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Best Whitewater Rafting Near San Francisco

San Francisco Whitewater!?

Just a two hour drive from San Francisco we offer amazing fully guided trips on the American River. We offer a myriad of levels to choose from, whether you are planning a heart pounding Class IV+ Adventure on the North Fork, A wet and wild good time on the Chili Bar run, or any overnight wilderness experience on the Middle Fork of the American we have got you covered. No matter the type of group you have, we have an American River Rafting option that will have you and your friends and colleges talking for years to come… or least till your trip next year!

Best guides in Coloma

All of our trips feature some of the best guides the little rafting town of Coloma, California can offer. With each of our whitewater rafting guides having an average of 10 years of experience you will be in good hands. This crew has the perfect mix of knowledge, skills, training, experience and attitude! Our stunning safety record is no accident and neither are the stellar reviews! Feel safe knowing our staff is trained in swift water rescue and first aid as well as a variety of advanced certifications include wilderness first aid, nursing, EMT, and others. You simply will not find this quality of guides at our competitors!

Drive times from Popular Bay Area Points

South Fork

Typical drive times

-Oakland: 1 hour 50 minutes

-San Francisco: 2 hours

-San Jose: 2 hours 20 minutes

-Santa Rosa: 2 hours 20 minutes

Middle/North Fork

Typical drive times

-Oakland: 1 hour 40 minutes

-San Francisco: 1 hour 50 minutes

-San Jose: 2 hours 10 minutes

-Santa Rosa: 1 hour 50 minutes

Dropping in to the Cleavage rapid on the Middle Fork of the American River

What we Offer

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Mild to Wild

We offer trips from Class II to Class IV+

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Overnight Options

Extend your stay with our overnight camp and wilderness trips.

“This was one of the funnest days my fiends and I had. It was some peoples first time going and others they have been before. All around they said this was the best trip they have ever takes. Chris and Gordy were awesome guides, they new there historical facts which made the trip more exciting. They also got us involved in every aspect of the trip….You are all awesome thanks again.”

WET River Trips has been creating memorable whitewater adventures on the American River since 1978. With nearly 40 years of experience operating out of Coloma, California –approximately 30 minutes from Sacramento, California—WET’s team of whitewater rafting professionals knows how to craft an unbeatable experience on the American River for the young and the young at heart.

To provide the most intimate and tailored outdoor adventure experience to our guest by sharing our love of rivers.