Russian River Adventures

Russian River Adventures

20 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, California 95448
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Local Phone: (707) 433-5599
E-mail: [email protected]

2022 season update from Larry Laba, owner and manager of Russian River Adventures:

The low water levels that we saw in 2021 will continue again this summer, and we have decided to make a major modification this year. Last year, because of the drought, our full-day trip became too long and too difficult for many guests. So, for the first time in our history, we are suspending trips to the Wohler Bridge this year.

The bad news is that no dogs will be allowed this year.  We have been a dog-friendly business for 20 years, and nothing hurts us more than to turn away many long-time dog visitors and their owners. Our land use permit does not allow the passage of dogs at our river takeout.  We can only hope that you will still come and enjoy the river, even if the dog can’t.

On behalf of all of our employees, many who return to RRA year after year, thanks for coming out, and we hope everyone has a safe summer.

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Russian River Adventures
Russian River Adventures
Nine miles. Four to six hours. Countless tail wags, big smiles. A float or paddle on a secluded section of the Russian River is a DogTrekker must-do for visitors to Sonoma County. With your water-crazy dog aboard in a custom-made SOAR, inflatable canoe from Russian River Adventures, you’ll explore a section of the river downstream from Healdsburg and linger at swimming holes and beaches along the way. Boats are limited this year, so book soon. more »
Float Along - Photo Credit: @whitneymock
Float Along - Photo Credit: @whitneymock
Nine miles. Four-plus hours of water time. Countless tail wags, big smiles. A float/paddle on a secluded section of the Russian River is a DogTrekker must-do for visitors to Sonoma County. With your water-loving dog on board in a custom-made SOAR inflatable canoe from Russian River Adventures, you’ll explore a secluded section of the waterway downstream from Healdsburg and linger at swimming holes and beaches, picnicking, playing fetch and wishing the adventure would never end. If DogTrekkers act fast, the usual $10 dog fee will be waved mid-week through the end of June (use code DOG10TREK19 when booking reservations). more »
Photo Credit: @romeo_d_gold
Photo Credit: @romeo_d_gold
The unhurried stretch of the Russian River downstream from the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg is a DogTrekker’s delight, especially when you’re floating along in a dog-friendly, custom-made SOAR canoe from Russian River Adventuresmore »
Ready for the River. Photo Credit: @zeus.and.koga
Ready for the River. Photo Credit: @zeus.and.koga
Ever skipped an otherwise great outing because your dog couldn’t come along? We all have—and sometimes, it’s because we just didn’t know our options. Here’s one that should be on every DogTrekker’s bucket list: floating with your pup on the Russian River in an inflatable canoe specifically designed to accommodate canines.

Russian River Adventures outfits this adventure for hundreds of DogTrekkers each summer using super-stable SOAR canoes that let all of you travel comfortably on an 8.5-mile stretch of the Russian River out of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. more »
Captain of the canoe! <br/>Photo Credit: @siroliversworld
Captain of the canoe!
Photo Credit: @siroliversworld
Your dog may not be able to paddle her own canoe, but you’ll have a blast paddling for her with an assist from an outfitter who knows how to help water-loving canines and their people have fun. Among our favorite DogTrekker activities is paddling a languidly flowing, 8.5-mile stretch of the Russian River around the dog-friendly, wine-centric town of Healdsburg in Sonoma Countymore »
Russian River Adventures has kicked off its 2016 season of dog-friendly float trips out of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. With plenty of water this year to navigate the secluded, 9-mile stretch from town to Wohler Bridge, the entire family can enjoy the Russian River with your pup serving as first mate. more »
Make a Splash on the Sonoma Shore
There’s something about fresh ocean air that makes a day at the coast restorative as well as memorable. Every good bird deserves watching at Bodega Bay, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Photo: Steve Shupe. more »
Dogs on the river
Photo courtesy: Russian River Adventures
Among our favorite DogTrekker activities is paddling a languidly flowing, 8.5-mile stretch of the Russian River around the dog-friendly, wine-centric town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County.

Russian River Adventures is the go-to outfitter here, providing stable and dog-friendly inflatable canoes. more »
River Running With Rover
Photo: AllieKF (CC)
Lakes are great and beaches are peachy, but there’s something special about splashing in a river. DogTrekker.com has explored quite a few with our furry best friends and want to share our favorites as part of our sand bucket list. more »
Kids and dog in raft on Russian River
Russian River Adventures has kicked off its 2015 season of dog-friendly float trips out of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. With plenty of water to navigate the secluded, 8.5-mile stretch from town to Wohler Bridge, the entire family can enjoy the Russian River with Fido serving as first mate. more »
Russian River Adventures Ad
Have a dog who loves water? Why not let her serve as first mate in a dog-friendly canoe?  Russian River Adventures, Sonoma County's premiere dog-passionate eco-adventure outfitter, welcomes four-paw passengers in its SOAR inflatable canoes. Since 2003, thousands of dogs and their owners have enjoyed awesome days dog-paddling down the Russian River in these tough and stable crafts. more »

River Dog: Photo by Jeff (CC)
Among few of our favorite go-to spots to float with Fido are the gently flowing stretch of the Russian River around Healdsburg. Russian River Adventures rents dog-friendly inflatable canoes for full-day trips where you can enjoy clear, clean swimming holes and a picnic lunch before catching the shuttle back to town; and a bit farther north, in Mendocino County, Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too offers a different kind of paddling experience—this one in outrigger canoes outfitted with a stable platform where your pups can sit as you explore the Big River estuary. Headed up to Tahoe? A float trip down the Truckee River from Tahoe City to River Ranch Resort is a summer rite of passage. more »
Clear Lake
 
There it sits, a big blue puddle on the map about 75 miles due north of Santa Rosa. When’s the last time you and your furry sidekick visited Clear Lake, in Lake County? more »
Russian River Adventures
Russian River Adventures
How many times have you skipped an otherwise great activity because Spot couldn’t come along? Thanks to a handful of savvy Northern California outfitters, you don’t have to invest in your own watercraft to enjoy paddling down a lazy river you’re your pup at your side. Two of the best: Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too in Mendocino County has specially designed outrigger canoes that can accommodate pups as well as people. Its new “canine cruiser” features a padded platform where up to four dogs can comfortably reside while exploring the eight-mile Big River estuary. In Healdsburg, Sonoma County, Russian River Adventures takes a blue ribbon for its super-stable SOAR inflatable canoes that let all of you travel comfortably on a dog-friendly section of the Russian River where Buddy is free to join you in a clear and clean swimming hole or romp along the shore.      more »
Dog on a raft in Russian River
Dog and his people on the Russian River
Do you have a dog that loves the water? Why not let your pooch splash and swim as the first mate in your dog-friendly canoe? Russian River Adventures is Sonoma County’s best dog–passionate eco-adventure offering SOAR Inflatable canoes for a day on the river. Since 2003 thousands of four-legged canoe enthusiasts, and their owners, have enjoyed awesome days dog-paddling down the river.  more »

Float the Russian River with your dog The stretch of Russian River between Geyserville and Guerneville and can be a floating party in summertime, but after Labor Day the crowds disappear like magic and a mellow atmosphere rules. Russian River Adventures' inflatable, custom-made SOAR canoes are stable as a rock, easy to maneuver and as much fun for your dog as for you. A standard float trip starts with a safety briefing at company headquarters in Healdsburg (coffee served while you wait) followed by launching across the road at Healdsburg Memorial Beach. A shuttle bus meets paddlers at the take-out point 8.5 miles down river. In between is (mostly) calm water and plenty of scenery to enjoy. “We offer one of the most fun days a dog and his owner can have,” says owner Larry Laba. Need a dog-friendly place to stay? Russian River Getaways maintains an inventory of dog-friendly vacation homes for rent in the Russian River region and elsewhere in Sonoma County.   more »

What's a little wet fur among friends? With the crowds gone and only a few weeks left before the rainy season sets in, the romantic Russian River region beckons. more »
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