Russian River Bus


Every Saturday (restarts in June/July 2022)

Trip Overview

All 2021 Russian River buses are CANCELLED due to health concerns related to COVID-19. The Russian River bus will return in 2022.


Take a break from the city and ride in style to the gorgeous Russian River. Spend a day tubing down the river. Let us take care of everything and you just enjoy the ride.  With two SF Bay Area pick up locations (Bryant and Presidio), we make it as easy as possible to get away from the fog and the city grind and escape to wine and river country. Nothing beats a relaxing day on the Russian River, where the sun is always shining.




Note on alcohol consumption: 

We are familiar with the new regulations on alcohol and bus access at Steelhead and Sunset Beaches and our operations are in accordance with this new regulation. Proper commercial bus permits have been acquired and activities, including canned beer on the river ONLY, have been approved by park rangers. While we will provide beverages on the bus, they will be in closed storage containers that are not to be opened until well away from both Steelhead and Sunset beaches. For any other questions please reach out to our event coordinators at
Difficulty Rating: Easy

Approximately 3 miles down river, which takes approximately 4-5 hours. Moderate exertion for to ensure you arrive at the end point in time. Swimming skills required.

Trip Itinerary

Although we'll always do our best to adhere to this schedule, it is often dictated by factors outside of our control and is therefore subject to change. We will run this trip rain or shine as long as it is safe to do so.


8:30AM - Pick up Sports Basement Bryant

9:00AM - Pick up at Sports Basement Presidio

10:30AM - Drop off at Steelhead Beach

4:00-4:30PM - pick up Sunset Beach

5:00PM - Depart Sunset Beach

6:30PM - arrive SB Presidio

7:00PM - arrive SB Bryant

Packing List


2+ Liters of Water

Waterproof garbage/dry bag (provided)


Waterproofing for phone/keys/wallet

Tube  - rent with us or bring your own

Clothing that can get wet

Personal Floatation Device (PFD) - provided

Optional (but recommended):

Small cooler - one that floats or something to make it float

Insulated water bottle - great for keeping ice frozen all day. Try Hydroflask or Kleen Kanteen

Sunglasses with neck strap

Sun hat


Extra water

River shoes

Do NOT bring:

Glass bottles of any kind


$75 per person


Luxury bus transportation

WiFi and outlets on bus

Light breakfast, coffee AND mimosas!

10L Waterproof bag (for snacks/drinks/garbage)

2 Beers/Wine for the River (Must be 21+ and NOT to be consumed at either Steelhead or Sunset beaches)

Snacks for the river

Snacks and drinks for the return

Bus bathrooms

Commercial Bus Permits

Not Included:

Transportation to and from Sports Basement

SB Rentals - Tubes ($25) - select add on

Insurance of any kind

Guide gratuities