Half day "splash"
Main Payette

Boise’s best! Whether you’re a first-time rafter or a whitewater veteran, the Main Payette is perfect for everyone under the Idaho sun! Bring your family, tour group, or company retreat on this carefree, three-hour, eight-mile river trip. Looking for excitement? Spin circles, ride the bull, and splash your friends through class II and III rapids. Want to relax? Sit back, play games, and swim alongside the raft in slow-moving areas. This versatile section is a must-do.

  • Adults $50 • Youth 5-12 $35 • Ages 65+ $47.50
  • Departure Times: 9:30AM, 1:30PM, 5:00PM
  • Wed-Sun: 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00PM

Full Day "Escape"
North Fork Cabarton

When you need a break, this trip is your huckleberry. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lose yourself amongst the towering pine trees of Boise National Forest. Enjoy stunning views the first half of the day as you scan for moose, elk, osprey, and eagles. After a riverside lunch, paddle your way through class II-III whitewater, and float under Rainbow Bridge. End the day with a big splash at Howard’s Plunge rapid.
Vegetarian and gluten-free lunches available with advance arrangements.

  • Adults $90 •Youth 5-12 $65 • Ages 65+ $85 lunch included
  • Departure Time: 9:00AM

Half Day "Splash" Main Payette:
A hometown favorite! This three-hour getaway has playful rapids, splashy whitewater and time for swimming, relaxing and floating. After checking in at the Cascade Raft River Center, we will take a quick drive upstream to put-in location at Banks, Idaho, the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Payette. Your guide staff will equip everyone with lifejackets, paddles, and safety information before you start the 8-mile trip back to our river center. Rapids you will encounter include GLOYF (Go Left or you're Fired), Bennett's Rock, Mike's Hole, Chief Parish, Mixmaster, and AMF (Adios My Friend). Expect to get wet! These rapids are rated class II and III--big, playful waves, but easily navigable by our world-class guides. The “Mighty Main" is a perfect trip for first-time rafters, families, groups, locals and visitors.
"Amazing time! Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We all had a blast on the half day splash!" - Jonathan H via via Google Reviews

Full Day "Escape" North Fork Cabarton:
Idaho’s scenic gem! Enjoy a full day of family-friendly whitewater rapids, spectacular scenery, and abundant wildlife as you follow warm, clear water through the tall pines. Meet at the Cascade Raft River Center and we’ll take care of the logistics from there. Your guide staff will equip everyone with lifejackets, paddles, and safety information before you start the 11-mile trip from Cabarton Bridge to Smith's Ferry. Among the times of swimming and relaxation, you will encounter friendly class III rapids such as Trestle, Francois, and Howard's Plunge. Sightings of osprey, bald eagle and other wildlife are common and add to the outdoor experience. After lunch we continue downstream, under the scenic Rainbow Bridge, and through the last big splashes of the day. These are the days that memories are made of, so grab some friends and join us!
"What a GREAT day with friends and family! Cascade Raft and Kayak have the nicest staff and always show everyone a great time!! Thanks to the staff we had a wonderful time!!" - Lee R via via Google Reviews

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