Learn to Row a Raft!

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Learn to rig and row efficiently and effectively!

We offer a detailed hands-on orientation into the world of rafts, rivers, and rapids, with this self-guided rafting adventure. The trip begins on a beautiful, calm stretch of the Snake River, which is teeming with elk, moose, bald eagles, and osprey. Here our professional boatmen and safety kayakers teach you about river gear, boat equipment, rowing techniques, and river features while everyone gets the opportunity to row the raft and have fun on the water.

After a leisurely lunch stop we get geared up for the whitewater! This is where every participant has the chance to use the skills and information he/she has learned thus far. Instructors will help coach each participant down a section of the beautiful and fun whitewater of the Snake River Canyon. Discounts available for large groups using our equipment or your own!


All gear is included in lesson prices. Our instructional raft is a fully rigged NRS E 160. It is rigged with a center mount NRS fame, cooler, and drybox. We have it outfitted with Cataract SGG oars for smooth comfortable rowing. For comfort, we can provide Kokatat drysuits, Full Ripcurl or ONeill wetsuits or an assortment of splash gear and booties. This will assure that you can stay warm in any weather. 

What to bring on a day tour?

  • Bathing suit or wind pants made of synthetic quick-drying material
  • Mid-weight shirt of wicking material (wool or synthetic)
  • Change of warm dry clothes (even in the middle of summer Wyoming is cold after being in the water all day)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun hat (optional)
  • Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (you can use ours or buy some in our kayak shop)


Two Day Group Instructional Rafting Courses $395

Want to learn from start to finish how to rig, row, plan and prepare for a multiday river trip? This 2-day all-inclusive course will teach you all you will want to know about rafting and planning a multiday rafting trip. We will teach you the skills to row, strategies for rigging boats, river rescue techniques, and give you information about planning a group expedition down the river. This group class will provide lunch, transportation, and instructors for the 2 days.  The class will generally run from 9 am to around 4-5 pm each day.

2024 Two Day Group Instructional Rafting Course Dates July 20-21


Guided rowing

Private Instructional Rafting Pricing

Any day of the week.  Up to six people/ raft. Half-day trips are only offered on the upper sections of the Snake River (8:30-1 pm or 2-6:30 pm), full-day trips are offered on the Hoback River and through the Snake River Canyon- water level dependent

Full Day - includes a delicious lunch

Price Per Person Price
One Person $525
Two People $380
Three People $295
Four to Six People $270

Half Day

Price Per Person Price
One Person $425
Two People $285
Three People $205
Four to Six People $185

If you have any questions you can call (307)733-2471 or write [email protected]


Rendezvous River Sports/Jackson Hole Kayak School is a licensed concessioner of Grand Teton National Park, a permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, a Yellowstone CUA Holder a registered outfitter in Teton County and an equal opportunity provider

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