Salmon River Jet Boat Tours

Our Salmon River Jet Boat Tours near Riggins, Idaho, are a big hit for any occasion. Your jet boat tour on the Salmon River will begin at 10:00 AM (MST). We’ll give you directions to the Vinegar Creek launch site where your expert guide will greet you. At this point you and your fellow passengers will board one of our Coast Guard approved jet boats and begin a trip through breathtaking scenery. Listen to our expert tour guides as they provide insider knowledge of the Salmon River area.

River of No Return Wilderness

You will get to see the living history of the Salmon River country as you head upriver into the Frank Church Wilderness Area through exciting rapids. The route passes by old gold mines, Chinese-built rock houses, and wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer, elk, bears, and eagles. The first stop on your Salmon River, Idaho, jet boat tour will be at the Polly Bemis Ranch. Polly was an early settler in this rugged country where she lived and thrived for many years. After a visit to her home, now a museum, (and a restroom break) we are back on the water. ​

Buckskin Bill Homestead and Museum

With enough water, your trip will continue on to the Buckskin Bill Homestead and Museum. Buckskin Bill was a long-time Salmon River resident who carved out his life with unique style and skill. He was a true mountain man and you will be amazed by examples of his handiwork.

After an unforgettable day, you’ll get back on the jet boat on the Salmon River and head back downriver to the morning’s launch site.

Our Salmon River jet boat tour will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and will provide memories that will last a lifetime. Make sure you bring a camera to capture those memories!

Salmon River Jet Boat Tours

  • Jet boat tours on the Salmon River start at 10:00 AM (MST) and conclude at 4:00 PM (MST).
  • All Salmon River jet boat tours depart from Vinegar Creek (26 miles east of Riggins). River Adventures will provide directions; we don’t want you to get lost on your way here!
  • Lunch is provided!
  • Group jet boat tours on the Salmon River are available.
  • Wear comfortable clothing such as shorts and swimsuits in warm weather.
  • Be sure to bring your camera so you can photograph the bighorn sheep!
  • We also suggest bringing sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses.
  • The Salmon River Jet Boat Tour Costs $175+tax per person with a $4 Forest Service Use Fee.
  • Reservations are required and will confirm the price.
  • Optional shuttle service available for $25/person.

Private Salmon River Jet Boat tours are available for your special group, and are perfect for a family reunion, or a class or company trip. Space is limited, and advance reservations are required to assure your place. Don’t delay; call River Adventures today to secure your spot!