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Sawtooth Adventure Company

Stanley

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Sawtooth Adventure Company

Stanley

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charlie Bragg

21 September 2019

I absolutely loved our Class III white water trip!! The staff was helpful, organized, and entertaining! Our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable! I'm planning to book a trip or two next Summer. I highly recommend the Sawtooth Adventure Company! More...

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Donald B. Craig Jr.

7 September 2019

Was amazing, we went on the last day of the season, but was still pretty cool.

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Rebecca and Abe Anderson

25 August 2019

We had a fantastic 1/2 day rafting trip with Jacob as our guide. Would highly recommend this to anyone in the Stanley area

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Cole Peterson

22 August 2019

One of the most fantastic experience of my life. I went out on a beautiful day in the end of July and could not have asked for a better time. The water was nice and refreshing, the company was wonderful, and our guide, Addy, was amazing. She was very knowledgeable of the area and rafting in general, and told some nice knee-slappin' jokes along the way. Even if you have no prior experience on the river, Addy will help you and make it a very positive and exciting experience. 10/10 would recommend. More...

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Cheri Phillips Woodson

19 August 2019

We had a great time on the river! It was our first experience, and our guide, Aspen, made it seem easy. She was informative, sweet and very good at her job. The entire staff was energetic, helpful and entertaining. Awesome lunch, too! More...

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Alison Christiansen

15 August 2019

SAC delivered on all the points that make a successful rafting trip. They have thought of all the details, including fun music on the bus ride there and back, informative, well trained river guides., and a delicious and nutritious lunch. Definitely a great experience. More...

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R Kilpatrick

8 August 2019

Aspin was a great guide, couldn't have dreamed of it going better. This was on my bucket list and they delivered. Thank you!

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Aimee Vilcins

8 August 2019

Hunter our guide was awesome - he was knowledge and I ok time to explain to my kids what was happening. Highly recommended

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Caitlin Alana

7 August 2019

Absolutely excellent time...our guide was so fun!

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Nancy Isner Garofalo

7 August 2019

If you love white water rafting this is the company I would definitely recommend to those who are new to this or have some experience. There was only two #3 rapids and the guides were excellent. We had a very large group,(16) rafts. The age ranges were from 5 to 82. This is a great company! More...

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Henry B.

31 July 2019

I had a great time rafting. Excellent service, and our guide Sienna was great. They also gave out free cookies, which was nice. I felt safe and still had tons of fun. More...

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Camille Moss

29 July 2019

This was fantastic! The mountains and river were gorgeous! Our tour guide, Sienna, was chill, careful, and so much fun!

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Brianna Brown

29 July 2019

Our tour guide was Sienna and she was amazing so fun and she had the best jokes. I felt completely safe and secure as we rafted down the river.

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Nathan Poston

29 July 2019

Loved my first rafting trip! Our guide, Sienna, was so great. My whole group felt so safe, so prepared, and had so so much fun. The company had absolutely all the gear we could’ve needed and more. Thanks for a killer adventure at a killer price. More...

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Greg Gold

29 July 2019

Had such a great time out on a rafting half day trip (plus lunch) on the Salmon river. Super fun experience, can't recommend them enough! Finishing with a delicious lunch by a campfire with hot cocoa was a very nice touch on a day that was a little bit chilly. And our guide Hunter was spectacular... although he's a little young to be so good at those Dad jokes! More...

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Laura Sahagun

29 July 2019

First time doing river rafting and my husband couldn't pick more amazing people to provide this adventure experience. Thanks, the whole crew was phenomenal, especial thanks to HUNTER for his river rafting wisdom and making the best out of my experience in the salmon river.

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Kelsey Kartchner

29 July 2019

We had such a wonderful time rafting with sawtooth adventures! The company was so professional and our guide sienna made the experience even better! 10/10 would recommend!

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Mindy VS

29 July 2019

We had such a great time on the Class III Family Raft Adventure on the Salmon! Check-in was organized and efficient, and the employees sharing safety and other information on bus ride to the river made it entertaining. Our guide (Cody) was fantastic and full of information about the wildlife and environment! We went in early July and rapids were a bit mild for our group of six adults - the Class IV option may have been more suitable for us. Lunch was at a great location and was delicious. If you’re a vegan, I recommend bringing a little more treats for yourself as the only option was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Highly recommend Sawtooth Adventure Co! More...

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Kelly Dick

29 July 2019

Just got back after an amazing day on the Salmon river with Sawtooth Adventure Co. The day couldn’t have been more perfect. We started off at the fly shop in town where we got our life jackets and headed into the bus. Everyone was so friendly and upbeat! The short ride took us to the “put in” where we received our safety instructions and paddles. Our guide, Addy, was fantastic. I hadn’t been on a river in over 25 years so felt a little anxious. But with her reassurance and expertise, felt completely at ease. We enjoyed learning about the nature surrounding the area as well as riding through the rapids. Lunch was delicious as well. Just an all-around enjoyable trip! Thanks Sawtooth Adventures and especially Addy for your positive spirit and enthusiasm. More...

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Kevin Braley

29 July 2019

We had a big group in Stanley for a family reunion with several anglers interested in some fly fishing. SAC set our 8 anglers up with four boats and four guides. Everyone caught fish (including the beginners) and had a great time on the river. Thanks much SAC for providing a great day on the water! More...

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Chelsey Stegelmeier

29 July 2019

We went down the daily section with the guide Sienna. She was the COOLEST! Her instructions were clear and fun. We knew exactly what to do and she was so funny.

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Nicole Moench

29 July 2019

Kudos to Jacob at Sawtooth Adventure Company for providing an Amazing experience for my family on the Class III Salmon River Day Trip. My special needs daughter was a bit nervous on her first white water raft trip, but had so much fun she jumped up front with her cousin towards the end! It’s an experience she’ll never forget! Great food & fun for all. Thank you again to Jacob & Sawtooth Adventure Company! More...

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Linda Hirschberg

29 July 2019

Had a wonderful day trip down the salmon with Jacob as our guide. Since I am obsessed with photography I was able to ride on the stern frame and Jacob being extra helpful took 400+ pics. I had a rain guard to protect camera that was $40 from a camera shop & made for an awesome photo trip. High 5 for owner & crew More...

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Chellee Hilverda

29 July 2019

Locally recommended for a reason. Fun guides (Hunter, especially), great playlist (courtesy of Andrew), and fantastic lunch (no lame sandwiches on their side of the river). Great company with every detail considered. You have a choice when in Stanley. We won’t ever choose otherwise. Count on us every year! More...

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Jamuna Jones

29 July 2019

We had an incredible time on our rafting trip! Johnny and Andrew were absolutely wonderful and showed my family the best time. Would highly recommend this company. We will definitely be back next year! More...

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Allie Hansen

29 July 2019

Fantastic service great float highly recommend!!

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B C.

27 July 2019

Was a fun trip.   Staff was great.  Chloe was a rockstar.  The trip itself was mellow.  Not rough water but still fun and beautiful.   Place was a little pricey and you should bring a plastic phone bag. More...

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Amy Ayer

27 July 2019

Johan was fabulous! We will be back!

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Jeffrey Fawcett

26 July 2019

Had a fantastic time with my family and the group. Aspen was a star guide! Thanks for the fun ride down the rapids.

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Jessica H.

20 July 2019

Really fun! A definite come back to place. I highly recommend this place. I had so much fun! Great pictures, hats, and t-shirts! Please go here. Great guides and adventure. Great place! More...

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Lesley S.

8 July 2019

Great time rafting the Salmon river. Andrew was excellent! A perfect day, lunch following was delicious. Very professional . So much fun.

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david robbins

29 June 2019

Our entire team was professional, friendly and made our experience exciting and fun. Mika and Sierra guided us through the class 3-4 section of the Salmon River near Stanly, ID and made us laugh and scream. We will do it again on our next visit. More...

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Ethan C.

27 June 2019

This is always a wonderful way to spend a day in the sun valley area! My family and I come here every year and always thoroughly enjoy it! Great service from johan, and hunter today! Such a fun time. As always!! More...

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Bliss V.

26 May 2019

I went whitewater rafting here. It was an extremely unique and enjoyable experience. The guides were very helpful and friendly and I loved it. Unfortunately, I think our pictures could have been better. Half of them were from behind and the other group seemed to have a total of 10 more pictures than us. That really was a very small part of this experience though and I'm so happy I did it. I definitely recommend. More...

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Donald Baird

29 March 2019

Eight of us took a multi-age family raft trip down the Salmon River with Sawtooth Adventure Company in July, 2018. To get information, we initially spoke directly with them by phone. They were helpful with suggestions and options to consider. We looked at their website which was very informative. From this contact, we finalized our booking. Any concerns were promptly addressed. When the date came and we arrived at the Sawtooth Adventure cabin in Stanley, Idaho, the personnel were welcoming, friendly, and ready to assist with any last-minute questions before rafting. On the trip, the guides were experienced as well as personable. Because of them our grandkids (ages 13 and 15) would like to become future raft guides! On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being excellent, we would rate Sawtooth Adventure Company a 10. What a fun white-water ride!! More...

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Tanya Morgenstern

28 February 2019

My family has taken two rafting with lunch trips with Sawtooth Adventure Company. Both times we have had an excellent experience- would go again next time we visit Stanley!

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Taylor A.

31 August 2018

Sawtooth Adventure Company was fantastic!  My family and I went on the half day trip ("family raft adventure without lunch") of class II and III rapids, and had a lot of fun.  Although we booked the trip without lunch, the guides brought yummy snacks for a quick break in the mountains: watermelon, granola bars, pretzels, and homemade chocolate chip cookies.  Those cookies were some of the best I've ever had!Our guide, Stephanie, was super fun and friendly.  She made our trip even better! More...

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Mitchell Mariani

29 August 2018

Had an amazing trip! Lots of rapids. Charlie Conrad was our guide, which made our trip!

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sean coey

29 August 2018

What an amazing day! Took my girlfriend white water rafting for the first time and she loved it. The rapids were great and our guide Charlie made the trip even better!

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Anna Roser

29 August 2018

I had such a blast with the Sawtooth Adventure Company! We had an awesome time on the river and felt super safe. I'd definitely float with them again; ask for Charlie, he's a great guide! More...

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Daniel Trovillion

29 August 2018

Went with a group of friends on an awesome day trip down the Salmon with Sawtooth Adventure Company, our raft guide Charlie was great, super fun, wet and wild trip and would definitely recommend!

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Charles Medley

29 August 2018

This outfitter never disappoints. Can’t wait to go again.

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Robert Winder

29 August 2018

Rafting with sawtooth adventure co would not have been complete without our amazing guide Charlie. He made our whole group feel right at home. Extremely knowledgeable, well spoken and a great sense of humor. In short, if your guide doesn’t have a gorgeous amount of hair falling from their chin... get on a different raft. More...

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Lela Newey

29 August 2018

Excellent experience. Guides were fun and knowledgeable of how to run the river. Young and mature enjoyed experience together!!

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Joshua Scauzzo

29 August 2018

Had an absolute blast. Our guide was Charlie, very funny and knew what he was doing. He made sure that we all felt safe and enjoyed it. Amazing way to spend the weekend! Would definitely recommend More...

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Jonathan Vicencio

29 August 2018

Thanks to Charlie, I had the most narly time shredding some rapids in an inflatable contraption of pure ecstasy! Before I get carried away, it is also a family friendly place where I'd recommend to almost any age group looking to lose your breathe from the excitement and beautiful scenery. Great company and even better guide. HIGHLY recommend. More...

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maeve o'malley

29 August 2018

We had the time of our lives. We would definitely recommend the kayaks. Even though we screamed our way through piece of cake the first rapid we managed to stay in our kayaks. The girl guides we're full of knowledge and obviously loved their jobs. Food was surprisingly good. They even let us leave our with them as we had no place to leave her. I highly recommend and appreciate sawtooth adventure . More...

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Maxwell Manoukian

29 August 2018

Wow what a ride. I was blown away the whole time. Great views, great company and great guide. Charlie our guide took us down the river unlike any experience I have ever had in my life. Charlie is one with river. He glides over the rapids as gracefully as a pronghorn antelope prances over the meadows of Stanley. His knowledge of the water and the art of rafting is second to none. I will definitely be back. More...

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Grace Saathoff

29 August 2018

I have been rafting with these guys for years and every time is just as good as the last. That just shows what a great staff they have and what good fun they have with their work. All of the raft guides know their stuff and are able to tell some great stories while they guide you down the river. I have been with both beginner groups and more advanced people and each time the trip chances according to what you can handle. If you are a first timer or an old hat these guys will take care of you and make sure you have a blast!! More...

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Sherida Ford

29 August 2018

Loved it !! Spur of moment change of plans. Left mountain home Idaho country fest 2 days early very very disappointed. Needed something to lift our spirits. Found it at Sawtooth Adventure Co. In Stanley Idaho. They fit us in with only 1 day notice and didn't mind when we were 25 minutes late. Very nice and experienced river guides, Adam and Andrew. They made the trip more interesting with their knowledge of the history of the salmon river and certain landmarks. And I got to float by my idol Carol Kings' home! Everyone should experience river rafting at least once, it's invigorating, relaxing and beautiful all at once. You can't go wrong doing this, especially with Sawtooth Adventure Co. More...

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Matt Clark

29 August 2018

Great way to spend a Saturday!Charlie was our guide and made our group feel really safe and kept us laughing the whole trip! One of my best experiences in Idaho! More...

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Jan Bosmans

29 August 2018

Great adventurous morning. Luke was a great guide. We had great conversations while mastering the river by or raft.The scenery is amazing!For me the to was just a little short. Just 2-3 class 3 passages for the money we paid could be more.... More...

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Clay Cox

29 August 2018

We did the half day trip and it was great! Our guide, Jacob, was totally professional and really fun to hang out with!

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James O'dell

29 August 2018

Good variety and friendly

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melinda Walker

29 August 2018

Family trip for first timers. Had a blast. Guides made it lots of fun! Thanks Adam!

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Jeff Nelson

29 August 2018

This was my first whitewater rafting trip and it was a blast! The reason why it was so amazing was because of our fanatic guide Charlie! Charlie was professional and had a great sense of humor which added to my family’s overall experience. I plan of coming back to try fly fishing and requesting Charlie of course. Your company is firstclass and you hire great people as seen by Charlie! See you soon!Jeff Nelson More...

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Lisa Clyde

29 August 2018

My daughter talked me into going white water rafting and I’m so glad I did!! We had the best time and I have already booked time this summer to do it again. Loved our guide Charlie! He was super fun and funny but also very professional. It’s also in such a beautiful location. Loved it!!! More...

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Elena Tompkins

29 August 2018

We have rafted with Sawtooth for the past 6 summers and always have THE BEST time! Great guides who are experienced, knowledgeable and super funny. Thank you Johnny and all the awesome staff for another great summer. Special shout out to Nicole and Paige! More...

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Ally P.

29 August 2018

We had an amazing time! Our rafting guide Andrew was incredibly friendly, funny, and very skilled and capable of leading us down the river. Our 6 year old was not a big fan of the white water, but Andrew put him at ease and was great at redirecting him. This is a well organized and kid-friendly team. Loved the pics they were able to take too. We did not expect to do this during our weekend trip, but so glad SAC was able to accommodate us on short notice. Look forward to doing this again next year! More...

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Janet Oord

26 August 2018

Such a great experience! The staff was incredible and the rafting fabulous! I would recommend this company without hesitation!

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Mary Walker

7 August 2018

Skilled, professionals. Very knowledgeable about the area. Felt safe entire trip. Would do the raft ride again. It has been the highlight of my trip thus far.

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Linda Slaybaugh Marshall

27 July 2018

Great guides, highly recommend!!!

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Krysti S.

15 July 2018

I had so much fun river rafting down the rapids! Charlie was our guide. He was amazing! I was nervous at first but he explained everything beforehand and that helped a lot. I'm a beginner and I was fine. You need to try it! I felt 100% safe. All the guides are nice but we were glad that we had Charlie. Great outfit. Yummy lunch. Awesome experience! More...

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Lisa C.

15 July 2018

Second time going rivee rafting with the company. So much fun and I felt safe through the whole trip. Charlie was our guide and he was awesome, fun and very professional the whole time. Also Stanley is a beautiful place to visit!!  This is a must!! More...

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Douglas C.

15 July 2018

Had a blast rafting this weekend!! A high energy staff made the experience even better, big thanks to the SAC guides for a memorable weekend

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Jeff Peters

27 June 2018

First time to Idaho. A friend told us about Sawtooth Adventure Company and they didn’t disappoint. The class III rapids were perfect for my 7 and 8 year old boys. Jamie our guide was great, knowledge and friendly. Would definitely recommend. Great for first timers! More...

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Tiana Tozer

8 June 2018

If you are thinking about rafting the Middle Fork you should do it with Sawtooth Adventure Company. I celebrated my 50th Birthday with a raft trip and our crew was the bomb, the food was excellent and all around it was just a fabulous experience! Thank you Jared and crew I hope when I come back someone points out Tanner’s Point and Fritz’s hole. More...

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Mike Cannon

29 August 2017

Paddled with SAC last Sunday, great experience. Guides Charlie and Micah were top notch and fun to hang with. Lunch was stellar. Can't wait to go back and do it again! More...

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ralph Sawyer

29 August 2017

We had a fantastic time of the river with SAC. Jacob was a great guide and the experience was what we were hoping for. We will take another trip with SAC and recommend them highly.

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Jennifer Ford

29 August 2017

We took my 17 year old for his birthday adventure and it was Awesome. Our guide was personable and instructive. They provided a great lunch. We will go again.

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NobleSheep

29 August 2017

Great rafting experience. Great raft guides. Great jokes. Great food served. Super fun experience for the entire family.

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Elaine Tobias

29 August 2017

Took a short day trip trip this time. Paige was an outstanding guide. Fantastic!!

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Tiffany Hopkinson

29 August 2017

Easy and friendly to book with. Experienced and friendly guides. Excellent Chocolate Chips Cookies at lunch camp!!!! We took a raft full of young children and they made it easy, safe and fun for us.

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Charles Jenks

29 August 2017

We did the family rafting trip on the main Salmon. This trip is perfect for young children and people new to whitewater rafting. Paige, our guide, was incredible! She made this a special trip for me and my boys. Everyone at SAC was friendly and enjoyable to be around. I would recommend them to anyone. More...

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Debi Brown

29 August 2017

Awesome trip, Tara was an awesome guide! Funny, entertaining, educational. Totally recommend her and this trip.

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Jeannie Matthews

29 August 2017

We had an awesome time on our family float trip! The staff is friendly and informative about the area. Parker is a great guide. He made sure to hit the the spots that made our trip the best it could be. We can't wait to download the perfect pictures they took to document our day. Our first big family float trip was so awesome we are already planning a day trip for next year! Hope to see you then, Parker! Thank you, Sawtooth Adventures!The Matthews Family More...

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Bob Hickey

29 August 2017

My family and I had a great rafting trip with Sawtooth Adventure. It was the first one for our kids (ages 12, 11, 7, 7), and our guide Steph was excellent--friendly, personable, knowledgeable. A great experience overall!

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Catherine Mooney-Myers

29 August 2017

First time river rafting, and I'd DEFINITELY do it again through this company! Charlie was a fantastic guide, and the lunch was delicious!

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Jody Beck

29 August 2017

Great family rafting trip! We had 10 people, including 4 very young children. The guides were organized, competent, and super friendly. They made everyone feel comfortable and safe. Special thanks to our raft guides, Paige and Madeline who were all of the above, as well as amazing with our kids!! The rafting trip was just the right amount of adventure, incredible scenery mixed with moments of adrenaline rush in the 2 sections of class III rapids. A memorable experience for all, I would definitely do it again!! More...

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Ricky H

29 August 2017

great trip and good watermelon!

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mark collins

29 August 2017

Friendly, helpful, and knowledge staff. They made sure our family had an amazing river trip.

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David Yates

29 August 2017

My girlfriend and I booked a half day combination river rafting/fly fishing with SAC, and had the time of our lives! The young man who served as our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and he made us a delicious lunch on the banks of the Salmon. Can't wait to bring the entire family, and do it all over again! Highly recommend! More...

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Stefan Pielmeier

29 August 2017

5 stars are fully earned for this adventure business. They greeted us very friendly when we left our car, took us out on the river in a very professional way, we had loads of fun and a DELICIOUS GOURMET DINNER with surprisingly high quality and all made at the riverside spot that had sun into the late evening and fairly few bugs, all in all excellent experience all way round.

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Tracey Curry

29 August 2017

Awesome! Great lunch, great scenery, great guides!

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Midori Fitzgerald

29 August 2017

Had so much fun. We went with Charlie as our guide. Total recommend him and Sawtooth Adventure Company. Cant wait to do it again.

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Kate Messer

29 August 2017

Everything was top notch! Sawtooth Adventure Company knows what they are doing!!! Spent a fabulous day out on the river -- Adventure Trip -- with Charlie -- and am already looking at some dates for a multi-day trip! Outstanding service, incredible food, and skilled and knowledgeable guides make Sawtooth Adventure Company THE place for rafting! Highly recommend! More...

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mckenziefox1492

29 August 2017

Good rapids, great guide, decent lunch. Got exactly what I paid for. Fun outing for the family, I highly recommend. One great thing is that the photos are really cheap, only $20. Last rafting trip, a different company wanted over $100 for photos. More...

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Maile K.

27 August 2017

We did a Class III whitewater rafting tour with Sawtooth and had a blast!! The staff was super chill, overly accommodating, and super engaging!! Our guide, Dusty, aka Gusty, was especially engaging and got half of the group to jump off the ROCK into water! It was super fun and family friendly! More...

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Alex W.

22 August 2017

I could not say enough good things about this rafting company.  I have been on a number of single & multi-day rafting trips throughout Idaho over the years, but this one I took two weeks ago really does stand out among the best, despite the fact that we were only there a few hours!  To start, all of the employees were very kind and helpful.  When we arrived at the business at the start of the day, each employee greeted us & introduced themselves, even if they weren't coming out on the water with us.  We picked the half day adventure with lunch included.  We elected to ride in the duckies (inflatable kayaks) so we were fitted with wet suits, booties, splash guards, helmets, and life jackets.  (If you choose to ride in the boat, you just get a helmet & life jacket, although you could probably get booties, wet suit, etc. if you expect to be cold).  After getting fitted for your gear, the guides then bus you about 15 minutes away to the drop off location.The guides give a safety spiel & you're off!  On our trip, we had three of us in duckies, and another family in a raft.  The family in the raft had a guide with them, and we had another "safety" guide in a kayak paddling right next to us.  At no point did I feel unsafe or nervous, as our guides were great as making us feel comfortable.  They pointed out all of the routes they suggested we take when going through the rapids for optimal safety, and paddled right around us as a safety measure if anyone were to fall out.  You raft for about 2 hours through a beautiful section of the river.  You hit 3 larger rapids with a bunch of rippling, "fun" water in between to keep things interesting.  There is also a rock that they stop at to let anyone who wants to jump in.After the couple hours rafting, you pull off to the side & the guides prepare you a lunch.  You stop at a really ute beach with a fire pit, plenty of chairs and benches, and a game of horseshoes to keep you entertained.  I was honestly expecting some lame sandwich of white bread and bologna, but boy was I wrong.  They started us out with a nice platter of cut watermelon and honeydew melon slices to hold us over while they prepared the rest of the food.  Then they laid out the buffet of three different mixed salads: a quinoa/ corn/ black bean salad, a chicken salad, and a caesar salad.  They also had two different types of tortilla wraps to wrap up any of the salads if you chose to.  The salads were very well prepared, lightly dressed, and full of nutrients and flavor.  I was pleasantly surprised by the delicious & healthy options they had for us.  They also had plenty leftover for seconds so don't worry about getting hungry while you're out here!   They finished the meal with some delicious, chunky chocolate chip cookies.  After the guides clean up lunch, you get back in your raft and float for about 1 minute downstream to the other side of the river.  There you pull your rafts out & bring them up the hill where the bus is waiting for you to drive you back.  It is about a half hour ride back to the office.  Once you're at the office you get to look through the photos that were taken of you while riding through the rapids.  If you wish to purchase the pictures, they're only $20 for all of the photos they took of your whole party.  Overall this was a great experience & would be especially fun for someone who is new to Idaho, or is just on vacation trying to experience a bit of the great outdoors. More...

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Misha T.

10 August 2017

Had a great time learning to fly fish with Troy. He does all the hard work paddling the boat too! I'd never fly fished before and I can definitely see the appeal and hope to do it some more one day.

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Paul Mahon

21 July 2017

SAC is awesome! The best guides and solid all around service!!

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Erin Harrison Freeman

17 July 2017

We absolutely loved our trip with Sawtooth Adventure Company! Parker our guide was kind, funny and great with our kids. Look no further! Sawtooth Adventure is it!

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Kellie G.

9 July 2017

We totally enjoyed our rafting adventure from start to finish!!!We were visiting Idaho for our  Summer vacation, and this was the HIGHLIGHT (amongst MANY great things that we experienced along the way).Impeccable customer service, safety info, and our guide Britt was THE BEST!! He was informative about the Salmon River and made the half-day trip unforgettable for us. We ripped through a few heart-pounding class III rapids, stopped for a delicious snack, and were immersed in the most gorgeous scenery ever!We can't wait to go back again (and again...)! More...

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Carla Sanchez

7 July 2017

This was an amazing experience. It was my first time going on class III-IV. I was a bit nervous at the beginning, but Charlie our guide and Micah were the best at making it a positive experience. The entire staff is great, the lunch was delicious and I would go with company again in a heartbeat!! More...

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Josh Pitts

6 July 2017

Sawtooth Adventure Company is amazing and the only way to truly experience the Salmon River. We went on a day trip with Ellie and Jacob and they were the best river guides. Shout-out to Reed the bus driver! All in all a great time and the only place you should raft with in Stanley. They are egg-cellent!! Just try not to join the Salmon River Swim Team. More...

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Jill Ironside Gable

24 June 2017

Spent Father's Day enjoying a super fun river trip with SAC. Everyone was so friendly, fun & knowledgeable. The lunch was delicious & our guide, Britt, was awesome! Our family Thanks you for a wonderful day! More...

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Danielle Heck

23 June 2017

SAC was amazing! Charlie (my guide), Troy and Mika were awesome. I got to do class III and IV and the whole day was fantastic! Thanks guys for a spectacular trip! I will do it again when I come back to Stanley! Dani More...

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J Archibald

29 August 2016

We took our daughters on a sawtooth adventure company raft trip last summer. It was the highlight of our sun valley vacation.

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Paul Richer

29 August 2016

Floating the day stretch of the Salmon River in Stanley, ID. Is a must do for anyone passing through. My wife and I floated the day stretch last summer with the crew from Sawtooth Adventure cCmpany and had a great half day. The guides were well organized, courteous and very entertaining! The scenery and the water was spectacular and to top it all off we had a phenomenal lunch finished off with, hands-down, the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. This should be on everyone's bucket list! More...

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cameron cottle

29 August 2016

Had a great time with the family. Kate and Terra were awesome guides. Would definitely recommend.

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Nicole Morgenthau

29 August 2016

We've loved our trips with Sawtooth Adventure Company!Always a good time. Very professional guides, excellent food, just a top notch operation. I highly recommend!

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Jim Wright

29 August 2016

We have gone River Rafting the last 8 years with Sawtooth Adventure. They are always great. Very professional. Guides are funny and know what they are doing. Had fun on the rapids, jumped off a rock into the river, and then they provide a great lunch. Small rafts so you see a lot more action. We did Stand up paddle with them down the river last year and had a blast. I highly recommend them. More...

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Carl Dec

29 August 2016

We have been adventuring with the Sawtooth Adventure Company since 2002. Over the years we've rafted, biked, gone fishing, SUP'd and been on the magnificent Main Salmon River with Jared and his crew. Each and every trip has been a blast. They only seem to get better and better. Good food, great guides and incredibly fun! We are so looking forward to going back! More...

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Diane Briggs

25 August 2016

Always a great summer family experience with Sawtooth team!

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Gordon A.

19 August 2016

My wife and I took the 10AM Level 3 trip, and so much fun. Tyler was a blast and knew his stuff. I never felt in danger. The lunch was delicious. Highly recommended. More...

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Chynna W.

8 August 2016

They were great! We took a group of six rafting: 4 adults and 2 kids. Our guide, Troy, was very patient and friendly. He told stories and jokes and was very engaging throughout our rafting adventure. He even offered us extra sweatshirts when we were freezing from (voluntarily) falling in. We would absolutely do this again, and part of our party is planning on using them (Troy) for a fly fishing trip. The Rapids weren't huge this time of year, but the guides made it fun! They even let us put beer in the cooler on the boat! More...

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Sha Zam O

29 July 2016

Just got off the river and can't wait to book another trip! Top notch fun and friendly guides are passionate about what they do and it shows. They definitely make you feel like family--although Troy could use some new jokes. Jus sayin... More...

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Louis Oberndorf

29 July 2016

Most professional staff of any business. Besides extreme skill they are friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Great company strong recommendations. Shout out to Troy our guide, pulled me out of the water cool! More...

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Joseph D.

24 July 2016

What an awesome time!  Karli, our guide was THE BEST!  She had such deep knowledge of the river, wildlife, Carol King's place and more.  She was super sensitive to our groups needs.  Couple all that with the gorgeous scenery we took in this was hands down one of the best excursions our family has ever done and we've done tons! More...

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Sarah D.

22 July 2016

Best time. Staff was so much fun, informative and just gave our family the best experience! We had Gusty and Miles as our guides and they were beyond wonderful. The lunch was great (amazing cookies) and the photos after were perfect- captured some amazing shots of us on the river. No one got hurt, no one fell over (in any of the rafts). Just a perfect experience. Thank you!!! More...

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Christy Savage Clark

19 June 2016

We had the best time rafting with SAC. Our guide Katy, was amazing. She made us feel safe the entire time, was informative and enjoyable. If we ever make it back to Stanley, Idaho we will definitely raft with SAC again... Thank you! More...

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Matthew Orion Bean

15 October 2015

Awesome experience with awesome guides! Don't think about it, just do it!

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Paul F.

29 July 2015

Great time with the family. It was our first time in kayaks and no casualties. The instruction we received from Tara, Sami and Randy was spot on and what a great group of guides. More fun than intimidating and I recommend the kayaks to anyone with kids 10 and older who are adventure seekers. Definitely a worthwhile activity with family and friends. More...

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Diana A.

12 July 2015

We just got back from our fly fishing trip and it was fantastic!  This company  is a first class operation.  I had never been fly fishing and Troy was an excellent instructor. He untangled lines, changed flies multiple times and even climbed a tree to free a line--all while enjoying the trip as much as we did.  It's obvious he loves what he does and Sawtooth is lucky to have him.  I have to add that the lunch provided was delicious.  I expected the usual turkey sandwich on white bread in a box and was pleasantly surprised with homemade salads, a variety of drinks and dessert.  This trip exceeded our expectations in every way. More...

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Bill B.

26 February 2015

The service was outstanding for a small town whitewater adventure service. They offer all the equipment that you might need. Everything from a do it yourself trip or on the water to a professionally guided trip to hit the big water. Thanks for making our family reunion so much more enjoyable! We'll definitely be back again. More...

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Andrea R.

31 August 2014

I just had my very first white water rafting adventure in Costa Rica earlier this year so when my in-laws suggested we take my 3 year old whitewater rafting I was skeptical. We checked with Sawtooth to make sure it's safe to take a 3 year old (turns out it is). Thanks to my paranoia we opted for the Family Float Trip.We drove an hour or so to Sawtooth, met our float captain (Rob), were fitted for life jackets and then drove another 20 minutes to the river. They do provide a bus to the river, but we decided to drive so that we could use our car seat. They were nice enough to move our car to our final destination.We ended up randomly with another family from the Chicago area (small world) on our raft. We all grabbed a paddle (including the 5 year old that was with the other family) and we placed our 3 year old in the middle of the raft...where I hoped she couldn't fall out.For the most part it was a pretty peaceful float with a few bumps (nothing more than class 3 for those experienced white water rafters). Of course my adventurous little girl liked the bumpy parts of the ride best and probably wouldn't have been thrilled on a full out whitewater rafting adventure. Perhaps next year!Rob was a great guide and did a nice job pointing out all the beauty surrounding us. He provided us w/ a snack (watermelon and cookies)...and squirt guns for the kids, which were a huge hit. The only time someone actually fell off the raft was when the 5 year old was filling up our squirt gun, but she was rescued by Rob within minutes. Phew! They did have a photographer taking a few pictures during our trip that I'm sure we would have had an opportunity to buy once we headed back to to our meeting place, but since we had our car we just drove straight home. We'll just have to come back for another rafting adventure to capture it better next time. Highly recommend...a lovely way to spend a warm summer day if you're lucky enough to be in the area. More...

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Alden DeSoto

29 August 2012

Best trip ever! Just got back from a 4-day raft trip on the Salmon River. This was a father-son trip (my son is 7). Both my son and and I had an amazing time. I can't say enough about how great all the guides were. They really take care of you. This is an exceptional wilderness experience supported with great food, service, professionalism -- these guys are the best. Highly highly recommended. More...

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Andrew H.

12 August 2012

This is the third time I've done something with this company. I should write 3 reviews but I'm too lazy and with only one other review out there I'd look like a plant with 3.  The first trip was 2 family father daughter kayak trip. Fabulous service, well-organized, and guides that the teenaged daughters fell in love with.  This experience brought us back twice more, the most recent trip of which was a guided fly fishing trip down the Salmon, followed next day by kayak rental and self guided trip.  Again the level of attention to detail, organization and service, impeccable.  Jared (owner) must have a very keen eye for talent and an excellent ability to bring out the best in his crews. Face it, outdoor adventure guiding is generally a bit of a "whoa dude, sorry I forgot the life jackets be right back" kind of labor force.  But because we got there early each time we saw a pretty good cross section of the operation and it ran a lot more like Vail than Bob's Backwoods Bush Guides 'n Barbecue.  Friendly relaxed feeling but still thoroughly professional organization. Impressive.   Ian, this year's fishing guide, deserves special mention. Don't know that the others aren't great, but certainly he is. More...

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John T.

19 July 2011

Great day trip. The guides took care of everything.  All my family had to do was paddle and enjoy the exciting day. Professional and attentive in every way. They provided proper equipment and warm clothes for our daughter.  Even lunch was tummy. More...