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Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect summer activity to do on your visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for all ages and experience levels. Discover the Class II and III whitewater rapids with incredible opportunities to swim and get wet. Start the tour by arriving a the boathouse, just 1-mile from Town Square in Jackson. Meet your experienced white water guides and get suited up in wetsuits if needed (available to hire for an additional cost). From there, take a 30-minute bus ride to West Table in the Snake River Canyon. Feel free to leave anything on the bus that you don't want to get wet. When you arrive at the launch site, get kitted out with paddles and board the boat. When booking, you can choose between the classic boat option for 8-10 people or the smaller boat option which requires you to paddle at every rapid. Then, begin navigating downstream along this particularly wide and deep stretch of river which boasts class II and III level rapids. As the paddling picks up the pace, experience rapids including Lunch Counter, 3-ordeal, Cottonwood, Big Kahuna, and many more. Be prepared to get wet during this adrenaline-filled adventure. Listen as your guide teaches you about the history of the area and about some of the rapids. Along the way, admire the spectacular canyon scenery and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including eagles, mountain goats, otters, osprey, and elk. Have the chance to take a quick swim and cool down. Finally, end the route at Sheep Gulch which is 8-miles south of your departure point. Finally, board the same bus which will return you back to the boathouse where the tour concludes.

Jackson: 13-Mile Scenic Float with Teton Views

2. Jackson: 13-Mile Scenic Float with Teton Views

Take a scenic float trip on the calm water section of the Snake River outside Jackson. All scenic floats are guide-powered, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise. Travel on boats with space for 10-12 passengers along the 13-mile stretch of braided river, home to an array of wildlife and especially rich in bird life. Experience a tour is best suited for families with young kids, wildlife enthusiasts or birders, or any individuals and groups that enjoy nature. With a mountainous backdrop from the moment of your departure, cameras and binoculars are highly recommended. Look out for eagles resting in the trees, or flying high above. At the end of the tour, you are free to explore on your own.

Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

3. Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

Journey from the West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon. Wind your way south towards Alpine, Wyoming. Travel 8 river miles from start to finish while your guides share information on the history of the area and teach you about the local flora and fauna. There are approximately 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. Various river features will be encountered, such as Lunch counter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Snake River Canyon, rich in geological history and unique features. You may even spot river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. The lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear. This is the whitewater experience you've been waiting for, so come and enjoy this beautiful canyon for yourself! This trip has 6-paddling and 2-non-paddling positions available.

Gardiner: Yellowstone River Whitewater Rafting Experience

4. Gardiner: Yellowstone River Whitewater Rafting Experience

Experience rafting in one of the remote areas along the Yellowstone River. Your guides will travel down the rapids and floating sections of the river with you before you’re taken back to your meeting point at the end of the trip.After meeting at the departure point, you'll get fully geared up for rafting. All equipment is included. Once you're all geared up, you'll be transported by bus to the river entrance where you will meet your river guide.From there, your experience begins as you paddle and splash along 8 miles of gorgeous river. There is a splendid mixture of rapids and calm floating sections to appease every adventure level. You'll be picked up 2 hours later and taken back to the meeting point where you'll have access to changing room facilities and view the rafting images taken of you and your crew.

Grant Village: Yellowstone Lake Guided Sea Kayak Tour

5. Grant Village: Yellowstone Lake Guided Sea Kayak Tour

Beat the crowds and strong midday heat on a morning kayak tour of Yellowstone Lake starting from Grant Village. Take in breathtaking views of the West Thumb Geyser Basin and the Yellowstone Caldera as you paddle along the lake. Rise early for the best chances to spot wildlife and enjoy the still waters. Meet the guide at the Grant Village Marina and gear up with a kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Dip your blade into the waters above Yellowstone’s supervolcano. Listen to tales of native peoples and wildlife from your guide and admire the West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone from the water. After your paddle, sit down at a scenic spot on the shores of Yellowstone Lake for a hot drink and lunch.

From Gardiner: Yellowstone River Whitewater Rafting & Lunch

6. From Gardiner: Yellowstone River Whitewater Rafting & Lunch

Experience rafting in one of the remote areas along the Yellowstone River. Your guides will travel down the rapids and floating sections of the river with you before you’re taken back to your meeting point at the end of the trip.You'll be equipped with any necessary gear and a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide before you depart to tour down 18 miles of the Yellowstone River. Upon completing the first 10 miles, you can expect to stop for lunch on a small island.Proceed rafting through the famous Yankee Jim Canyon to round out an adventure-packed day. We will equip you with any necessary gear and a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide. The rest of the trip takes place in this canyon where the waves increase in excitement.During the floating sections, relish in the beautiful Absaroka mountains and take in every last bit of Big Sky Country. As your trip comes to an end, you will be picked up at the stopping point.You can relax on the short drive back to the meeting point, where you will have the chance to change and view the photos captured during your adventure.

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My family and I had s great time on the scenic float. Ree was an excellent guide, friendly and knowledgeable. We saw many bald eagles and the scenery was amazing. Well worth the money and a great alternative to white water rafting.

This was a lot of fun. Enough rapid action to get wet a little. Enough relaxing time to enjoy the scenery. Was great for kids. Guides were a lot of fun. We had Patrick, but they all seemed like fun! We'd do it again for sure!

My girls and I had a great time! I'd highly suggest this trip. It's fun and easy and not too challenging. The weather was perfect, although the water still a bit cold but we were prepared.

Our guide, Athena, was wonderful! She made our trip very enjoyable.

It was amazing! The guide was great and personable