Truckee River: Boca to Verdi
(Class III- IV Whitewater)

Boca To Verdi

• Beautiful Eastern Sierra Scenery •
• Closest full day adventure to North Tahoe / Reno •
• Excitement from Start to Finish •

Boca to Verdi – Full Day:

This full day whitewater adventure expands on our popular half day Truckee River Boca-Floriston run.  Just outside of Truckee, CA, our full day Truckee River trip begins at the historical Boca townsite. Meandering boulder gardens, inviting swimming holes and surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains create a perfect setting to indulge in.  Floating down stream from Boca the whitewater increases coming to a climactic point in the class III+ Floriston Gorge. Our half day Truckee River trip ends here, however our full day continues downstream where more whitewater and scenery await. Many more technical class III/ IV rapids challenge the adventurous for the next 10 miles. Large diversion dams act as bobsled luges as the boats careen down with an exciting splashy finish. Lunch is prepared under large shady pines as the western Nevada dessert comes flourishing into view. This class III/ IV adventure is the closest full-day trip to Lake Tahoe/Reno and perfect for those visiting the area. This trip only runs during spring and during high water seasons so be sure to plan in advance.

The Truckee River

In the 1980’s and 1990’s the Truckee river was not considered a place for paddle sports recreation. At the time government ordinances were in place prohibiting whitewater rafting. In 1997 Tahoe Whitewater Tours owner Mike Miltner fell in love with the Truckee River and began a long quest to allow permitted use, giving river runners the freedom to experience this beautiful river. Opposed by many, he fought an uphill battle against local, state, and federal opposition, later succeeding and opening the doors to recreational opportunities. Thanks to his efforts, Tahoe Whitewater Tours has been able to show thousands of people all the amazing elements the Truckee River has to offer.

Class: II-III+

  • 9 Years and Above Recommended
  • Everyone Paddles
  • Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.)
  • No Experience Necessary

Times: 8:45 am
Meeting Location: Martis Village Plaza. 10015 Palisades Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
Available: April – June
Length: 18 Miles, All day
Maximum Passengers: 6 Per Boat, Plus A Guide
Reservations Required: Yes
Available Trip Dates: Everyday this spring. Water level dependent

Price: $135 per adult and $125 per child 12 or younger
Includes lunch, transportation, equipment, and guided trip
Discounts for groups of 12 or more

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Truckee Location: 10015 Palisades Dr,
Truckee, CA 96161

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Pilot Hill, CA 95664

Phone: (530) 587-5777

P.O. Box 7466
Tahoe City, CA, 96145