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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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Have an easy, chill day in a canoe or kayak

The hubby and I decided to do this Sunday morning before heading back to the city for a late flight... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2015
San Diego, California
Beautiful scenery, easy canoe ride and great places to swim and picnic

We have been going on Burke's Canoe Trips almost every year for the past 12 years. It is a fairly... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2015
San Jose, 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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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8600 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
+1 707-887-1222

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

The hubby and I decided to do this Sunday morning before heading back to the city for a late flight out of SFO (which we will never do again, but that's another story!). This was just the perfect thing to do on a hot October...More

Thank mnnbrown
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We have been going on Burke's Canoe Trips almost every year for the past 12 years. It is a fairly easy canoe ride down the Russian River with beautiful scenery almost the entire trip. All along the way are beaches where you can stop your...More

2  Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Burkes is one of the few places that charges by the canoe rather than by the number of people who rent, which is a plus point for a family of four: it meant that we paid $65 instead of close to $150 at some of...More

Thank Moleseyboy
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We rented a canoe, two adults and two young kids. We had little prior experience on the river, but this section of river is mostly calm, with a few sections to excite young kids. So we got by mostly. A couple of times we had...More

Thank Jun X
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I had never canoed before and so this was quite an adventure out of my usual comfort zone. I was really impressed with this outfit. The staff were friendly, extremely well-organized, and safety-conscious. The boats were clean and everything set up efficiently. What a very...More

Thank Byelka
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Family of four kids and two adults spent the day on the river after renting two canoes from Burkes. Excellent service and very professional. Easy to get there with car from San Francisco and a lovely family experience with kids. Bring picnic and towels and...More

Thank f6travellers
Reviewed 31 May 2015

My friends and I have been going to Burke's for 25 years and I can't recommend it too highly. The staff (Linda, Ted, et. al.) are very friendly. The canoes are in very good shape. The trip itself is wonderful: a 3 1/2 - 4...More

2  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Love this company. We live here and own our canoes, but still use Burke's when we have friends visiting. Take your friends/family for a great drift down the river, stop and have a picnic (I recommend stopping at Mom's apple pie for sandwiches to bring)....More

1  Thank KerryD1969
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Family run fun!!!! Pack your coolers - get there early and spend the day floating, swimming, picnicking and frolicking on the river. They pick you up at the end of the day so you don't have to park a car downstream. Good fun!

1  Thank MauiGirl2009
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Sweet starting point to canoe down the river. The staff is helpful and reassuring for those of us with less experience. Really nice trip down the river. Love the school bus experience on the way back.

2  Thank Raynetta J
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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.