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Snake River Scenic Float with Teton Views

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Wyoming, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Admire views of the Grand Tetons on a 3-hour scenic float down the Snake River. A guide does all the paddling so you can just relax and watch for wildlife along the water. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include lunch.
  • 3-hour float down the Snake River from Jackson or Teton Village
  • Enjoy views of the Grand Tetons from the water
  • Take in the scenery while a guide does the paddling
  • Watch for native animals such as eagles, beavers, or maybe an elk
  • Upgrade to include a box lunch
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Professional River Guide
Transportation to and from the river
Rain Poncho
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

Departure Point

Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Departure Time

12:30 PM
Your tour starts with checking in at the Mad River Boathouse where you can purchase refreshments, indoor bathrooms are available, visit our retail shop and explore the River's Runner Museum. Transportation is included and will drop you off at Wilson Bridge where you'll hop on your inflatable, self-bailing, 18-foot (5.5-meter) AIRE raft, which seats 16 passengers but this tour averages eight to 10 guests per boat. 

Then set off down the Snake River with your guide, who does all the paddling so you can simply relax and take in the views of the dramatic Teton mountain range. Float 13 miles (21 km) down the river, watching for wildlife and listening to your guide's narration about the history and geology of the region. The waters here are calm, so cameras and binoculars are welcome on the raft to help you spot osprey, beavers, bald eagles, cliff swallows, and trout; if you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a mule deer, elk, or even a bear.

The time of your tour departure depends on the season, but mornings are the ideal time, as this is when the light fog lifts and sunlight casts a glow on the mountains. This is also the best time to spot wildlife.

Your tour ends with return to your departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Snake River
The magnificent Teton Range sets the stage for our 13 mile Scenic Float trips. This trip starts west of the town of Jackson and winds its way south through braided river channels and sand bars. This 13-mile stretch is home to an array of natural wonders unlike anywhere else on earth and the opportunity to view them all in one place is extremely rare.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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, and fleece jackets available for rent. Wet suits are $10.00 to rent. Wet suit jackets and fleece jackets are each $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.
  • Trip pricing includes all taxes and fees.
  • Gratuities are not included, it is customary to tip your guide and bus driver.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Snake River Scenic Float with Teton Views?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Snake River Float
ssa71
, Jul 2019
Went for the float last week while visiting Grand Teton. Extremely happy with our experience. Was travelling with wife and twin daughters 11 years old. Was provided with hotel pick up from Jackson. Everything went as planned. Float operator was knowledgeable about the local area. Saw seasonal birds. Quite relaxing in calm water and no other floats in the vicinity. Will recommend.
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Great trip!
L7018NZlorip
, Jun 2019
We had a wonderful trip floating down the Snake river with Molly and Luke. They knew the river well and had a great sense of humor!
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Very relaxing and fun trip!
dancall1951
, Jul 2018
Saw a number of bald eagles, met some very nice fellow travelers, and had a great guide in JR. Evreyone on our raft enjoyed the trip. Three different families. Our guide was knowledgeable, fun, and helped us to get the most out of the float down the Snake River. Would recommend Mad River as they were very organized, helpful and efficient. Our lunch was very good as well.
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The float was sort of as advertised...
Bill
, Nov 2017
The float was sort of as advertised. But the guide made it clear from the start that it was unlikely that we would see animals other than bird life and cows so the claim that we would see wildlife was sort of true but not what I had in mind. Also, the float was not as wild as I had imagined that is,the area was more developed than I had expected. IMHO the guide was a little over the line a couple of times in attempts to be entertaining. An example was as we passed a very expensive house on a hill, he said it was his and the Mexican girls that cleaned for him were not allowed to leave. He meant well but.......The craft became uncomfortable after the first hour and the lunch was okay but nothing Iwould have ordered at a deli. All in all the float was a little disappointing but then I have spent many years outdoors so it may have been exactly what others may have enjoyed. Lastly, while the guide was okay, I would have preferred someone with a different approach.
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Basic, fun float trip down the Snake...
Michael M
, Aug 2017
Basic, fun float trip down the Snake River. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable and skilled. Nice lunch. Would recommend this outfitter.
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Awesome, guy scary informative...
Michael P
, Aug 2017
Awesome, guy scary informative personable would recommend anyone to take this trip
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Our guide was very skilled and also...
Dean B
, Aug 2017
Our guide was very skilled and also entertaining. It was a most enjoyable afternoon. Would highly recommend.
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We were disappointed with this tour...
Julian P
, Jul 2017
We were disappointed with this tour. Guide was excellent, but the scenery was not as advertised. River was running much too fast for enjoyable float trip. From the title of this trip Teton Views we expected beautiful snow capped mountain views but essentially saw none. and the views in the Grand Teton national park were still spectacular at this late June date The inflated river raft was crowded and uncomfortable for this big, moderately handicapped traveler.
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Jessica was an informed, energetic...
Mary W
, Jun 2017
Jessica was an informed, energetic guide. We had a wonderful time!!
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Tour guide/raft guide Bobby was very...
Joseph B
, Sep 2016
Tour guide/raft guide Bobby was very personable and informative. Scenery was spectacular. However, there was very little wildlife to view along the river.
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