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Whitewater Adventure Small Boats

Jackson, United States
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Paddle the whitewater rapids on the Snake River during this 3.5-hour small-boat adventure in Jackson. In a small group of eight paddlers and a guide, take on the rapids and plan to get wet. Multiple departure times available; this trip is suitable for those who can paddle and are in decent physical shape.
  • 3.5-hour small-boat rafting trip on the Snake River from Jackson Hole
  • Brave the rapids with your small group of just 8 paddlers
  • Experienced river guide
  • Choice of departure times
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Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD)
Professional River Guide
Transportation to and from the river
Gear Rentals (wet suits, booties and jackets are available for rental)
Gratuities (it is customary to tip your guide and bus driver)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1255 US-89, Jackson, WY 83001, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the departure point, a couple of miles south of Jackson town, in time for your chosen tour time. Be sure to wear water-safe shoes that won’t fall off your feet. Get an orientation and paddling lesson along with the others in your boat; the raft has six paddling positions and two non-paddling positions

Launch from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon, traveling 8 miles (13 km) over the course of your trip toward Alpine, Wyoming. Rapids range from Class I to Class III and you will definitely get wet. Listen to your guide talk about the history and ecology of the river as you paddle through rapids such as the Bailing Straights, the Guaging Straights, Lunchcounter, and the Million Dollar Fishing Hole. Keep an eye out for local residents such as mule deer, elk, osprey, river otters, and bald eagles.

Please note: This trip is for those who are physically able to paddle; the raft and guide depend on your help to move the boat along. Please wear a bathing suit and quick-drying clothing on top.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a change of dry clothes, a towel, and a sweatshirt on the bus with you. It will be waiting for you at the end of your trip.
  • Conditions can be variable; you may experience a cold day on the river. (Not to worry, it will still be a lot of fun. You just have to dress appropriately!)
  • Please wear shoes that can get wet that will not fall off your feet. An old pair of running shoes or water shoes would be your best option. You must wear footwear in the raft, so we do have booties available for rent if you do not have footwear. Sizes run 2 – 15 and can be rented upon arrival for $5.00 per pair.
  • Please wear synthetic clothing if possible and bring layers. Synthetics are best for the river because they dry faster than cotton. A bathing suit underneath shorts and a t-shirt is fine for a nice, warm, summer day.
  • Splash gear is complimentary. On a cold day, you’ll want a bathing suit to wear under the wet suit.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are highly recommended.
  • We have wet suits & wet suit jackets available for rent. Wet suits are $10.00 to rent. Wet suit jackets are $5.00 to rent.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please note kids must weigh at least 50 pounds or more to go rafting!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mad River Boat Trips

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Whitewater Adventure Small Boats?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Fun rapids with experienced guide and potential wildlife
, Aug 2021
Our family had a blast and Aaron was a terrific guide. Class 1-3 rapids with calm spots in between for a quick swim. We spotted 4 bald eagles on the trip, but no bear or moose. You take about a 30 min. bus ride to the site where you put in. They have wet suits which I strongly recommend as you will get wet, and it can be chilly. There is a place to change into dry clothes before taking the bus ride back. A lot of fun.
Awesome trip!
, Aug 2021
Our guide Oliver was awesome! He was very experienced, funny and gave us great recommendations for our overall visit to Jackson. Everyone had a blast! I would definitely do this trip again.
Mad River white water rafting
, Aug 2021
We loved the trip! Haley our guide was very experienced and fun to be with. Our two grandsons had so much fun!
Great Experience—Fun guides
, Jul 2021
Athena was an awesome guide, and the trip exceeded our expectations. Very fun trip and a great way to see the Snake River. Highly recommend for those looking for some adventure
, Jul 2021
Our guide Aaron was informative,competent and friendly. I would recommend him highly to anyone. Thanks for a great experience. Colin
White water
, Jun 2021
Great trip loved the experience ..our guide was the best...trip was informative very fun we got good crashing waves..highly recommend
Fun but mild waters this time of year
, Aug 2018
We had a good time on this trip, but were disappointed when our guide said the waters would be pretty mild. We were looking for action. We hadn’t seen a rating, but the pictures and video really made it look like the water were truly a rapid. When I asked the guide as we were getting in the river, he said this would be more of a float trip than a white water rapids trip. It was definitely a bummer for our adventurous family.
It was a great time on the Snake...
Anthony M
, Sep 2017
It was a great time on the Snake River. Our guide Mark did a fabulous job of making it interesting and exciting. Lots of wildlife and beautiful scenery. Highly recommend this trip well worth it!!!
Well organized and very knowledgeable...
, Aug 2017
Well organized and very knowledgeable guides and staff. Took my granddaughter for her first white water experience. She loved it. Bobby was our guide and he helped spot wild life and was quite entertaining with his stories.

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