Tributary Whitewater Tours was founded in 1978 by the current owner Daniel Buckley. He wanted to share with others the excitement, wonder, and natural beauty that rivers and their surrounds had to offer.
We believe that rafting trips bring out the best in people. People respond to the beauty and challenge of the river and in doing so, discover the best in themselves. In this hectic world, it becomes even more important to “unplug and get away from it all”. Our trips can take you deep into the splendor of the forests and mountains, while being easily accessible from major cities.
Tributary offers a variety of experiences for all ages and abilities! Our owner’s son Scott was on the river before he could even walk, so we learned firsthand about family rafting trips. We also delight in offering some of the toughest whitewater in California.
Our guides are selected for both their excellent skills and their personalities. They seamlessly adapt any river trip to cater to the clients. Many are local to the area and return year after year, providing a safe, fun trips, but also information about geology, ecology, and history.
We operate on many California rivers including the South, Middle, and North Fork American Rivers, Truckee River, North Yuba, East Carson, Sacramento, Klamath, Trinity and more!
Come and experience the best California has to offer in a way you will never forget. Let Tributary show you a better way while you forget about work, traffic, emails, and crowds.
Contact us at (800)672-3846 for your next adventure.
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