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Mad River Boat Trips

1255 S. Highway 89, Jackson, WY 83002
307-733-6203
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Ranked #13 of 82 activities in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Is it the guide? Is it the river? Is it the experience? Here at Mad River, we believe it is all three. Whether you choose a relaxing scenic float... more » Owner description: Is it the guide? Is it the river? Is it the experience? Here at Mad River, we believe it is all three. Whether you choose a relaxing scenic float or an exhilarating whitewater adventure, you'll find our entire crew prides themselves in providing the very best, most exciting river trip you can take in Jackson Hole. Come, take a trip with Mad River. We guarantee it will be one you remember for a lifetime. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I read all the reviews for various whitewater rafting trip companies. I am so glad we chose Mad River. Our instructor Nelson, was outstanding! They were right on schedule with everything. The bus driver that took us to and from the river was great too. On time, waiting for us and helped to pull the rafts out. We did an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Christian took great care of us. He was skilled and knowledgable and made sure everyone in our raft got wet!!! Beautiful countryside!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We're return customers, and can't recommend Mad River highly enough. Right before "put in," our 10-year-old daughter fainted from dehydration and a life vest that had been cinched a little too tight. Our Mad River guide Adam sprang to action with ultimate professionalism and responsibility. His skill and calm competence was such a credit to his company, and to his... More

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MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are excited you made it back on the river with us yet again, and got to witness see one of our guides using their extensive risk management training. Our guides are trained well beyond the Forest Service requirements with at least Wilderness First Aid and River Rescue certifications, and participate in... More

Tupelo, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had an exciting adventure!! Loved every minute of this trip. We took an 8 man raft, our 2 children, ages 7 & 9 included. It was the perfect size group for their 1st time rafting. Mad River was awesome to work with--everyone extremely professional and polite. We felt very comfortable and safe with our guide, Adam!!! He pointed out... More

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MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you had a great time on the river with us this summer. Our guides spend a great deal of time learning about the flora and fauna of the area, and get really good at spotting wildlife in the trees. The next time you come to Jackson, we'll have to get you and the family... More

Rockville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Me, my wife and 2 daughters (15,13) had a great time with Mad River Boat Trips. We went with a 8 person raft, which was perfect. We were teamed up with another family and our guide Stack. The size of the raft was exactly what we were looking for: small enought for a lot of action, but just big enough... More

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MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this review

Looks like you found the perfect medium here at Mad River. Our three boat sizes allow you to choose your own level of adventure, and we highly recommend the 8-man raft for families like yours. As you said, it is a bit more stable than our 6-man paddle boats, but provides for a more intimate experience than our 16-man boats.... More

Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great ride on the Snake River. The registration was easy and the guide was knowledgeable and fun. We'd do it again for sure! This is a great family activity -- enough excitement and exercise for everyone.

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MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this review

We happen to think that rafting is the best family activity around! Not only do we offer scenic floats for ages 4 and up, but we have three raft sizes for whitewater rafting that allow you to decide just how much adrenaline your family is ready for. We are glad you had a great time, and hope to see you... More

Alpharetta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We did "Small Boats - Big Action" just recently and had an awesome time. First, KC, our guide, was phenomenal and especially patient with our two kids, neither of which had ever gone rafting before. My 15 yr old ended up in the front of the boat with me and every picture we saw of him after the trip he... More

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MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your helpful, thorough review! Much of the water flowing down the Snake River was recently snow that has melted off of the top of the Teton Range, so we often recommend that people don the wetsuits, especially since whitewater rafters will get wet! If you're not sure if wearing a wetsuit is a good... More

West Des Moines, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had Richard as our guide and he made our river rafting trip a lot of fun - he's a great guide. If you are a beginner and have never rafted before - stick with the bigger boats the smaller boats get more action on the water for sure. You are guaranteed to get wet regardless of where you sit... More

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MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful review! As you mentioned, our Mad River Boathouse can sometimes feel like a "Mad" house when many people are getting ready to go rafting, but usually that is due to the excitement people feel about getting in some wild whitewater! We are sorry that there was a bit of an issue with your payment, but... More

Lakeside, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Online reservations and registration was a cinch. Super clean facility with friendly staff. We were driven to the site on a Big school bus that was a surprisingly smooth ride with an excellent driver. Our guide was top notch, Jim Stackhouse, he kept the boat going with skill and personality! he really helped to create a fun family memory. My... More

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Twin Falls,Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chris was our guide and nelson was the other boats guide. I had never done this before and it was so much fun we went twice once just rafting then we the dinner trip everything was great. Chris told us about the area and the water and had an answer for anything we asked. Everyone from the counter people to... More

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