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Classic Raft Whitewater Adventure

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3 ½ Hour Duration
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Includes roundtrip transportation
Most Popular
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High demand tour- book early!
Fun For Most Ages
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Exciting for kids and adults!
Snake River Experience
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Scenic canyon views and wildlife opportunities


Feel exhilerated and refreshed as you splash your way down the 8 mile whitewater stretch of the Snake River! This is Jackson Hole's most popular whitewater trip and is certainly a tour you'll never forget.

There are non-paddling and paddling positions in this raft. Most people choose this option because they are first-time rafters or are traveling with small children. Your experienced guide will ensure your safety and facilitate group paddling efforts while sharing the history of the area as well as information about the incredible local flora and fauna. The Snake River Canyon is rich in geological history as well as wildlife and your guide will point out some of the features that make this canyon unique. You may see river otters, osprey, and bald eagles on your trip, keep your eyes on the lookout! A lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear.

Course of Trip: All whitewater trips launch from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and wind their way south toward Alpine, WY, exiting the river at Sheep Gulch Boat Ramp. Guests travel 8 river miles from start to finish. There are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I to III. Rapids include Double Draw, Big Kahuna, Lunchcounter, Ropes, Champagne, and Cottonwood.

Best Suited For: Everyone! Classic boat tours are best suited for families with kiddos 6 to 9 years old (must weigh at least 50 pounds), solo travelers, active seniors, first-timers, multi-generational travelers, or large groups.

What's Included

Professional River Guide
Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
Helmet (required in high water conditions)
Transportation to and from Snake River (departing from our boat house)
Guide Gratuity (20% reccommended)

Frequently Asked Questions

How big are the rapids?
The rapids on the whitewater stretch of the Snake River vary depending on time of year and river flows. During the Summer months this stretch of river is Class I,II and III. Rapid class is based on a danger/consequence scale from I to V with class V (5) having the most danger. Class III is a great, safe and fun level of whitewater for most people who don't have prior whitewater experience. Highwater, during early season run-off, varies year to year due to the Snake River being a snowmelt fed & dammed river. Highwater season can be late May through early to late June. During these times when the river goes above a certain water flow some rapids can become class IV. Your knowledgable and experienced guide will answer any questions and ensure a safe trip down the river!
Is transportation included?
Round-trip transportation is included with this trip right from your lodging. The guides will pick you up at the lodging that you specify while booking your reservation with Jackson Hole Tourbase. You will be returned to your lodging at the end of the tour, as well. You will also receive a confirmation email and voucher with complete and detailed instructions immediately upon booking
What is Book Now/Pay Later?
The Book Now, Pay Later option requires a 5% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. You will see this option during checkout. The remaining balance is automatically processed two weeks before the date of the first tour on your invoice. You will receive an email reminding you of this payment five days beforehand. You must contact us before this date if you need to update your payment method. If your card is declined, your reservation will be canceled.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 6 years old • Minimum Weight: 47 lbs
The ability to swim is highly recommended
River conditions are dependent on the time of year
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts

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3h 30min

Adult Rate

Boat Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 3h 30min • 4 activities

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40 minutes
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Listen as your guide explains how to paddle down the river and best enjoy your trip!

10 minutes
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Enjoy the thrill and beauty of the Snake River Canyon

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40 minutes