Come Rafting with Us!


Middle Fork Salmon River rafting trip Stanley, ID. September 1-6, 2018. 

with Middle Fork River Expeditions

Thanks to the success of our Ireland tours and the passion for adventure that we all seem to have, we have accepted an offer to partner with Middle Fork River Expeditions to host a 6 day rafting trip on the Middle Fork Salmon River in Idaho September 1-6, 2018.

Come join us in one of the most untouched wild places in the lower 48. Much like our Ireland tours, these trips are limited to 22 guests. We will have 6 river guides in addition to take care of all the daily ins and outs of the voyage. The trip begins from Stanley, ID. Folks can drive, or fly into Boise ID and hire a shuttle or car pool in a car rental.

Middle Fork River Expeditions, a licensed and bonded outfitter in the state of Idaho, has run safe and well-managed river trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon since 1953. Check out this video about the trips and see the info for signing up

We'll be taking five rafts, one for paddling, one for trout fishing folk, three for floating and 4 yellow inflatable kayak (duckies). Everyone gets a chance to ride all of the boats. Based on the itinerary we have been given, the pacing of the week seems perfect. We don't start most mornings on the river until around 10am. The staff is up around 6am making a fire and putting on the coffee. Plenty of time for a morning hike or extra fishing . We stop each day for a very leisurely lunch. In the afternoon we arrive most days at our camp by 4 or 5pm latest. And of course, after dinner  we will have fireside song circle.

Cost is $2399 per person. We meet in Stanley the night before for a pre-trip meeting and get our dry bags. The trip begins at 8am Sept 1st and ends the afternoon of Sept 6th. Additional costs are tips for the guides, and if water levels are low a $130 charge to be flown to a remote put-in spot.

The rafting company provides a tent, cozy sleeping bag, pillow, and dry bags for your clothes and a smaller dry bag for a day bag (change of clothes) along with rain gear. They provide all the food you can eat.

You must have a good level of fitness and balance as you will be getting in and out of the raft while it is bobbing and you will be stepping onto wet rocks that are slippery. There are also some medium level hiking outings.

Watch this video from our friend John Smiths 2017 rafting trip! As many of you know Johnsmith is one of the main reasons we got connected with Inishfree tours and now he's opened this door for us so we trust it will be nothing but grand!

So consider coming with us to share the magic of the river, songs around a fire, and loads of laughter, and friendship.  Send us an email if you are interested at or you can make a reservation directly with MRFE by calling 1-800-801-5146 or visit the website here: