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  • Why choose Adventure Idaho?
    There are many good rafting companies but we have great guides! We've built an experienced team of fun, well rounded people that have a passion for sharing the river.
  • What do I wear and bring on the river?
    Check out the river packing lists before your next trip.
  • Where does the trip start and end?
    Check out the maps for locations, rapids, launch and end points for your trip.
  • What will we eat on the river?
    On multi-day trips, meals are provided once the rafting trip begins until breakfast the last day. Lunch is offered at our office after multi-day trips. ​ Lunch is provided on full day trips. Check out the river menu page.
  • Age and weight requirements?
    Check out our Essential Physical Requirements page.
  • Is this safe for my family?
    There are potential risks with wilderness rafting trips, that is why it is critical to use experienced guides. In over 30 years, we have taken thousands of families rafting without serious issue. Rafting trips in late June - August are great for almost all ages! We raise our minimum age to 16 and potentially higher depending on the water level in May/early June. High water produces large rapids that blend together. This can result in long, cold swims. As the river drops, pools form between rapids and the water warms, making a better experience for all.
  • What is your policy on lifejackets?
    Idaho State Law requires lifejackets any child under sixteen (16) years of age any time on the water, we require all of our guests and guides to wear their lifejackets when on the river. You will be required to wear a helmet while using the inflatable kayaks.
  • What will my kids do on the river?
    Kids are never bored on a river trip! They will make new friends and have endless entertainment with water activities, sand games, hikes, etc!
  • Weather?
    Air temps are in the 90s during the summer. Water temps reach mid 70s. It is usually hot and dry but occasional rainstorms can bring cool mornings.
  • How experienced are your guides?
    Many of our guides have decades of whitewater experience. Our newer guides train under mentors, then navigate gear boats without people until they are fully qualified.
  • Tips/Gratuities?
    10-20% of trip cost is the industry standard, however this is personal matter. Please follow your heart, as our guides greatly appreciate it.
  • Phones?
    Most of the Salmon River doesn't have cell service, its great! We love watching adults and children connect with those around them. We recommend phone dry bags, as phone can sink.
  • Are the mosquitoes bad?
    Mosquitoes are rare in this hot, dry desert climate. You may occasionally find other bugs, but are not an issue.
  • How's the fishing on the Salmon River?
    The fishing is great depending on the season. This river is known for its fall steelhead fun. High water in May-June typically provides the poorest fishing conditions. Late summer/fall provides great opportunities to fish for smallmouth bass and trout. You will need to purchase an Idaho fishing license.
  • Is this right for me?
    We have taken people of all ages and backgrounds down the river. If you have questions about certain conditions, we are happy to give more information.
  • Can I bring my own raft or river gear?
    Yes! But please verify with us. Water ski/wakeboard lifejackets are NOT whitewater PFDs and won't be allowed. If you have kayak, paddleboard, or rowing experience - reach out and we can work with you! Unlicensed guides are not allowed to carry paying passengers without a licensed guide on the boat. You will be on federal waters that are patrolled.
  • What about bathrooms?
    Flushing water isn't found in the wilderness, but we provide sanitary and private bathroom facilities on our river trips.
  • What if my family has to contact me on the river?
    There is no cell service on multi-day river trips. Our guides can check messages from our office daily with emergency satellite communication. Reach out to our office and we can relay messages.
  • Beverages?
    We do not provide beverages and alcohol is not allowed while rafting on the river. Reach out and we can provide a cooler and ice if needed.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    We don't allow dogs. If you have a well trained dog that is already comfortable with a moving raft in whitewater, reach out and we may make an exception on small chartered trips. The dog must have a PFD.
  • Dietary restrictions?
    We can provide for dietary restrictions with advanced notice.
  • What do we do with our cars and luggage?
    Depending on the river trip, you may need to use a shuttle company to move your vehicle to the end of the river. Reach out for more details.
  • Travel Arrangements?
    Boise is the nearest major airport. Regional flights can be found into McCall and Lewiston. Reach out for additional travel info.
  • Where can I purchase last minute gear?
    Our store provides shirts, rafting accessories, phone cases, etc. More options in McCall and Lewiston.
  • Cancelation Policy?
    20% deposit is due at the time of booking with the final amount due 7 days before trip departure. Deposits and final payments are NON-refundable. However, Adventure Idaho Inc. does provide for the transfer of payments to an alternate guest, provided we receive notice within 14 days before the trip date.
  • Can I row my own boat?
    Yes, if you have whitewater experience. We can provide a boat and gear on our trips. We can't allow this for anyone, but talk with us if you have what it takes.
  • Do you offer large group deals?
    Yes! Reach out for large group deals. We can have up to 190 people at a time on certain sections of the river. The Salmon River High Adventure Base is ideal for big groups over multiple days and offers the lowest prices around.
  • Will there be changing rooms?
    Most of the river put-ins and take-outs have restrooms and some have designated changing areas. We recommend wearing swim suits under your clothes to the river and then changing out of wet clothes after.
  • Why choose Adventure Idaho?
    There are many good rafting companies but we have great guides! We've built an experienced team of fun, well rounded people that have a passion for sharing the river.
  • What do I wear and bring on the river?
    Check out the river packing lists before your next trip.
  • Where does the trip start and end?
    Check out the maps for locations, rapids, launch and end points for your trip.
  • What will we eat on the river?
    On multi-day trips, meals are provided once the rafting trip begins until breakfast the last day. Lunch is offered at our office after multi-day trips. ​ Lunch is provided on full day trips. Check out the river menu page.
  • Age and weight requirements?
    Check out our Essential Physical Requirements page.
  • Is this safe for my family?
    There are potential risks with wilderness rafting trips, that is why it is critical to use experienced guides. In over 30 years, we have taken thousands of families rafting without serious issue. Rafting trips in late June - August are great for almost all ages! We raise our minimum age to 16 and potentially higher depending on the water level in May/early June. High water produces large rapids that blend together. This can result in long, cold swims. As the river drops, pools form between rapids and the water warms, making a better experience for all.
  • What is your policy on lifejackets?
    Idaho State Law requires lifejackets any child under sixteen (16) years of age any time on the water, we require all of our guests and guides to wear their lifejackets when on the river. You will be required to wear a helmet while using the inflatable kayaks.
  • What will my kids do on the river?
    Kids are never bored on a river trip! They will make new friends and have endless entertainment with water activities, sand games, hikes, etc!
  • Weather?
    Air temps are in the 90s during the summer. Water temps reach mid 70s. It is usually hot and dry but occasional rainstorms can bring cool mornings.
  • How experienced are your guides?
    Many of our guides have decades of whitewater experience. Our newer guides train under mentors, then navigate gear boats without people until they are fully qualified.
  • Tips/Gratuities?
    10-20% of trip cost is the industry standard, however this is personal matter. Please follow your heart, as our guides greatly appreciate it.
  • Phones?
    Most of the Salmon River doesn't have cell service, its great! We love watching adults and children connect with those around them. We recommend phone dry bags, as phone can sink.
  • Are the mosquitoes bad?
    Mosquitoes are rare in this hot, dry desert climate. You may occasionally find other bugs, but are not an issue.
  • How's the fishing on the Salmon River?
    The fishing is great depending on the season. This river is known for its fall steelhead fun. High water in May-June typically provides the poorest fishing conditions. Late summer/fall provides great opportunities to fish for smallmouth bass and trout. You will need to purchase an Idaho fishing license.
  • Is this right for me?
    We have taken people of all ages and backgrounds down the river. If you have questions about certain conditions, we are happy to give more information.
  • Can I bring my own raft or river gear?
    Yes! But please verify with us. Water ski/wakeboard lifejackets are NOT whitewater PFDs and won't be allowed. If you have kayak, paddleboard, or rowing experience - reach out and we can work with you! Unlicensed guides are not allowed to carry paying passengers without a licensed guide on the boat. You will be on federal waters that are patrolled.
  • What about bathrooms?
    Flushing water isn't found in the wilderness, but we provide sanitary and private bathroom facilities on our river trips.
  • What if my family has to contact me on the river?
    There is no cell service on multi-day river trips. Our guides can check messages from our office daily with emergency satellite communication. Reach out to our office and we can relay messages.
  • Beverages?
    We do not provide beverages and alcohol is not allowed while rafting on the river. Reach out and we can provide a cooler and ice if needed.
  • Are dogs allowed?
    We don't allow dogs. If you have a well trained dog that is already comfortable with a moving raft in whitewater, reach out and we may make an exception on small chartered trips. The dog must have a PFD.
  • Dietary restrictions?
    We can provide for dietary restrictions with advanced notice.
  • What do we do with our cars and luggage?
    Depending on the river trip, you may need to use a shuttle company to move your vehicle to the end of the river. Reach out for more details.
  • Travel Arrangements?
    Boise is the nearest major airport. Regional flights can be found into McCall and Lewiston. Reach out for additional travel info.
  • Where can I purchase last minute gear?
    Our store provides shirts, rafting accessories, phone cases, etc. More options in McCall and Lewiston.
  • Cancelation Policy?
    20% deposit is due at the time of booking with the final amount due 7 days before trip departure. Deposits and final payments are NON-refundable. However, Adventure Idaho Inc. does provide for the transfer of payments to an alternate guest, provided we receive notice within 14 days before the trip date.
  • Can I row my own boat?
    Yes, if you have whitewater experience. We can provide a boat and gear on our trips. We can't allow this for anyone, but talk with us if you have what it takes.
  • Do you offer large group deals?
    Yes! Reach out for large group deals. We can have up to 190 people at a time on certain sections of the river. The Salmon River High Adventure Base is ideal for big groups over multiple days and offers the lowest prices around.
  • Will there be changing rooms?
    Most of the river put-ins and take-outs have restrooms and some have designated changing areas. We recommend wearing swim suits under your clothes to the river and then changing out of wet clothes after.
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