Russian River Canoe Trip From Healdsburg - Napa

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Ride down the Russian River on this canoeing adventure from Healdsburg. Aboard a comfortable, stable inflatable canoe, enjoy scenic views as you navigate the beautiful Russian River. Stop to swim, spot wildlife, and relax on the beach. Include lunch for a perfect afternoon on the water! This is a great activity for the whole family, and dogs are welcome on the half-day tour.

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Hop aboard an inflatable canoe for a fun canoeing adventure! These stable inflatable canoes feature a special design to prevent you from flipping. Canoes have bench seats and fit up to 3 people, and dogs are also welcome on board (half-day tour only).
Half-Day TourOnce at the Russian River, your tour operator will set up your canoe and show you the basics of paddling before getting you into the water and sending you on your way!
Settle into your canoe and journey from Memorial Beach to Crow Bar. Take your time as you float lazily along this easy, calm 4-mile (6.5-km) stretch of the Russian River, enjoying views along the way. Stop at a pristine location to take a refreshing dip in the water.
Full-Day TourPack a picnic lunch and your favorite beverages and set off down the most secluded and hard-to-access section of the Russian River.

At your launching spot at Memorial Beach, board your canoe and embark on your 9-mile (14.5-km) journey along the calm, easy-to-navigate waters to Wohler Bridge. Your tour operator will set up your canoe and show you the basics of paddling before getting you into the water and sending you on your way.

Stop at a pristine location to take a refreshing dip in the water or explore up the shore and stop for a pre-packed snack (not included). This is a self-guided adventure so stop wherever and whenever you want along the river.

At the end of your half-day or full-day excursion, your tour operator will be at a designated meeting spot down river to help get you back on to shore and back to Healdsburg.

Optional LunchMake your afternoon complete with lunch on the river. Youll be provided lunch, so you dont have to worry about bringing your own food. At the time of booking, please provide details on what youd like to eat in the Special Requirements section. Options are -

Pastrami & Provolone Cheese with Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onion, Dijon Mustard on Light Rye Bread
Turkey & Provolone Cheese with Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato on Wheat Bread
Roast Beef & Cheddar Cheese with Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onion on Wheat Bread
Egg Salad with Red Leaf Lettuce on Wheat Bread
Three-Bean Salad. Garlic Hummus with Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, Cucumber on Wheat Bread
Wrap with Cream Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper, Peperoncini, Red Leaf Lettuce

Each lunch includes: Choice of Sandwich, A Kerns Fruit Juice, Fruit Salad, Orzo / Three-Bean Salad, Sun Chips and A Chocolate Chip Cookie. *in a box style lunch with condiments and flatware. Ice chest and Ice also provided.

Inclusions for Russian River Canoe Trip From Healdsburg

  • All necessary equipment
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transport to the river
  • Dry bag for personal belongings

Exclusions for Russian River Canoe Trip From Healdsburg

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Dog friendly on full-day tours only! ($10 fee payable directly to supplier)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • We enjoyed our trip down the Russian River. Although it was billed as a full day trip up to 7 hours, we took about 3.5 hours to complete it. Since we canoed on a weekday and it was over 100 degrees outside, there were not many people on the river - which made for a very peaceful, scenic canoe trip! We packed our own lunch and drinks in a cooler and the site provided dry bags for our personal belongings. We needed a phone on the trip as you call when you are about 30-45 minutes from the end of the trip large rock standing in the middle of the river to arrange for pickup which was prompt!

  • There are 2 trips you can take. Full and half day, 3-4 hours to 5-6 hours.
    The boats were good except for the seats, too hard!
    The trips was nice for a float trip, we went early August, and not much fast water.
    Our group was 71, 70, 18, and 10 years old. Everyone thought the full day,
    which is nine miles, was 2-3 miles too long. I think the half day would have been better.
    They gave good instruction before the trip for everyone and tips on turning the boats.
    Lots of paddle use because of the slow water and there were places that were two
    shallow for the boat and you had to get out and pull for a few feet, but not a big problem.
    Pretty river to float down and everyone seemed to be having fun.
    My real only complaint about the trip was the ride back in this old dirty van.
    The young girl who checked us in for the trip was also our driver coming back.
    You sit sideways on benches and no one I saw could find a seat belt.
    The young girl driver would be better at stock car racing, she drove way to fast
    for the van and the roads. The ride was pretty quiet excepts for the prayers being said.
    There was nowhere to put any bags or coolers so you had to drag them into the van with you.
    Overall a good trip except for the ride back!

  • When we arrived to check in at Russian River Adventures, they had no record of our reservation. This was extremely surprising as I had the confirmation from Viator as well as the voucher. Luckily, the staff at RRA was very friendly and accommodating. They quickly made arrangements with an off-duty staff member so that we could take our trip. I am disappointed with Viator and will not use the service again.

  • Fantastic! We did not know dogs weren't allowed for the half day trip and had just driven 2 hours. The owner was so kind. He offered to babysit our 90pnd lab so our family could still enjoy the day! The boats were clean. Very informative instruction before setting out as far as safety. We had a blast! Definitely planning another trip!

  • We had a wonderful time. When we started out, there were so many people, that we were worried we would not have a nature experience, but within the first half hour, the group dispersed, and we were paddling along in the silence of the river.

  • Friendly staff and great experience for our family of 4!

  • Always a fun option with a bunch of friends. We bought sandwiches and beer and floated for a few hours on the half-day option. would totally do again!

  • Really easy trip. We were able to have one adult and two kids per boat, which was great for me and my friend. We were doing it to celebrate summer with our recent graduates (from 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades.) The staff was very helpful and the trip had tiny fast parts to make us feel triumphant!

  • This canoe trip from Healdsburg was so much fun!

    From the moment you park there are people ready and willing to help you with your bags and point out where to check in, all with a smile and some jokes (helpful on an early morning trip). The canoes are great, though at times a bit tiring to paddle, and have plenty of room for several bags and a cooler - the cooler is a must.

    We had a blast switching off between paddling, drinking wine, and hanging out with our fellow canoers. The weather was overcast at first, but when the sun broke through we ditched our sweaters for bathing suits and took plenty of breaks to just float and soak up some sun.

    Would definitely recommend this canoe trip!

  • I had so much fun! I'm not an outdoorsy-type but it was a blast. Calm water with tiny pockets of faster currents to keep it interesting. The instructor gave good tips on the best way to navigate the river, how to steer, paddle etc. He also gave tips on good places to go ashore and climb out for some swimming--so bring a swimsuit. The water is refreshing; I wish I had thought to wear one.

    You don't have to be an Olympic rower to enjoy this tour. I'm was a miserable but enthusiastic captain and while our boat did donuts in the water and ran aground into bushes and rocks, we were having fun and constantly laughing. There's a little shop before you set out in case you forgot your sunscreen or hat (so recommended). Also, wear your flip-flops for sloshing around in the water.

    This was a great tour for this beginner/city girl and fun way to explore wine country without the wine. :)

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