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“A great family adventure...August 2013”
Review of Salmon Raft

Salmon Raft
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in McCall
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Single day and multi day whitewater rafting excursions on the Salmon River! Trips leave daily from downtown McCall, with round-trip transportation included. Fun, splashy, and playful rapids for all adventure levels. Gourmet meals, white sand beaches, crystal clear and warm water. What more could you ask for?
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 30 August 2013

What a great family adventure we had while rafting with Salmon Raft down the Salmon River in August! Our complete experience with Salmon Raft was exceptional from the initial contact of pre-booking and planning with Lauren to the day of the raft trip guided by Chris. We absolutely couldn't have asked for better customer service! Chris and Lauren you have an amazing business! The best part of the day for us was watching our children embrace the experience of white water rafting for the first time. Our 10 year son grabbed the "bull" by the strap and enjoyed every intense rapid as the water splashed over him, all the while, our 12 year daughter sported her more than nervous side and was very concerned about her brother's safety. Chris is an outstanding guide with a great attitude and personality, despite our daughter's concerns of our safety and being extremely nervous, he was able to show her how much fun white water rafting is and how his experience and knowledge of the water and the river really makes it a safe family adventure! We enjoyed Chris's humorous moments of teasing the kiddos to make them feel more relaxed and also the historical tidbits that he shared along the river. My husband and son also enjoyed doing a little kayaking down the river. The lunch meal was exceptional and Lauren's cookies are more than fabulous.....my kiddos could have made a meal on just that! It was a very relaxing trip and we enjoyed making great memories with Chris and Lauren. We hope to book an overnight trip next year and enjoy more miles of the Salmon River! Thank you!

Thank betsynedrow
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Our express trip with Salmon Raft was a highlight of summer vacation! Our guide, Jake, was fun, safety conscious, and wonderful with the children--ages 5, 9, 10, 12 and 13! The trip was a perfect mix of floating in the beautiful canyon, swimming and very exciting rapids. We appreciated being able to lunch as we rafted, and Lauren provided plenty of snacks (including homemade cookies) and drinks. Our family members who traveled from NY were absolutely thrilled for the "real Idaho" experience. This will be a must-do for our summer visitors in years to come. Thanks Salmon Raft!

1  Thank Diane P
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

This was our first experience with Salmon Raft. We have rafted with Exodus the past several years. We took the "express trip" on the Salmon River, which was about 5 hours, covering the same miles as the all-day trip, but with no stopping for lunch. We also brought our own lunches. Everything was perfect. We got to raft on a part of the Salmon river than we hadn't been on before which was a real treat. Gerald was a great guide and took excellent care of us - especially our little girls. He was very professional and accomplished. Next time we look forward to taking an overnight trip.

2  Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Our day trip on the river was exciting. Jake, our guide, was accommodating with the teenagers allowing them time in the inflatable kayak and plenty of personal instruction to improve their rides through the rapids. The ride from McCall seemed to fly by while anticipation for the trip built. The twenty miles on the river flew by and the kids said they wanted to do it again soon! The getting wet was refreshing. Food was fabulous. Thanks Jake, Chris, & Lauren!

Thank Judie R
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

We just returned from a fantastic 2-day trip down the Salmon River. The food was first class and we had a great experience from the get-go with Chris and Lauren who answered all of our questions. Jake was our guide, and he shared a lot of information and helped to make the ride fun for our kids (ages 9, 12 and 15). I highly recommend this trip if you are looking for an overnight adventure. We were served four meals which included steak and wine for dinner with fresh-grilled vegetables, a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and blueberry pancakes and two filling lunches that included homemade cookies. Not much more you could ask for!

Thank nmbsquared
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