California River Rafting for Groups!
Sharing the adventure, friendship and growth of a Whitewater Voyages river trip will bond together the members of your group like no other experience can.
After even just a one-day trip, the sense of connection and mutual appreciation and the inherent relationship building nature of rafting especially when experienced in the supportive, accepting, inspired atmosphere created by Whitewater Voyages guides - will transport your group to a new level of trust and companionship. Enhancing cooperation and teamwork for workgroups - kindling openness and ease among family and friends - a group rafting trip with Whitewater Voyages will inspire in all a heightened awareness of being alive and will remind them of the richness of life on this planet.
We have taken many groups rafting over the years, from Google to Stanford University, from America's Adventure Camp to Boy Scout groups, from small bachelor parties to large wedding groups. We love to see our group adventurers return to raft with us year after year.
With Whitewater Voyages, whether it's a rafting trip on the Kern River in Southern California, a ride on the Kings in Central California or a voyage of fun on the South Fork of the American in Northern California, your group will enjoy the California rafting experience of a lifetime.
Below you find 2 popular rivers for group rafting adventures, but of course we have many more to suit first-timer groups, experienced rafter groups and family groups as well. Check our Trips at a Glance to find out more for each of our many other river trips.
Raft the South Fork American River with your Group
Rafters of all ages are delighted by this fun, exciting Class III river. The South Fork of the American River is a terrific place for groups especially when combined with free camping the night before and the night after your trip at our River Park Adventure Campground!
Raft the Kings River with your Group
A truly great rafting option for Group Rafting in Central California is the Class III Kings River, famous for its long exhilarating yet forgiving rapids. The Kings is an idyllic whitewater wonderland with over 40 rapids and a sandy beach base camp popular with groups of all ages – from 7 to 77!
Group Travel Discounts and FREE Camping
We want to make our trips as affordable as possible and have some great travel discounts for your groups rafting adventure. Please note however, only one discount can apply per trip!
We offer special group discounts for any groups of 12 or more on most of our rivers: Every person in the group receives a 15% discount. Check out our free group organizer kit!
(Note: we do not discount Saturday starts on the Kern River or other special or already discounted trips. Only one discount per person per trip. Questions? Please call us at 800-400-7238.)
We also offer free camping the night before and the night after your trip with us at our River Park Adventure Campground! on the South Fork of the American River.
The River Park Adventure Campground is located in the Sierra foothills in the historic gold rush town of Coloma (near where Hwy 49 crosses the South Fork of the American) 35 miles east of Sacramento.
The camp offers full creature comforts including warm showers, flush toilets, 2 gourmet camp kitchens, a store and dining areas for groups. as well as an incredible variety of entertaining activities such as giant chess, volleyball, horse shoes, ping pong, foosball and more to guarantee your group complete on-shore entertainment and relaxation.
Special Information for Groups
Recognized as industry leaders, our guides are rigorously trained in all aspects of river safety, logistics and emergency preparedness to ensure the well being of your group. We maintain the highest standards of safety and professionalism in the business and are dedicated to taking the absolute best care of your group members - without a doubt, the safety of all our rafters is top priority. Your trip leader will give you a thorough safety talk at the river put-in so that you know how to handle every situation.
Special Safety Equipment
We provide state-of-the-art equipment and the best life jackets for your group. When booking your trip, please be sure to let us know the number of people in your group so we can make sure we have plenty of the right sized equipment for all. Our guides will also ensure that all equipment is appropriately fitted for maximum protection and safety.
The Group Organisers' Kit
Our Free Group Organizer's Kit makes planning your trip as easy as 1-2-3 and includes:
- Mini CD rafting movie
- Your Organizer checklist
(payment, equipment details and other trip planning information)
- Sign up fliers for members of your group
- Posters and catalogs to share with your group
- Some comments from other Whitewater Voyages clients you may want to show your group
Our meals are high quality, homemade masterpieces made with the freshest ingredients. Because meals are served group style, with one or more entrées, we ask that you inform us in advance of any special dietary needs your group members may have, so that we can accommodate accordingly.
Check out our Gourmet River Cuisine!
One-day trips include a wholesome, abundant lunch and end-of-trip beverages. Two-day and longer trips include pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres, healthy snacks and beverages and riverside breakfast feasts. Multi-day trip meals begin with lunch the first day and end with lunch the last day.
What to Wear and Bring
For a comprehensive sample packing list and other information that will help your group bring everything they will need to be comfortable on the rafting trip, visit our Trip Planning section.