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Memorial Beach to Wohler Bridge
9 Miles
4 – 6 Hours






Memorial Beach to Crow Bar

4 Miles
1-1/2 – 3 Hours



You Can Now Book Your 2020 River Trips Online

Enjoy the Best Flows in 15 Years!
Fun For All  

Advanced Reservations Only


Our 19th year of offering Sonoma County’s best slice of river is off to an amazing start!  The water levels are the best we have had in many years.  Turtles, river otter, ducks and ducklings, heron, egret, osprey and even Bald Eagles abound!  Enjoy the solitude, beauty and clean water of the Russian River.  Our exciting trip is so much fun for couples, families, groups of friends, bachelor/bachlorette, wedding parties and corporate off-site team bonding.  Oh, and we love dogs!  Our full-day adventure is dog-friendly, so bring Fido.

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Only 70 mi from San Francisco!

Why Choose Russian River Adventures?

  • The most secluded section of Russian River – No buildings, no roads, no nothing.
  • Inflatable canoes are more comfortable, more stable, more fun!
  • The best section on the Russian River for seeing birds and wildlife!
  • Less paddle time, more time to play in the water, or to hang out on a gravel bar.
  • The best family experience on the river.
  • We do not overcrowd the river with hundreds of loud, metal canoes.
  • Owned and operated by a veteran river rat!

What We Provide

  • SOAR Inflatable canoe
  • 2 paddles
  • PFD’s (Life jackets) for all passengers
  • 1 dry bag per canoe to keep your personal articles dry
  • 15 minute pre-trip riverside orientation
  • Return shuttle ride from the take-out back to your car
  • Rinse station, bathrooms and changing facilities at our location

Necessary Gear / Checklist

  • Picnic lunch and beverages. Addition snacks recommended.  No Styrofoam coolers allowed.
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Water shoes, aqua socks, or tennis shoes. Do not go barefoot!  Flip flops not recommended!
  • Swim suit, Shorts, T-Shirt   Jeans not recommended.
  • Towels: During the hot summer months, we recommend you leave your towel in the car for when you return.

River Gear Store

If you have forgotten anything when you arrive at our office, we either have it for you or can tell you how to quickly get it!

Our circa 1940 San Francisco cable car has been converted into our Russian River Adventures Welcome Center. We offer most of the necessary gear including: water socks, sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses and straps for glasses, ball caps, wide-brim hats, towels, doggie life jackets,  and men’s and women’s tanks and tee’s!

Pack a Picnic Or Let Us Have a Picnic Prepared For You!

SOAR canoes can hold an ice chest up to 45 quarts, so bring a cooler w/good sandwiches and your favorite beverages.  (NO STYROFOAM, please)

The closest market to us is the Memorial Beach Market, just around the corner.  Place an online order with them in advance, and have it ready when you arrive. They can whip up a delicious, fresh deli sandwich, plus it’s a convenient place for drinks, beer, water, ice, snacks and more!  Save time waiting at the market and order your sandwiches in advance here!  In 2019, we are also adding the delicious sandwich treats of KR Catering. Order online from KR, and your food will be waiting here for you.  Ken Rochioli has been delighting locals for over 25 years with his sensational, wholesome fare.  There are other great places in Healdsburg to pick up lunch too!

Order from us!  We’ll provide a wonderful lunch for you from the Memorial Beach Market, pack a cooler for you and stock it w/ice or cold packs.  You are welcome to bring your own beer, wine and additional drinks.  Click here to place your order.

We have a limited number of coolers for guests that are travelling and don’t have a cooler with them.  Please ask us at check-in.