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White Water Rafting Idaho

Experience white water rafting in Idaho along one of the most beautiful stretches of rivers the state has to offer for a true rafting adventure. River rafting trips designed to cool off and enjoy some fun in the sun on one of the day-long, guided river rafting trips . Expert guides deliver a thrilling whitewater rafting experience on Idaho’s renowned Payette River. Tamarack river rafting trips are a safe and enjoyable way to embrace the rapids and scenic views rafting in Idaho offers. Idaho river rapids change depending on the season and the river water flow. A rafting trip down the Payette river is a fun and safe activity for family and friends to share together.

River Rafting

Join one of Tamarack Resort’s professional guides for a breathtaking experience of a lifetime. Tamarack offers whitewater rafting adventures on the Cabarton stretch of the Payette River for guests looking for something different and exciting to do this summer. Allow our experienced and knowledgeable guides to help you experience the beauty of Idaho in a way you’ve never seen it before. Adventure awaits and excitement awaits!

Whitewater River Rafting Adventures

Adult Full Day Trip
13 years and older
Junior Full Day Trip
12 years and younger

Full Day White Water Rafting Trip

  • Full day, guided whitewater trip – May through mid-September
  • Minimum: 4 people
  • Maximum: 42 people
  • Trip duration is 7 hours
  • Trip length: 11 miles
  • Includes round trip transportation, delicious riverside sandwich buffet with premium breads plus drinks, personal flotation devices
  • Trip allows time for shore lunch and swimming excursion with rock jumps
  • Check in at the Sports Dome: 9:00am and return at approximately 4:00pm
  • Adults $89 plus tax, Juniors (12 & under) $69 plus tax
  • To customize your day and rafting departure time ask about a charter trip

Call 208-325-1030 or email to book your Tamarack whitewater adventure!

Rafting frequently asked questions:

Q: Do I need to have prior experience to go white water rafting?
A: No, your guides will give you a orientation and coach you throughout the river trip.

Q: Do I need to be in good shape for river rafting?
A: You will have to be physically fit enough to do short bursts of paddling and the ability to swim in case you fall from the raft.

Q: If I have a winter season pass do I get a discount?
A: Unfortunately no, the price remains the same for both the Deluxe and Express Trips

Q: What should I bring along for the raft trip?
A: Tamarack provides a raft, guide, transportation to and from the river, personal flotation devices and paddles.  You should wear shoes or sandals. Small backpacks with towels or dry clothes can be left in the shuttle and available for you when you get off the river.

Q: Is tipping the rafting guide allowed or expected?
A:  It is customary to tip your guides 10%, if they did a good job and you had a great time. Tips are appreciated.