Full-Day Rafting Trips

We offer two full-day Payette River Rafting trips.

Full-Day Trips as low as $73.00 for kids
Our trips are led by the most experienced whitewater rafting guides on the Payette River; they incorporate their passion for the river into every whitewater rafting trip. All of our full-day trips include lunch prepared by your guide!
Full-day Whitewater rafting on the Canyon - South Fork Payette River

Canyon - South Fork Payette

Advanced - Class III & IV
Must be 12+
Strong paddling technique and experience is required for this adventurous run. You will navigate the big rapids of Gateway and S-Turn before a mandatory portage at Big Falls. Watch the guides rope the boats over the falls to the deep pool below. Little Falls, Blackadar and Surprise rapids await your arrival below the falls. Don’t forget to enjoy the incredible scenery, steep granite walls and ponderosa forest.

Time: 9:15 am
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A group Full-day Whitewater rafting on the Cabarton - North Fork Payette River

Cabarton - North Fork Payette

Moderate - Class II & III
Kids 4+
This is a great run for the whole family. Enjoy the abundant wildlife during the relaxing calm stretches, followed by some exciting whitewater. Hold onto your hat as you wrap up your trip at Howard’s Plunge! Lunch is provided on one of the beautiful beaches along the way.

Time: 9:30 am
$99 adults
$73 kids 4-12 years old
$95.00 age 65+ (new senior pricing)
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Don't stress! We got the mess.

Lunch is Beachy

There is no better way to refuel and relax than with a delicious meal prepared by our Guides. Full-day trips on the Payette River include a stop on one of the beautiful beaches along the way for lunch.

Lunch features: 
Enjoy our homemade Caesar salad with grilled chicken, prepared in-house, topped with onions, tomatoes, and shredded parmesan. Lunch is accompanied by home-baked chocolate chip cookies, cantaloupe, and chips. 

 Your guide team will prepare your meal river-side and serve it up salad or burrito-style. 

 Salad contents can be adjusted to meet guest preferences.

Safety. Check!

All guides go through extensive training every season.

Our guides have been river enthusiasts for many years with years of river knowledge.

Gear is always being updated ensuring only the best equipment is used.

On our more adventurous class III-IV trips
 we provide a safety kayaker
that goes along with the trip. This is added safety in case someone becomes separated from the raft. They assist with either 
pointing you in the safest direction or take you 
back to the raft if conditions allow. 

All our guides/staff are fully vaccinated (2021 season).

They say it's a Splash!

  • "This was the best day of river rafting we've ever had. It was awesome. Tremendous service. They take great care of you. We did the whole day canyons trip and highly recommend it. Liam and Jesse were great. We learned a ton, got wet, had plenty of thrills and loved the hot spring. Whole family said it was one of our best days ever. Can't recommend it enough."
    -- Nathan S.
  • "We had a great experience with Bear Valley Adventures! Our guide Sam was professional, did a great job making us feel comfortable and capable and gave excellent leadership as we approached each set of rapids by explaining the route and paddle strokes needed. He was always calm and collected, never yelling at us. His knowledge of the area was great as well. We also had the option to do some extra moves in the water with our raft which were a lot of fun! We loved our time with Sam and recommend Bear Valley to anyone wanting to try whitewater rafting on the Payette River system."
    -- Merlin S.
  • "So much fun! 4 of us went on Sunday and had a blast. Our guide was Natalie and she was truly fantastic. A Very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining leader. She’s definitely a strong fierce woman. Also loved the photo guys, props to them for taking some terrific pictures. One more shout out to Heather, who was also very cool. We could not have asked for a better time. Thank you"
    -- Christen P.

Rafting Risks

Our whitewater rafting trips are run by licensed, experienced, and professional guides. On certain trips safety kayakers join us in providing a safer trip. However, as with any outdoor activity, a certain amount of risk is involved. you will be required to sign a Participant Agreement form before you join our trips. Children under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign. Safety instruction are also covered before we get on the river. We are partners with the Boise National Forest and Idaho Outfitters & Guides Licensing Board.
Let's Do this.

Payette River Rafting, that is.

We offer whitewater rafting trips to accommodate everyone from the total novice to the seasoned veteran.
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