To give you the best whitewater rafting adventure vacation of your life
With a variety of craft to choose from, our guests get a complete whitewater
experience. There are paddle boats for those wanting to be part of a team driving a raft through thrilling roller
coaster waves, oar boats for those who prefer to sit back and watch the world drift by, and self-bailing kayaks for
those of all skill levels and ages seeking more control of their own whitewater destiny.
At River Time Guide Service, we run our trips with a philosophy and structure
that we call "River Time". A day in the life of a River Time Guide Service Salmon river trip is described below. We hope
your reading of this description entices you and serves as a first step in joining us on the Salmon.
Simply put, river time is an approach to wilderness rafting and a day to day existence that gives you, our guest, the
opportunity to let go of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A normal day of river time might start with the smell of
cowboy coffee lingering through camp followed by a multi-course breakfast as the sun creeps over the ridge line, ready to
dry the morning dew off of your tent. After breaking camp, loading the gear boats and dawning your day's river gear we set
out for the next adventure around the corner. Depending on the day the rapids get bigger and bigger. The ever abundant
wildlife peeks around the corner, curious to the onlookers who drift by in peace.
Early afternoon river side lunches provide all of us with the energy to finish off the
day and head to camp for an early evening arrival to our next camp site. This time on shore gives you opportunities to fish,
hike, read a book, take a nap, reflect with friends and family during happy hour or just relax under the shade. Ending the
day with a mouth-watering gourmet dinner whipped up by your guide/chef puts the finishing touches on your perfect vacation
day and leaves you with just enough energy to listen to a tall tale spun by your guide/storyteller and adjourn to your
comfy tent under the stars.
As you can see, running the river involves more than just water and boats. It
is spending time with people who share the common interest of viewing wildlife, exploring pictographs on hikes, telling
stories while drifting through calm pools, and swimming in the green water to cool off from the noon day sun. Of course,
being able to work as a team while in the middle of a class III rapid such as Elkhorn or learning how to balance while
throwing a bucket of water on a loved one is all part of learning the rhythm of river time.
River Time Guide Service chooses to only run trips on the Main Salmon River,
because it is truly a river of special charter with something to offer everyone. It is hard to describe all that the
Main Salmon has to offer, one must ultimately experience it for themselves. So come join us and experience for yourself
all that this spectacular river has to offer, you'll be glad that you did.
"Priceless is how I would describe this trip. It was perfect! We couldn't have imagined a better time.
Your guides were absolutely fantastic. Thank you for the
great time and everlasting memories."
Tharp Family - Anaheim California