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Rafting Masterclass

Adventure Idaho Rafting Masterclass

Are You Ready to Conquer the Wild Rapids?

Welcome to our Rafting Masterclass! Perfect for both aspiring rafters and thrill-seekers wanting to add an unforgettable experience to their adventure portfolio. Learn from seasoned pros, delight in wild river tales, and embark on a journey to master the rapids.

Day 1: Dive into the Basics

  • 9 AM: Energizing Kickoff - Begin your adventure with a warm meet and greet, followed by a dynamic introduction to set the tone for an action-packed day.

  • 9:15 AM: Land School - Engage in a lively, informative session covering safety, teamwork, and the essentials of navigating whitewater.

  • 12 PM: Lunch on Us- Fuel up with a delicious lunch, gearing you up for the afternoon's adrenaline rush.

  • Afternoon: Rapids Adventure - Feel the thrill of conquering the rapids, guided by our expert instructors, plus a session on whitewater swimming techniques.

  • Evening Debrief and Dinner - Unwind with a great dinner, sharing your day's experiences and lessons learned from our insightful debrief.

Day 2: Advanced Skills and Swiftwater Rescue

  • Morning: Mastery on the Water - Advance your skills with hands-on river reading, rapid scouting, and mastering eddy turns and ferrying.

  • Afternoon: Swiftwater Rescue Basics - Acquire critical rescue skills including throw rope techniques and how to manage flipped rafts and swimmers.

  • Evening Debrief and Dinner

Day 3: Application and Evaluation

  • Morning: Mastering the Rapids - Apply your newly learned skills on class II-III rapids, focusing on lead and sweep roles and rowing finesse.

  • Afternoon: Evaluation and Potential Solo Runs - Demonstrate your prowess for a chance to navigate a raft solo, under the watchful eyes of our guides.

What You'll Learn:

  • River Planning: Strategies for successful trip planning and spot selection.

  • Gear Up: Understanding essential gear for safety and comfort.

  • Safety First: Mastering crucial safety techniques for confidence on the water.

  • Reading the River: Learning to interpret river flows, eddies, and hazards.

  • Technique Training: Polishing paddling and maneuvering techniques for a seamless ride.

  • Entertaining River Stories: Captivating accounts from seasoned guides to inspire and teach.

Course Details:

  • Group Size: Maximum of 10 participants

  • Equipment: Training on 14ft & 16ft rafts with center and stern frame setups.

  • Price: $850 per person

  • Length: 3 Days

2024 Dates:

  • June 13-15

  • July 18-20

  • Aug 22-24

Alumni Benefits:

  • Discounted Raft Rentals and an exclusive Lower Salmon trip with free boat rental for qualified alumni.


Adventure Idaho, Riggins. Focusing on the Riggins section of the Salmon River, tailored to current water levels.


  • Professional Instruction

  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Gear Rental

Not Included:

Lodging options in Riggins for comfortable stays.

Personalized Guidance:

Benefit from one-on-one coaching with our expert guides, ensuring a personalized and comprehensive learning experience.

Ready to Run the Rapids?

Join us for an unparalleled rafting masterclass, blending skill-building with exhilarating river runs. Secure your spot today and turn the untamed rivers into your playground!

Physical Requirements:

Review our Essential Physical Requirements

Meet Your Instructor

Justin Smith - Over a decade of commercial whitewater experience. Trains guide teams on rivers across Idaho.

This wouldn't be possible without our team! 

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