Please take the time to read through these common frequently asked questions before the start of your trip. Teton Scenic Float Tours wants to make sure you are best prepared for time on the water!
Directions from Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Alpine:
Take highway 22 West (at the junction of HWY 89 and HWY 22. You will see Albertson’s Grocery, Wells Fargo, and Phillips 66 gas station) towards Wilson and Teton Village. You will travel for a couple miles and then cross a bridge over the Snake River. If you look to your right you will see another bridge and the boat ramp in the middle. Turn right onto the Moose Wilson Road (390) towards Teton Village. The boat ramp is your first right hand turn on that road before Rendezvous Park. The turn is paved and quickly turns to gravel. Please park along the road and NOT on the roundabout near the water.
Directions from Teton Village, The Aspens, The Pines:
Turn right onto the Moose Wilson Road (390) towards Wilson and Jackson. You will travel a few miles. The boat ramp is the last left had turn before the junction (stop light) of the Moose Wilson Road and HWY 22. If you are at the stop light, you have gone too far. It is after Rendezvous park. The turn is paved and quickly turns to gravel. Please park along the road and NOT on the roundabout near the water.
Directions from Wilson, Victor Idaho, Driggs Idaho:
If traveling from Victor or Driggs drive over Teton Pass towards Wyoming, Jackson and Wilson. You will pass through the town of Wilson headed towards Jackson on HWY 22. At the first stop light (junction of HWY 22 and the Moose Wilson Road 390) turn left onto the Moose Wilson Road (390). Then it is your first right hand turn on that road. It is before Rendezvous Park. The turn is paved and quickly turns to gravel. Please park along the road and NOT on the roundabout near the water.
Please call (307) 413-8613 if you have trouble locating the ramp.
Expect views of the Tetons, Gros Ventre, and Snake River Mountain Ranges. You will see a number of bald eagles, osprey, herons, mergansers on sections of the river. The river ecosystem is also home to elk, mule deer, and moose. We have seen grizzly bears of the float in past years, but this is a unique experience that does not happen often. Our guides are happy to share fun facts about the area and spot wildlife.
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 shower on the river as well as waterproof blankets.
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 phones are welcome; 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
Guests sitting in the front row and potentially on the side rows, will get a splash of water. When we load the boat we do the best we can to accommodate requests. Depending on the group sizes, it may occur that not everyone gets the exact seat they would like, although we do try our very best!
All trips still meet as scheduled. We will make a decision regarding weather at the boat ramp. We provide water proof blankets and ponchos. If the trip is cancelled due to weather, we will try and rebook for a different time or date. If that is not possible the trip will be refunded.
We provide ice waters and sparkling waters. Guests are welcome to bring a small snack with them.
Generally the trips take 3 hours from meet time to drop-off. At lower water levels, which can occur in late summer, the trip may take another half hour.
We ask that you meet us at the Wilson Boat Ramp. For the afternoon trip please plan for traffic as that is the commuter hour.
Yes, cash is also accepted.
The minimum age is 4 years old. Depending on the water level, this age may be increased.
No, but you must wear one of our life jackets. Youth life jackets vary based on weight. Adult life jackets have a chest size of 52 to 58 inches.
The custom seats in our boat help provide back support for Seniors. The section of river we float is class 1-2 which does not contain big whitewater rapids. Heat, elevation, and allergies/medical conditions are some of the biggest concerns. It is important to drink plenty of water throughout the float. Choosing a morning or evening trip may help avoid the heat of the day. Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions prior to getting in the boat.
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?
Please do not hesitate to reach out. We look forward to hearing from you.