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“Overnight combo a true highlight of our trip--fantastic guide, professional company and unbelievable experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barker-Ewing Whitewater

Barker-Ewing Whitewater
945 W. Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-1000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: It's the Coolest Thing You'll Do All Summer! We've set the standard for Whitewater Rafting and Scenic Float Trips in Jackson Hole, Wyoming since 1963. We deliver The Trip of a Lifetime! Our mission is simple: uncompromising safety and unsurpassed personal service. Leave rush hour behind as our seasoned and knowledgeable staff brings their best in offering you a refreshing pace in roomy boats. Whether whitewater rafting or scenic floating, we invite you to join us on the Snake River this summer!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Overnight combo a true highlight of our trip--fantastic guide, professional company and unbelievable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We did the overnight combo (scenic float to campsite, steak dinner, overnight and white water rafting) and it was unbelievable. Our guide Luke was fantastic--extremely knowledgable about the snake river, the greater jackson area and the wildlife, charismatic, witty and amazing with the kids. He willingly took a group of us fishing when we got to camp (over and beyond his job description), set up an additional bed in a tent when all of our kids wanted to sleep together and was like part of the family (in fact when we had other experiences during the trip after the combo we started joking "if Luke was here this wouldn't have happened"). The scenic float was fun and we enjoyed seeing eagles, osprey, a fisher and some other wildlife. The overnight was memorable for us non campers--we felt safe in the tents (and greatly appreciated the beds in there) and really liked the food. We had fun playing games and telling stories in an electronics free zone for the kids. Some of us still felt we were roughing it since the bathrooms and running water were minimalist but it didnt matter since it was only one night and everytging else was top nptch. After a great breakfast in the morning (Cody cooked up amazing wild rice pancakes) we went white water rafting which was unbelievable. Luke took the time to really teach us what to do and go through a number of safety precautions. It's not that our job was difficult but we fully appreciated that he wanted us to be comfortable and took the extra care to erase all of our nerves. For every last one of us the white water rafting was our top experience of the trip--it was 90 minutes of pure fun...we would recommend this trip without hesitation (and should add that every last person on the BE staff (front desk, bus driver etc) was extremely friendly and helpful)---we really can't rave enough about the trip!!

Visited August 2013
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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, United States
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“Whitewater Rafting on the Snake River- Aug 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a wonderful experience on our rafting trip down the Snake River! Our guide, Hillary, made us all feel so comfortable and entertained us throughout the float! She made sure everyone had a great time -- and got wet! I would definitely recommend this outfitter and guide for anyone who wants a fun float trip!

Visited August 2013
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Wilson, Wyoming
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“FUN whitewater trip!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Whitewater rafting is something you just can't miss on a trip to Jackson Hole! Barker Ewing really did a great job, what a fun way to spend time on the river in the summer! Our guide was Alex, and he really made the trip fun for everyone on our boat! I was with two friends who were actually very nervous about doing a whitewater trip, as both had a scary experience on the river in Colorado a couple of years ago. Alex really put them at ease and made sure they were feeling safe. He seemed like a very experienced guide, he knew a lot of facts about the area, and he was so funny! Alex really made the effort to connect with everyone on our boat in some way, whether it was recommending a restaurant downtown (Thai me up, we went and it was great!), or talking about favorite movies (he and my friend share a favorite, 'The Notebook'). We all had such a great time! Highly recommended!

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Alex our guide was great. All the staff was very pleasant. Only 1 class 4 on this river in August. There was nothing else Barker-Ewing could have done any better. Highly recommend.

Visited August 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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“Float trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We all had a great time on the float trip on the Snake River. Our guide, David, certainly knew his stuff and both David and Ted worked hard to provide an excellent experience. The meal was delicious. Highly recommended.

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