Salmon River Scenic Tours
The Salmon River, also known as the “River of No Return,” is one of Idaho’s historic gems. The Salmon begins in the Sawtooth Mountains in central Idaho as a tiny stream. As it flows through the state it becomes a formidable river, housed inside a rugged canyon that is even deeper than the Grand Canyon.
The Salmon River is home to wild stories from times past and historical figures that have shaped the history of Idaho. Whitewater Expeditions offers jet boat trips that take you into the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness where you can experience the history and beauty of the “River of no Return”.
Come jet boat Idaho’s Historic Salmon River
We Offer Scenic Tours on the Salmon River
We are Whitewater Expeditions and we offer scenic jet boat tours of The River of No Return. We’re located in Riggins, Idaho.
Why Choose Us for your Salmon River scenic Tour?
We’re Big on Experience
We offer private tours and shared tours, so you can pick the experience that best fits your group.
We’re an approved Outfitter
We are a licensed and bonded Idaho Outfitter. Our boats and captains are Coast Guard certified.
30+ years in Business
Whitewater Expeditions has been in business for more than 30 years.
Salmon Scenic Tour
We offer Private & Group Tours
About our Salmon River Scenic Tours
Our scenic jet boat tours take you into a stretch of dedicated wilderness known as the Frank Church Wilderness. This is a roadless area that holds historic relics and feelings of days past. Your trip will take you upriver for a day of sightseeing and storytelling.
How our tours work
You will meet your boat captain (also your historic guide) at the Vinegar Creek boat ramp. Our scenic tours begin at 9am and you will spend the day sightseeing and enjoying the river. We will drop you back at the boat ramp at 5pm.
Historic Places of Interest
Historic places that can be seen during a scenic trip include Polly Bemis, Buckskin Bill’s Museum, Painter Mine, a Native American pictograph site, Reho Wolfe’s cabin, and Campell’s Ferry.
Group Size And Time Of Year For Scenic Trips
Our scenic trips can accommodate up to 20 people during higher water (April through mid-July). We can accommodate up to 8 people during lower water (August-September).
Why Choose this trip?
Spending a day on the Salmon River is an opportunity to step away from the busyness of life and see some of the history that has shaped Idaho. This trip allows you to experience a river corridor that is filled with wild stories, old mining sites and white sand beaches.
Salmon river Scenic Tour Pricing
$204 / Per Person
*If you have more than 8 people call to book.
**Booking minimum is $1,200 and includes up to 6 people. Additional people are $200/per person.
$204 / Per Person
*We have a boat minimum of 6 people to run a tour. If there are not enough people to launch a boat you will be contacted to reschedule.