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campsiteChoose River Time Guide Service For Rafting the Salmon River

All inclusive whitewater rafting vacation in Idaho

River Time Guide Service is an owner-operated multi-day wilderness rafting company. The benefit of this, is that we take great pride in providing our guests with the personal attention needed to create the best wilderness trip possible. We are truly dedicated to making this the best wilderness vacation you have ever experienced for rafting the Main Salmon River   And while safety is our number one concern, your comfort and creating an environment in which you can relax and have fun in is what we strive for.

Our company employs guides who have many years of experience running trips down the Main Salmon River, and who love the Salmon more than any other wilderness waterway so far in their river guide careers. Each one of them considers it a pleasure to be able to share this experience with you.

1. It’s Your Trip, Not Ours

River Time Guide Service has been leading trips on this magnificent river for over 10 years and we are confident that you will find these trips to be first rate. Our guides provide a solid structure of safety, along with many years of rafting experience on the Salmon River. Throughout these years they have gained a wealth of knowledge about the Main Salmon’s history and wildlife and look forward to sharing this with our guests. Our office staff works with you to arrange your pre and post trip travel logistic needs. From there, we create a rafting trip to fit each of our guests. Among many things that can be adjusted, we can provide for special meal requests, stop for extended side canyon hikes, camp near good fishing holes and so on.

2. Experienced Guides

We employ some of the best guides in the business. Guides who are friendly, knowledgeable, fun, humble, caring, and just plain good to be around. Guides who know it is your trip and will do all they can to make sure you are having the best time possible. During the trip they will share with you their most favorite spots along the way, go with you on hikes to explore old homesteads, and share stories of their life experiences, but most of all they will make you feel welcome in this magnificent wilderness canyon that they call home every summer. You will enjoy spending your vacation with them.

3. Smaller Group Sizes

To maximize your wilderness adventure our Salmon River trips average around 12-15 guests per trip. Small in size compared to what most other outfitters run on this river. However we do have the ability to accommodate up to 24 guests at one time.

4. Your Convenience

All personal camping gear is included at no additional charge. We supply tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags that are laundered before and after each trip.

5. Full Safety Orientation and Gear

When we arrive at the launch site prior to starting your rafting trip, we provide a thorough orientation concerning water safety. Those who choose to use inflatable kayaks will be given instructions on how to paddle and be provided with a helmet. Splash tops and wetsuits are provided at no cost when needed.

6. Guest to Staff Ratio

Safety is always a concern so we believe that the safest  possible trip starts with appropriate staffing. Therefore, we always have at least two rafts and two guides on each trip. And our guide to guest ratio is one guide for every three or four guests.

7. A Variety of  Trips Available

With RTGS you can choose between camp trips, lodge trips or a rafting/jet-boat combination. We offer 5-day camping and lodge trips along with a 3-day jet-boat back trip. While on the river you have the option of being in a paddle boat, inflatable kayak or you can enjoy the whitewater in the comfort of an oar boat. We are also happy to customize trips to fit your needs whenever possible.

8. Help with Pre- and Post-Trip Transportation and Lodging

We will gladly assist you with any transportation and lodging needs you have. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to help with your questions about travel plans to Idaho. We try our best to provide each and every guest with a truly unique wilderness vacation on the Main Salmon River and look forward to sharing this adventure with you soon.

Come join us for an adventure of a lifetime….

CALL 866-872-5666 NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE – SPACES FILL FAST

“Thanks for giving my family a vacation to remember. I must admit I was skeptical about the trip at first- given all my trips into the wilderness. This trip met and exceeded all my expectations. Your professionalism, creativity and leadership were a joy to watch.
I am so happy that my family had a chance to see what a real outfitter acts like
and what a pleasant experience it can be when things are done right.
Thanks too for taking such good care of my family.”
—Richard, Lisa, Victoria, Jimmy

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