FAQ's

Tahoe City Float / Rental operations?

  • No, We only offer guided whitewater trips on the Truckee River near Hirshdale. As we are lower down the canyon we have more water and are often open when the rental places are closed.

What to bring?

  • Shoes that will stay on feet (no flip flops). We do sell shoes at the shop.
  • Swimming attire (non-cotton). Shirt for sun protection or warmth.
  • Sunscreen, Water bottle that can clip into boat if they want. (we do provide water)
  • Optional - Towel/change of clothes in small bag for after trip.

What is Class II-III rapids (level 2-3) ?

  • on a scale of 1-6, 1 being flat water and 6 being un navigable. class III is introductory guided whitewater. Fun and exciting while not being too threatening. 

Payment & Cancelation Policy

  • Full Payment is due at time of booking in most cases.
  • On one day trips any cancelation more than 24 hours prior to trip will receive a full refund.
  • On full-day trips any cancelation more than48 hours prior to trip will receive a full refund.
  • Cancelations within the 1-2 window that applies to the trip will only receive 80% of their trip cost back. But hey, thats pretty good!

Gratuities

  • Gratuities for the guides and driver are not included in the price of the trip and are customary in our industry. The amount is obviously up to the group and most small group will take care of anything they wish at the end of the trip. However for large/Corporate groups we do ask that a 15% gratuity be included in the final invoice. 

No experience or cant swim?

  • No problem swimming is not a requirement and for our class II and some class IV trips we do not require and rafting experience. Our guides excel at teaching first timers to safely raft. 

Weight Limit?

  • Not really but our personal floatation devices (life Jackets) only fit up to a 58" Chest.

How To book 

  • Call us - We will need; Name, # of adults and kids, phone number, email for confirmation (yours or guests)* and Credit card info (#, Exp. and security code)
  • Book any tour online through our website.       raftirie.com/book-now
  • Call us to set up direct access to our booking system and easily see availability and booking options.

Why recomend I.R.I.E. Rafting Company?

At IRIE Rafting Company, our number one priority is your guests experience in the outdoors! We've been exploring California's beautiful and exciting white water rivers for over 20 years, and know what it takes to make their IRIE whitewater rafting experience the BEST part of their vacation. 

For Your Guests...

  • Fun, charismatic and professional guides and drivers. All with, at minimum, first aid and CPR certifications. Most guides have higher level medical certifications as well as river rescue training.
  • Superb safety record for over 20 years.
  • Clean and Comfortable shuttle vehicles. your guest will typically be picked up in a 34 passenger F550 Airport style shuttle bus or 15 passenger van.
  • We Strive to provide the best equipment in the industry to help insure your guest are completely satisfied with your recommendation.
  • Half-Day and full-Day trips to fit any time schedule or budget.

For You...

  • Easy booking. Call for fast internal bookings, book online or we can give you access to book tours directly into our system.
  • Free pick ups for your guests gives the trip an all inclusive feeling when booked through a concierge. 
  • We have worked with some of the top concierges and vacation planners in the area for many years now and know how to accommodate almost any request. Don't hesitate to ask if we can do it...
  • Free Rafting. We feel it is important for you to know what you are recommending to your guest and encourage you to come on a trip with us. Bring your co workers or a friend and we will take care of the rest.
 

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RIVER DESCRIPTIONS, Pricing and Information.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.RAFTIRE.COM FOR PHOTOS & MORE INFO

Truckee River Half-Day Rafting Trip

Boca-Floriston Section (Lower Truckee Gorge): Class II-III

  • $75.00 for adults & $65.00 for youth 14 and under.
  • Not the float/rental section out of Tahoe City. More excitement plus a guide in each raft. 
  • Progressive introductory rapids, great for first timers and families. (Minimum age 5years old)
  • The most popular and convenient rafting trip for visitors to the area.
  • Two trips daily. Fits most guests schedules. 9:00am and 1:30pm meet times at our office.
  • 2 hours on water, 3-3.5 hours round trip with gear up and safety talk.
  • Complementary guest Pick-Up available for groups of 4 or more at most Truckee area accommodations. Typically 15-20 min prior to scheduled trip. (some discounts do not apply to Guest who are picked up)
  • 4-6 guests per raft.
  • Large group, corporate and VIP accommodations and pick-ups available.
  • All equipment, Taxes and fees included in price

This half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Lower Gorge of the Truckee River is offered twice daily and is great for families and groups. Trips pass through areas of rich history and amazing scenery as the trip progresses. The Truckee River begins with relaxing Class II boulder gardens and swimming pools and increases in intensity. Half way through the trip, the rapids become larger and closer together until we get to the top of the Floriston Gorge. The river narrows, becomes steeper, and descends its last mile through a series of several Class III and III+ rapids named Jaws Rapid and Bronco Rapid. Hang on! 

Truckee River Full-Day Rafting Trip

Bocca to Verdi Section:  Class III-IV

  • $130.00 for adults & $120.00 for youth 14 and under.
  • Another 10 miles of river after normal Half-Day.
  • 5 hours on water, 6.5 hours round trip with gear up and safety talk.
  • Meet Time 9:00am
  • Only available in the Spring during high water run off. Makes for fun class III-IV rapids. (Minimum age fluctuates due to water levels on this stretch)

This full-day whitewater rafting trip on the Lower Gorge of the Truckee expands on our popular half-day trip. After enjoying a morning of rock gardens with fast moving water and beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you will float past the usual end point at the thrilling Floriston Gorge.  Your trip will continue with 10 more miles of Class II through III+ whitewater excitement. After lunch, the action picks ups again with several long Class III and III+ rapids including Bus Stop and notoriously exhilarating bobsled-like rides over diversion dams!

Middle Fork American River Full-Day Rafting Trip

Tunnel Chute Section:  Class III-IV

  • $139.00 Weekdays & $159.00 on Weekends and Holidays. (All Participants)
  • Tuesday Specials Available! $99.00 per person (some restrictions apply)
  • Exhilarating Class IV rapids for intermediates and adventurous beginners. (Minimum Age 12)
  • 7:00am meet time, 6.5 hours on water including lunch stop. Approx. 10 hours round trip.
  • Fresh, organic make your own Deli Sandwich spread with tonnes of meat,cheese, veggie and condiment options
  • Auburn Meeting location available. Great for groups traveling between us and the Bay Area. 
  • Auburn meet time is 8:20am behind Raley's Grocery - 3384 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Complementary guest Pick-Up available for groups of 4 or more at most Truckee area accommodations. Typically 15-20 min prior to scheduled trip. 
  • 4-6 guests per raft.
  • All equipment, Taxes and fees included in price

The Middle Fork starts with a bang! Within minutes of jumping in the boat, you encounter several Class III rapids, preparing you for Tunnel Chute, the first Class IV rapid. Your day continues with several Class IV rapids as we raft deep into the wilderness. The middle section of this trip mellows out and allows for swimming and relaxing before dropping into a second set of Class IV rapids to the end of the river. Remote wilderness river scenery and classic California rapids make this trip unforgettable, great food, gear and accommodations make this trip an annual adventure for many families who visit the area frequently. 

North Fork American River Full-Day Trip

Chamberlain Falls section:  Class IV

  • Same basic info as Middle Fork American (Closer to Truckee / only offered in spring)
  • $129.00 Weekdays & $149.00 on Weekends and Holidays. (All Participants)
  • Tuesday Specials Available! $99.00 per person (some restrictions apply)
  • Exhilarating Class IV rapids for intermediates and adventurous beginners. (Minimum Age 12)
  • Meet time Varied but typically 9am, 5 hours on water including lunch stop. Approx. 7 hours round trip

The smallest creek of the three forks of the American River, the North Fork of the American River is also the most scenic and thrilling whitewater rafting trip. Tumbling out of the Tahoe basin, this undammed river flows through the Chamberlain Falls Gorge as it descends into the confluence of the Middle Fork of the American River. This day-long spring whitewater rafting trip offers nearly continuous and exciting Class III and Class IV rapids on a wild and scenic river corridor.