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Burke's Canoe Trips on the Russian River

8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
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A great trip!

We called ahead to reserve and get the details which they recommend. We have kids 8, 10, 12 15 so... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Liz C
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A great experience!

So glad we did this. We rented a canoe and 2 kayaks (There were six of us). They give you a window... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Disneynut35
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Burke's offers canoe rentals for ten mile trips down the Russian River. No experience is necessary, but you must know how to swim.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“russian river” (24 reviews)
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8600 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9681
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We called ahead to reserve and get the details which they recommend. We have kids 8, 10, 12 15 so we got two canoes which was perfect. They suggested we bring towels for younger kids to sit on which was a good idea. It was...More

1  Thank Liz C
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

So glad we did this. We rented a canoe and 2 kayaks (There were six of us). They give you a window of time to check in, but get there early. Once you launch, the adventure begins! There's lots of little places to beach your...More

1  Thank Disneynut35
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I rented a canoe and traveled down the river. It was an enjoyable trip and we were able to pick our spot on the river to rest, swim, and eat our lunch. I would not recommend this trip for parents with small...More

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

The good news is this is a great place to spend 3-4 hours canoeing on a great river. The only issue I had with Burke's is when I called for information on two consecutive days I was told the price of the canoe rental was...More

3  Thank pilotnow78
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time on the Russian River, renting kayaks from Burke's Canoe Trips. No crowd mid-week just prior to Labor Day. Burke's people couldn't have been nicer. Clean facilities at the launch point. Easy float all the way. Several beaches for a picnic or...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Burkes was my first canoe trip on the Russian River (and first anything on the Russian River) and it was perfect. The staff made it easy to get going right away. They have a perfect location for first time canoeing with fairly still waters (at...More

1  Thank millazilla
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Canoeing as fun, if a bit crowded over July 4th. Good guidance and prep, safety honored first. A fun time was had by my family.

Thank tina c
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great way to see 10 miles of the beautiful river, get some exercise, some sun, and not kill yourself (I am in my 60's). I can't think of a better way to get close to nature. Best time is weekdays when it...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting rapids...this is just a nice little 10-mile scenic trip down the Russian. Good for young and inexperienced canoers/kayakers to cut their chops on some bends. You'll see lots of birds, and we even caught a glimpse of some otters!

Thank Aaron H
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

3 couples canoed the Russian River on a Monday. The location is easy to find and the staff was helpful and pleasant. We were from out of the area and they offered a cooler for our use free so we could pack a lunch. Nice...More

2  Thank chief4j1
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Response from Byelka | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any people with dogs in their canoes! And if there are dogs at any of the private beaches, canoe renters are not allowed to land there anyway.
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