All the gear you’ll need 

Personally fitted PFDs (Personal Flotation Device) throw bag, perimeter line, flip line, first aid kits, paddles, and, of course, the raft!

Trained and certified guides

They know all the ins and outs of the routes. They make sure everyone has a fun (and safe) experience on the water. They also know all the fun nuances of the routes.


These adventures aren’t lazy, and neither are the rivers. So we will shuttle you back to your car at the end of the trip in our classic yellow school bus for big groups or vans for the smaller parties.

Dry Bags

Anything you don’t want to leave in your car can go in a dry bag that we keep on the boat. They are secured to the boat, so your belongings will be safe, even if the boat flips.

Safety Talk

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt, so we will do everything we can to keep it fun and games! We go over all the safety instructions including proper paddling, what to do if the boat flips (an unlikely occurrence, but best to be prepared!), and all the tips and info you may need to make your trip full of fond memories.


A chance to see some of the wildlife that makes the Northwest famous! We have eagles, ospreys, peregrine falcons, herons, dozens of fish species, and have even been known to spot deer and beavers (even bears!) in the area.

Trip Overview

I’ve been on several summer vacations before, but this rafting trip tops them all.
— Dave Billups - San Diego, CA
This is the 14th year in a row rafting with Wiley E. Waters, and it just gets better and better.
— Jane Graybill - Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Meet at the put-in site
  • Get fitted for your PFD
  • Safety Talk with your guide
  • Get on the water!
  • Lunch (on Clark Fork Trips)
  • Shuttle back to your car