Public Scenic Float

Snake River Scenic Float

Embark on a scenic float tour in Jackson Hole on the Snake River and witness some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the mountain west. Our custom ride is tailored to your comfort with high-back cushion seats, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy all the Snake River has to offer. This 13 mile float down the Snake River, nestled between Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest, provides ample wildlife viewing opportunities including moose, elk, beavers, eagles, and more. As you cruise down the Snake River, your guide will point out the diverse wildlife and geological features that make this region so remarkable. A Jackson Hole scenic float tour is a must-do and an experience you won’t forget!

Details

  • Binoculars provided 
  • Water and Sparkling Water provided 
  • YETI blankets provided for cool mornings and evenings 
  • Transportation back to the meeting location at the end of the trip
  • 15% gratuity added for the guide 
  • Minimum age of 4 years old

Highlights

  • All rafts come with custom high-back cushioned seats for maximum comfort. 
  • Experience panoramic views of the Teton, Gros Ventre, and Snake River Mountain Ranges. 
  • Spot a variety of wildlife including moose, elk, beavers, eagles, marmots, and more. 
  • Learn about the area from an informative and knowledgeable guide. 
  • Float down one of the most iconic rivers in the western United States.

GALLERY

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Groups with 1-6 guests: We have a 72 hour cancellation policy. All reservations canceled outside of 72 hours will receive a refund less a 3% cancellation fee. If a trip is canceled within 72 hours of the trip date, the entire payment will be forfeited. 
  • Groups with 7-12 guests and private trips: We have a 1 week cancellation policy. All reservations canceled outside of 1 week will receive a refund less a 3% cancellation fee. If a trip is canceled within 1 week of the trip date, the entire payment will be forfeited. 
  • Groups with 13 or more guests (public or private): We have a 3 week cancellation policy. All reservations canceled outside of 3 weeks will receive a refund less a 3% cancellation fee. If a trip is canceled within 3 weeks of the trip date, the entire payment will be forfeited.

We meet all publicgroups at Stilsons Parking Lot: 1415 Beckley Park Way, Wilson, WY 83014

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. Stilson parking lot is the first left-hand turn.

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. Stilson parking lot is the last right hand turn. If you are at the stop light, you have gone too far.

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). Stilson parking lot is the first left-hand turn.

Please call (307) 413-8613 if you have trouble locating Stilson Parking Lot.

Expect views of the Tetons, Gros Ventre, and Snake River Mountain Ranges. You will see a number of bald eagles, osprey, herons, and mergansers on sections of the river. The river ecosystem is also home to elk, mule deer, and moose. We have seen grizzly bears on the float in past years, but this is a unique experience. Our guides are happy to share information and fund 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.Children 14 and under do not need a license when accompanied by a licensed adult.

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 and waterproof blankets 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
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • 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 the weather at the boat ramp. We provide waterproof blankets and ponchos. If the trip is canceled 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 water and sparkling water. 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 Stilson Parking lot: 1415 Beckley Park Way, Wilson WY 83014. For afternoon trips please plan for traffic as that is the commuter hour.

Yes, we accept all major credit cards.

The minimum age is 4 years old. Depending on the water level, this age minimum may be raised.

No, but you must wear one of our life jackets. Youth life jackets vary based on weight. Adult life jackets have a max 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Embark on a scenic float tour in Jackson Hole on the Snake River and witness some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the mountain west. Our custom ride is tailored to your comfort with high-back cushion seats, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy all the Snake River has to offer. This 13 mile float down the Snake River, nestled between Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest, provides ample wildlife viewing opportunities including moose, elk, beavers, eagles, and more. As you cruise down the Snake River, your guide will point out the diverse wildlife and geological features that make this region so remarkable. A scenic float tour is a must-do in Jackson Hole and an experience you won’t forget!

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