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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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If you're picturing a classic whitewater rafting trip in the Rocky Mountains, this 8 mile (13-km) journey down the Snake River in Wyoming is it. Traverse about eight sets of Class I, II, and III rapids as you make your way through Snake River Canyon, aka the Grand Canyon, with a rafting guide. When booking, select the rafting season and corresponding departure time you prefer.
  • 3.5-hour whitewater rafting tour from Jackson
  • Tackle the rapids of the Snake River
  • Enjoy the alpine scenery of Snake River Canyon
  • Look for native wildlife
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Professional River Guide
Transportation to and from the river
Paddling pants and jacket
Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD)
Gratuities (it is customary to tip your guide and bus driver)
Gear Rentals (wet suits, booties and jackets are available for rental)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Wet suits are $10.00 to rent. Wet suit jackets are $5.00 to rent.

Departure Point

1255 US-89, Jackson, WY 83001, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts at the rafting office in Jackson, where you'll check in 30 minutes before your scheduled launch time. From here, you'll be transferred to West Table Boat Ramp on the Snake River to hop aboard your raft with your guide. 

When everyone is geared up and ready, set off down the river toward Alpine, Wyoming, traveling eight river miles in total. With your guide providing instructions, navigate about eight sets of rapids, ranging from Class I to Class III, including features such as the Big Kahuna rapids, Lunch Counter, the Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights, and Bailing Straights. 

During the calmer moments, listen to commentary from your guide about the area's history, wildlife, and vegetation. Take in views of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River, and keep your eyes open for animals like bald eagles, river otters, osprey, mule deer, elk, a mountain goat, or maybe even a bear, if you're really lucky.

Your rafting tour takes place on a standard-size inflatable, self-bailing, 18-foot (5.5-meter) AIRE raft, which seats 16 people but these tours average 10 to 12 guests per boat. Both paddling and non-paddling positions are available.

When your rafting adventure ends, you'll be returned to the tour office.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear shoes that can get wet that will not fall off your feet. An old pair of running shoes or water shoes would be your best option. You must wear footwear in the raft, so we do have booties available for rent if you do not have footwear. Sizes run 2 – 15 and can be rented upon arrival for $5.00 per pair.
  • Please wear synthetic clothing if possible and bring layers. Synthetics are best for the river because they dry faster than cotton. A bathing suit underneath shorts and a t-shirt is fine for a nice, warm, summer day.
  • Conditions can be variable; you may experience a cold day on the river. (Not to worry, it will still be a lot of fun. You just have to dress appropriately!)
  • We have wet suits & wet suit jackets available for rent. Wet suits are $10.00 to rent. Wet suit jackets are $5.00 to rent.
  • Splash gear is complimentary. On a cold day, you’ll want a bathing suit to wear under the wet suit.
  • Bring a change of dry clothes and a towel!
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are highly recommended.
  • Gratuity not included.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note: kids must weigh at least 50 pounds or more to go rafting!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mad River Boat Trips

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Whitewater Adventure Classic Boats ?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "For this trip, there are times of calm and adventure!" See review


131 Reviews
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Mad River Boat Trips a great experience!
, Jul 2021
Had a great time and really enjoyed our guide, Jimmy. Would like to try other trips Mad River Boats offers next time out west.
Súper pros wonderful experience
, Jul 2021
Wonderful experience all the staff was amazing, super profesionales. Great fun defiantly recommend it
White water rafting snake river
, Jul 2021
Fitz was awesome explained all the upcoming rapids safety was his priority through out the whole journey got us all back without tipping over will go back if I get the opportunity highly recommend
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Fun and exciting
, Jul 2021
It’s was a fun exciting experience. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour.
5 stars from a hesitant rafter!
, Jun 2021
Oh so fun... Especially for a first timer like me! Just enough rapids to make it exciting but not terrifying. Hailey was a great river guide and Dorothy provided fantastic narration on the bus ride to and from the rafting trip.
Perfect 1st Whitewater Experience
, Jun 2021
We chose the larger boat and everyone, young and old, had a great time. Just the right amount and difficulty of rapids. We even saw a bald eagle catch a fish! Great time for all!
The white water trip was awesome.
, Jun 2021
The white water experience was awesome. This was our first time doing something like this. Our guy Aaron was very professional and did a great job. Thank you Aaron and Mad River for a great experience.
Great family fun!
, Jun 2021
Our guide (Athena) was friendly and she definitely knew what she was doing! Our family of five including three kids aged 12-18 had a blast. Three of us were in the front two rows ams we definitely got wet! Loved it. Has about five level 3 rapids and several level 2s. We are not "experienced rafters" and it worked out perfectly. Highly recommend.
Highly recommend!!!
, Jun 2021
It was an awesome trip! Bobby our guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor!!! Highly recommend this company!!
Family time
, Aug 2019
Loved every cfs of the trip! The entire crew working with Mad River were welcoming and helpful. Our guide, Zach was funny and so knowledgable. I highly recommend this excersion for any one, any family looking for a little disconnect from the world and reconnection with themselves or each other.

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