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Classic Boats Classic Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Your tour starts at the rafting office in Jackson, where you'll check in 30 minutes before your scheduled launch time. From here, you'll be transferred to West Table Boat Ramp on the Snake River to hop aboard your raft with your guide. 

    When everyone is geared up and ready, set off down the river toward Alpine, Wyoming, traveling eight river miles in total. With your guide providing instructions, navigate about eight sets of rapids, ranging from Class I to Class III, including features such as the Big Kahuna rapids, Lunch Counter, the Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights, and Bailing Straights. 

    During the calmer moments, listen to commentary from your guide about the area's history, wildlife, and vegetation. Take in views of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River, and keep your eyes open for animals like bald eagles, river otters, osprey, mule deer, elk, a mountain goat, or maybe even a bear, if you're really lucky.

    Your rafting tour takes place on a standard-size inflatable, self-bailing, 18-foot (5.5-meter) AIRE raft, which seats 16 people but these tours average 10 to 12 guests per boat. Both paddling and non-paddling positions are available.

    When your rafting adventure ends, you'll be returned to the tour office.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional River Guide
    • Transportation to and from the river
    • Paddling pants and jacket
    • Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD)
    • Entry/Admission - Snake River
    • Gratuities (it is customary to tip your guide and bus driver)
    • Gear Rentals (wet suits, booties and jackets are available for rental)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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.
    • 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!)
    • We have wet suits, wet suit jackets, and fleece jackets available for rent. Wet suits are $10.00 to rent. Wet suit jackets and fleece jackets are each $5.00 to rent.
    • Splash gear is complimentary. On a cold day, you’ll want a bathing suit to wear under the wet suit.
    • Bring a change of dry clothes and a towel!
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are highly recommended.
    • Trip pricing includes all taxes and fees.
    • Gratuity not included.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews mad river wet suits rafting trip white water rafting family group the river check in was easy never a dull moment exciting ride great trip fun experience launch point beautiful scenery minute bus ride class act a lot of fun great rafting
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We took the trip down the Snake River on Sep 13, and it did not disappoint! It was fun and exciting ride with an excellent guide. Great price too!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank CandaceT142
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Jeff was our guide and he was very experienced. He guided us very well through the rapids. Gave us a good overview of snake river and its surroundings. Definetely recommend this if you are in Jackson 👍🏻

    Thank priyankap51188
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Went on the 16th of September and had a wonderful trip. Our guide Zach was very courteous and friendly and was very knowledgeable about local history. This company is very professional and emphasizes safety at every turn. Thank you for a great experience.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Y4183TRrobp
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Great trip guide was Ryan murtaugh was great bus driver was entertaining both coming going to the river.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank John H
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Ian was our guide & he was so awesome! He was fun and informative. It felt adventurous but very safe! And Chris even took my camera and took tons of pictures and videos. We would definitely go with Mad River next time!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 5majors
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    25 July 2018|
    Response from jilsajtar0429 |
    It depends on the river level is what we were told. There is a dam towards the top that is released sometimes which makes it flow quicker. It can be 45 minutes to 90 the slowest is what we were told I believe. Hopefully... More
    6 April 2018|
    Response from shy_maia | Reviewed this property |
    @momma2be- here's what I pulled for you from their website: Whitewater Trips: Children must be six years of age or older on the date of the trip. Please do mind our recommended ages for each of our whitewater boat... More
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