1-Day Whitewater Rafting Trips

Beginner Class I - II

One Day Trips on the South Fork American (Easy Section only)
Tom Sawyer 1-Day float trip with Class II rapids and optional use of inflatable kayaks

Lunch included
3 miles
$144 Sunday - Friday

SAMPLE ITINERARY: Tom Sawyer 1-Day Float Trips

south fork american river map - easy section

  • Meet mid-morning in Lotus
  • Sign-in, shuttle, instruction
  • Class I & II rafting and river exploration
  • Lunch
  • Optional kayaking with instruction and Class I & II rafting
  • Take-out, shuttle
  • Trip ends mid-afternoon

Every day on the Easy Section of the South Fork American is a relaxing day. You'll float through calm pools, marvel at the beauty of the canyon, and every so often get your heart pumping a little faster when the current picks up with Class II rapids. If you feel up to it, you might venture out of the raft and swim in the river or just float in your life jacket as the river carries you around the corner and towards the next riffle.

On 1-Day Tom Sawyer trips we spend a lot time exploring and experiencing the river as a kid yearns to do. Like Tom, we’ll take extra time to enjoy our surroundings. When in season, we'll pick blackberries hanging off the banks, watch a momma duck with her ducklings, swim in small rapids, and float along with a mask and snorkel looking for fish below. It all makes for an adventurous and satisfying day for kids and adults. Lunch along the river is a treat and those who want more excitement and adventure in a smaller water craft can enjoy kayaking instruction.

The itinerary above may be altered due to a range of variables, including river flow levels, water release schedules, time of year, and other factors. Contact us if you have any questions.


THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

If you have made your decision you can start planning your trip by visiting the "Plan Your Trip" page where it is easy for you to check availability and make a reservation. You can also contact us during business hours by calling (800) 247-2387.