Main Salmon River Jet Boat Tours

Scenic Jet Boat Tours

Escape ... into the "River of No Return" Wilderness

Lewis and Clark came across the Salmon River and went on to describe it as “foaming and roaring through rocks in every direction, so as to render the passage of anything impossible.” This was in 1805 and it would be nearly fifty years later before gold was discovered that the drainage would be thoroughly explored and catalogued. Gold fever brought about an era of mining and prospecting that ultimately only managed to produce fewer pinches of gold dust than epic stories of survival and perseverance.

Salmon River Wilderness Tour

Your adventure begins at the end of the road 28 miles from Riggins at Vinegar Creek boat ramp. Here you will board one of our jet boats for a memorable ride through the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness, where photo opportunities seem to be everywhere as you pass through the beautiful Salmon River canyon. The jet boat captain will stop at some of the historical sites along the way, sharing knowledge about the Native American Tribes, the gold rush and mountain men that lived here. Our clients will be encouraged to enjoy many of the pristine white sandy beaches of the Salmon River where you can swim or relax. We journey up the Salmon to historical homesteads of the famous Polly Bemis, Buckskin Bills and Shepp Ranch. We have specialty private charters such as Eagle watching, Photography Trips and wine tasting excursions.

Experience the river that turned Lewis and Clark back with a scenic jet boat tour of the famous "River of No Return".

Rate: ... $165.00 per person

1/2 Day Salmon River Jet Boat Tour

Experience the "River of No Return" for a great 3 to 4 hour jet boat adventure tour. See the beautiful Salmon River aboard a Jet Boat while your guide shares the history, geology and knowledge of the river. This 32 mile round trip has multiple stops along the way where you can choose to visit historic homesteads, go hiking to a hot spring, relax on a beach or go swimming. Bring your camera for the great photo opportunities and wildlife viewing in the this spectacular canyon that is the 2nd deepest in North America.
This trip starts just 12 miles from our store in Riggins at Spring Bar and is a exhillerating, fun jet boat ride through forrested canyons and magnifecent grantite cliffs towering overhead.

Rate: ... $95.00 with drinks and snacks or $110 with Lunch

Raft and jet Boat Combo

1/2 Day Raft Trip and 1/2 Day Jet Boat Tour combo Combine a AM 1/2 Day Rafting trip with a afternoon Jet Boat tour in the upper canyon. This package includes a nice lunch on the deck of the Mountain River Outdoor Center after your raft trip. Then head to Spring Bar to join a Jet Boat tour into the wilderness.

Rate ... $165.00 per person

Mackay Bar Wilderness Lodge

If you have been feeling like you and your loved ones are a little too “plugged in and unconnected” you need to visit the Ram House lodge on Mackay Bar. You will renew family ties with good conversations, nature walks, and evenings around a campfire. Everyone can go their own way during the day and then regroup at mealtimes to relive their adventures. You can make your stay as relaxing or active as you want and will always be surrounded by the Salmon River serenity. You can relax on the deck or play along the rivers edge or you may choose to explore additional sites such as a Buckskin Bills historic homestead and the blue ribbon trout fishing of the South Fork. Whether your looking for stress relief or adventure, the Ram House Lodge on Mackay Bar is the perfect place. All Ram House Lodge adventure vacations start with an exhillerating jet boat ride from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhillerating tour through the wilderness on the Main Salmon River is packed with wildlife viewing and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains. The Ram House Lodge is has 43 acres of private land for you and your family to enjoy on Mackay Bar.

1/2 Day Jet Boat Tour

Rate ... $95.00 or $110.00 with Lunch 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Rafting/Jet Boat Tour Combo

Rate ... $165.00 per person with lunch raft trip starts at 9:00am

1 Day Scenic Tour

Rate … $165.00 per person 10:00am to 3:00pm

2 Day Tour w/Lodging, Dinner and Breakfast

A great weekend getaway or fun family adventure to Mackay Bar, enjoy 2 days on the Main Salmon River along with lodging and meals at the Ram House Lodge. Experience the incredible views, hiking, history, fun and games on an overnight adventure in the wilderness.

Rates ... $305.00 per person

2 or 3 Night Wilderness Escape

Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's Wilderness, enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the hammock. Take a hike with your fly rod or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need. Take a trip to the River of No Return for an outdoor experience you will never forget.

Rate ... 3 Day 2 Night … $589.00 per person
Rate ... 4 Day 3 Night ... $849.00 per person

All overnight trips start at Vinegar Creek boat launch 28 miles from Riggins at 2:00pm.

Fishing Trips and Packages

Let our experienced guides take you on an adventure of a lifetime, escape into the wilderness for Steelhead, native Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout.

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