Family Rafting Information Trips

Family rafting on the Stanislaus River is the best! We have kids of our own from 5 to 13 and they love the Stanislaus!  As parents we thought we would share some information with you to make your day as enjoyable as can be.  1. For starters all of our trips are for ages 5 and up, so you can bring your kids for a fun day on the river.  The rapids and ripples are fun, they great for beginners, and there are many points where you can jump out of the boat to swim and float in your lifejacket. 2.  Please be aware that this is a public river.  We may be able to control how many ice chests are allowed in each raft but that doesn't mean other companies or private boaters do. 3.  If you would like to stay away from the louder and more boisterous crowds, try to avoid Saturdays in July and August on the Knights Ferry run.  If you do choose to go on a Saturday why not come to Knights Ferry at 9am (more party focused groups tend to check in at 11am). 4. Please be aware that the Knights Ferry run is about 4-6 hours in time, depending on how long you stop to eat and play in the river. 5.  Have enough paddlers!  The Stanislaus has some calm areas, especially at lower water.  Make sure you have at a minimum 2 adults that are willing to paddle in each boat.  If you have a group of 9 or 10 (or 17-20) with a lot of kids than just request the 10 person rafts so then you have plenty of paddling power. That is a lot, but regardless this is a great trip for children and families.  This trip is also popular with youth groups, sports and swim teams, and high school team-building.  We even have the only private campgrounds on the river so why not make a weekend out of it.  If you need help planning a trip call us at 209-847-4671.    

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Knights Ferry Raft Rental

The closest summertime rafting to the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley! You'll be surprised that such an entertaining river is located so close to home. The trip is wildly popular with experienced and inexperienced paddlers, especially on the weekends.  This is due to the Stanislaus River's beautiful scenery, easy but fun rapids and ripples, great swimming holes and its close to home!  This float trip is approximately 8 miles long and is ideal for families, church and business groups, as well as boy scouts and other civic organizations. Trip is 3-5 hours total time. What does a day with River Journey Adventures include? High quality raft(s) or kayak(s), lifejackets and paddles. We fit your group in 4, 6, 8 or 10 man rafts. Fun staff who also live and play on the Stanislaus and a professional safety orientation. Return shuttle and FREE parking on Mon-Thurs! (Since we are local and meet you at our River Store on most weekdays).  Since we are the locals favorite you get a discount at the Knights Ferry Ice Cream Parlor.   Concerned about your valuables? (that you forget to leave at home) We also are the only company to provide each reservation with a small dry box. Beautiful riverside resort for our catered BBQ trips and overnight camping trips. A Fun Day on a Beautiful River!  Great price for 3-5 hours on the river, outside with family and friends!

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First time hitting the water? Don't worry! This fun experience is available for all skill levels. Learn the ropes before hitting the river with our Rafting Information Guide!

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We offer discounts for all types of groups and can accommodate up to 500 people in a day. Learn about our great group offers and book in advance to lock in your day of fun in the sun! Hurry, weekends sell out quickly!

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