Half Day Salmon River Scenic Float Trips

1/2 Day Salmon River Scenic Float Trip
  • When: Daily March – September
  • Where: Salmon River
  • Trip length: Approximately 6-10 miles depending on water levels
  • Class/Level: Level I – gentle
  • Departing time: 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
    * Departing times are flexible, call for reservations..
  • Ending time: 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
  • Time on water: About 2 hours
  • Age restrictions: 4+- depending on water levels
  • Cost: $60.00/person – *minimum restrictions apply
  • Charter: $360.00 for an entire chartered boat, up to six people 

*There needs to be a minimum of 3 people per boat, if not cost for the boat is $180.00 for less than 3 people. We will credit back if additional people book.

Experience a gentle and relaxing section of the Salmon River while seeing large amounts of wildlife on this beautiful historic and informative float.

 1/2 Day Salmon River Scenic Float


Enjoy a very gentle stretch of the Salmon River that is fun for all ages. Guests will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of wildlife. We may see deer, elk, osprey, merganser ducks, blue herrings, golden eagles, bald eagles, and many more. Learn about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery in the birthplace of Sacajawea. The guides will also impart local knowledge on this beautiful section of the Salmon River. This is a relaxing and informative float that is perfect for the whole family.

Your Half Day Scenic Float Includes:

  • Paddling through peaceful sections of the Salmon River daily March through September.
  • The opportunity to see wildlife.
  • A talented, experienced guide who will share local river folklore and Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery history.
  • Option to include an additional kayak or SUP (stand-up paddle board) if available ($15.00).


  • Feel free to bring beverages or snacks. Your guide will stow your items in a cooler for easy access.


We LOVE to customize trips for private groups including COVID-19 related distancing, class reunions, wedding parties, family reunions, corporate retreats etc. Click here for more information or call us at 1-800-789-9283.

 Itinerary – 1/2 Day Scenic Float Trip

  • Meet at Idaho Adventures office building a little before your scheduled float
  • Get on the water just outside the Idaho Adventures office building
  • Float from Salmon to Morgan Bar
  • Return to Idaho Adventures office building

8:45 am or 10 to 15 minutes before arranged launch time arrive at Idaho Adventures main office. Participants will begin their float trip right from the Idaho Adventures headquarters at 10 Courthouse Drive, Salmon, Idaho with your experienced guide. Shuttle transportation to launch area and from departure area back to main office provided.


Planning Your Trip


Transportation back to the Idaho Adventures office building will be provided for all of the guests.

We provide…..

  • Highly competent, licensed, and darn friendly guides
  • Ground transportation to and from the river
  • Small waterproof day bag
  • Oar boats (guide rowing) paddle boats (you help paddle w/guide on board)
  • Coast Guard Approved life jackets
  • First Aid Supplies

You should bring….

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • River sandals or tennis shoes that can get wet
  • Jacket if weather is cool

Optional items to bring….

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Beverages and snacks


What is the weather and water like?
The Salmon River Canyon is normally arid and warm from late May to late September. The average daytime temperatures ranges from the 70’s to 90’s. Nighttime temperatures are cooler but comfortable, from the low 50’s to high 60’s. Summer water temperatures range from the 60’s to 70’s, perfect for rafting and swimming. May or early June is when river levels generally peak, but the Salmon is fed by enough tributaries to maintain a robust flow of water all summer long – even in low water years.





Choose Your Idaho River Rafting Trip

Scenic Float Trips

  • 1/2 Day Salmon River Scenic Float
  • 3/4 Day Lewis & Clark Historical Salmon River Scenic Float (includes lunch)

Main Salmon River White Water Rafting

  • 1-Day (includes lunch)
  • 2-Day / 3-Night
  • 3-Day / 4-Night

Main Salmon River Wilderness Journey

  • 5-Day / 6-Night
  • 6-Day / 7-Night

Custom Trips

  • 2017 Custom Trips




1/2 Day Scenic Float Trip

Daily March – September

Price Per Adult: $60
Price Per Youth: $60 for ages 16 and younger
*There needs to be a minimum of 3 people per boat, if not cost for the boat is $180.00 for less than 3 people. We will credit back if additional people book.

Price of chartered raft: $360


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