The Lower Salmon River is a river expedition Maui style with white sandy beaches inviting you all along the way. With lots of class III & IV whitewater, a guided rafting trip on the Lower Salmon River has a great balance of heart pounding whitewater rafting and stress melting beachside camping. The Lower Salmon is a summer recreation dreamland offering a continuous wave of good times and new memories. From running the rapids and swimming the pools to playing games in the sand and relaxing beneath the stars, its hard to imagine anything could make these trips better. But add a gourmet meals prepared by our friendly and knowledgeable guides and now these trips are truly unforgettable.

The night before each trip departs, guests and guides will have a meet and greet at the Minam Store where we will discuss river protocol. The next morning we will shuttle you to the Hammer Creek boat ramp outside of Whitebird, Idaho for the start of your float. Trips will end 72 miles down river at Heller Bar on the Snake River. From there you will be shuttled back to the Minam Store where your vehicle will be parked. These guided whitewater floats are typically done in 5 days, but 4 day options are also available. Or if you would like to prolonge your retreat from the hustle and bustle of the outside world, we can slow it down and spend 6 days on the river.

Guided whitewater raft trips are all inclusive. Guests will be provided with top of the line camp gear including a heavy duty sleeping pad, a warm sleeping bag, a sturdy cot, a spacious tent, and a comfy camp chair. Delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be prepared riverside by our guides using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

Groups interested in booking trips must have at least 6 members. For groups less than 6 in size, you may be able to join an existing trip, so don't hesitate to give us a call. 4 day trips are $1295 per person, 5 day trips are $1595 per person, and 6 day trips are $1795 per person.  5-day Wine & Food trips are $1,695 per person.


Deposit & Cancellation Policy:

50% down payment is required to book a trip with final payment due 30 days prior to launch. Deposits and final payments are non-refundable.  You are welcome to find a replacement for your spot.  We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance through a company like AIG Travel Guard or Travelex.  Please understand that when you book a spot, we lose the right to sell your spot to other individuals.  Our number of trips and clients per trip are limited by river management plans. We cannot make exceptions due to medical or family emergencies or weather conditions and strongly advise purchasing insurance to protect your investment.  Cancellation and interruption insurance can include full refund of your deposit and final payment should you cancel. If you cannot afford to forfeit your reservation dollars, you should purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Lower Salmon River Rates

4 day -  $1295

5 day - $1595

6 day - $1795

The Snake River through Hells Canyon: Wine & Food on the River 2020 launch dates

June 10-14 Pepperbridge Winery and Andrae's Kitchen

July 4-8 Bergevin Lane Vineyards and Andrae's Kitchen

July 12-16 Reininger Winery & Andrae's Kitchen

July 20-24 Gifford Hirlinger & Andrae's Kitchen

July 28-August 1 Force Majeure & Andrae's Kitchen

August 21-25 Va Piano Vineyards & Andrae's Kitchen

Book a custom launch date with your group of 6 or more people.

Gorges of the Lower Salmon River 2020 Launch Dates

August 5-9 Sleight of Hand Cellars and Andrae's Kitchen

August 12-16 Rotie Cellars and Andrae's Kitchen

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Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde River 2020 Launch Dates

May 25-27 Dunham Cellars and Andrae's Kitchen
June 1-3 Dusted Valley and Andrae's Kitchen

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Wine & Food on the River Packing List

Lower Salmon River Itinerary