Good morning everyone, happy Father’s Day! Over the last few weeks, I spent time with my family in Lake Tahoe staying at the Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe (located in South Lake Tahoe right next to the Nevada state line) and at my parent’s new home in Idaho, just outside Boise. On both trips, we spent time on the water rafting / floating down the rivers and I wanted to share some details of this fun family activity.
In Lake Tahoe, there are 2 rafting companies that operate on the Truckee River (which is connected to Lake Tahoe). We used Truckee River Rafting (yellow paddles), but if that is full, you can also use the Truckee River Raft Company (orange paddles). Prices are $55-$60 per person, depending on which company you use. For Truckee River Rafting, you park at the top, raft / float down the river, and then you take their bus back to the top to get your car. The whole operation is very smooth. The river is a bit cold, but relaxing. There are barely any rapids, so the majority of the trip is just a relaxing float down the river and you can use the paddles to stay away from the edge of the river.