Main Salmon River Idaho Rafting & Fishing

Idaho Rafting & Idaho Fishing – Main Salmon River

The Main Salmon River is your number one choice for world-class Idaho rafting and Idaho fishing trips. Known as River of No Return, the Main Salmon is truly the gem of Idaho. It winds through a deep canyon with gorgeous sandy beaches, exciting rapids and a beautiful view around every corner. The River of No Return has a rich human history and loads of wildlife. We look forward to helping you plan your Idaho rafting and Idaho fishing trip. Let’s get started reserving your unforgettable vacation on the Salmon River.

Silver Cloud Expeditions invites you on a Salmon River Idaho rafting trip that you will want to repeat year after year.  Big water and fun rapids are exciting for all ages, truly a family friendly vacation. Join us on the Main Salmon. We will provide great customer service and the best crew on the Salmon River. You will enjoy a delicious western menu and best of all – a vacation full of memories.

If you have been thinking about taking a raft trip don’t wait any longer, contact Silver Cloud today and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!”
Ginger Thomas, Garden City, ID

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Main Salmon River fishing offers anglers the chance to hook a big fish far away from the ocean. Your fishing trip will be set in a beautiful river canyon. Our expert fishing guides know where to find fish and how to help our customers hook them. We offer Salmon River Idaho steelhead fishing trips in the fall and spring; and Salmon River Idaho Chinook salmon fishing trips in the summer.  Most of all, you will love the thrill of playing one of these ocean-run fish.

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Our family-operated business has offered Idaho rafting & Idaho fishing trips on the gorgeous River of No Return since 1982. We give personal service from the first phone call to the last rapid and hooked fish. Don’t miss out. Call us to schedule your unforgettable Main Salmon River adventure today!

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Salmon River Rafting Vacations – Idaho Whitewater

Experience a real gem, a Main Salmon River rafting trip in Idaho, known as the River of No Return. Come raft the mighty Salmon River’s long pools and big drops. This is a whitewater rafting vacation with the right amount of rapids and excitement to appeal to all ages. Our professional guides will take you down the Salmon River on a rafting trip full of lasting memories. You will find the river canyon laced with big sandy beaches, exciting rapids and fun swimming pools. Warm days that cool off in the evenings are perfect for sleeping under a canopy of stars.

There is no better place to recharge with Mother Nature’s help. Gather your family and friends and join us for a fun-filled, easy to plan, Salmon River whitewater rafting vacation. Family friendly trips are our specialty.

Just finished an amazing trip with my kids and girlfriend. From sitting in a kayak paddling deep in the whitewater to lazing on the back of the big boat, we all could dial in the experience we were in the mood for. That, plus incredible hospitality and amazing food and wine.”
Andre Marquis, San Francisco, CA

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Dates & Rates

Salmon River Raft Trip Dates & Rates

Review the Salmon River raft trip dates and find the one that works best for you, then call us at 877.756.6215 to check availability. Once you’ve chosen a date, choose the travel itinerary that is most practical for your family and friends. We’re happy to help you with your river trip planning. Please call us for advice about travel in and around Idaho, and when to plan your charter flights. Fare includes all camping and boating gear, meals and ground transportation. Charter flights, pre-trip lodging, post-trip lodging and guide gratuity not included.

5 star treatment in the wilderness! We took the whole family, the fit and the unfit, and we all had a fabulous time!”
Tracy Feliksa, Rochester, MI

Early Season Salmon River Raft Trip Dates & Rates

Fare: $1649 per adult/$1449 per child 16 and under

5-days, 4-nights

June 20 – 24,   June 28 – July 2

Peak Season Salmon River Raft Trip Dates & Rates

Fare: $1749 per adult/$1549 per child 16 and under

5-days, 4-nights

July 6 – 10,   July 14 – 18,   July 22 – 26,   July 30 – August 3

August 7 – 11,   August 15 – 19

Late Season Salmon River Raft Trip Dates & Rates

Fare: $1799 per adult/$1599 per child 16 and under

6-days, 5-nights

August 23 – 28,   August 31 – September 5

* Call us for a custom trip. Fares depend on trip size, logistics, date, etc.

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Salmon River Fishing

Salmon River Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon in Salmon, Idaho

Idaho’s Salmon River fishing offers anglers unique opportunities to catch trophy, ocean-run steelhead and Chinook salmon over 800 miles from the ocean. These are the longest steelhead and Chinook salmon runs in the world. Come to Salmon, Idaho, and experience the thrill of playing one of these beautiful fish far from the coast on the Salmon River.

Brian was the perfect guide, never hesitating for a second to help us catch fish.”
Greg Gaskill, Nampa, ID

Salmon River Fishing for Steelhead

During spring and fall our Salmon River fishing trips focus on steelhead – trophy ocean-run rainbow trout that return to the Salmon River in the fall. These beautiful fish are healthy and heavy from one to two years of feeding in the Pacific. Steelhead range from four to 20 pounds and average about seven pounds.

After the fall season ends in December, Salmon River steelhead winter over, providing a spring season in late February, March and April.

We offer fishing trips from one to five days long. Trip options include fall and spring season drift boat fishing day trips near Salmon, Idaho and multi-day wilderness fishing in the fall only.

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Salmon River Fishing for Chinook Salmon

During July Chinook salmon are the target of our Salmon River fishing trips. There is nothing like catching a salmon on the Salmon River, near Salmon, Idaho. This is one of the longest salmon runs on earth. Adult salmon travel over 800 miles against the peak spring river flows to return to their spawning grounds in Idaho.

The salmon fishing season usually starts around the first week of July and lasts for two to three weeks. Drift boat fishing day trips near Salmon, Idaho are available as long as the fishery is open. Adults are 24 or more inches long. Jacks are less than 24 inches. Adults run from nine to over 25 pounds and average 13 pounds. Only salmon with a clipped adipose fin may be kept.

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Contact Us for Rafting & Fishing on Idaho’s Salmon River

It’s easy to contact us for rafting & fishing on the Salmon River.

You can call us toll free at (877) 756-6215 or local (208) 756-6215. We answer the phone personally and love to talk about our Salmon River raft trips and steelhead and salmon fishing vacations.

You can always contact us directly by email at:

You can write to us at: Silver Cloud Expeditions, PO Box 1006, Salmon, ID 83467

Or fill out the form below to request a copy of our beautiful color brochure and more information about our trips.

We had adventures we will never forget and fond memories to last a lifetime.”
Mike Griffiths, Boise, ID

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