Truckee River: Whitewater Rafting Adventure

By Tahoe Whitewater Tours

By Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Good for small groups

Duration 4 Hours

Includes Equipment

Suitable for children

About your experience

Embark on the ultimate river adventure along the Boca-Floriston Run on the Truckee River, offering a perfect blend of excitement and serenity. With its mix of intermediate rapids, tranquil pools, and stunning Tahoe National Forest scenery, this half-day tour promises an unforgettable experience for both novice and experienced rafters alike. Led by seasoned guides with unparalleled expertise, immerse yourself in the thrill of whitewater while discovering the beauty of California’s historic Boca Reservoir and Floriston Gorge.

From: $ 88.00

Prices do not include taxes & charges

Transportation with a/cProfessional/local guideEquipmentSafety gear

The trip starts gently, meandering through boulder gardens, ideal for introducing first-timers to the river’s charm. As you drift downstream, enjoy the serene flat swimming areas, perfect for cooling off on a scorching summer day.

But don’t be fooled by the tranquility—soon, the rapids intensify, leading to an exhilarating climax in the Floriston Gorge. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping ride through rugged terrain, surrounded by stunning canyon walls.

Along the way, catch glimpses of Boca Reservoir, Crystal Peak, and other landmarks, adding to the allure of your adventure. Whether you seek a gentle introduction or crave whitewater thrills, our Boca to Floriston run promises an unforgettable experience for all in your group.

Available: 10 AM Everyday April- September
Length: 7 Miles, 4 Hours
Maximum Passengers: Our rafts can accommodate 6 guests + a guide. During our average summer flow, we may only put 4 guests + guide (July, Aug, Sept).


It is recommended but not mandatory that all our guests know how to swim. All guests are given Type V, US Coast Guard approved flotation devices (lifejackets) that are designed to float you on your back, nice and high in the water.

All guests are required to fill out our Release of Liability form.

Children under the age of 18 are also required to have a form filled out and signed by a parent or guardian.

Meeting Location: Truckee River RV Park

$88 - Adult (13+)
$78 - Child (7-12)

You may cancel or change group size up to 48 hours in advance of your reservation with no penalty.

Meet Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Paul Miltner

Paul Miltner

Join Tahoe Whitewater Tours for an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure in central California, with access to five rivers near Lake Tahoe and Central California. With over 30 years of experience, we cater to all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experts. As a family-owned and operated business, we prioritize customer satisfaction and safety, offering personalized service from our friendly office staff and expert guides. Let us be your guides to exploring the natural beauty and excitement of California's rivers, ensuring the best day of your summer adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I wear?
    We have packing lists for you to review for each of our different trip types that is sent with your confirmation email. Look for the “Trip Details PDF” on the webpages as well in your email. Remember that the weather changes dramatically throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall rafting season. It can be significantly colder during March- May we encourage our guests to always be prepared. We always have wetsuits and splash jackets available for you at no extra charge. Don’t forget good footwear (no flip-flops), layers and a water bottle.
  • Is transportation included?
    You must meet us at the appropriate meeting location described in your confirmation email. From there, all transportation to and from the river in included.
  • Can I swim or jump out of the raft?
    There are virtually always opportunities on all our trips to jump in and swim. Although some of our more difficult section may offer less opportunities, always feel free to ask your Guide to point out an appropriate time to cool off in the river and remember to never enter the river head first!
  • Maximum Passengers?
    Our rafts can accommodate 6 guests + a guide. During our average summer flow, we may only put 4 guests + guide (July, Aug, Sept).

From: $ 88.00

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