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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Catered BBQ and Rafting Trip

Enjoy one of the most beautiful rivers in CA in style.  Whether its a business trip, family gathering, or just getting out with friends this is the all-inclusive treat.  We meet you in beautiful Knights Ferry where you will start your trip. Here you will check-in, receive your safety instructions and load into our high quality rafts.  All the rafting gear is provided for you.  You float down our beautiful Class I-II Stanislaus River for 3-4 hours enjoying the scenery and clear flowing river.  At our private riverside resort (nice shaded grass areas, flushing toilets, and not open to the general public) we will meet you to help you out of the river and over to your BBQ area.  Here you will dine on a great catered meal by L&M Blodgett Catering.  Meal includes bbq chicken and tri-tip, 5 different kinds of salads, homemade beans and garlic bread, drinks and of course dessert. Then at your leasure you will board our shuttle bus and wonder why you have never done this in the past- all for only $59 per person!

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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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