Rafting the Main Salmon River – Our Philosophy

At Confluences we want to share an Idaho gem, the Main Salmon River, with our guests and have them leave feeling connected to the river and wilderness.  We believe that our guests want to enjoy an authentic wilderness rafting and camping experience, shared with their family and friends. We offer an escape from the pressures of everyday life — leave your cell phones and electronics behind and  you  will find warm hospitality, new friends, exciting boating, delicious meals prepared by our guides, and comfortable camping.  See you on the river!


The mission of Confluences River Expeditions is to bring people together for world-class experiences on the Main Salmon River.


Thanks again for such a fantastic trip! I know we all had a blast thanks to you and your guides. I just got home and am wandering around looking for someone to start cooking dinner for me and provide entertainment. It’s so quiet…

– Kerry Thor, Everett, WA




Confluences River Expeditions is a member of the Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association, and is a licensed and bonded outfitter and permittee of the USDA Forest Service, Salmon-Challis National Forest, USDI BLM Salmon and Challis Field Offices and the State of Idaho Outfitters and Guides Licensing Board to conduct river trips on public lands.  We operate in partnership with those agencies to provide access to rivers that might otherwise be inaccessible to most members of the public.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Confluences River Expeditions does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, age, or national and ethnic origin in its offerings of commercial raft trips, or in its employment practices. Confluences River Expeditions LLC  is not affiliated with any religious or political organization and is an equal opportunity service provider and operates on special use permits from Salmon-Challis National Forest and USDI BLM Salmon and Challis Field Offices.

Territory Acknowledgement

Confluences River Expeditions operates river trips within traditional homelands of Indigenous peoples. By acknowledging these communities we hope to honor their lives, descendants, and legacies. We also hope to raise awareness about their history and culture. Recognizing that many people may never have learned about who was here before us, we hope this conversation opens the door to continuing education regarding Indigenous homelands. 

CRE river trips travel through the Salmon River Canyon. We acknowledge the traditional territories of the Lemhi-Shoshone (Agai dika), Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) and various bands of the Shoshone-Bannock along the Salmon River. 

Our hope is to accurately recognize Indigenous communities who have and continue to occupy the lands in which we operate. If any of this information is incorrect please contact us so we can make the correct changes.