Our family of 4 went rafting on July 25. We had never done it and wasn’t sure what to expect. Sierra did a great job explaining everything and making us feel safe. We had a great time and our guide, Christina, did an excellent job. We would definitely come back!
Family-owned, super friendly rafting company!! Achsa will take great care of you, and the guides are as friendly as it gets. I’ve been multiple times with them, and have always come away smiling and looking forward to the next trip. Definitely recommend you experience whitewater rafting with this company!!!
Great family atmosphere on our fall fun ride. EMBC property management out of Auburn did a corporate all girls run down the South Fork – Deric our guide was great…highly recommend it for fun, team building and adventure.
My husband and I just went for our anniversary and we had a blast. We got hooked up with two other couples our age and we had great chemistry which made for a great day. Our guide Travis was great, he made sure that we all had a great time and at the same time safe. We look forward to going back next year with our two older boys. We will definatly request Travis again. The beer and snacks afterwards was a great surprise that we enjoyed. Thanks for making our day one to remember.
I’ve been down the American several times — and always with Deric as the guide. With him in charge I felt comfortable enough (and safe) to bring my two kids for their first rafting experience. They can’t wait to go again this year!
If you go down the American River, it needs to be with this company! This was my first time whitewater rafting. They made me feel at easy and their customer service was excellent. With the best guide on the river, we had an amazing time.
I went white water rafting for the first time ever in May and I’m so glad I went with Sierra Whitewater! Everyone was so friendly and nice. All of the guides were well prepared and knew what they were doing. Our guide, Austin was very knowledgeable about the river and kept us entertained the whole time. The owner was also very friendly and took the time to personally talk to everyone throughout the day.
Bring a swim suit, sunscreen, and water shoes. Sierra will take your towel and change of clothes in a van down to the end of the river so you’ll have them when you finish. We stopped midway down for a short break and some snacks. The entire trip was very organized and relaxed. It’s obvious that Sierra wants all of their customers to have nothing short of an excellent experience. I’m looking forward to my next trip with them!
I took my sons and two of their friends rafting down the American with Sierra Whitewater. We had the pleasure of being with 2 guides. It was a blast! They made the trip fun for not only myself but for 4 teenage boys. It was the perfect mix of rafting and swimming.
Of course, the treats after the trip weren’t bad either.
What a blast. I took my 2 sons, ages 12 and 24 and my youngest son’s 11 year-old friend. Young and old had so much fun! We went on the Gorge trip on 8/18 and were thrilled to have Deric as our guide. He is knowledgeable, friendly, has a good sense of humor and cares about his customers.
From first contact with Ascha to the bus ride back to camp, I was impressed with the professionalism of this whole organization. I had contacted a couple of other rafting companies and didn’t feel like either one of them wanted our business that much. Ascha was cheerful, answered all of our questions and made us feel welcome.
The river was awesome! Some of the rapids were pretty gnarly but Daric knows the river so well that he was able to coach us through them without losing anyone overboard – unlike many rafts that were around us. When we reached a ‘swimming rapid’, I didn’t hesitate to jump into the water. Unfortunately,and it was my fault, but I swam out of the current into slack water requiring that another boat pick me up and paddle me back to Deric’s boat. The others who jumped in the water from our boat, stayed in the current and had no problem so I’d advise staying in the current so as not to embarrass yourself by getting hauled into another boat full of strangers.
This may be a new family tradition and we’ll be back next year for sure.
Where do I begin? Whitewater rafting was the first stop on our honeymoon and it was probably the most fun we’ve ever had. Derek and his team emphasized safety and fun and there wasn’t a single moment where we didn’t feel both safe and happy. As someone who really doesn’t like water, this excursion was well beyond my comfort zone, but I’m so ecstatic that we took the plunge ( excuse my pun ;)) – would absolutely do it again!!
This has been one of the BEST experiences EVER. The staff was great, super friendly . I don’t have anything negative to say at ALL.
From start to finish the trip was awesome. When my boyfriend and I arrived we were a little hesitant thinking we might be stuck on a raft with quiet people turns out the guide helps break the ice with the other people on the raft. I enjoyed everyone I was with . I mainly enjoyed how they took the time to explain things and informed you of what to expect next .
I would vow for this company ANYDAY . When thinking about white water rafting think about Sierra white water!
I will DEFIANTLY return to do the upper fork next time with them as well.
I was able to swim in rapids & jump off a cliff into the water ! Crossing those off my bucketList!
We had a great experience with this company in early August. Ascha, who organized our trip, was amazingly easy to deal with, and the whole experience went very smoothly for a great price. We were two families (4 adults, 4 kids total) and our raft guide kept everyone- all ages-entertained. My husband used to be a raft guide himself and he said that our guide (Luke) was very good from a technical perspective, and really knew what he was doing. Would highly recommend this company.
Deric was wonderful to work with and Paige was an excellent guide. My kids and I had a fantastic time and would definitely choose this outfitter again, they helped give our family a great river rafting memory, and are simply great people to get to know. Thank you, Sierra Whitewater Rafting.
We recently took our 3, 11 year old grandkids on a rafting trip with Sierra Whitewater as a birthday gift for them. It just so happened that a cold front had come in and it was 30 degrees cooler than two days prior. Thanks to the quick thinking of one of the nice young men that work for Sierra Whitewater, he actually brought wetsuits!!!! THANK YOU!!! The employees were a joy, the owner, Deric was professional, efficient and a fantastic guide. Even though we were cold, the rafting experience was a blast! Everyone should experience a rafting trip like this and Sierra Whitewater is the places that will give you a fantastic experience!
I love that this business is family owned and operated, giving their customers that extra personal touch, like serving a light refreshment at the end. All the guides are personal friends of each other outside of work and of the owner, so it was just a great camaraderie. All four of our boats stayed together going down the river. Hayden was my guide and was great. You can’t go wrong with any of their guides. It was just a lot of fun! We had a blast!
Great Experience this past weekend!!We had 20 people in our group with various ages but Ascha was extremely helpful and easy to work with to organize our trip! She answered all our questions, prompt returning calls and very accommodating. The guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable as well!
Also, It was real nice they had snacks (water,chips, soda, beer) after rafting as we all were starving by then. Great experience with this company!
These guys were 1 of the 5 Whitewater Groupon options I had called on a Sunday morning, to check for any open rafting slots as it was a last minute decision, and were the only ones who actually picked up the call.
It turned out to be an amazing experience rafting Class III+ rapids with Sierra White Water (SWW). Deric, who also runs this place, was an excellent coach who guided us well through the rapids. We started on time, he then gave us some safety and raft maneuvering tips, raced ahead of almost all other rafters whenever possible and on our way we did some fun rafting tricks like the 360 turns. Also let us swim in the short rapids wherever it seemed safe. In the last mile or 2, where the waters were quite still, there was a motor boat towing us to the shores.
It was a great ~13 mile or half a day rafting experience. You also get a discount coupon to get your rafting pictures from them. Recommended!
Deric was our guide and we had a great time! I was scared to death of falling in the water and thanks to Deric’s exceptional abilities to navigate and guide us, not one person ever came close to falling out of our raft. Deric was highly professional and knowledgeable and made us all feel right at home. My next trip down the river will definitely be with Sierra whitewater
The staff was great. They were professional, informative and safety conscious, while still keeping the rafting adventure exciting and fun.
This was my second time rafting with Sierra Whitewater and it was just as great as the first time! Our guide Iowa is passionate about his profession and the world he works in. He’s really safety conscious but really fun too so the trip is really, really enjoyable. Sierra Whitewater is professionally run, the gear is well-maintained and you really feel they care about their clients having a great experience. I will always raft with them!