California whitewater rafting with W.E.T. River Trips is a rite of passage out here in the West. As paddlers, we are lucky to have so many white water rivers throughout the state. Most of the whitewater rafting trips are close to major population centers such as San Francisco, San Jose, Lake Tahoe and Sacamento. All within a one hour to 3 hour distance to the meeting sites. We welcome beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced rafters and paddlers on several river rafting trips in Central and Northern California including our most popular American River whitewater. Gift Certificates for rafting are available for all of our whitewater trips!
All applicants contact the office to sign up. See the white water guide school information for calendar dates and programs. We start March and run consecutive programs through May (maybe even June!). For questions, call 1.888.723.8938. Maximum number in each session is 12 people.
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Premium whitewater in the springtime bring a challenge for the aggressive, experienced paddler. Higher spring flows, the rivers are challenging and not for the timid. We include splash jacket, helmet, lunch and guide service on all one day trips. On multi-day trips, we also include camping, tents and additional meals.
Spring rafting trips:
Hot summer months in California beckon the rafter to the cool waters of the river. Bring your family, friends, or your group to the river this summer! Beginners, novices to advanced paddlers will enjoy these trips.
The most popular rivers in the Western United States are on the American River.
In Northern California:
Fall in Central and Northern California is beautiful and warm. Crowds are gone and the river is left with a beautiful serenity of gentler flows and glimpses of wildlife. This is the best time to raft a wilderness trip on the river. A precursor for the longer extended river trips throughout the world, these wilderness trips offer a glimpse of what it's like to be on the river for multiple days. This is a way to acclimate yourself to the longer runs on the Klamath River, the Rogue, Salmon and Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Equally popular are the corporate groups that initiate team-building events on whitewater trips. Groups can have their own facilitator and we will work with your company or educational program to provide your needs.
Winter rafting in California is available after a storm system blows through leaving precipitation flowing into the rivers and streams. Dam controlled rivers may also have water releases throughout the winter months providing a rafting trip for the paddling enthusiast!
Winter rafting trips:
W.E.T. River Trips was established in 1978. Running California white water rafting rivers in California. W.E.T. River Trips is an official California State Parks concessionaire.
Permitted by United States Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, California State Parks, El Dorado County & other governing agencies.
Nirvana is found on the river. Raft with us and see why W.E.T. is the premier California white water rafting company for California whitewater rafting trips.