Raft Rental Prices

Maximum Capacity

4 person raft
6 person raft
10 person raft
12 person raft
1 person self bailing kayak
2 person self bailing kayak

Recommended Crew

3 or less people
5 or less people
8 or less people
10 or less people
1 person
1-2 people

Rental Rate


Rafting Images

4 Person Raft

4 Person Raft

6 Person Raft

6 Person Raft

10 Person Raft

10 Person Raft

12 Person Raft

12 Person Raft

Raft Launch Fee

$3.00 additional fee per raft. Fee goes directly to the Sacramento County Parks for use of the American River Parkway.

Damage Waiver (optional)

$5.00 per raft (Waiver will cover up to $100.00 of accidental damage to raft. Waiver will not cover lost, stolen or broken equipment.)

Shuttle Service

The shuttle service offers you a ride back to River Rat Raft Rental. $5.00 per person

Shuttle Times

Midweek: 2:00pm – 5:00pm on the hour
Weekends: 1:00pm – 5:00 pm every 30 minutes

Raft Season:

On the Lower American River: April – October, weather and water permitting.                                                                                                                       We open midweek at 10 am and weekends at 9 am and stop renting rafts at 12 pm.

Group Rates:

midweek group discounted rates for 25 people or more, 10% off raft rental rates. weekend group discounted rates for 50 people or more, 10% off raft rental rates.
Sorry, discounts are not valid during Holiday periods.

Please Note:

  • Customers must arrive and rent raft equipment before 11:30 am.
  • All time restrictions are subject to change due to weather and water conditions.
  • Shuttle times are subject to change.
  • Please call (916) 966-6777 for current information.
  • Participant must be age 5 years or older and know how to swim.
  • No pets allowed.

Reservation Information

Reservations are highly recommended for Lower American River raft rentals. A credit card number is required to make a reservation.


The day of the customer must have a valid drivers license and credit card in the same name. The credit card must be able to authorize for a minimum $150 deposit for the use of the equipment.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations placed within 3 days of reserved day will be charged 25% of raft rental amount.