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Idaho Whitewater Unlimited
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“awesome fun”(2 reviews)
“half day trip”(3 reviews)
“payette river”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
787 Banks Lowman Road, Garden Valley, ID 83622
+1 208-462-1900
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

My 13 year old daughter planned a quick vacation to Garden Valley and we decided to take a quick trip on the Payette. As it was her first time experiencing a real river trip (I don't count lazily floating the Boise) we elected to go...More

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The water was so high this year! This crew is amazing at taking some who were rookies and making them feel comfortable and doing an amazing job. We asked them to hit every bit roller and give us a wild ride, and they did not...More

Thank Riley L
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked a half day on the staircase with IWU. We had a great time and felt very safe and well taken care of. The entire crew is very professional and yet easy to talk to. You can tell they really love...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We took the full day Canyon trip on the South Fork Payette and had an amazing outing. Our guide was friendly, and very knowledgeable about the river. He ensured that we took some big hits and had tons of fun. We even got to stop...More

Thank m1marin
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We did enjoy our trip but…. We took the full day Cabarton trip with IWU and were a bit disappointed. I have taken a dozen white water raft trips on 4 different Idaho rivers with several different rafting companies so this was not my first...More

1  Thank dd83686
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We did the half-day main section of the Payette river. Had a blast! They bus you to the location. Good sized 2/3 and one borderline 4 rapid. Very nice, laid back, competent river/raft guide. Highly recommended!

1  Thank maureenmcm
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We rafted the Main trip. The guides are serious about safety, but make the trip even more fun with their humor! There were big squirt guns in the rafts so we could blast other rafts during the calmer spots on the river. I was seriously...More

Thank MrsSki09
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had a fantastic time (2 adults and 3 teenagers) on the 1/2 day trip down the river. It was thrilling and exciting without feeling too dangerous, and the guide in our boat was lovely and obviously very experienced. We had great fun navigating the...More

Thank Abeejoy
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had a great rafting trip with guide Joey on class 2/3 half day 8 mile trip on main Payette river. The Husband and Wife that run this business are great. They took some great pictures of us in the class3 rapids. Excellent trip and would...More

Thank footer11
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We tried the Staircase whitewater trip. What a blast! The staff was fantastic. By far the funnest whitewater trip I have ever done!

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January 11, 2017|
Response from footer11 | Reviewed this property |
We went in 3rd week in aug and the water was still flowing good, you might want to call them to get a better read on water conditions in mid sept, if you get to go you will enjoy it. We did the class 2/3 since we had our... More