For $57, you get a half-day rafting trip for one person (a $115 value for an adult, which includes the government river-use fee) on the south fork of the American River from Beyond Limits Adventures in Lotus. Rafters must be seven or older and not be allergic to water or fun.
This half-day guided afternoon raft trip is one of the closest trips of its kind to San Francisco and features some of the wettest water on earth. During the four-hour journey, you'll roll through the American River's beautiful lower gorge and over frothy Class III rapids with just enough vim in them to playfully toss you about without risk of being launched from the boat. The trip is equally excellent for families, first-time rafters, and seasoned rivermen in need of new fodder for their tall tales. Trips depart daily, though availability can get tight on Saturdays. This Groupon is good for a trip any day through the week of September 6, but from September 11 to the end of the season it can only be redeemed for weekend trips. Lunch is not included, so be sure to bring something to snack on.
A reservation is required.
Beyond Limits Adventures earned a 4.5-star average rating from eight Yelpers:
The expert guides at AmericanRafting.com know the South Fork American River like the backs of their hands. Especially the Upper Chili Bar section of the South Fork American River, where the company has been hosting rafting trips since 1980. Not only do the guides know the best way to run the class three rapids along the river, but they have an intimate understanding of something more important: rafting is more fun when expert guides are teaching you tricks, and AmericanRafting.com guides work to be the most funnest on the river. Photos of the trip are captured by a professional photographer and available to view and purchase after the ride, allowing you to remember every detail without having to reconstruct key moments by interviewing fish. AmericanRafting.com is a division of Beyond Limits Adventures, Inc.
North El Dorado
7321 River Park Dr.
Lotus, California 95651Get Directions