Enjoy a trip of a lifetime with your own Private Trip!
• Flexibility with scheduling and activities
• Luxurious beach camping with delicious restaurant quality meals
• Endless opportunities to see the scenery and wildlife
• Optional hiking, kayaking, and fishing
• Appropriate for ages 7 and up
Charted and private river trips mean that we tailor our experiences to YOUR needs!
A trip all to yourself and your guests. Customize a trip to your activity preferences, food tastes, and even pace. Enjoy the river on your time schedule. Private river trips are available for a group up to 24 people on the Salmon River and up to 18 in Hells Canyon.
Chartered river trips are great for Company Retreats, Family Reunions, Guys Weekend, Girls Weekend, and everything in between.
Beer, Wine or Whiskey Tasting Trips, Foodie Trips, and Yoga Retreats. Any activity is better when done on the river!
Give us a call at 208-347-3862. We would love to design a private or chartered river trip specially for you!
What to Bring Summer Rafting
It is usually hot and dry in the summer. Average highs are in the 90’s with some weeks exceeding 100F. The nights usually cool off with average lows in 60’s to 70’s. Bathing suits, quick dry shorts/pants, and long/short sleeve shirts are recommended for the day. Although cotton is not usually recommended on most river trips, it is appropriate and cooling during the hot days. A light rain jacket is useful for the off chance of rain or splashy rapids, especially in the early mornings or late afternoons. Protection from the sun is highly recommended. Sun hats, sun glasses, sunscreen, and long and light layers are excellent. While in the raft or kayak you should wear sturdy shoes that will stay on your feet and should be comfortable when wet. There are many appropriate varieties of boat shoes: Teva’s, Chaco’s, Keen’s, Aqua Socks, or even old tennis shoes (although they will get wet and stay wet for the whole trip) are a few options. Flip flops are not appropriate in the boats. Packing another pair of shoes specifically for camp is highly recommended. These could be flip flops, sneakers, hiking shoes/boots or galoshes. Pick shoes that will be comfortable and match your level of activity. A separate outfit for camp is also advisable.
Check out our packing list for more details!
Spring and Fall Rafting (April, May, June, September, October)
If you have chosen to join us for a Spring or Fall trip during cooler weather, please pay particular attention to the packing list we provide for those seasons. Air and water temperatures are cooler and the chance of rain is slightly higher. Packing appropriate clothing leads to a warm and enjoyable trip. We hope to never use the cooler weather gear, but it’s very important to have. If the weather and water temperatures call for wet suits, ARC will provide them. We offer a “farmer John” style wet suit (one piece, long pants, sleeveless and a front zipper). As always, if you have any questions about how to pack or what to wear, give us a call at 208-347-3862.
How to Pack
A large waterproof overnight bag is supplied per guest for clothing, sleeping gear, toiletries, etc. It can easily fit one sleeping bag and the contents of a good-sized duffle bag. This bag will be packed away during the day and should contain only items that you will need at camp. A smaller waterproof day bag will also be provided and will stay with you on the boat. It is accessible throughout the day and can contain items such as sunscreen, a warm fleece or rain jacket, chap-stick, and/or a camera. If packed and sealed correctly, your bags will stay dry under most conditions. ARC guides will help to ensure that they are sealed properly. In order to protect important items (such as cameras, medications, etc.), it is a good idea to pack them in zip-lock bags inside your dry bag. If you are planning on bringing an expensive camera, please let us know and we should be able to provide a waterproof box that will be accessible throughout the trip. Call the office for more information about properly storing and packing important items. We are happy to help.
Dates & Rates 2018
Please call us at 208-347-3862 to discuss your specific trip and prices!