This half-day kayaking journey packs a lot of action into a short amount of time! Ride your way down Class 2 and 3 rapids for an unforgettable adventure.
Half-Day High Adventure Combo
- Person Ages 13+
Adventure is the name of the game!
An awesome combo of rafting and kayaking, and the most adventure the Salmon River offers! Run Class IV rapids in a raft then switch to inflatable kayaks for the Class III section. A challenging adventure you won’t forget.
Our experienced guides give your group a detailed safety speech and a kayak orientation. Jump in the boats, follow paddle command, and navigate the rafts as a team through Class IV rapids.
Downstream, you encounter spectacular Shotgun Rapid, followed by two miles of whitewater and the historic Sunbeam Dam (IV) run.
After the Class IV excitement, the guests then familiarize themselves with our super stabile inflatable kayaks, practicing kayaking in the deep Elk Creek boat ramp eddy.
After each member of the group is comfortable with the kayaks we head out for more adventure. Piece of Cake and Warm Springs Gorge Rapids round out the series of thrilling runs and lead to the Class II section of water, which comprises the middle section of the river.
All the while the guide is helping hone your kayaking skills. After all the excitement, we prepare a delicious outdoor meal served up at our private riverside lunch camp. We continue downstream through a leisurely stretch of river, allowing time for relaxation. This is a challenging, epic adventure you will not forget.
Our High Adventure Combo trip is subject to seasonal water flows, ages 14 and up. All necessary river equipment is provided for your adventure.
Clothing & Gear
We provide wetsuits, splash tops, helmets, fleece, and booties for your trip (children sizes as well). For most trips, these items are not necessary but may be requested by guests at any time (some folks get cold easier than others and it’s always better to over-prepared). Just ask us if you have any questions about the gear we provide.
For early season trips (May and June) and High Adventure Trips, we suggest bringing plenty of clothes (all of our guides carry dry bags to stow extra clothes on the boats). You may also leave clothes on the bus and change at the end of the trip as well. Please stay away from cotton clothing; cotton stays wet, making you cold, and ultimately can affect the enjoyment of your trip.
For all trips, we suggest bringing a bathing suit or shorts, t-shirt, sandals that fasten securely or shoes, hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses, and a water bottle. During the summer months (July and August) most of our guests find they dry off quickly and don’t need much additional clothing.
We’ll raft as long as there isn’t hazardous lightning, but ultimately it’s up to you. If you are not comfortable with what Mother Nature is offering and would like to reschedule or cancel, (even the morning of the trip) we have a 100% money-back policy, no questions asked.