Payette River Rafting

The Boise area can get a little warm in the summer and the perfect way to escape the heat is to come enjoy the amazing whitewater of the Payette River.  For a couple hours come and challenge yourself with thrilling class III whitewater, swim in the refreshing water of the pools between rapids and enjoy a delicious snack in the middle of the trip.  If you need a quick summer escape, kayaking or rafting the Payette River is the trip you have been looking for.

The Main Payette is only 30 minutes from downtown Boise making it an easy get-a-way for anyone who lives in the Boise area, but for anyone visiting the Boise area no trip is complete without some Idaho whitewater.  So come on up and experience the closest whitewater to Boise on this incredible, family friendly, whitewater rafting section of the Payette River.

Payette River 1/2 Day Rafting

1/2 day

It is hot and the river is the perfect temperature. Join us for a half-day of whitewater thrills, swimming, and riverside snacks. With our variety of boat options this trip is perfect for the family with kids in rafts or the adventure seekers looking to challenge themselves in our inflatable kayaks. We offer this trip twice a day and it is the perfect quick river escape so come out and join us today.

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What our guests have to say...

Reviewed by John F - On Trip Advisor on June 3, 2016

“Awesome Inflatable Kayaking on the Payette!”

Scenery was awesome. communication, logistics, & safety focus were top notch. Guides Aaron & Benji were fantastic. River is super-fun!!! Highly recommend a trip with Orange Torpedo!