Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Lots of questions, lots of answers

If it is your first time, you probably have a lot of questions about rafting on the Stanislaus River.  Please browse our FAQ's, and click on any questions that you want explained in further detail.

Quick tips

Make sure you wear the right clothes: pretend you are going to the beach, but wear shoes that stay attached to your feet (ideally not flip flops). Bring plenty of snacks and drinks (you'll be out there for 4+ hours).  Bring sunscreen.  Going on a busy weekend? Check in at 9:00 or 9:30AM to avoid the crazy crowds.  Bring a smile and a good attitude and be prepared for a really AWESOME day!

Making a Reservation

So you've taken a look, you like what you see, and you want to bring some friends and family out to go rafting!  Now what do you do?  Making a reservation is the first step, and Sunshine makes it easy to plan for you and your group! Just click book now on the top right menu, or call us at 800-829-7238!

Getting More Information

You know the trip sounds awesome, but you want some expert insight into the trip.  How do you get that? Just call us at 800-829-7238 or shoot us an email at  We'd be happy to give you feedback that's been crafted with over 35 years in the industry!


Group Leaders!

Do you have a large group of eight or more and would like request a trip? If you know your trip details, planned dates, and number of people in your group, you can get started right now.

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