Salmon River Scenic Tours
Come jet boat Idaho’s Historic Salmon River
The Salmon River also know 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 a 5th of a mile deeper than the Grand Canyon.
The Salmon River is home to wild stories from times past and historic figures that have shaped the history of Idaho. We (Whitewater Expeditions) offer 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”.
Why Choose Us for your Salmon River scenic Tour?
We’re Big on Experience
We don’t combine groups to fill boats, so your trip is a private charter that is dedicated to your experience.
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
About our Salmon River Scenic Tours
Our scenic jet boat charter takes 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 Spring Bar or Vinegar Creek boat ramp. We don’t combine groups to fill boats, so you’ll have your own personal jet boat for your trip. Our jet boats are Coast Guard Certified. Our scenic tours typically begin at 9am and you will spend the day sightseeing and enjoying the river. We will drop you back at the boat ramp around 5pm.
Historic Places of Interest
Historic places that can be seen during a scenic trip include Polly Bemis, Buckskin Bill’s Museum, Painter Mine, an Indian 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 25 people and are available to book April-July.
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 equipment and white sand beaches.