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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips

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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, conducted entirely within the unspoiled...

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.

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It was a glorious day to be floating down the Snake River in a rubber raft with our knowledgeable and friendly guide/rower. The Grand Teton range was SPECTACULAR from the water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2016
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

It was a glorious day to be floating down the Snake River in a rubber raft with our knowledgeable and friendly guide/rower. The Grand Teton range was SPECTACULAR from the water. Just as impressive were the wildlife and river habitat sighted during the three plus hour trip. Bring your camera and take plenty of pictures so you can relive and... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Thank you, Vernon H, for writing such a nice review for us! There's indeed something very special about floating down a "Wild and Scenic" river, especially on this stretch within Grand Teton National Park. We're very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip with us. Barbara Barker, owner More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This was $75 well spent for a roughly two-hour float trip down the Snake River. We had iffy weather throughout our stay in Grand Teton and were glad we took the advice of the woman who was doing the booking. She had a far superior sense of the local weather patterns than the weather apps! Our guide - I wish... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Dear GrannyGear24: We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your float trip with us in spite of the very unstable weather you had experienced during your visit here. Whichever of our guides you had, it sounds like he had pretty good "eagle eyes"! We love to have guests who enjoy bird watching, and give our thanks to you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Our family of five from Australia went on a Snake River float trip with Arvin as our guide during a month long U.S road trip. What a fantastic experience it was to float down Snake River with the majestic back drop of the Grand Tetons! We were running a tad late as we had underestimated how long the drive would... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Dear fassifern5: We are very grateful for your super review! Arvin is a new guide for us this year, and we think he's been a great addition to our staff. In addition to speaking several dialects of both Cantonese and Mandarin, he can also be very funny, as you discovered. I do hope he remembered to bring out the blankets... More 

Dunkirk, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our float trip and our guide was very informative. We did not see any large animals, but did see 5 bald eagles plus a couple of beaver dens along the way. Unfortunately smoke from a wildfire was over the Tetons so we did not get the spectacular pictures we had hoped for. For those who... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Hi, Yankee33, The wildfires that occurred in late summer certainly did make the views very hazy! I'm sorry you weren't able to get good photos, but am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your float trip in spite of the smoke. Thank you very much for your review! Barbara Barker, owner More 

Seguin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

What a fabulous trip we had! Ben (hope I got the name right) was just great. He had to work extra hard at rowing because of the strong winds on the river that day. The scenery was amazing. We saw eagles, raccoons, and Mr. and Mrs. Moose. While on the trip one of the party got notification that the South... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Oh Diana A, what a great review you've posted! I know the wind has been unusually strong on too many afternoons this summer, and I'm so glad that the conditions plus your long, long detour didn't dampen your enjoyment and enthusiasm for a float through this very special national park. Thank you so much! Barbara Barker, owner More 

Wall, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Thank you to Arvin and the Barker-Ewing company for the outstanding scenic float... We thoroughly enjoyed our recent trip down the Snake River. The summer season is coming to an end in the Jackson Hole area. Our guide, Arvin, was very kind, informative and strong as he rowed our rubber boat for ten miles. The birds and fall colors were... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Dear Laura W: And thank YOU for posting such a wonderful review! You were on one of our very last floats of the season, and it's such a special time to be on the river with the fall colors. All too soon, the trees are bare. We, too, feel "blessed" ! Barbara Barker, owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Five couples took the last trip of the day and were rewarded with the beauty of the changing light at the end of the day, numerous wildlife sightings (eagles, moose, elk, beavers) and the expertise and humor of our great guide Arvin. This isn't a white water trip, but is a great way to spend an few hours in an... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

HI, Robert C: The last float of the day is a special time to be on the river, and Arvin is, indeed, a special guide. Thank you so much for your recommendation; "absolutely spectacular" says it all! Barbara Barker, owner More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We chose a gentle float trip down the Snake River and it was brilliant. The scenery was stunning with spectacular views of the Tetons. We also saw several bald eagles and a moose as we gently made our way downstream. Of course, the person that made the trip unforgettable was our guide, Mark. His knowledge and great sense of humour... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Dear Steve_n_Alwen, Your review is greatly appreciated. We'll be sure to pass your comments along to Mark, who has been a huge addition to our roster of great guides. They make all the difference in making the float trip down the Snake such a special and unforgettable experience. We're very grateful for your review! Barbara Barker More 

jacksonville beach, FL
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We got a private boat for eight, took our wine and cheese, and floated down the snake with Reed. He was very knowledgeable, long timer in Jackson area. Left at 4:30p - beautiful views. We saw beavers, bald eagles and even three raccoons! Very, very relaxing - didn't get wet at all.

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Hi, beachgirl058: A private raft with Reed, and wine and cheese...sounds pretty marvelous, and certainly a wonderful way to spend a late afternoon in Jackson Hole. Good for you, and thanks for the great review! Barbara Barker More 

Tulsa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

This was THE highlight of our trip to the Tetons! We had 4 adults and 8 children ranging from 6-17. It was SO fun! Our guide Travis told us stories and gave us great information. He managed the fierce winds like it was easy! We all laughed and enjoyed the lovely peaceful relaxing trip as Travis worked hard to get... More 

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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this review

Dear Amy H: When you describe the "fierce winds" I'm guessing you went on one of our recent afternoon float trips when the wind has been unusually strong. I am so thankful to you for writing such a wonderful review in spite of the conditions, and grateful for your appreciation of Travis, who always tries his best. So glad you... More 

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