Main Salmon Raft Rentals

“The River of No Return” is easily one of the most incredible river trips in the United States.  While on this trip you cross one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states, run a significant number of class III and IV rapids, camp in world-class river-side camps, go on beautiful hikes and visit fascinating historic homesteads.  The Main Salmon is simply one of those incredible trips.

We are excited to help outfit you for your trip on the Main Salmon and we have the equipment to  make your adventure a great one.  One challenge however for the Main Salmon is the logistics.  As mentioned, it flows through a large wilderness with pretty extreme vehicle shuttles around.  We do offer an equipment drop-off service where we will drop your boat at the put-in but due to the significant drive around it is reasonably expensive.  It is a flat fee so while it is expensive if renting one boat, if you are renting three or four boats it is actually pretty reasonable.  Another great option for trips in late June or through sometime in July is to do a jet back.  If you want us to drop your gear at Vinegar creek so you can jet up river and then float back down the cost for the gear drop/pick-up is very reasonable.

  • Most people do this trip in 5-7 days.
  • Drop-off pickup of equipment does not include a vehicle shuttle and is a flat price for UP-TO four rafts.
  • If you choose to pickup the rafts at our shop and return them after the trip we are based in Riggins which you have to drive through at the end of your trip.
  • Idaho Oared Raft Rental (multi-day)

    Idaho Oared Raft Rental (multi-day)

    Perfect for multi-day trips on the Main Salmon, Riggins section, lower salmon or Hells Canyon.

    Most rental sets are 16ft tributary/AIRE rafts with a 4-bay frame, 1x drybox, 1x 95qrt cooler, 3x oars, 4x dry-bags, 4x PFD’s, 1x Pump, 1x raft repair kit, 12x straps, 1x throw-bag.

    A few set ups are 14ft boats with same basic equipment.

  • Main Salmon Equipment Drop-off and Pickup

    Main Salmon Equipment Drop-off and Pickup


    We will drop your rented equipment at Corn Creek and Pick it up at Vinegar, Carrey, or Spring Bar.  Flat fee for up 4 boats so if renting 4 rafts or less just select 1 of these.

    DOES NOT INCLUDE A CAR SHUTTLE.  Does not include any shuttle of people.  We do not move people in our vehicles.

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