Water activity

Payette River: Half-Day Rafting & Kayaking Trip

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Activity provider: Orange Torpedo Trips

Payette River: Half-Day Rafting & Kayaking Trip

Activity provider: Orange Torpedo Trips

From US$ 86.86 per person

Enjoy a half-day family-friendly trip to the Payette River! Splash through Class III rapids as you learn how to raft or paddle with an inflatable kayak and enjoy some incredible Idaho scenery.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Experience Class III family-friendly whitewater rapids
  • Learn how to raft or inflatable kayak down a river
  • Enjoy a half-day excursion with easy access to downtown Boise
Full description
Enjoy a half-day trip to the Payette River, just 30 minutes from downtown Boise and the ideal way to escape the summer heat. The river provides the perfect opportunity for first-time inflatable kayakers or a family looking for a fun whitewater trip to get onto the water. With numerous class II and III rapids, the river has enough action to challenge anyone while still being perfect for young children and inexperienced paddlers. Arrive at Beehive Bend boat launch site where you will find parking and a location to change. Verify all the paperwork then climb into a van and head 10 miles upstream to the launch point. Get kitted out with all of the safety equipment and place your valuables in the dry bag. Then, walk down to the river to watch an entertaining and thorough paddling orientation to prepare you for the whitewater action. When the orientation is over, get into the boats and begin your downstream adventure. Warm up with fun rapids like Whitewater 101 and Whitewater 102 where you will quickly start getting wet and having a good time. Put your paddling skills to the test when you reach the first class III rapids. After Bennett’s Rock, Constriction, Mikes Hole and a few others, find a quiet beach to pull over and setup up our afternoon snack. Enjoy some time to swim and take photos while the guides prepare your refreshing riverside treat. After the break, head back onto the river and try your luck on the largest rapids of the day, Mixmaster and AMF. Both of these rapids are class III adventures and provide a thrilling end to the day. After another mile of beautiful scenery and swimming holes, arrive at the takeout where cars will be waiting to return you to the start point.
  • All of your river equipment: PFD, helmet, splash gear, and wetsuit
  • 3 parking fee
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Beehive Bend parking lot, ID-55, Horseshoe Bend, ID 83629, USA. It is a parking lot on the west side of highway 55, roughly 8 miles north of Horseshoe Bend.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This trip is not appropriate for kids under 5 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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Great day rafting. Guides were amazing

We really enjoyed rafting with Orange Torpedo on the Payette River. Guides were great and attentive to everyone’s level. We will definitely try the kayaking next time! Thank you for a great day!

July 1, 2019

Cool adventure.

July 28, 2019

Product ID: 205902