What Should I Expect?
Expect magnificent views of the Tetons and an abundance of wildlife throughout the journey. You will see a number of bald eagles, osprey, herons, mergansers on sections of the river. The river ecosystem is home of herds of elk, mule deer, and moose. The experience will be relaxing and safe for you and your party along the calm river journey. Our guides will be happy to enlightening you on the passing sights with stories about the area and will spot out wildlife for you, sometimes they blend in so well with their environment it’s hard to spot.
What Should I Wear?
Dress the same as you would for any outdoor activity.
The mornings are generally cool although it warms up rapidly as the sun rises in the sky. It’s better to be overdressed in the morning as you can shed layers as the day goes on.
We provide rain parkas should we encounter a brief shower on the river as well as fleece jackets & blankets.
What Should I Bring?
It’s best to be prepared, so warm jackets and/or sweaters are recommended, especially for early morning or evening floats. Life jackets will be provided, along with ponchos if in the event there is a mountain shower. Cameras and binoculars are encouraged; however these items are brought at your own risk.
A couple of other items to bring:
- Sunscreen lotion
- Soft-soled and comfortable shoes
- Small dry bag for a camera/cell phone
- Water bottle
Will I get wet?
Not unless it is raining in which case you have the options below.
What if it’s raining?
We still run trips in the rain, but will cancel if there is any lightning danger.
Do you provide food and drinks on the trip?
The “Lunch Trip” includes a sandwich ordered from our deli menu, chips, desert and a drink. Vegetarian meals are available on request.
The “Afternoon Trip” includes a delicious snack and drinks.
Sugar free options are available on all trips.
All trips carry water on the boat.
How long is the trip?
Generally the trips take 3 1/2 hours from pick-up to drop-off with the lunch trip taking a half hour longer. At lower water levels, which can occur in late summer, the trip may take another half hour.
Will you pick us up at our hotel?
We will pick you up at your hotel. campground or private residence anywhere within 15 miles of Jackson which includes Teton Village, Moose and the campgrounds in Hoback Juction. If you are staying farther away we will meet you at the City parking lot (Home Ranch) in town which provides for auto & RV parking or at the river access point which also has RV parking.
Can I pay with my credit card?
We use PayPal to process our transactions. You may pay with any major credit card or use your PayPal account if you have one. We also accept cash or personal checks.
What is the minimum age?
Generally the minimum age is 4. This is more a safety concern as your child must fit into one of our life jackets. If your child weighs more than 25 pounds we can take them down the river.
Are there any weight restrictions?
No. Once again you must wear one of our life jackets. We have yet to have a customer who cannot fit into one of our life jackets and we have carried a number of professional football players..
Is the trip too strenuous for Seniors?
If you can sit for 2 1/2 hours you will be comfortable on the trip. Our guides are expert at helping you in and out of the raft. Once in the raft you will be seated comfortably for the duration of the trip. We have taken many customers in their 80’s.
What about restroom facilities?
There are restrooms at the put-in and take-out access points. You are given ample time to use these facilities at the beginning and end of the trip.
Any Additional Questions?
We look forward to hearing from you.