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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips

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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...more
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Float Trip Parking lot in Moose Village, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

14  Thank Rick F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 3, 2011

We took the 2 hour scenic raft tour in Grand Tetons National Park with our 7 and 9 year old. It was relaxing in the raft but I'm glad it was only 2 hours. We and the kids were ready to move on. We did...More

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Management response:Responded June 29, 2012

Dear mountainscott: Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you happened to take our scenic float trip at a time when the Park's wildlife chose not to be in view. These occasions do happen, which is why we make a point of saying, in our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before heading out to WY this summer, Sept. 2018, I researched some activities; among them, a Float Ride down the Snake River in Grand Teton NP. We not only wanted to go with Barker-Ewing because of its exc. reputation, but also because we would be...More

Thank sallyanne F
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear sallyanne F: What a wonderful review you have sent for us! We are very grateful and I know that Jed will be very excited to read it. (He's now back in SLC with his family, so I'll forward it to him there.) I'm very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently taking a 2 week adventure though Yellowstone and Grand Tetons this float trip was the most memorable day. The guide took time to know us and share his knowledge and history of the area too. Absolutely a must do.More

Thank Wayne W
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wayne W: We're so happy to read your comment that your float trip with us was the most memorable day of your recent vacation! Most of our boatmen have been guiding for us for many years, and their expertise makes a big difference in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the guide, loved the beautiful mountains and the sky, the eagles were great. Gentle float trip, quite pleasant

Thank Susan L
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susan L: Thank you for your enthusiastic comments about your float trip with us; we are delighted to know that you enjoyed it and appreciate your review. Barbara Barker, owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fun and informative river raft ride while enjoying beautiful scenery including several up close views of bald eagles. The river guide was entertaining and kept the entire group engaged.More

Thank rogerreuter
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rogerreuter: We're very fortunate to have bald eagles nesting along this section of the Snake River, so our float trip guests can see them on nearly every trip. We're also very privileged to be able to float here inside Grand Teton National Park, with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was not sure what to expect when our Jackson, WY based friends suggested the evening float trip. Turned out to be a majestic, enjoyable 3 hours! Moose and bald eagle sitings, beaver, and other wildlife in the twilight of the sun setting behind the Tetons....More

Thank Russ H
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Russ H! It sounds as if you had a memorable evening on the river and we greatly appreciate your review of your experience. I'm especially pleased that you enjoyed seeing the wildlife along the river; they're not always easy to find, but generally...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate to be able to catch the float trip on the last day of the season for 2018. The trip was a great way to experience the beauty of the Tetons at a relaxed pace with the added advantage of a very knowledgeable...More

Thank BearMesa
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear BearMesa, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your float trip on our last day of the summer. The river was getting very low at that point and it was time to end our season. But it was our privilege to take a veteran...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In June this year the Snake River was high and fast and filled with obstacles. Our guide was very knowledgeable and extremely adept at guiding us down river while avoiding obstacles. Saw a couple of bald eagles. Enjoyable relaxing trip. Recommend the trip to all.More

Thank Otto F
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Otto F: Your description of the Snake River this past June is very accurate; we greatly value our wonderful team of guides who know how to handle high water conditions. Glad to know you found the trip too be "relaxing"! Thanks for your review....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 enjoyed our evening float trip in August, 2018. As is common in late August, the river was low and running slowly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. He told us about the river and the many changes it has gone...More

Thank Momto3Cs
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Momto3Cs, We agree that the scenery of the Tetons is pretty special, especially from the viewpoint of the river. It sounds as if you had some good wildlife sightings, even if it took awhile. I'm pleased that you found the float trip to be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad took me on this float trip when I was a kid. We saw a moose and wolves and I never forgot that trip. 30+ years later they are still in business and I took my daughters. This is a nice, relaxing trip with...More

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, charlesbZ2801ZY, for coming back to us after 30+ years! Yes, we are still in business, and it's now been 56 years since my late husband Dick Barker started these trips (in 1963). It is always special to us to have returning guests, especially...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on Barker-Ewing Float Trip 6 times. Each time we paid the $800 to reserve a “private” raft and I think that is the way to go. The boatmen/guides have always been VERY knowledgeable and you learn so much on the 2 hour...More

Thank Stacy S
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Stacy S: I can hardly express my gratitude to such a loyal "floater"! Thank you very much for your excellent review, and for your many trips down the river with us. You've seen enough now to recognize the many changes that can happen on...More

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Leslie N
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
NO STOPS along the snake river - However Before u board the float boat - there are porta - potty’s available to use - once on the float boat - you observe the pristine scenery the grand Tetons until you dock -
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GuangningZ
June 27, 2018|
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Response from tetontepee | Property representative |
The NPS requires that ALL passengers be able to comfortably wear an approved life jacket, which means that a child must weigh at least 40 lbs. to be able to take a float trip; generally that means age six and up.
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bpmminc
May 22, 2018|
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Response from tetontepee | Property representative |
The time on the river is about two hours, and the park service does not allow guides to "eddy out" to serve drinks or snacks as we used to. But you may pack along some water and snacks if you wish. On a private raft, you... More
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