Knights Ferry Kayak Rental- Class I-II Trips

Enjoy the river by yourself or with friends.  Your kayaking trip includes our hardshell or inflatable sit on top single or double kayaks, (very stable and you don't have to know how to roll them) lifejackets, paddles and return shuttle.  A fun way to explore the river and give yourself a little extra challenge for the day. Kayaking on the Stanislaus RiverThis closest summertime river kayaking trip to the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley! You'll be surprised that such an entertaining river is located so close to home. This scenic float is just off the beaten path but it feels like you're in a different world. The “Stan” is the most affordable kayaking trip on the West Coast- and no experience is required!  Great for families, business escapes, church groups, and any person looking for an escape from the stress of the real world.  Our inflatable kayaks makes this a great adventure for all.  It takes the stress out of learning how to roll but still gives you the feel and manuverability of a kayak.  With one and two person options this is a great escape for all skill levels.Our Stanislaus trips are the only summer time kayaking trips offered on the Main Stanislaus River which is the closest whitewater river to the San Francisco Bay Area. These self guided class I and II trips are a fun way to experience this easy and scenic section of river. Trips meet at 10:00 AM on weekdays and 10:00 AM to 11:00AM on weekends.The Stanislaus is a beautiful, free flowing river. A paddle down the Stanislaus is a great way to step out of the routine of daily life and experience a simple pleasure. The "Stan" offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran river enthusiast, the Stanislaus will not disappoint. 

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Knights Ferry Double Kayak Rental


Season- April-October, 7 days a week Meeting time- 11:00am in Knights Ferry Rapids- Class I and II (Russian Rapids) Trip Length- 2-4 hours, 8 miles Meals- No meals provided Requirements- No experience Required, minimum age 18 to rent and 5 to ride and must be able to swim.

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Private Guided Rafting Trip

Enjoy the Stanislaus with the added safety of one of our guides!  Meet us in the quaint gold-mining town of Knights Ferry which makes for a great place to explore after the trip!  Here we will check you in, have you sign waivers, and get you all geared up for the trip.  After meeting our guides you will get a professional safety orientation.  Then you will take off with your guide on the river.  Enjoy beautiful scenery, intriguing history and a fast flowing river while our swiftwater rescue trained guides (many with 10+ years experience) help keep you safe on your trip down the river. At Horseshoe Park we will stop so you can open up your own cooler and have a picnic lunch.  No food is provided. We will relax for about 20 minutes and enjoy the scenery and kids can swim in the calm waters. Then we will leave Horseshoe Park for the last 3 miles on the river trip.  Enjoy more beautiful scenery and fun currents until we end the trip at Orange Blossom Park.  Once you get there we will load up on the shuttle and head back to Knights Ferry.  There you can stop by our store and check out your photos, purchase souvenirs, and of course get a world-renown ice cream at the Knights Ferry Creamery.

First Time Rafters

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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Large Group Options

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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