Action Whitewater Adventures has been providing guests with Main Salmon River rafting experiences every summer for the past 57 years! A family business built on passion for the outdoors, AWA offers the ultimate family adventures, creating memories and friends that are sure to last a lifetime. Throughout the years, we have explored virtually every white river rafting area in the West,along with wild rivers in other parts of the world. We choose to stick with Main Salmon River rafting because we truly believe it is the best white water rafting river in the West; and we ought to know.


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Class III-IV Whitewater Heaven

Whatever your rafting poison happens to be, Action Whitewater Adventures has it. Whether it’s relaxing like a king or queen on the gear boat, hitting the big waves in our paddle boats, inflatable kayaks or paddle cat, we have it all. The hardest part is deciding which form of adventure to choose!

Home-cooked meals you don’t have to prepare

Let our trained guides do all the cooking while you relax on the beach, hike, read in the shade, play with the family, or swim.  The choices are endless. 

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The Salmon River is the longest and one of the last wild rivers in the West, running through the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 states. If you’ve ever experienced a Grand Canyon tour, the Main Salmon River Canyon is even deeper. Famous for its crystal clear water, world class rapids, abundant wild life, spectacular scenery, and pristine white sand beaches, the Salmon River is the one of the greatest white water rafting adventures you will ever experience. Gourmet food, expert guides, and breathtaking side-hikes and adventures just add to what makes every Salmon River white water rafting trip unforgettable.

Life is about experiences. Join us for an Idaho rafting adventure you won’t soon forget with one of the most experienced Salmon River outfitters of all time. Each rafting trip is 5 days, starting in beautiful Salmon and ending on day 5 in McCall. Sign up for our next great adventure and create memories you will cherish forever. You will experience water rafting like never before on the trip of a lifetime down the Main Salmon River. Contact us today and start planning your Salmon River escapade!

We appreciate you for providing our family the vacation of a lifetime!  Your experienced staff made us feel welcome and safe at all times.  We also like to comment on the fact that we were very nervous about the safety of our children on this trip.  I have to say that there was not a time during our adventure that we worried about the kids.  All your guides were fantastic with the children.  They made sure that life jackets were on at all times, and they were tightened properly.  They even made sure the kids had on enough sun screen and water to drink!  By the second day, my husband and I were in different boats!  Now that is saying something! Relaxing walks are the word of the day.

The Roe Family

Let Action Whitewater Adventures provide the experience of a lifetime for 5 days on the Main Salmon

River. We have been perfecting our trips for 57 years, and our experience and standard of  excellence

ensures that your Main Salmon River trip will be  cherished memory.

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