We booked a 1/2 day trip and had a great time! The hardest part is getting the raft down to the river. Jamie was our guide and did a great job of giving us a fun ride. Paradise Adventures provided us with wetsuits, etc (I am from Florida originally and was happy to have the gear). This is a perfect ride for beginners and fun for those who have done some rafting before. Would definitely recommend this for families with young children. Our older son (16 yrs) even jumped in the water a few times for a swim. We had checked into rafting in Jackson, but it is much more reasonably priced here in Gardiner.