Family Rafting Specials

White Water Rafting Family Adventure Vacations on the American River and other California Rivers 

Why join us for a Family Rafting Special Trip?

  • Kids ages 4-17 are 50% off! 
  • We are one of the few outfitters who offer Family Rafting Vacations for kids under 8 years. Due to our extensive permits, we can provide some wonderful trips for kids as young as 4-6 years!
  • Family rafting vacations are a great adventure for the whole family – bring the grandparents!
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime!
  • Parents get to relax while kids play in camp and our guides prepare all your meals.
  • Our guides are the best in the industry and some have kids of their own!
  • Great for all types of families
  • “Better than Disneyland!” – said a 9 year old on her first river trip with Tributary
  • Offering some of the best family rafting discounts in the industry

Come join us on one of our family rafting vacations. These California river trips offer a safe and fun way to create wonderful family memories. You do not have to be a serious camper to appreciate an overnight river rafting trip. On most trips, we utilize developed campsites with hot showers, flush toilets and many are close to civilization. However, we have wilderness trips for families seeking more outdoor adventure. We rent camping equipment if you do not have or are unable to bring your own.

If you are not looking for an extended river vacation, we do offer many California rafting trips for just a ½ or 1 day. See our Rafting with Children information for our recommendations depending on the youths ages. On our regular California rafting trips, youths 4-17 get $5-$20 off (and so do seniors 62 and over). We also offer other Discounts for groups starting with 6 or more.

Lower Middle / South Fork American River – Class 2 

This easier Class 2 American River rafting Combo rafting trip is usually suitable for those with younger children (4-7 yrs). Giving kids a more mellow rafting experience with camping and riverside fun!
Departures: Every Monday & Thursday
Adult: $239
Youth: $119.50 
Additional Youth / Senior: $219

 

Lower Middle / South Fork American River – Class 2/3

This Class 2/3 American River Rafting Combo allows kids to start with more mellow Class 2 rapids in a wilderness setting on day 1, than step it up to Class 3 rapids on the 2nd day.
Departures: Every Monday & Thursday
Adult: $269
Youth: $134.50
Additional Youth / Senior: $249

 

South Fork American River – Class 3

Rafting on the South Fork American River is exciting and lots of fun, with many memorable rapids. It’s one of the most popular and reliable California Rafting trips. Suitable for adventurous youths from 7-8 years of age. Riverside private camp, hot showers, games. 
Departures: Every Monday & Thursday
Adult $279
Youths $139.50
Additional Youth / Senior: $259

South Fork American River Wilderness Trip – Class 3

Rafting on the South Fork American River from top to bottom and camping on a primitive riverside beach. Fun and exciting rapids from start to finish with time to have fun and explore the river. Suitable for adventurous youths from 7-8 years of age. 
Departures: Every Monday & Thursday
Adult $319
Youths $159.50
Additional Youth / Senior: $299

South Fork / Middle Fork American River – Class 3/4

Rafting on the Class 2-3+ South Fork American River on the First day and then Class 4 action Day 2 on the Middle Fork American River. Camping at our established South Fork Campground for 2 nights. Ages 12+, all participants must be able to swim.
Departures: Every Monday & Thursday
Adult $319
Youths $159.50
Additional Youth / Senior: $299

 

California Family Rafting Special Restrictions:

  • Max. of 1 youth @ special discount with each full paying adult
  • Youth rate above is discounted rate and applies to above listed trips/dates only.
  • All trips subject to availability.
  • No other discounts apply, though extra participants are eligible for usual youth, group and senior discounts.
  • A 8% Government river use fee is added to the invoice on all Family Special rafting trips.
  • Call our office for the availability of other dates. Additional rafting trips may be added on other days/date, so call if you want something different.