adventure to choose from, we can give anyone from ages 6 to 106 a really great time whitewater rafting on the American River.
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5981 New River Road, Coloma, CA 95613
+1 800-825-3205
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Zak the Brit was our guide. He was not only interesting, but also made sure we had a safe and fun adventure. I brought two friends and my wife along, none of which had been down the Middle Fork before. For that reason, they were...More

Thank captvalk
Reviewed 12 August 2017

First of all, everyone raves about the white water rafting, the guides, the fun, the great day on the river, etc... AND WE AGREE WITH ALL OF THAT. We just want to say that the camp, the food, the check in and the remodeled bathrooms...More

Thank Travlholic
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I've done a considerable amount of whitewater worldwide but this was my first time taking my middle daughter Madison, age 8. We did Chili Bar. They say OK for 6 and up but it was her first time, so it had to be safe &...More

Thank Jordan_Silber
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

First time rafting for our family of four. We had the BEST time ever!! Vicky and Christian were our guides on our 2-day trip. Both of them were fantastic and extremely skilled, very personable. Safety is the No. 1 priority for this company. Campground was...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing day on the river with guide Liz. We were a group of two moms, a grandma and three kids (7, 9 & 9 yrs). Liz was wonderful with the kids and really knew how to relax their nerves and boost their confidence....More

Thank BlueandBittysMama
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had a wonderful time with American Whitewater. We were supposed to do the Middle Fork but the water was running at 2300 cubic feet/second so a decision was made to do the North Fork instead. I cannot say what our experience would have been...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

3 Days and 2 Nights at the resort with the Whitewater Rafting last Saturday. I went with the Harley group out of Burbank/Glendale driving there with my sister from Chico. The campground was all setup. We were right next to the dining, showers and bathrooms....More

Thank Retiredlady8
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Had an awesome time on the American River (04/25/2017) with Guides Christian and Tom. We were the only boat on the river that day except for one private rafter. Really impressed with American Whitewater Expedition and their emphasis on safety. Tom was handling our "safety"...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We did the half day / gorge trip. Thank you JC for guiding us so expertly down the river. First time our 13 and 11 year old have rafted and it was a great experience. We were apprehensive about going so early in the season...More

Thank pawsmum
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Just good memories about the tour. Well organized, prepared guides, cool route. Thank you all, mainly our tour guide, Liz. One of the best days of the year ;)

Thank Petra G
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