Half Day River Rafting Trips near Sun Valley, Idaho

Enjoy rafting on the Sunbeam Stretch of the Upper Salmon and still have time to explore the spectacular Stanley Basin or get back to Sun Valley. On the river you will enjoy class II and III rapids, time to soak in the scenery of the river canyon, and the pleasure of a professional, experienced, and knowledgeable guide. We always serve a fresh baked snack, so come see why “Starr Bars” are famous among river runners worldwide.

Lunch or Dinner can be added to this trip. We serve food to our guests Thursday through Sunday on the deck of the Sunbeam Café, overlooking the confluence of the Yankee Fork and Salmon Rivers. Come before and enjoy some fresh baked muffins and a coffee while your group gets ready, or sit in the sun, listening to the river and enjoy an incredible lunch or dinner. We put a lot of love in our food. It’s all local, organic, and sustainable and we have something for everyone. Click here to learn more about The Sunbeam Café and our love of good food!

Location, Location, Location... We are the only company located at the put-in. With White Otter you are not bused with a large group of people to and from Stanley and the river. Our guests meet their guide at our headquarters in Sunbeam, get outfitted for the day, and when they are ready, walk to the river where their rafts are in the water waiting.

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With our guide as your captain, grab a paddle and be part of the action!
Sit back and relax while your guide does all the work.
Try a one-person kayak for a more challenging yet fun and safe way down the river. (minimum age: 14)

Half Day TripOur most popular trip!
May through October, 9:30am and 2:00pm Daily.

$65/child (4-12 yrs)
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Half Day TripCustom Launch Time!
Choose a launch time that works best for you. (4 guests minimum)

$80/child (4-12 yrs)
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*Boat Choices (Paddle Rafts, Inflatable Kayaks, or Oar Rafts) made upon reservation.

For reservations or information contact White Otter at 208-788-5005 or