Sunshine Rafting Adventures

18000 Covered Bridge Road


Sunshine Rafting Adventures has been running river rafting trips on the Stanislaus River out of Knights Ferry for over 30 years. What started as a project by Yosemite Park Ranger, Jim Foust, has blossomed into one of the most rafted sections of water in all of Northern California. Sunshine Rafting has a history of running a number of sections of the Stanislaus, with the mainstay in Knights Ferry being the crown jewel. Other runs, such as the class III Camp Nine section, as well as the Goodwin Dam section of the Stanislaus River, have been run commercially by Sunshine as well, until changes in the dam schedules and flows shut those runs down for recreational use.

Although the sections of water that Sunshine has run have changed over time, the main mission of the company has not. From the inception of the company, the idea was to provide affordable, family-friendly fun that was engaging and healthy. Sunshine prides itself on a knowledgeable and friendly staff that support our customers at the put in and take out, as well as a hard-working office staff that prides itself on making trip planning quick and easy. As times have changed, Sunshine has transformed and has been able to make the most of technology that makes remembering the trip (via photos) and learning about the trip (via online portals) as accessible as possible.


Lei Ruiz

Friday, July 7, 2017

Great thing to do together as family. The first time we booked with Sunshine Rafting it was organized and they are just fun to be around. We have been doing this almost every year. I even recommended this to my friends and we had a blast doing the river rafting. We cannot wait to do it again next month. It is highly recommended!!!

Daniel Brown

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Great rafting company. They had our whole trip planned out from start to finish, they had guides posted on important parts in the river, and all their equipment is up-to-snuff. They did fall short in the picture department (I had to look through a dozen to find the one photo I was in). Otherwise, this is a great rafting company.

T Francis

Monday, Sep. 4, 2017

This was well organized. We appreciated the equipment, safety talk, occasional employee in a kayak to give input, photos, and especially the ride back to Knights Ferry.

Joseph Palacios

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Great trip as usual. I'm trying to think of a complaint to add to my review, but simply can't.

Alexandra Becerra

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

it was a great experience we were a group of about 30 of us definitely making an annual trip with the family.