River Trip Preparation
Proper planning is crucial for a successful raft trip on the Snake River. Make sure you are properly dressed and arrive at least ½ hour before the departure time of your trip.
On whitewater trips it is recommended that you wear some sort of eye-wear retainer such as Croakies or Chums for both prescription glasses and sunglasses.
Cameras, Camcorders, and Binoculars:
On whitewater trips there are folks that will be photographing and video taping your trip through the largest rapids. We will provide you with information about this after your trip. You may go to their office and view proofs with no obligation to buy. All are welcome on Scenic Floats, although we are not responsible for loss or damage. Do not bring any of the above on whitewater trips, because they are almost certain to get wet and damaged. If you own a waterproof camera or would like to bring a disposable waterproof camera, you may. But please bear in mind that picture-taking should not interfere with your ability to paddle.
Stuff We Sell:
We sell, at our office, the following items which may enhance your experience on the Snake River.
Eye-wear Retainers: They cost a lot less than new glasses or sunglasses.
Disposable Waterproof Cameras: They work pretty well, and it sure beats soaking your Nikon. A great record of your trip.
Sun Screen: No lobsters on our boats. (Don’t put sun screen on your forehead on a whitewater trip because the waves will wash it into your eyes and make them burn.)
Hats: This souvenir keeps the sun off your face and your hair in place.
While tips are not expected, they are certainly appreciated. If you feel great service was provided, then it is appropriate to offer a gratuity.
You will be rafting on a wild river in a remote place. We make every effort to provide you with the finest, most enjoyable trip possible. Our staff will give instructions before each trip. It is important that you listen to and follow those instructions. You will assume responsibility for many decisions affecting your safety during this trip. Because you will be on a constantly- changing wild river, there are inherent elements of risk and danger beyond our control. We do not assume liability for personal injury or deaths. You must sign a release form and go at your own risk. If you are overweight, in poor physical condition, have a heart condition, bad back, asthma or other medical condition, you should consult your physician before going on a whitewater trip. If you carry any medications for any conditions, please tell us so that we can help make sure they are accessible if needed.
If you have any questions about the information above or any other aspect of your trip, please feel free to call us and get those questions answered! Nationwide: 1 (800) 824-5375 In Jackson: (307) 733-4022