Payette River Rafting

The Payette River, 30 minutes from the downtown of beautiful Boise Idaho, is the ideal entrance into Idaho whitewater rafting. Being so near the Boise area this is an incredible quick escape for anyone visiting the area and just wanting to cool down from the hot weather.  This section of the Payette is also directly on the route from Boise to McCall so if you are headed by for a weekend in the mountains, swing in for a quick raft trip on the way.

On the Main Payette River we offer a half-day rafting and inflatable kayaking trip called the “Half-day Thriller.”  This trip offers an option for anyone going to either inflatable kayak or raft so each person can have the ideal experience for their adventure level.  We also offer a sun-set standup paddle trip where we float from just above Horseshoe Bend to Mountour Bridge.  This section has just enough swift water and action to make it a slightly more challenging standup paddle experience while still being very beginner friendly.  Come out and join us for a rafting, kayaking, or standup paddle experience on the beautiful Payette River.


Payette MixMaster Half-Day

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...

Payette MixMaster Half-Day Trip

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!