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Small Boat Whitewater Adventure

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3 ½ Hour Duration
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Includes transportation
Amazing Wildlife Opportunities
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Great For Families
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Exciting for all ages!


Looking for a bit more thrill out of your whitewater trip? Look no further, these smaller boats offer a more adventurous ride than the Classic Raft Whitewater Adventure . Built for those looking for a smaller boat and a bigger thrill!

Something you won't want to miss, and certainly wont forget, while visiting Jackson Hole in the Summer is the legendary Snake River. Experience the beauty of the Snake River Canyon between Hoback and Alpine with your world-class guide on a smaller boat for a splashier adventure! This tour accommodates 8 people per boat and all participants must be able and willing to paddle.

Your experienced guide will share 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 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 Wyoming rafting trip. A lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a black bear.

People come from all over the world to experience our newly designated “Wild and Scenic” river. The Snake River in Jackson Hole has been classified as a Class I-III river, meaning that you can enjoy anything from a flat water scenic float in the north to exciting whitewater rapids in the Snake River Canyon to the south.

All whitewater trips launch from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and make their way south toward Alpine, WY. Trips take out of the river at Sheep Gulch Boat Ramp and guests travel 8 river miles from start to finish. There are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I to III. Legendary Snake River rapids include Big Kahuna, Lunch Counter, Ropes, Champagne, and Cottonwood.

Book this trip today and experience the most exciting tour that Summer in Jackson Hole has to offer!

What's Included

Professional River Guide
Transportation to and from river (from Mad River Boat House)
Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
Helmet (required in high water conditions)
Guide Gratuity

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!

What if the weather is bad?

Our tours operate snow or shine! If for some reason the weather is deemed unsafe for the tour to operate then you will be notified and will receive a full refund.

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.

Jackson or Jackson Hole-- What's the difference?
Jackson is the name of the town itself. While Jackson Hole refers to the entire Valley and includes Jackson and the surrounding towns of Wilson, Teton Village, Moose, Kelly, Moran and Hoback.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 6 years old • Minimum Weight: 50 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

Jackson Hole


3h 30min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 3h 30min • 4 activities

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Enjoy the scenery along the way!

35 minutes
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Enjoy your trip down the Snake River Canyon!

2 hours
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40 minutes
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Listen as your guide explains how to paddle and best enjoy your whitewater adventure

15 minutes