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Mad River Rafting Tours Jackson Hole Begin May 16 For The 2015 Season
Departing just two miles south of the town square in Jackson Hole , Wyo., Mad River Boat Trips offer signature whitewater rafting adventures as well as relaxing, scenic float trips, meaning just about anyone can enjoy exciting Snake River recreation experiences this season. Beginning May 16 and running through Sept. 27, the outfitter offers a roster of river trips ranging from tranquil to wild and exhilarating, great for families, couples and groups of all kinds. Even wedding parties are swapping out the traditional post-wedding day brunch for a memorable group river trip on the mighty Snake River.

Two new early- and late-season specialty trips, available May 31 – June 26 and again Aug. 23 – Sept. 7, give riders more leisurely time on the river than typical tours. Recommended for ages 6 and older, the Snake River Half-Day Tours (5 hours door-to-door) and  Snake River Full-Day Tours (8 hours door-to-door) take the classic Snake River whitewater trip and pause for a Dutch Oven chili lunch at Mad River’s exclusive Blind Canyon river access. The chili comes with cornbread, Dutch Oven cobbler for dessert and hot and cold beverages. Vegetarian guests may be accommodated with advance notice. The relaxing time spent riverside on this adventure sets it apart from all other Mad River trips — guests can read a book, play outdoor games, roast marshmallows or simply unwind while waiting for lunch to be served. The full-day trip launches at 8:30 a.m. daily and costs $99 per adult and $79 per child; the half-day trip launches at 10:30 a.m. daily and costs $89 per adult and $79 per child. Check in is required 30 minutes in advance of launch time.

Other specialty trips available in the 2015 season, include:

Snake River Whitewater/National Park Sunset Wildlife Tour

See some bison and catch some rapids on this classic whitewater experience down the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. In addition, guests will roam the Antelope Flats in search of bison, elk, moose, bald eagles, coyotes, antelope and more. Stop for dinner on the deck of Signal Mountain Lodge while marveling at the spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range. After dinner, head back to Jackson along the wooded Moose-Wilson road, home to North American moose and other wildlife. This tour is 8 hours door-to-door, departs daily at noon and costs $219 per adult and $175 per child.

Backcountry Horseback Ride/Small Boats Whitewater Tour
From the back of a well-mannered and mountain-wise horse, view the majestic Gros Ventre Wilderness and breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range. Enjoy a serene perspective on the Snake River while keeping eyes open for wildlife in its natural habitat. Next, board a small boat for a wild ride and thrilling whitewater on the Snake River. Passengers on the 8-person small boats are sure to get wet, no matter where they sit, but it’ll be a ride not soon forgotten. This tour is 7 hours door-to-door, departs daily at 9 a.m. and costs $147 per adult and $137 per child.

Different tours have different dates of availability throughout the season. To check schedules and make reservations, go to or call (800) 458-7238.
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