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Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 6-12
Private Boat Up to 8 Passengers • Minimum of 4 Adult Passengers

With the Most Popular Boat on the Snake River, Expect a Wild & Big Adventure!

Most people choose this option because it’s the middle of the road among boat sizes, there is an option to paddle or not and the small boats are still guaranteed to knock your river booties off! This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 15’6” raft. This is an 8 man raft. There are 6 paddling positions and 2 non-paddling positions in this raft.

Mad River’s experienced guides will share the history of the area as well as information about the incredible local flora and fauna. The Snake River Canyon is rich in geological history and your guide will point out some of the features that make this canyon unique. You may see river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. A lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk or even a grizzly or black bear.

Overview of the Snake River:

People come from all over the world to experience our newly designated “Wild and Scenic” river. The Snake River in Jackson Hole has been classified as a class I-III river, meaning that you can enjoy anything from a flat water scenic float in the north to exciting whitewater rapids in the Snake River Canyon to the south.

Course of Trip:

All whitewater trips launch from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and wind their way south toward Alpine, WY, exiting the river at Sheep Gulch Boat Ramp. Guests travel 8 river miles from start to finish. There are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I to III. Rapids include Station Creek, Double Draw, Blind Canyon, Big Kahuna, Lunchcounter, Ropes, Champagne, and Cottonwoods.

Best Suited For:

Small boats are best suited for adventure enthusiasts and small to medium-sized groups. Mad River’s recommendation is that if guests are apprehensive about paddling or not, choose this boat size and ask to take turns paddling with others in their party. Although the minimum age for Mad River’s whitewater trips is 6 years old, this ride is suggested for kiddos 8 years and older. Also, kids must weigh at least 50 pounds.

Rentals Available:

Wetsuits, booties, and wetsuit jackets are available to rent!