Our Mackay kid-wrangler will be lucky enough to go along with you and your family on the best family adventure vacation ever. Our Main Salmon River rafting trips offer everything you need for a great family vacation – big white sand beaches, great hiking, swimming holes and, of course white water that is suitable for children and parents, alike. “It’s gonna be one rip-roaring family adventure!”
Family Rafting on the Main Salmon
What’s better than Disneyland and much better for you? A family white water rafting adventure! Enjoy “unplugged” time with your family in a location free from Wi-Fi and cell phones. This is QUALITY family time.
We are off on our adventure. Grab a seat with new friends!
The Mackay Kid Wrangler escorts our rafters to the Indian pictographs and back at camp, some time for arts and…
Waterslide! and swimming in the warm water of the Salmon.
Share a kayak with mom or dad and have some whitewater excitement!
Last night on the river means SMORES!
Trip is ending, but new friends have been made and a lifetime of adventures to share and remember.
$2,250 per person
Child (5-17 years old)
$1,750 per person
Private Charter (1-24 people)
$42,600 per group
Ground transportation from Salmon to the river put-in, Corn Creek.
Guests can opt for our Back Country Hotel Package – $650.00 pp details below
Other air charter needs are priced depending on locations.
Vehicle shuttles before or after your trip
We can assist in arranging all your needed vehicle shuttles with River Shuttles in Salmon, Id. Costs vary.
Motel rooms before or after your trip
Any rooms needed outside of the Boise Back Country Hotel Package. We are happy to make all your reservations with your credit card.
Price is for total group size of students, teachers and school staff of 24. Includes all USFS fees.
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Boise pre trip lodging and round trip flight package$650 per person
This package includes one night lodging in Boise at the beautiful Inn at 500 located in downtown Boise, a detailed orientation meeting the night before your trip and scenic back country flights from Boise to your adventure and back to Boise at the end of your trip. This package also includes all ground transportation between the Boise Airport and your prearranged lodging in Boise.
One way flights from the river to Salmon at trip end$225 per person
You can choose to leave your vehicle at the Salmon Airport and fly back to Salmon at trip end.
Personal vehicle shuttleFrom $400 per vehicle plus fuel.
You can have your personal vehicle shuttled to the river take-out from Salmon, ID.
Mackay provides our guests with:
Roomy 4-man tent for couples or singles
Freshly laundered sleeping bag and pillow with new pillow case
Comfortable large cot
Mattress pad for warmth and comfort
Coast Guard approved white water life jackets
Waterproof day bag, duffel bag, water bottle and camp cup
Wet suit with splash jacket – Mackay provides each guest with a wet suit during early and late season trips.
Mackay provides for camp and rafting:
All rafting equipment – oar boats, paddle boats, inflatable kayaks, stand up paddle boards (Main Salmon only) and water toys
All cooking and utensils for preparing your gourmet riverside meals
Dining tables and chairs
Plenty of ice for cold beverages
Full trauma kit, first aid supplies, defibrillator, satellite communication device for emergency use
Spring and fall must haves
Wool hat and gloves
Wool socks or wet socks
Down jacket or vest
Good quality rain jacket and pants
Things to bring for your summer adventure
Quick drying wicking t-shirts – long sleeve and short sleeve
Quick drying shorts
Swimming suit and trunks
Rain gear – always a must
One set of wool or fleece pant and top – guests can layer under these, add raingear to stay nice and warm if our weather dips
Shoes – a set for camp such as tennis shoes and a pair for the water. Recommend a rafting sandal or shoe with secure heal
Hat for sun protection
Sunglasses with security strap – Chums brand is good
Fishing gear and tackle if you wish to fish
Toiletries – sunscreen, towel, wash cloth, small insect repellent – we do not have many insects on our rivers, but a few, and wet wipes
Flashlight -headlamp if possible
Camera and portable charger – there are NO power sources in the wilderness
Mackay guarantees 100% coverage for your rafting adventure. That is 100% of your deposit and final payment. We offer this guarantee so our guests feel comfortable booking their trips with Mackay in advance to get the adventure date they prefer.
Things can come up that make it impossible to get to your trip, illness, work, a new virus and many other “reasons”. You need to have the comfort of knowing your vacation payments to Mackay are 100% safe.
How it works
Once Mackay receives your deposit, we purchase your Trip Cancellation Policy including “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage. This policy is included in your trip price.
If you need to cancel your Mackay trip your Trip Cancellation Policy will be your primary coverage. Depending on your cancellation reason 50% to 100% of your trip will be covered by your Travel Guard policy. Mackay Wilderness River Trips, Inc. will cover any amount of your deposit or final payment not recovered through your travel insurance policy claim.
That’s it. 100% guaranteed coverage. So, book your rafting adventure and sit back and relax until the trip arrives and you take in Idaho’s incredible rivers.
- Guests can opt out of the coverage but will be held responsible for any loses they incur due to cancellation. There is no trip discount associated with opting out of coverage.
- Guests who cancel their trip for a 100% covered “reason”, such as illness or work, will be expected to provide Travel Guard all the required documentation to support the claim. Failure to provide all required documents will void this policy guarantee.
- Guests wishing to cancel under “Cancel for Any Reason” will need to cancel their trip 48 hours ahead of the departure date to receive coverage.
- Your Travel Guard policy DOES NOT cover any other expenses other than deposits and final payments to Mackay Wilderness River Trips, Inc. Please purchase your airline insurance separately.