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“A Lot of Fun”

Barker-Ewing Whitewater
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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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The rapids were a lot of fun and Hilary, our guide, did a great job safely leading us through the rapids and giving us cool and interesting information along the trip.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I just wanted to share the wonderful experience my family had doing the the scenic float and whitewater rafting breakfast combo. Ben was our guide and he was excellent. He was very informative and helpful. The breakfast after the scenic float was very tasty. During the whitewater rafting part of the trip, we always felt safe and had the time of our lives. We were a family of three adults, two teenagers and two small children (8 and 6 yr olds). All of us enjoyed this adventure immensely.

1  Thank Beach_Angel99
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Family of four with boys ages 10 and 14 did the overnight scenic float and whitewater rafting trip. Our guide was Spret and the cook was Lindsy. The float portion of the trip was 90 minutes. We did not get wet so whatever swimming gear you wear for the scenic float, you can wear again the next morning for the whitewater rafting portion which will save you some packing space. We stuffed 3 backpacks full of clothes but could have packed less if we had put back on the same swim gear for the morning. They had flashlights and lanterns for us so no need to pack those items but do bring bug spray and pants and a jacket - it cools off quickly at night.

No one else signed up for the trip so we had the campground to ourselves. Upon arrival they had juice, water, chips & salsa waiting for us. The tent cabins are nice and we all agreed it was our best night of sleep while in the area. The tent cabins have three wood beds with mattresses and you can set up a cot for a fourth person but it would be tight. We did a short hike and settled in our tent cabins before they served us dinner of salad, steak, corn on the cob, beans, garlic bread, and peach cobbler for dessert – the food was excellent. They had a board game and a deck of cards so we played games and then ate smores by the fire and drank hot chocolate (thank you Spret & Lindsay for putting up with our son's goofy riddles).

We got up at 7:30 and had breakfast at 8:00. Breakfast was fruit, pancakes, sausage, eggs, and juice. We got back on the raft and crossed the river to meet up with other groups and we switched to a different raft to add more people. There is a bathroom where the boat launches. They also gave us some rain jackets to wear. It started raining on us right after we launched but we had fun none-the-less. No on fell out but my husband almost did on Lunch Counter - fun time.

When we got done, our 10 year-old said "This may be the coolest thing we have ever done." We had a great time and would highly recommend for a unique experience.

Thank 8675309bergman
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

What a great time! Our guide Alex was GREAT! He knew the river well and guided to an excellent experience for both beginners and the more experienced members or our group and the beginners. We were a group eight (two families) that included parents and kids (from 18 down to 7). Upon finishing out whitewater trip, EVERYONE said either "Let's go farther" or "Can we go again?" We shopped around and although this company cost $15-$20 less per person than what some other companies were charging, their safety rating and customer ratings were first rate. GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE! Thanks Alex, We ALL had a great time!

Thank abdailey
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our guide Blake was the best raft guide we've ever had! My husband & I are very experienced rafters and have rafted all over the world. Without a doubt, Blake was the best guide we've ever been down the river with. Next time you're in Jackson Hole, raft with Barker & ask for Blake to bring you down the river! You won't be disappointed!

2  Thank Hannah R
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