Charter & Custom trips
We arrange private Salmon River rafting trips for many different groups and organizations. It’s in our DNA and name! (A “confluence” is where two rivers come together, and we at “Confluences” specialize in bringing groups of people together for an incredible, transformative experience on the river). A charter trip ensures that only your group (with our guide team) is on this journey down the Salmon River, allowing your group to focus on its interests.
Special charter rates (including special group discounts) are available to help groups come together on the river. We can arrange charter trips on ANY of our available launch dates during the summer, or offer them in the Spring and Fall (see below). Our customer service team will help you develop the specific terms of your group’s charter trip. You can visit our Salmon River Rafting page for general information concerning itinerary, FAQs, and highlights you can expect on the classic Main Salmon trip, and speak with us about ways to customize the experience for your group. Those customizations can include variations to the transportation plan, themed evenings on the trip, guest entertainment (like yoga instructors or musicians), professional development opportunities, etc. Our team will help price out those add-ons to fit your group’s interests and budget.
Charter & Custom Trip Benefits, Policies and Eligibility:
Being able to charter a whole trip offers your group a special journey down the river, where everyone is there by your invitation! This is a great way for a family reunion, corporate retreat, or other focused group to have a powerful experience together. This often lets us coordinate smoother logistics for the group too. To be eligible to book a chartered trip, your group will designate a “Group Leader” who will be our primary contact. They’ll work to finalize the charter trip terms and keep in touch with us about updates and changes throughout the reservation process. In order to secure this by-invitation-only trip down the river, the group leader works to find sufficient guests to fill the trip to capacity and facilitate the group payment for the trip. They’ll also help make sure we get all the needed information for each guest (including a signed assumption of risk form from each guest, dietary preferences, etc). Our team will help the group leader know who has missing information. Because the group leader helps organize everything, the whole trip is able to receive the special pricing.
If Confluences River Expeditions does not receive full payment when due, we reserve the right to cancel, add additional guests to, or alter your charter trip or the initial agreement.
Your Muli-Day River Rafting Itinerary
Salmon River Map
Below, find the answers to frequently asked questions about Salmon River raft trips with Confluences River Expeditions. We hope this page will help you plan for your raft trip and help you know what to expect on Idaho’s Main Salmon. Our team is ready to answer any of your questions too!
Questions about Packing
Questions about Food
Questions about Camping
Questions about Hygiene
Additional Spring and Fall Custom Rafting Trips
Each summer season (which runs from 6/20 to 9/7), Confluences has 10 pre-determined launch dates. Any of those trips, if available, can be chartered. But outside the summer season, we can offer additional trips on demand! There are great reasons why you will want to schedule a custom raft trip in the Spring and Fall. First, we have the flexibility to launch any day we want to! So, the possibilities are extensive. Second, we can design a specialty trip specifically for your group. These off-season vacations allow us to take your group during a time when the canyon is unusually quiet. We can offer trips from 4-7+ days long to suit your schedule and give you the option to camp or stay in rustic lodges along the river. Finally, this time of year offers great wildlife viewing opportunities, as well as more time for fishing or hiking. Fares will vary based on party size, length of trip, and camping or lodging option chosen. Let us help you plan the trip of a lifetime in May, early June, September or October.
Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a vacation with extended family, or a professional development retreat your colleagues will never forget, please email or call or text us at: (208) 252-5683 to start designing your custom trip today!