Russian River Adventures

Russian River Adventures

20 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, California 95448
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Local Phone: (707) 433-5599
E-mail: info@russianriveradventures.com

Russian River Adventures offers canoe rentals on the most secluded section of Russian River. The company's custom-designed SOAR inflatable canoes are stable enough for Fido and kids, too.

Russian River Adventures

The full day trip has it all:  Great current, long pools offering amazing reflections, clear and clean swimming holes, a great rope swing, and amazing birds and wildlife! Pack a picnic lunch and your favorite beverages and set off down the Russian River in your comfortable and stable SOAR Inflatable canoe.

This is the dog-friendly section where your dog is free to swim and romp all along the way. Since 2003, thousands of dogs have joined their owners on one of the most fun day outings that any dog can ever have. SOAR canoes are so stable that even the biggest dogs can't tip them over. Our trip is guaranteed to tire even the most energetic of dogs!

Full day trips depart from Healdsburg; take-out is 8.5 miles down river, with shuttle service provided. Shuttles for your personal kayaks or canoes available. Rentals are available daily in summer, weekends and holidays through October. Advance reservations required.

Policies and pricing:

Dogs - $10 each. Must be kept on a leash at all times at the office and in the parking lot. Attention to your dog's condition is necessary. Dogs get tired from all that running and swimming. Doggie life jackets are sold at the office.
Adults – $60 per person
Children – (ages 2 – 12) $30 Note: Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket at all times while in a SOAR canoe.
Infants – $30.00 There must be two adults in this canoe. The infant must sit directly in front of an adult who is a competent swimmer. The other person must be comfortable paddling a canoe / raft. If not, please leave your infant with a sitter.

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