Family Whitewater River Rafting Trips
Family whitewater river rafting has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Kids have a ball on our rafting trips, and we are absolutely convinced that families that have rafted together have become more bonded, more tightly knit, and can share their whitewater memories with each other for a lifetime. These trips are recommended for the experienced rafter also, but they generally require less physical stamina than our more advanced rivers. Please refer to our schedule for minimum ages on all trips.
- American river
- Kings river (summer trips)
- Kid's Guide To the Kings River
- Low water 1/2 day Merced river
On most rivers that we run, we have very generous youth rates, with "youth" being 17 years old or younger. Please refer to our rates page for pricing information.
Family Special — Kids 40% off Kings river trips.
On weekday (Monday-Thursday) trips on the Kings river, each child 17
years and younger, when accompanied by an adult at full rate, will raft for
40% off the adult rate. To qualify, each child must be matched with a full
paying adult. This discount does not apply to charter groups
already receiving a group discount.
Kids (and parents), check out our special Kids Guide to the Kings River.
Families with a child (or children) too young to actually raft can bring along a "nanny" to stay with the child while the rest of the family rafts. Our Kings base camp is an ideal place to "hang out" during the day until the rest of the family returns to camp around 5:00 p.m. If a nanny is not available, one parent can stay in camp with the child while the other parent rafts. On day 2, parents can switch allowing the other parent to raft. The cost per non rafting adult is $85.00, which includes 2 nights camping and 5 meals. The entire family can then be together for dinner, the evening slide show (showing YOU rafting!), camping, and breakfast. Also, kids 5 and younger are free! Bring the entire family whitewater rafting and the memories will shine for years to come.