Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Whitewater Rafting Trips

A California whitewater rafting trip is the perfect adventure for Bachelor and Bachelorette party groups! The American River is the most popular for rafting in Northern California with lots of options from Mild to Wild! Our river trips are offered from April-September with rivers near popular locations like Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Sacramento. We offer 1/2 day, full day and overnight rafting trips so we are sure to have something the bride or groom will love!

Our American River and Truckee River rafting trips are the most popular options. These are located close to lots of lodging options as well as restaurants, and party scenes. Wineries and Breweries are also abundant in the area with local varietals and double IPA’s for your tasting pleasure – some can accommodate a group party with transportation. Roseville (about 30 minutes east of Sacramento) as has a more “Exciting Nightlife” with plenty of hotels and transportation, the Thunder Valley Casino (29 miles, 36 mins from the Sacramento Airport) has much to offer with several bars (one is poolside), modern rooms and amenities, and of course…the casino!

Choosing the right rafting trip for your group:

As we have so many different California rafting trips to choose from, we are sure we have the perfect trip for your group. Our Choosing Your Rafting Trip page can help you in selecting a trip, or you may always call us or email us for assistance. Our most popular river trips for bachelor/ette parties are listed below:

American River Rafting Trips:

The Middle Fork American River all day 17 mile run is the most popular choice for bachelor parties that come rafting with us – the rapids are Class 2-4+ which requires all participants to have strong swimming abilities, but is suitable for adventurous first timers. For those looking for an overnight trip we are able to create a custom experience with a private place to camp in this secluded river canyon which can include fishing, side hikes, and wildlife viewing. We meet in Auburn (1 hour from Sacramento, and 1.5 hrs from North Lake Tahoe), which is a great place to stay, eat and party – check out our Area Info page for suggestions!

The Class 2-3+ South Fork American River is perfect for beginners and first timers (non-swimmers are welcome). We offer 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day rafting trips with camping options at our Rivers Bend Resort or at BLM land (wilderness trip). The South Fork American River is located in Lotus, CA between Sacramento (40 mins) and Lake Tahoe (1.75 hrs to the South Shore, about 2 hours to the North Shore). Camping is the most popular overnight accommodation in the Lotus/Coloma area*, although there are lots of options within 20 minutes. A bachelorette party could incorporate wine tasting and spa treatments at one of the local B&B’s with our fantastic river trips! There are many things to do in the area so check out our South Fork American River Area Information for more.
*Please be aware that in all camps on the South Fork American, there is a quiet time between 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. You are welcome to be around socializing after this time, however, noise must be minimal after 10:00 pm.

Rafting Near Lake Tahoe:

1/2 day trips on the 7 mile Truckee River run are within 35 minutes of Reno and Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, and about 1 hr. from the South Lake Tahoe area, which is a favorite spot for those looking for a party, nightlife and gambling! This trip is great for those on a tight schedule, but be sure to book well in advance as these trips fill up!

Challenging Spring Rafting Trips:

Class 5 Maytag Rapid on the North Yuba RiverThe North Yuba River has a variety of options from 1-4 days of Class 4-5 rapids – these runs are for very adventurous rafters (swimming required and sometimes previous paddling experience), and can also be combined with the North Fork American River! Offered in the spring only as this is a naturally flowing river (the others mentioned are dam released flows) with beautiful scenery, unique wildlife, and a private campground for over-nighters. This is a more secluded location that our other river trips (within 2 hours from Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, and Reno), but there is still lots to do and places to stay – see our Yuba River Area Information for more.


We know the food provided on a 1 day or multiday rafting trip can be important. On 1 day trips lunch is provided and on a 2 day overnight 4 meals starting with lunch on the first day. Meals feature high quality products typically organic and free-range when available. Vegetarian, Gluten Free and other dietary restrictions can usually be accommodated.  3


For safety reasons, alcohol is not allowed before or during a river trip. 1 day trips include non-alcoholic drinks only for this reason. If you are camping with us you are welcome to bring your own for after the trip. Overnight trips include beer and/or wine to be consumed off river for clients ages 21 and up. We are usually able to accommodate more if you choose to bring your own – this does depend on trip logistics. For our clients safety, we may refuse service to anyone we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Pricing & Discounts for bachelor parties:

We offer discounts of 5-25% for any group, when payment is made on 1 credit card. See details of these discounts on our cost page and be sure check out our HOT DEALS page for discounted trips which is updated throughout the season.

We have a great system for handling individual payments for bachelor/ette party groups – where each participant can make their payment online, the maximum discount for this is 5% off. We highly suggest having everyone pay for themselves, otherwise one person will have to collect the money from everyone and use their credit card – this person is now financially responsible for everyone, and there are typically no refunds given within 21 days of your trip date, be sure to read our Cancellation Policy. Give us a call and we can send you an email to forward to your group with trip details and the information needed for them to make their payment online – a 5% discount is applied to these online payments (no discount if the reservation is made on the phone)

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