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- Why Wet Planet
This incredible wilderness stretch of river is a great place for beginner and intermediate kayakers to develop both river running and play-boating skills. Over the course of 6 days and 80 miles, Wet Planet instructors will work with you to improve skills and provide constant support. Rafts will support the trip by carrying all personal gear, food and camping equipment, allowing you to focus on the incredible experience of an Idaho multi-day kayaking course.
We invite you to join us for a 6 day kayaking adventure on the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. We like to think of it as a:
“Full Immersion Kayak Instruction Vacation.”
Transport yourself into the mountains and true wilderness of Idaho’s Main Salmon River, where big water splashes, warm sandy beaches, and rugged scenery fill your multi-day kayaking expedition. The Main Salmon River weaves a story of early explorers, deep wilderness, and a free-flowing river for an amazing 6 days of paddling. Flowing through Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return wilderness area, the largest tract of protected wild landscape in the lower 48 states, the Main Salmon’s class III big water rapids and sandy beaches provide an escape for any kind of adventure seeker.
Protected as a Wild and Scenic River since 1980, the Salmon River watershed is one of the last great free-flowing rivers in the west. Even Lewis and Clark could not penetrate the deep canyon on their river expeditions to the Pacific Ocean. Today, our six-day kayaking trips will journey into this same canyon with luxuries that Lewis and Clark could not have even imagined.
A multi-day kayaking trip on the Main Salmon River combines big and friendly white water rapids, warm water, rugged wilderness scenery, natural hot springs, and Wet Planet’s characteristic exceptional instructors and service.
The Main Salmon River multi-day river trip explores 80 miles of central Idaho’s rough and remote terrain. Bighorn sheep, black bear, moose, eagles, river otters, and more call these canyon walls their home.
This Eden has also lured intrepid explorers for centuries. Instructors and guides will tell tales of the travelers who sought fortune and solitude along the river. Hiking to the scattered historic cabins and ranches hint at the collection of characters who were determined to live out their days along this grand river corridor.
Kayaking on Idaho’s Main Salmon River is all about maximizing paddling time in the warm river. Warm summer days combine with fantastic Class III whitewater rapids and stretches of meandering calm water, allowing your instructors plenty of opportunities to help fine tune your technique. By building upon skills every day, students find this kayak course to increase comfort levels on the river astronomically.White water rapids, such as Rainier, Black Creek, and Chittam put up a big show with large waves and boulders, while calm pools between rapids provide plenty of time for recovery.
This kayak adventure is supported by rafts, allowing us to travel with all of the camp luxuries and food found on a typical rafting trip. A lunch buffet, prepared by your five-star guides restores your energy for more river play and enjoyment in the afternoon. Ready for a moment out of your kayak? Grab a stand-up paddleboard for one of the gentle river meanders or take some time to relax in a raft.
Landing on a white sandy beach, your guides and instructors will provide camp comforts and exquisite meals while you relax by the river’s edge. There is always time for a game of frisbee or bocce ball as you nibble on appetizers and the Wet Planet team prepares the evening meal. Eagles soar in the skies above as you enjoy your warm and tasty dinner. The sun sets among the ponderosa pine tree groves and jagged mountain peaks as you sink even deeper into the wilderness and the gentle lull of the river’s flow.
For additional trip details simply give us a call at 800.306.1673. We would love to answer any questions you might have.
Difficulty: Class III; Experienced Beginners / Intermediate (beginner kayakers must have previously taken at a minimum a 2-day beginner course and spent additional time paddling; call us if you have questions about your skill level).