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Whitewater Rafting Trips in Wyoming

Through our partnership with Sands White Water Rafting, we are excited to share the Experience of a Lifetime with our guests as they travel down the Snake River.

Outstanding Reputation and Safety Record!
Sands Whitewater & Scenic River Trips has been taking clients safely down the river under the management of Charlie Sands for 45 years. That makes us the most seasoned and experienced outfitter in Jackson Hole. Chosen by the President of the United States and his family for their rafting adventure, Sands extends to all our guests the same friendly and courteous service. Your personal safety and enjoyment are our primary concerns. Our unparalleled reputation in the valley stems from our commitment to safety and excellence.

Wide Variety of Trips – Something for Everyone!
8 Mile Whitewater trips leave throughout the day with two boat styles to choose from: classic 14 man paddle boats and small 8 man paddle boats! 13 Mile Scenic Floats are great for enjoying the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Jackson Hole area.  Breakfast, Lunch and Overnight Combination Trips offer both a scenic float and our exciting whitewater stretch, combined with an opportunity to relax and enjoy the outdoors at our Pine Bar campsite. These combinations are continuous river trips without bus transfer. Due to the Pine Bar campsite, these combo trips are unmatched in the valley.  Full Day 21 Mile Scenic and Whitewater Comingation with Lunch trip offers our guests the opportunity to experience multiple sections of the Snake River, combining the beauty of the Teton Range with the exciting action of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River, for a full day of adventure in Jackson Hole. Private Scenic and Whitewater Floats are offered for those who wish to experience the Snake River with only their group and our guide. A veteran guide will provide expert knowledge, masterful boat skills, and a gourmet meal at the river. This trip provides a unique and unforgettable day on the river for those looking for an exclusive trip.

White water rafting  

 

White water rafting

 

White water rafting

 

White water rafting

8 Mile Whitewater Trip – Classic 14 Man Raft
A must for all visitors to the valley. Our professional guides will take you through an 8 mile whitewater rafting tour in the Grand Canyon of the Snake River! Combining spectacular scenery with the excitement of Class III rapids, this trip has all the ingredients for the perfect whitewater adventure. Our "classic" 14 man rafts are ideal for all rafters, from beginners to experts. This trip is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!
Multiple departures daily. Trip Duration: Approximately 3 Hours
Adult (ages 13 and up) $67
Youth (ages 6 to 12) $57

To book please call for availability at 307-733-4410.

8 Mile Whitewater Trip – Special 8 Man Raft
If you like wet heart‐pounding excitement then this is the perfect whitewater rafting trip for you. You help paddle an eight‐person raft on a wild water ride down the Snake River over famous rapids such as the Big Kahuna and Lunch Counter, and finish with the thousand bubbles of Champagne.
Multiple departures daily. Trip Duration: Approximately 3
All ages $72

To book please call for availability at 307-733-4410.

16 Mile Breakfast Scenic and Whitewater Combination
Many people want to experience everything the Snake River has to offer, so it’s easy to see why this is our most popular trip. After 8 miles of spectacular mountain scenery, we stop at our renowned Pine Bar campsite. Our cook prepares a delicious hot meal guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest appetite. Then we continue down river for 8 miles of whitewater rapids. Our trip is hassle free with no bus transfers between sections.
Trip Duration: Approximately 5 ½ Hours
Adult (ages 13 and up) $94
Youth (ages 6 to 12) $84
Special 8 Man Raft: Adult (ages 13 and up) $99 Youth (ages 6 to 12) $89

To book please call for availability at 307-733-4410.

21 Mile Scenic and Whitewater Combination
For our guests wishing to spend a full day experiencing the best of the Snake River, we offer our 21 mile combination. This trip combines a scenic float through the gorgeous Teton Range followed by a run through the whitewater rapids of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. You will be served a fabulous lunch between the two sections of river. If you are interested in experiencing all that the Snake River has to offer, we highly recommend this trip! Bus transfer between sections.
Trip Duration: Approximately 7 Hours

Adult (ages 13 and up) $104
Youth (ages 6 to 12) $94

Special 8 Man Raft
Adult (ages 13 and up) $99
Youth (ages 6 to 12) $89

To book please call for availability at 307-733-4410.

16 Mile Overnight Scenic and Whitewater Combination
An unforgettable experience awaits you at our comfortable Pine Bar campsite, located riverside in a wooded forest with mountain meadows. Custom canvas tents with sleeping cots provide the ideal blend of luxury and outdoor experience. Freshly prepared dinner served by a campfire complement the serenity of your overnight stay. Wake up to a hot breakfast and then get ready for 8 miles of exhilarating whitewater.
Adult (ages 13 and up) $175
Youth (ages 6 to 12) $150

To book please call for availability at 307-733-4410.

16 Mile Early Season High Water Special
When the snow run off is high in June we offer our early season special. This trip consists of an 8 mile stretch of beautiful scenery and wildlife, followed by a gourmet deli lunch at our private riverside campsite. After lunch you will suit up for the whitewater section which includes the infamous Lunch Counter, Champagne and Cottonwood rapids experienced during high season!
Trip Duration: Approximately 5 ½ Hours
Adult (ages 13 and up) $85
Youth (ages 6 to 12) $75

To book please call for availability at 307-733-4410.

 

Rafting Travel Guide & Questions - General Information:

Our Guides
All of our guides at Sands are experienced professionals and knowledgeable about the surrounding areas. They are happy to share information with you about the wildlife and local history as you float the Snake River. Each guide has US Forest Service required certifications. Our guides place the highest priority on your safety and enjoyment during your river trip.

Our Equipment
All of our rafts are custom designed for Sands from Hyside. Our gear is updated each year ensuring all our guests the finest equipment on the market. New life jackets, paddles and splash suits are available every season. Full splash gear (pants and jacket) is provided for every rafter free of charge, and if you tend to get cold easily, we have new wetsuits and booties available for rent.

Whitewater Trips
The Grand Canyon of the Snake River is a beautiful, exciting section of river consisting of Class II and III rapids. The Grand Canyon of the Snake River is the deepest gorge on the Snake River in the State of Wyoming. High water season is in the month of June when the snow runoff peaks creating Class IV rapids. During normal levels the minimum age is 6 yrs and 45 pounds and may vary with higher water levels. Small conversion 8‐man boats are available starting around June 15th for a very exciting ride for the experienced boaters. Boats can possibly flip, although it is rare, and people do very occasionally fall in the water. We do rent wetsuits and highly recommend them in May and June. At the river guests are always greeted by the river guides, given a safety talk, and receive splash jackets and pants as well as a Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Weather
Weather is variable in the mountainous region that surrounds Jackson Hole. We will run trips on chilly or rainy days if we deem the weather to be safe and comfortable enough for our guests. The weather in July and August is typically warm and sunny (70‐85 degrees) throughout the day. May, June and September have very unpredictable weather patterns but are typically very pleasant and sunny. Please call for additional information.

Age Requirements
6 years old for whitewater
Minimum age requirements may vary with water levels.
Rapids are Class II and III rapids (on a scale form I‐VI).
We recommend our Classic 14 Man Raft for youths and beginners.
Our trips are family friendly and suitable for beginners. No prior experience necessary.

Where to Meet
All whitewater rafting trips leave from the Sands South Office located at 1450 South Highway 89 (1 ½ miles from the Town Square on Broadway across from Smith’s grocery). Broadway becomes South HWY 89 on the southern end of town. From the national parks take a right on Broadway off of Cache Street and continue 1 ½ miles until you see us on the left side. We are the last building on the left before you leave town. Please be at the South Office a half hour before your departure time to allow for wetsuit rentals and paperwork. Arrangements can be made for free pick up at local lodging. *Google Map*

Cancellation Policy
Payment is refundable if trips are cancelled due to inclement weather, age restrictions or if notice is given 24 hours prior to scheduled departure time for individual groups and 7 Days for large groups (12 or more guests).

Recommended Gear List:

Whitewater
Wear casual clothing you don't mind getting wet. Shorts and soft soled shoes are ideal. Synthetic blends such as polypropylene, fleece and nylon are recommended over cotton fabrics. Bring sweatshirts and towels for after the trip. Cameras are NOT recommended. A professional photographer will take pictures through the biggest rapid. Don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses (retainers recommended) and hats! We provide complimentary splash jackets and pants. Our life jackets are US Coast Guard approved and must be worn at all times. Optional neoprene wetsuits, booties and gloves are available for rental.

Combination Trips
For the scenic section you should not get wet (except possibly your feet) and are welcome to wear casual clothes and shoes. We recommend a jacket or sweater as the air temperature can be cool on the river. Cameras and binoculars are welcome on this section. Hats, sunglasses (retainers recommended), and sunscreen are highly recommended. You will have an opportunity to change between sections as well as put away valuables. On the whitewater stretch, wear casual clothing you don't mind getting wet. Shorts and soft soled shoes are ideal. Synthetic blends such as polypropylene, fleece and nylon are recommended over cotton fabrics. Bring sweatshirts and towels for after the trip. Cameras are NOT recommended on this section.

A professional photographer from will take pictures through the biggest rapids.




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