Years of Experience Giving You a FUN Adventure Vacation
River Time Guide Service is an owner-operated multi-day wilderness
rafting company. The benefit of this, is that we take great pride in providing our guests with the personal
attention needed to create the best wilderness trip possible. We are truly dedicated to making this the best
wilderness vacation you have ever experienced for rafting the Main Salmon River And while safety is our
number one concern, your comfort and creating an environment in which you can relax and have fun in is what
we strive for.
Our company employs guides who have many years of experience running
trips down the Main Salmon River, and who love the Salmon more than any other wilderness waterway so far in
their river guide careers. Each one of them considers it a pleasure to be able to share this experience with
1. It's Your Vacation, Not Ours
River Time Guide Service has been leading trips on this magnificent
river for over 10 years and we are confident that you will find these trips to be first rate. Our guides
provide a solid structure of safety, along with many years of rafting experience on the Salmon River.
Throughout these years they have gained a wealth of knowledge about the Main Salmon's history and wildlife
and look forward to sharing this with our guests. Our office staff works with you to arrange your pre and post
trip travel logistic needs. From there, we create a rafting trip to fit each of our guests. Among many things
that can be adjusted, we can provide for special meal requests, stop for extended side canyon hikes, camp
near good fishing holes and so on.
2. Experienced Guides
We employ some of the best guides in the business. Guides who are
friendly, knowledgeable, fun, humble, caring, and just plain good to be around. Guides who know it is your
trip and will do all they can to make sure you are having the best time possible. During the trip they will
share with you their most favorite spots along the way, go with you on hikes to explore old homesteads, and
share stories of their life experiences, but most of all they will make you feel welcome in this magnificent
wilderness canyon that they call home every summer. You will enjoy spending your vacation with them.
3. Smaller Group Sizes
To maximize your wilderness adventure our Salmon River trips average
around 12-15 guests per trip. Small in size compared to what most other outfitters run on this river. However
we do have the ability to accommodate up to 24 guests at one time.
4. Your Convenience
All personal camping gear is included at no additional charge. We
supply tents, sleeping pads and sleeping bags that are laundered before and after each trip.
5. Full Safety Orientation and Gear
When we arrive at the launch site prior to starting your rafting trip,
we provide a thorough orientation concerning water safety. Those who choose to use inflatable kayaks will
be given instructions on how to paddle and be provided with a helmet. Splash tops and wetsuits are provided
at no cost when needed.
6. Guest to Staff Ratio
Safety is always a concern so we believe that the safest possible trip
starts with appropriate staffing. Therefore, we always have at least two rafts and two guides on each trip.
And our guide to guest ratio is one guide for every three or four guests.
7. A Variety of Trips Available
With RTGS you can choose between camp trips, lodge trips or a
rafting/jet-boat combination. We offer 5-day camping and lodge trips along with a 3-day jet-boat back trip.
While on the river you have the option of being in a paddle boat, inflatable kayak or you can enjoy the
whitewater in the comfort of an oar boat. We are also happy to customize trips to fit your needs whenever
8. Help with Pre- and Post-Trip Transportation and Lodging
We will gladly assist you with any transportation and lodging needs
you have. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to help with your questions about
travel plans to Idaho. We try our best to provide each and every guest with a truly unique wilderness vacation
on the Main Salmon River and look forward to sharing this adventure with you soon.
Join us for an adventure of a lifetime….
"Everything we had hoped for. Terry especially was very attentive and a complete host. This was likely one of our last vacations together as whole family as the
kids grow older. They all enjoyed themselves and had a great time. We hope to revisit that area in the years ahead."
Robert & Lisa - Forth Worth Texas