Our Team

Mackay prides itself on our professional guides that share our guests’ adventures. They are knowledgeable, hard working, entertaining, highly trained boatmen with your safety and service number one. Our guides are trained in Swift Water safety, Wilderness First Responder and many are Wilderness Emergency Medical Techs (WEMT) or Emergency Medical Techs (EMT). They are also amazing wilderness chefs! Mackay guests will long remember their time with each of these incredible young men and women.
All the guides were absolutely great! We always felt safe. They always had answers to our questions and could not have worked harder at making our trip special. Hats off to Kayden for his fire dance!


The Owners

  • The Estep Family

    Brent Estep started Mackay Wilderness River Trips 35 years ago and is still at the helm. Brent and his wife Jean and daughters Katherine, Caroline and Christine are avid enthusiasts of Idaho’s wilderness rivers.


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