Scenic Tours with Whitewater Expeditions

Idaho’s Salmon River comes to life as we begin our power boat tours through the second deepest gorge in North America. Explore one of the few remaining natural beauties where you can re-establish your relationship with nature and yourself.

Wildflowers decorate the hillsides where elk, deer, and sheep relish the fresh green grasses of springtime. Beautiful sandy beaches tempt sun-seekers while the emerald depth of the river beckon you for a refreshing swim in the summer.

Wildlife photographers, anglers, nature lovers, and history buffs will revel in the kaleidoscope of wilderness activity and lore.

History Tour

A one-day WhiteWater Expedition

One of many sites to see on the scenic trips.Join us for a day of jet boat excitement as we travel approximately 70 miles of river. The trip starts and ends at Vinegar Creek. Savor lunch on a sandy beach or have it served to you at one of the guest ranches along the river.

We will view ancient pictographs, visit historic gold mines, the Buckskin Billy Museum and the Polly Bemis Homestead.

Hot Springs Excursion

Hot springs excursion 120 mile round trip one-day excursion. Your special reward will be a soak at Barth Hot Springs. Let the natural hot water relax you while overlooking the Salmon River canyon from a comfortable pool. Lunch could be there or at any other inviting sand beach along the way. After a fun filled day we will make our way back to Vinegar Creek.

Corn Creek Connector

An exciting two-day jet boat adventure with stops at historic places and points of interest 160 miles round trip

The legacy of Indian Culture, Mountain Men/Women, and Gold Miners are evident along the Salmon. Ancient pictographs, time-worn mining equipment and turn of the century artifacts adorn the granite canyon.We will explore old gold mines, homesteads, Indian pictographs and soak at Barth Hot Springs. Overnight lodging and dinner will be provided at the Salmon River Lodge, located in the heart of the Wild and Scenic River corridor.

After a family-style breakfast we will return to our starting point at Vinegar Creek, enjoying another day of discovery and awe in the canyon.


The History Tour:

$165.00 per person / per day. Minimum 5 people (or $825 boat rate if less than 5 people).

  • Group Rates available.
  • Includes jet boat transportation with guided tours.

The Hot Springs Excursion:

$280.00 per person / per day. Minimum 6 people (or $1680.00 boat rate per day).

    • Group Rates available.
    • Includes jet boat transportation with guided tours.

Overnight lodging or camping optional. Please contact us for availability and price.

The Corn Creek Connector :

$510.00 per person. Minimum 6 people (or $2000 minimum boat rate per day if less than 6 people (does not include lodging).

  • Includes jet boat transportation, guided tours, lodging, dinner and breakfast.

If you like us to arrange lunch for you, please add $15 per person/ day (sack lunch) or $25 – $30 per person/day for a hot lunch at one of the River Lodges.

Departure from Spring Bar boat ramp (15 miles east of Riggins) for all trips by request, please add $150 per jet boat.

A 50% deposit is required to confirm your trip. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the trip will forfeit deposit, but 50% of the deposit may be applied to a future trip within one year.

On trips paid in full, we will refund the payment less the advanced deposit.

If we have to cancel for any reason, your deposit will be refunded in full.

3% of the company’s adjusted gross revenues are for a Land Use Fee for operating commercially on National Forest Lands. The Forest Service Recreation Enhancement Fee of $4 per person/day will be added if applicable and collected on behalf of the Nez Perce Forest Service.

Whitewater Expeditions is member of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association. We are licensed and bonded and work under Special Use Permits granted by the Bureau of Land Management, Cottonwood and the Nez Perce National Forest.

Buckskin Bill Tower
Polly Bemis Cabin
Old Truck
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