We here at River Journey have your safety first on our minds on all the trips we offer. If the self-guided float has you a little concerned, or maybe you want a scenic tour from one of our trained staff, then the guided option is available for you. Our staff is highly trained in first aid, cpr, swiftwater rescue, and river navigation have years of experience on the Stanislaus River.   Since our company is the only one located in Knights Ferry many of our employees grew up on this river. We all spend our summer days (and some nights) on the river and know a lot about its history, the flora and fauna that surrounds it, and what things to expect while rafting it.  We offer paddle trips where you join in the paddling fun or let us do the work in our oar frame powered rafts. This trip also includes a deli style lunch prepares at our private riverside resort that is only open to our guided trips.  With real flushing toilets and away from the crowds this is a great way to spend the day on the river! Groups both young and young at heart love our guided trips and take the fear out of the Stanislaus for many beginners. Call us today to set up your guided trip and really have a stress free day on the Stan!

Book Your Trip

Plan a new trip


Add to an existing trip


Check availability


Current Trips


Featured Trip

Don't Miss Out

Trip Info

Join Us For the Adventure You Don't want to miss

Private Guided Rafting Trip

Enjoy the Stanislaus like we have not seen it in 20 years, with the 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 serve snacks and drinks for you.  Various cut fruit, meat and cheese and cracker platter and hummus and carrots, along with a choice of water or soda. 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!

Visit Rafting Information Guide

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!

Book a Large Group