My husband and I chose Salmon Raft for our anniversary trip and we had a great time we will always remember. Everyone was so kind, professional and they gave 100%. They made sure we were taken care of and felt safe while having and absolute blast!! They had our favorite drinks and delicious homemade cookies ready for us. I can’t say enough about how wonderful these people are. I would highly recommend Salmon Raft to everyone!!
Chris and Lauren were fantastic. The trip was well planned, food tasted great, and the water was perfect. We have been on whitewater trips before and this ranks with the best. We will definitely be back next year, hopefully for a multi-day trips. Everyone was all smiles. Thanks to Salmon Raft for a fantastic day on a beautiful river.
Everything about this rafting company was fabulous! Earlier this summer I contacted them from their website about possible dates and Lauren responded very quickly. We confirmed our trip and had a quick call to provide payment details and we were done. My family did a one-day rafting trip on August 6th and it was great! Everything was on schedule and as communicated. We met Lauren at the ending point for a shuttle to the start. She was on time and was a very safe driver on a small/narrow road. The rafting trip was quick to get started and we had GREAT guide – JAKE! He was a great ‘rafter’, but was also very funny and entertaining. We experienced some very good rapids and had the opportunity to swim/float several times during the day. Lunch was very yummy – my teenage kids even commented that it was a gourmet lunch (as advertised)!! I would not change a thing about this trip. I hope we will have the opportunity to do an overnight trip next time!
We just returned from a fantastic 2-day trip down the Salmon River. The food was first class and we had a great experience from the get-go with Chris and Lauren who answered all of our questions. Jake was our guide, and he shared a lot of information and helped to make the ride fun for our kids (ages 9, 12 and 15). I highly recommend this trip if you are looking for an overnight adventure. We were served four meals which included steak and wine for dinner with fresh-grilled vegetables, a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and blueberry pancakes and two filling lunches that included homemade cookies. Not much more you could ask for!
Our day trip on the river was exciting. Jake, our guide, was accommodating with the teenagers allowing them time in the inflatable kayak and plenty of personal instruction to improve their rides through the rapids. The ride from McCall seemed to fly by while anticipation for the trip built. The twenty miles on the river flew by and the kids said they wanted to do it again soon! The getting wet was refreshing. Food was fabulous. Thanks Jake, Chris, & Lauren!
We rafted the Salmon River over night with a group of 12, ages 13 to 57. Salmon Raft took care of everything and made it look all so easy. Owners Chris and Lauren, and the professional staff they utilize, made sure our adventure was safe, relaxing and treated us all like we were royalty. The attention to detail was unparalleled, the food was amazing (bruschetta appetizers, rib eyes grilled perfectly, and peach cobbler), and we really enjoyed the stories they told while we floated some of the best canyon country anywhere. We compared their pricing to other outfits and believe Salmon Raft provides the best value on the river.
Wow! What an awesome adventure with the Salmon Raft crew in gorgeous McCall, Idaho. The three of us (teenage son in tow) joined friends over the 4th of July for a two day overnight river trip. We loved it! The SR crew made us feel so comfortable and ready for adventure. Their expertise on the river, knowledge of the area, attention to all the details and the fabulous food made the whole experience a great value. The opportunity to gaze under the stars next to a beautiful natural river was unforgettable. Thank you Salmon Raft crew!
To experience a trip with Salmon Raft is to have a little slice of heaven. Can’t recommend it highly enough. The service, attention to detail, comfort, wonderful food (think homemade fresh peach cobbler, cooked Dutch oven on the beach), were all top notch!! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The Salmon River is an absolutely beautiful place to go rafting. There are several warm, sandy beaches. Beautiful rock formations tower over you as you head down the river. In addition, there is lush green foliage to admire, and lots of wildlife to see. We met Herman! When can I go again?! Oh wait, did I mention the awesome rapids……?
Salmon Raft offered us (my husband, son and myself) the BEST rafting experience we have ever had! Our guide took expert care to read the river before each “rapids experience” to ensure our safety. Prior to rafting the Salmon, Derek observed the highest class rapids to plan for the execution of those rapids. Two experienced raft guides followed our raft in case a water rescue was necessary. Additionally, an inflatable kayak was brought for the use of the more adventuresome – after several rapids in the raft, our son chose to run the Salmon in the kayak. With individualized instruction for managing the kayak and safety protocols explained, our son extended his river experience paddling the kayak, Great consideration for his safety was provided. Our guide chose the water path for the kayak carefully, avoiding the most dangerous sections of the river, while offering class 3 paddling for our son. Certainly, this was the most safety-driven rafting experience we have had.
The guides are very personable. After the hour ride to the drop-off, conversations had turned strangers to friends. Everyone involved in our experience was considerate, informed and positive. Laughter and stories (primarily of fishing and other outdoor adventures) were freely exchanged.
Professionalism is also apparent within this company. All of my pre-trip questions were answered thoroughly. We were carefully instructed in the “what-to-do-if” scenarios that could occur during a class 3 to 4 rapids rafting trip. While on the river, our guide explained some of the mining situations currently taking place on the Salmon. Derek also pointed out historical evidence of past living along the Salmon. He is also a “darn good” geologist! After telling me about a phenomena that occurs when striking pieces of quartz together, he found two pieces of the mineral for us to try later.
Lauren, one of the owners and the van and raft trailer driver, is also professional and thoughtful. She arranged our trip exceptionally well – there were no surprises. She even baked us “river cookies” the morning of our trip to enjoy during break time!
None of us were ready for this rafting experience to end. We have spoken of it often and always with smiles. We will certainly raft again with the folks at Salmon Raft! We are considering the two day trip for our next experience!
I can’t think of a better way to see the Salmon River and have a unique Idaho experience than a trip with Salmon Raft. The staff was enthusiastic, encouraging and welcoming. Our guide, Chris, was knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable although we had limited white water experience. The one-day trip was a perfect combination of relaxation and adventure! I would highly recommend Salmon Raft for a great experience.