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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 83 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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Oakley, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Took another couple on their first paddle-raft whitewater run on the Snake and were rewarded with their biggest smiles and laughs. Jessica, our guide, was knowledgeable, informative, entertaining, and an excellent guide and boatwoman. Always felt safe with her. Will definitely take the grandchildren down this stretch, again with Mad River. SO fun!

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was our first trip down the Snake River and we can't wait to go back! Mark, our guide was terrific and everyone at Mad River was friendly and very helpful. Mark made the most out of the rapids and he even had us going backwards though some of the smaller rapids! He pointed out a ton of wild life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Was my first time in a raft, I am 56, do not know how to swim. Didn't matter, the guide took care of everything, he was great. The day was overcast and we were all a little chilled after the trip. Bus driver Terri called ahead and ordered hot chocolate and coffee for all of us on the bus.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I am a Jackson local and took my family on the scenic float a few weeks ago. It was a GREAT experience! Our guide was knowledgable, entertaining, fun, and we felt very safe. Mad River also supports local schools, by awarding students that read throughout the school year with a free rafting trip for their hard work. As a teacher,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I had a blast doing white water rafting! I did the all day rafting trip which included sightseeing in the morning, a delicious dutch oven lunch on land, and then finishing with the white water rafting portion. My tour guide worked hard to make sure we were all safe and that we had a great time. He was able to... More

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Victor, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

With any guided excursion the guide makes or breaks the trip. Our guide, John Wayne (no kidding), had the laid back, yet knowledgeable attitude, that defines all of Mad River's guides. John was always aware of the river even while chatting up some of the other rafters (who seemed a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience). This safety first but... More

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Mpls, MN
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The trip was very well organized and our guide, Jimmy, was experienced and fun. We never tipped over or fell out of the raft, for which I was grateful. The snake river canyon was beautiful and we were lucky to have good weather and a blue sky sunshine day. Our guide and another Mad River guide stopped to help a... More

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Mexico, Maine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You really need to REQUEST Christian Burke as your guide @ Mad River Boating...he has been described as "cool, calm, & collected"...he is that & so much MORE...a natural storyteller, he humorously entertains as you cruise down the river...factual knowledge, a few jokes, plenty of one-liners...beyond all that he explains the rules w/ firmness and just the right amount of... More

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Kansas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had an outstanding whitewater rafting trip. All of us--my husband and I, our kids and their spouses--loved every minute of our small boats, whitewater trip. Jimmy was our guide and he was as capable as he was fun, pointing out wildlife and cracking tasteful jokes along the way. I would certain recommend it to others. I'm docking my rating... More

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

Hello Ksmm! Thanks for your response. I'm sorry you had such a hard time with Groupon but I think I can clear up a few things for you. Our Groupon deal launched in February and it looks like you were one of the last people to purchase as it is now sold out. On the Groupon description it clearly states... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having done this as a kid, my husband wanted to whitewater raft down the Snake River. My brother lives in Jackson, and had heard Mad River's excellent reputation, so I reserved our trip, with my brother Steve, his wife Elizabeth and our boys. All of Rob's descriptions could not even prepare us for the experience. The scenery was magnificent, our... More

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