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Truckee River: Boca to Floriston Run

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Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 7-12

Experience the Ultimate Truckee River Rafting Adventure: The Boca-Floriston Run!

River: Truckee River
Section: Boca to Floriston
Duration: Half-Day Experience (2-2.5 hours on the river)
Distance: 7 River Miles
Arrival Times: Morning Trip (Meet at 8:45 am) | Afternoon Trip (Meet at 1:00 pm)
Minimum Age:: 7 years old
Price: Adults – $90.00 | Kids (7-12 yrs) – $80.00 (Includes transportation, gear, and guided trip; river use fees not included)
Whitewater Class: Class II-III+ (Adventurous Beginner/ Intermediate)
Raft Sizes: 13′ rafts accommodating up to 6 guests + a guide (varies based on river flows)
Guided Tours: Professional river guide in each raft providing instructions throughout the journey


  • Our most popular run
  • Perfect for adventurous beginners and first-time rafters
  • Family-friendly adventure
  • Closest whitewater rafting to North Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno
  • Progressive rapids from easy Class I to exciting Class III+
  • Class III+ Rapids “Kebob,” “Jaws,” and “Pinball”
  • Beautiful mountain scenery along the Truckee River

Where We Meet

  • Truckee River RV Park, 10068 Hirschdale Rd, Truckee, CA 9616
  • Amenities include secure parking, clean restrooms, changing rooms, and a general store
  • Approximately 10 minutes east of Truckee on Interstate 80

What To Expect:

After Making a Reservation you will receive:
  • Confirmation email with details and online waivers
  • “Trip Details PDF” with driving directions, packing list, and itinerary
Day of the Tour: Arriving at Meeting Location:
  • Check-in at the Truckee River RV Park office
  • Gear up with PFD, paddle, helmet, and wetsuit/splash jacket if needed (Spring time only)
  • Board a rafting bus for a short 2-minute drive to the river.
  • Quick orientation on river safety and paddling instructions.
What to Expect on the Truckee River Boca to Floriston Section:
  • Beginner/Intermediate Class II trip with progressive Class III rapids at the end
  • Scenic float through boulder gardens and flat swimming areas
  • Class III+ Floriston Gorge with exciting rapids like “Ke-Bob,” “Jaws,” and “Pinball
  • Action Photography in the biggest rapids concluding with a slide show.
  • Boca to Floriston trips twice a day, from April 20th to mid-September
  • Morning trips meet at 8:45 AM, and afternoon trips at 1:00 PM
  • Online booking is available; call for reservations

Why Choose Tahoe Whitewater Tours?

  • Experienced river guides prioritizing safety and guest service
  • Over 30 years of history on the Truckee River
  • Pioneers in opening up the Truckee River for whitewater rafting recreational use
  • Unmatched expertise in showcasing the beauty of the Truckee River

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Tahoe Whitewater Tours and discover the excitement of Truckee River rafting!

Truckee River Boca to Floriston Half-Day Adventure

Join us on an unforgettable half-day whitewater rafting adventure along the breathtaking Truckee River. Our expertly guided river rafting tour will take you through the Boca to Floriston section.

This run is designed for adventurous beginners, families, and anyone looking for some whitewater action. This 7-mile journey seamlessly blends the thrill of Class II-III+ rapids with tranquil stretches, offering a progressively challenging experience for all skill levels.

Commencing in the historic townsite of Boca, now home to Boca Reservoir, this trip kicks off with leisurely passages through meandering boulder gardens, providing the perfect introduction to first-time river rafters. As the journey unfolds, guests can enjoy refreshing swimming areas, ideal for cooling off on hot summer days, all against the backdrop of the stunning Tahoe National Forest scenery.

The excitement builds throughout the river rafting tour, culminating in the exhilarating Class III+ Floriston Gorge. Brace yourself for thrilling rapids like “Ke-Bob,” the formidable “Jaws,” and the technical “Pinball.” With smiles and high fives, conquer the gorge before reaching our take-out point, marking the conclusion of this memorable adventure.

Upon disembarking, our rafting bus awaits to transport you back to our meeting location, where farewells and thank yous from our experienced guides cap off the day. Take the

opportunity to relive the excitement with a slideshow of photos captured by our professional photographer.

Our half-day rafting tour on the Truckee River promises a unique blend of excitement and scenic beauty. Our skilled guides ensure an enjoyable experience on our 13′ river rafts that accommodate up to 6 guests, providing an intimate setting for your adventure.

Conveniently located near North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, the Truckee River Boca-Floriston run goes twice daily meeting at 8:45 am and 1:00 pm, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Tahoe National Forest. Join us for an exceptional whitewater experience for adventurous beginners and enthusiasts alike, providing the perfect introduction to the excitement of whitewater rafting closest to Lake Tahoe.