Emerald Empire Adventures

Emerald Empire Adventures

We specialize in ‘off the beaten track,’ back roads, back woods, wild river, and hot springs experiences in Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, Trinity, Colusa, and Yolo Counties. We have exclusive access to several private ranches and reserves not accessible to the general public, and a wealth of specialized local experiences and connections that no one else can offer.

You will experience the finest views, local cuisine, music and stories after spending the day cycling, rafting, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, and wine tasting tours or just enjoy soaking in the hot springs. Those who wish can take advantage of our exhaustive knowledge of and access to very special landscapes and sporting opportunities while those of a less active inclination can take a leisurely walk along the coast or through majestic forests, and meet up at the end of the day in scenic campsites, fully furnished with whatever amenities you might wish, far from the madding crowds.

We customize your adventure to match the varied interests of each group, and provide a complete end-to-end service including guides, transportation, equipment, local food, and beverages.

Areas of Service and Expertise

We focus primarily on whitewater rafting and bicycle touring, while offering access to unique hiking, equestrian and cultural venues. Or principals embody over 50 years of cumulative experience in these fields and are prepared, along with our partners to take adventure to the next level. Why hunker in a sleeping bag munching freeze-dried grits after a long day in the wilderness when you can swing in a hammock under the stars with a fabulous bottle of local wine nearby as the scent of grilling grass-fed bison steaks fills the starry sky while someone else does the dishes?

Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

Custom multi-sport and cultural experiences in Northern California

ADA Accessibility Notes
Our 20 person tour bus is wheelchair accessible and we welcome the opportunity to craft itineraries that accommodate people of all abilities.

Eco-Friendly Notes
Emerald Empire Adventures works together with local organizations, business and individuals engaged in the development of sustainable, environmentally sensitive and organic systems, and can tailor your itinerary to include tours and venues focused in these areas from biodynamic wineries to off-the-grid living experiments.

Pet Friendly Notes
Some pets can be accommodated with sufficient advance notice, however, certain activities and locales are not amenable to pets.

For More Information, Contact:

Larry Buzbee
PO Box 785, Willits, CA 95490
(707) 367-3299


Emerald Empire Adventures