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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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Canoeing on this leg of the Russian River is a complete bore.

The nature is beautiful but the river is clogged with people you hope to avoid in your spare time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chad H
San Francisco, California, United States
ESF group trip 2017

Reservations are needed and it can get quite busy between 10-11 am . The last shuttle is at 6:00pm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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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.
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  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
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8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
+1 707-887-1222

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Reviewed yesterday

The nature is beautiful but the river is clogged with people you hope to avoid in your spare time. This is really a must-miss unless you don't mind watching the worst of America chugging beers. It took 1 hour from the moment we stood in...More

Thank Chad H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reservations are needed and it can get quite busy between 10-11 am . The last shuttle is at 6:00pm . Plan on a 5 - 6+ hr float . We had 30+ people in our group . It was very easy to park and easy...More

Thank teamsteepanddeep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called ahead to reserve and get the details which they recommend. We have kids 8, 10, 12 15 so we got two canoes which was perfect. They suggested we bring towels for younger kids to sit on which was a good idea. It was...More

1  Thank Liz C
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So glad we did this. We rented a canoe and 2 kayaks (There were six of us). They give you a window of time to check in, but get there early. Once you launch, the adventure begins! There's lots of little places to beach your...More

1  Thank Disneynut35
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I rented a canoe and traveled down the river. It was an enjoyable trip and we were able to pick our spot on the river to rest, swim, and eat our lunch. I would not recommend this trip for parents with small...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The good news is this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours canoeing on a great river. The only issue I had with Burke's is when I called for information on two consecutive days I was told the price of the canoe rental was...More

3  Thank pilotnow78
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on the Russian River, renting kayaks from Burke's Canoe Trips. No crowd mid-week just prior to Labor Day. Burke's people couldn't have been nicer. Clean facilities at the launch point. Easy float all the way. Several beaches for a picnic or...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Burkes was my first canoe trip on the Russian River (and first anything on the Russian River) and it was perfect. The staff made it easy to get going right away. They have a perfect location for first time canoeing with fairly still waters (at...More

1  Thank millazilla
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Canoeing as fun, if a bit crowded over July 4th. Good guidance and prep, safety honored first. A fun time was had by my family.

Thank tina c
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a great way to see 10 miles of the beautiful river, get some exercise, some sun, and not kill yourself (I am in my 60's). I can't think of a better way to get close to nature. Best time is weekdays when it...More

Thank James S
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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.