Half-Day Trips

We offer two half-day Payette River Rafting trips.

Half-Day Trips as low as $35.00 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.
Half-day rafting on the Main Payette River

Main Payette

Moderate - Class II & III
Kids 4+ 
Whether you are a first-time floater or just want to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery on Idaho’s most popular whitewater run, this trip is for you. Sandy beaches and great swimming holes on the main fork of the Payette River highlight this excursion, but you’ll also get a taste of rafting  that famous Idaho whitewater.

Time : 10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
$50 adults 
$35 kids 4-12 years old
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Group Rafting on South Fork of the Payette River

Staircase-South Fork Payette

Advanced - Class III & IV
Must be 12+ 
This trip combines exciting whitewater rafting and beautiful scenery along the south fork of the Payette River. You will tear down the barrel of the famous Staircase, a quarter-mile-long class IV rapid guaranteed to take your breath away. This trip requires some serious coordinated paddling as you plunge through rapids like Bronco Billy and Slalom. An adrenaline thrill you won’t soon forget!

Time : 10:00 am, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm
$60
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They say it's a Splash!

  • "Bear valley river co was an amazing experience all around! We changed party size, and which tour we took, and they were so accommodating it was fantastic. Matt our guide for the day was the absolute best! He gave us a great briefing before the serious rapids and kept us safe and having an absolute blast the entire time! I cannot recommend bear valley and especially Matt any more! A must do if you are looking to cool off on a warm summer day or even if you are looking for an exciting out on the river! 10/10!"
    -- Derack
  • "Bear Valley is awesome! While driving to McCall for the first time, I spotted some rafters on the river and decided to organize for a small group. I was the least experienced so I chose the class II and III half day ride. Even though it was very cold in the morning when we arrived, it warmed up quickly and we had an amazing time! Kordo was such a fun guide and ensured we all had a positive experience. I would absolutely recommend the half day main payette trip for all ages!"
    -- Samantha R.
  • "We went on our first ever rafting trip today. We did the half day main, and it was awesome! Emily was amazing! She made our first rafting trip fun, exciting, and so memorable. We will definitely come back!"
    -- Cassandra S.

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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