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JOIN US ON THE SALMON RIVER!

Salmon Raft of McCall, Idaho invites you to come along for an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure. We are proud to be based in beautiful downtown McCall and provide transportation to the river and back to home base. The Salmon River boasts legendary crystal clear waters, spacious white sand beaches, and is the second deepest canyon gorge in North America. Perhaps more luring, however, is the fact that the Salmon River is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. Choose from one of our single day adventures for a quick getaway, our two and three-day excursions for a longer wilderness experience, or jump right in with our team on a longer four or five-day journey through the remote Lower Salmon River Canyons. Our team of Salmon River rafting expert guides will ensure your experience is top-notch and unforgettable. Read some our frequently asked questions and about the Salmon Raft difference.


EMBARK ON THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME



Single Day Trips
Adventure-packed 20 miles with fresh lunch buffet. Perfect for families, with plenty of time for water fights or a short hike.
Two & Three Day Trips
Splashy whitewater for 40 miles – slow down the pace and enjoy three relaxing days, or cover it all in just two. Gourmet meals, expert guides, and plush camping under the stars.
Four & Five Day Trips
Immerse yourself in the remote wilderness for four or five days, covering 63 or 75 miles of roadless river. Wildlife galore, big beaches, deluxe camping – this is the ultimate trip.
Fishing Trips
Expertly guided steelhead trips - the Northwest fisherman's ultimate bucket list item.
  • “Unbelievably Awesome”

    “The guys at Salmon Raft were great! We couldn't believe everything we were provided on this trip for the price, it was an excellent value and something I would recommend to anyone that would be interested in a river trip regardless of the location. Salmon Raft provided gourmet meals each and every day and everyone in our 12 person group were pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of meals. The scenery was spectacular with all kinds of wildlife the entire trip. The Salmon Raft guides were knowledgable, laid back and able to quickly help with fishing tackle issues for those that had not fished before.”

    - Zach Kendall

  • "2nd trip and it keeps getting better!!"

    “August 2017 was my second trip with Salmon Raft and it keeps getting better and better. We went on a 4-day ladies trip and we were spoiled rotten by the guides and their incredible attention to detail. They know everything from the type of birds flying over our rafts to making us incredible meals everyday. Salmon Raft is a FANTASTIC company. If you're planning a river trip, there's absolutely no one else to choose but Salmon Raft. You won't be disappointed.”

    -Nina Dore

  • "Unforgettable"

    “My dad and I had a really memorable and enjoyable trip with Salmon Raft, and Cian and Abbey were absolutely terrific guides! They spoiled us, fed us too much food, and made sure we were comfortable and having fun every mile of the trip. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant way to float down the Salmon River! Thank you Chris and Lauren (owners), and thank you Cian and Abbey!!”

    -Mindy

  • "Awesome Ladies Getaway"

    “Excellent rafting company. Everything top notch - friendly knowledgeable engaging staff, delicious food and fun on the water. Enjoyed a 4 day 3 night trip with a different adventure each day (and night). Camp set up and waiting on sandy beaches on the river in scenic settings. Best get away to leave my hectic world behind. Families would love this adventure! A++”

    -Holly Quinn

  • "Epic trip on the Salmon River!!"

    “From start to finish the folks at Salmon Raft know what they're doing and know how to make their guests feel welcome, safe, challenged, taken care of and relaxed. Every detail is attended to - the guides are amazing, the set-up could not be more comfortable, and the food was perfect. The guides are working pretty much every waking hour, and they do it with such deep knowledge, attention to detail, kindness and humor. The passion they demonstrate for this pristine river, and the knowledge they shared about the history of the Salmon made it a floating classroom in perpetual recess. We bonded with all of our fellow rafters, which made it that much more gratifying. The only regret my wife and I had is that we did not bring our kids. Thank you to Lauren, Chris, Brooke, Carly, Marcelino, and Luke - AWESOME!”

    -Jon Schwarz

  • "Amazing trip!"

    “I would recommend everyone choosing Salmon Raft when deciding on a company to go with for Salmon River rafting. Lauren was excellent with communication and super helpful when I was deciding which trip to take. My boys and I did the 4 day on the Lower Salmon River and had an absolute blast. The river was super fun and the guides were awesome! The beaches where we camped were gorgeous, and the rapids were lots of fun. Our guides were top notch. This is definitely the company to go with.”

    -Suzy Clarke

  • "Amazing Trip, Guides and Adventure!!"

    “FUN on the RIVER was never so care free, despite the obvious rushes of adrenaline. All throughout the day, whether we were powering through the rapids, coasting through the milder sections, or relaxing on the beautiful beaches, the staff were exceptionally accommodating. They constantly checked with everyone to see if we needed anything – whether it was a drink, another round of delicious food, or a particular spot on one of the rafts. Our group ranged in age from 12 – 76 years old, and everyone had a fantastic time! Truly, the level of service was well beyond our expectations, and our only disappointment was when the trip was over. Loved the staff; their personalities only added to the wonderful experience. We would encourage everyone to go with Salmon River Rafting. They worked tirelessly from dusk to dawn, all the while engaging us with smiles on their faces and joy from their hearts. We look forward to seeing them all again.”

    -Shelly Slater

  • "Absolute Perfection"

    “I can't speak highly enough of Salmon Raft. I recently returned from a 3-day rafting trip and it was truly life-changing. Salmon Raft offers a total "glamping" experience with awesome river guides and top-notch camping accommodations. One of the raft guides heads down the river before the rest of the group and by the time you arrive at camp for the evening, tents are set up and a fantastic meal is in progress. The raft guides are a ton of fun, they're Salmon River experts, and you can tell how much they love what they do. Their positive and fun-loving attitudes are infectious! Salmon Raft provides a pack list that allows you to bring just exactly what you need, and they supply the rest (sleeping bags, comfy mats, tents, food, beverages, etc). Gorgeous scenery on the Salmon River and you'll be camping/sleeping on white sandy beaches. I will definitely be back for a 4 or 5-day adventure, but the 3-day was a great way to start.”

    -Sarah Graham

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About Salmon Raft

Salmon Raft is a locally owned and operated business. Whitewater has been a lifelong passion for the husband and wife team owners, Chris and Lauren. It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to share our love for the Salmon River with you.

Salmon Raft guides are safe, knowledgeable, and fun. They are there to make your whitewater experience one that you’ll never forget. Hope to see you on the water! - Chris and Lauren

SUSTAINABILITY

The importance of practicing sustainability in the rafting industry stretches further than just using the term, “green” as a marketing tool. Ecologically conscious business practices are the root of Salmon Raft’s operations, both on and off the water.
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