Private Trip with Lunch

Our most popular trip is now offered as an Exclusive Private Experience! The Family Raft Adventure with lunch is bound to be the highlight of your Sun Valley & Stanley Idaho Vacation. Explore Idaho’s famous Salmon River with your own private group. This trip has limited availability as we only offer 1 private trip per day.  Call or book now. 


Book This Trip

Lunch trips are available mid June thru late august.  We offer our private Class III whitewater trip without lunch daily June 1st thru September 2nd.  

Add Inflatable Kayak(s) to your reservation at no extra charge. Please type “add 2 Kayaks” in the notes of your online reservation or give us a call 208.721.8772

Family Raft Trip Details

Meeting Location – Sawtooth Adventure Company,  710 Ace of Diamonds

Trip Times -11 AM.  Private Lunch Trips are available June 27-Aug 8th.  Whitewater Trips without lunch available June 1-Sept 2

Food – Meals vary daily and include salads, pasta dishes, fruit, gourmet wraps and yummy desserts. We are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements.

Boat Options – SAC accommodates a variety of ability levels by offering paddle boats, oar boats or inflatable kayaks.

Activity Levels – Medium/low activity level, Great for beginners!

Class – Fun & family friendly class II and III rapids.

Age Requirements – 4+ Great for families!

IncludesPrivate Boat, Private Transportation ,PFD, splash gear, river shoes, lunch, beverages, transportation to/from the river, and a professional photographer at the rapids.

What to Bring – Please dress in non-cotton clothing and bring an extra layer. Don’t forget the water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun hat, river sandals or secure footwear. All SAC guides bring along a dry bag for extra layers and personal items.

Cancellation Policy – 50% Deposit is required to reserve your trip. This deposit is fully refundable up to 24 hours before your trip. $20 per person cancellation fee within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

#1 in Idaho

The fact that our clients have ranked Sawtooth Adventure Company as the #1 tour in Idaho on Trip speaks loudly.
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We are What We Do...Family Rafting Trips

As parents of a young rafter (10 years old) we completely understand what is necessary to make a fun, safe and enjoyable experience for your kids.
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Your Safety is our number #1 concern

SAC has safely hosted 25,000+ kids and adults down Idaho’s Salmon River. All SAC guides have experience in wilderness travel, wilderness emergency medicine and swiftwater rescue. SAC guides live to run the Class IV High Adventure Trips and when the water is running high and the rapids are pumping…..nothing replaces experience.
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SAC guides are professionals. They consist of college grads, school teachers, master students and collegiate athletes. We understand that guides become role models for your children, so we only hire the best. They are required to participate in an annual, week-long wilderness river training trip as well as a 3-day swift-water rescue, emergency response and guide training on the Upper Salmon
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Quality Equipment

When running wilderness river trips quality equipment is paramount. SAC replaces its equipment on a regular basis. This ensures all the gear required to keep you safe and having fun is in top-notch shape.
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SAC has earned the reputation of a professionally ran, top quality service. This reputation began years ago when SAC owners graduated with a degree in Commercial Recreation Management. Today this reputation continues through our great guides, safe trips, huge number of return clientele and unmatched customer service. Give SAC a try, we guarantee you'll be back for more.
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Idaho is known for its cold nights and warm sunny days. Guests can expect the day to start off cold at our HQ while going through the pre-trip orientation, make sure and bring extra layers. As soon as the boats hit the water the temp rockets.
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The rapids on the Upper Salmon vary significantly with water levels. In June, during spring run-off guest can expect big, powerful Class IV rapids on our High Adventure Trips and fun rolling Class III whitewater on our Family Raft Adventure. July and August Summer water levels offer guests safe and family-friendly class II and III rapids. This section of river is perfect for beginners and new rafters while challenging in your own Inflatable Kayak.
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It speaks for itself. The Sawtooth Mountains aka: American Alps, are arguably the most impressive range in the US. The Salmon River cuts a deep canyon through the Idaho wilderness. You will experience massive granite boulders, crystal clear water, huge Lodge-pole and Douglas Fir pine trees intertwined with electric green foliage and brilliant wildflowers. Pure Wilderness.
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The Salmon River Canyon is home to Deer, Elk, Otters, Beavers, Bald Eagles, Bears, Wolves, Osprey endangered Chinook Salmon and seasonal river guides.
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Do I need a reservation

Reservations are required,especially during the high season of late June through mid Augusts. Walk-ins are accepted but we cannot guarantee availability. In order to provide the highest quality trip, food and transportation advanced reservations are greatly appreciated.
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About Age Limitations

We introduce thousands of kids to rafting every summer. All participants on all trips are required to wear a Coast Guard approved floatation device. Guests as young as 1 year old can participate in our Scenic Sawtooth Trips. A minimum age of 4 is required for our Family Raft Adventure.
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Which Trip to Choose

We are thrilled to have the ability to offer such a wide variety or trips. But understand that booking a raft trip for your family is a BIG DEAL. Time of year, water levels and weather all play a role in choosing the best trip for your group. We are a fantastic resource and love to talk about our trips. Please feel free to call or email with any questions you might have. Often a brief conversation will answer all your questions. Call us anytime at 1-866-774-4644
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Where do we park/leave our things

There is plenty of secure parking on site at our HQ in Stanley. Valuables can be locked in your vehicles and will be perfectly safe for the duration of your trip. In addition we are more than happy to store anything that you may be extra concerned about in our offices while you are on the river.
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Are there bugs?

Thankfully there are very few bugs on our whitewater river trips. The constant moving water does not provide the stagnant water required for mosquito. We agree...AWESOME!!!
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What to Bring

Sawtooth Adventure Co tries to make your trip with us as easy as possible! We provide all necessary equipment for you to take part in our river trips including all river equipment, safety equipment, life jackets, guides, food and beverages. We recommend guest bring a jacket or extra layer, sunscreen, sun glasses, sun hat, water bottle and secure footwear. On our Multi-Day trips we will provide a detailed gear list
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No hot dogs and hamburgers here. Guests will be treated to a daily prepared, fresh and generous gourmet lunch. Meals vary daily and include salads, pasta dishes, fruit, gourmet wraps and yummy deserts. We are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan and PB&J'ers upon request. Our Multi-Day trips are know for amazing variety of fresh gourmet meals including prime rib, grilled Salmon, Dutch Oven enchiladas & baked brie and daily omelet bar. Guests often remark that the food was remarkable and exceeded even their wildest expectations.
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Swimming and Fishing while rafting

Swimming is as much a part of a great river trip as whitewater. Guests are more than welcome to swim on all our river trips. We will stop along the way at "jump rock" for a safe and controlled plunge into the Salmon River. While the Salmon is full of trout fishing on our rafting trips is difficult. If fishing is your desire don't miss our famous Float Fishing Trips
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We supply plenty of drinking water and lemonade at lunch. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle, canned beer or soft drinks. We provide all beverages on our multi-day trips
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Charter and Group Rates

Sawtooth Adventure Company offers a group discount on our day trips for parties of 6+. Additional rates reductions may be available for corporate, family, school, club, church, or special-interest groups. We are happy to customized trip lengths and itineraries. Please contact us for additional group rate information.
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What our Guests are saying…

Salmon River Family Raft Trip Photos

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