Our clients say it best – a rafting trip down Cherry Creek or the Main Tuolumne is an experience you will never forget. Our guides are experienced boatmen and skilled at hospitality. We appreciate it when you notice. Take a moment to read what some of our guests had to say about their rafting trip with Sierra Mac on Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Google Plus. Please add a review of your own if you feel inspired, and don’t forget to friend us on Facebook. It is the best way to stay connected with what is happening on the river.
“…The Last 3 Days Unforgettable!”
Sierra Mac made the last three days unforgettable! Myself and three good buddies joined Tom and Jordan on the rafting/camping 2 night trip. The amount of time put into the meals alone made the trip more than worth it. Furthermore, it was some of the best whitewater rafting I have taken part in. I highly recommend the three day trip over just a day. Be sure to bring games and fishing equipment. (A plethora of brown and rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and pike minnow). Thanks again to Marty, Tom, and Jordan for the trip of a lifetime!!!
— Ryan Brisban
“Cherry Creek White Water Rafting”
This was the most adventurous white water rafting river trip I have ever taken. I have been white water rafting for over 30 years in the Americas. I have concentrated on the top rivers and have done the Gauley 14 times since it is close and a top river. I did the Futaleufu rver in Chile in 2013 with Earth River Expeditions—-it is one of the top rivers in the world. Looking for more adventure Eric at Earth River recommended Sierra Mac and the Cherry Creek. A first class guide and the owners son Tom McDonnell worked for Eric on the Futaeufu. Also Tom has done the Zambezi in Africa and many other rivers around the world. I was extremely fortunate to have him as our guide. I must say this was the most challenging and exciting river trip I have taken. It had an amazing 14 Class V rapids. Also I can not say enough about Sierra Mac. They are a first Class River Outfitter with outstanding guides. It should be noted this it is not for the faint at heart individual. One last note Tom is a great guide—–if you can get on his raft do it. – Norvel S Aiken South Carolina
“Highlight Of Our Honeymoon”
My partner and I went on a one-day trip down the Tuolumne River on Labor Day weekend 2014. This was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. The drive from the pick-up point to the river is somewhat terrifying, as they like to point out. The river guide we had (whose name I can’t remember, unfortunately) was brilliant, controlling the boat while letting us (there were 5 passengers) think we were being useful. The rapids were super-impressive, especially when we surfed back into a rapid at one point. Brilliant day out!!! — N1Lad., Senior Contributor, London
“Highlight of entire visit”
This is an incredible experience, with 18 miles of rafting. One thrill after another. Our guide Jordan was amazing. His catch phrase was: “You have to row, this isn’t Disneyland!” And he was right! This is not a tour to take if you want to sit back and let someone do the work. This is hands on, and he talked us through each approaching rapid and told us exactly what to do. We felt completely safe, and it was awesome to actually be doing the work ourselves. Before going out, there are a lot of safety briefings and checks, including each of us jumping in, swimming, and getting pulled back into the raft from the water so we would know how to do it. (We never had to use the skill in “real life, btw.) The trip is broken up by a nice lunch, ours was a buffet of sandwich breads, meats, cheese, and condiments…anything I could think of that someone would like on a sandwich was there. A very nice spread, even for vegetarians. When there was a break in the rapids, Jordan let my partner jump in the water and hold on to the raft and float along. We were there the last weekend of June, and the water was cold and refreshing in the sun. You will get soaked, and that is part of the fun. they offer jackets which make a big difference. The bus trip is about 45 min to the water’s edge from where you park your car. It is a scary but pretty drive. There is a lot to see from the raft, including a lot of geological highlights Jordan pointed out. Definitely do this trip and experience the thrills and beauty of the ride, and customer service if this family owned company. – Lorry L. Level 5 Contributor Chicago Illinois
“Bachelor Party Weekend”
Just back from my bachelor party weekend, with a 2 day trip down the main tuolomne river….and what a great trip! 2 days of some great whitewater, with excellent guides (in my boat, Adam was super nice and calm, and did a great job guiding us down the river), complimented by GREAT food (lots of fresh fruits and vegetables; poached wild salmon and excellent steak for dinner; hot breakfast; chicken soft tacos) and great things to do along the way – lounging in the river, jumping off rocks, exploring an old mining shaft.) I was expecting that it was going to be nonstop rafting for 2 days, but the pace is much more relaxed, with a long period of free time in the afternoon on day one after some intensely fun rapids, and the morning of day 2. It turned out to be a great mix, and made for a relaxing and fun weekend. (Note that it is a full 2 days – you finish by about 5:30pm on day 2). Everything was handled professionally, and the guides and staff really enjoyed what they were doing. Lots of great memories. Will be finding a time to try Cherry Creek in the future! — Dan N., Oakland, CA
“our guides were excellent”
Went on the 2 day river rafting trip in June starting on the class V Cherry Creek and then meeting up with my wife and teenage daughters and other friends for class III and IV Rapids that afternoon and the following day. My prior rafting experience consisted of the Truckee River so I was nervous taking on Cherry Creek! The team from Sierra Mac had a great training session before we hit took off down the river letting you know what to expect and practicing the skills you would need for a successful run. It was an unbelievable experience! The pictures of my 15 and 18 year old daughters, who where apprehensive about rafting, are priceless. Big smiles in every shot. My entire family and all our friends loved it. Our guides where excellent. Highly recommend Sierra Mac. — Sean O., San Jose, CA
“tuolumne river with sierra mac”
Tuolumne river is a wild, scenic ride, especially in high spring water. Sierra Mac’s guides were exceptional. They were knowledgeable, experienced, and fun. Lunch was also fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this company. — lowezachary, Huntsville, UT