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“The best way to enjoy the National Park!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips

Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips
PO Box 100, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
800 365 1800
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Owner description: Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, conducted entirely within the unspoiled natural environment of Grand Teton National Park, provide the best opportunities for viewing wildlife and the Teton Mountains in the Jackson Hole area. This protected section of the Snake River flows swiftly in places and otherwise meanders peacefully through many side channels, affording our guests an unique river experience. Our guides provide interpretation of the natural history of the park and its wildlife with a depth of experience to make every trip special.
Bozeman
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“The best way to enjoy the National Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My family and I enjoyed an amazing trip down the Snake River with Barker-Ewing. Matt, our guide, was friendly, professional, and well informed about the natural history of the park. We saw tons of bird life, and got a great view of a moose, too. There are other companies that float on different parts of the Snake, so be sure to book the scenic trip that meets at Moose Junction and runs along the 10-mile stretch of river inside Grand Teton National Park. Floating under those majestic mountains out of sight of the road makes you feel as though you've discovered the park for the first time!

Visited May 2013
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Tampa Bay
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“Scenery and relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

After researching several different rafting companies we settled on Barker-Ewing, based largely on reviews from TripAdvisor and other sites. We weren't initially sure we wanted to take a river trip so our reservation was a little last minute. Booking with the company was still a breeze, though, and our party of three was accommodated easily.

When taking this trip all guests meet in one of the public parking areas of Grand Teton National Park, where Barker-Ewing picks you up in vans and transports you about 20 minutes to the launch point. Trying to figure out where to meet initially was a challenge.

We chose to take the 2:30pm scenic float trip and were paired with Michael. Our guide was extremely personable and made everyone feel comfortable immediately. Our trip down the river took approximately 2.5 hours and Michael did an absolutely tremendous job of occasionally turning the raft so everyone had the opportunity to enjoy all views. The has an outstanding knowledge of the area and obviously enjoys sharing that information with others.

One of the reasons for going on a trip like this is the opportunity to spot wildlife. Michael displayed a keen eye for spotting points of interest. With his guidance we were able to see beaver houses, several bald eagles (including juveniles), some osprey and a couple moose. Not to mention the phenomenal views of Snake River itself and the Teton Mountain Range.

If you are like us and debating on which rafting company to choose for your outing, choose Barker-Ewing. I don't believe you will be disappointed at all.

Visited September 2012
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Rivers, Rafts & Mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The best way to see and experience Grand Teton. From the road you just can see what an impact the Snake river has on the landscape, this is a truly genuine inspiring experience, not touristy but with amazing views and wild life on almost every bend of this 10 mile stretch of the river. Its not full on white water but the river is no slouch ether sometime fast sometimes slow with ever changing scenery but never dull. You get to experience the true wild, less seen side to the Teton’s valley away from the crowds. The Barker-Ewing guides are extremely knowledgeable about the river, wildlife and park, they are expect rowers so you can sit back and enjoy the ride, it takes somewhere between 2.5 – 3 hours. Suitable for all ages and no specialist clothing required as you stay dry throughout. I would highly recommend this trip.

Visited September 2012
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“fantastic trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our younbg guide from North Carolina was a knowledgeable guy who told us a lot about the area, geology and animals.
Weather was nice, he knew how to steer the boat and lunch was excellent (although a lot of bees made lunch a bit less enjoyable but you can't blame B-E for that).
Recommended! Book online or go to their shop in the village.

Visited September 2012
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Kentucky
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“Enjoyable Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Many of these companies to choose from out of Moose, WY. Did the 12 noon tour, on a beautiful sunny day. Was a small gruop 9 people.Spent about 21/2 hours on the water. Neil was our guide. Was very knowledgeable. Saw osprey and American Eagles. In fact met a family later in the day who also was there guide. Was a great trip, Very relaxing. My wife doesn't really believe the moose was real! You decide!!

Visited August 2012
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