“I loved riding in the dories. I have been on a couple of rafting trips in the past but your tour leader was the most outstanding. Also, the opportunity to row some of the trip on the inflatable kayaks was great.”

-Brigid M. Wiking ~McCall, ID

“The guides were the best part of the trip. They are knowledgeable in all areas: environmental, political, psychology, children, music, cooking. I enjoyed sitting in each boat learning something new and their take on the river. I loved that all these guides truly loved who they worked for and what they did for a living. It was inspirational!”

Karen Mayeda – Vranek ~ Studio City, CA

“The trip was very well organized. Our trip leader was a true leader…he clearly loves the Salmon River and its natural beauty and history. We felt that he managed our large group very, very well and that everyone had fun. We loved the food. The meals were nutritious and tasted great and being in such a beautiful natural setting made it taste even better. All of the guides were competent and kind–especially to our children–who are young and had alot of energy. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Best trip our family takes together every year.”

-Leanne Hansen ~ Mill Valley, CA

“My entire family (wife and kids ages 8 and 10) felt the trip was a wonderful experience and probably our best family vacation ever. We are looking forward to doing more trips with O.A.R.S. in the coming years. The TL and guides were professional, personable, ethusiastic, knowledgable, patient, helpful and a pleasure to spend 6 days with.”

-Robert Newbury ~ Larkspur, CA

“I most enjoyed seeing Mother Nature at her finest. It renewed my spirit and filled me up…..I’m still smiling! I didn’t want the trip to be over…I could have kept on going down the river. It was such a wonderful experience that I’m already staring to plan my next trip. This time I want to take my 2 sons who are 20 and 22. The guides MADE the trip. Each and everyone of them was wonderful, very knowledgeable and hard working…..loved & trusted them all.”

Molly Ballantine ~ New York, NY

“The guides were wonderful and the trip itself was fantastic. It was great that they brought the duckies for our group as we were an active group. There is absolutely nothing that could have made the trip itself more enjoyable — it was absolutely wonderful . They were the best. Wonderful with our children as well. We are hopeful that we will be able to take another trip with these guides at some point. The meals were great and plenty of it. I had no idea it would be that nice.”

-Mariam Azin ~ Jackson, WY

“As always, I love being on the water, letting the quiet and beauty of the place simply roll past and the evenings, after we get to camp, watching the light turn to gold and pink, all of the beauty surrounding me, the joy of getting to know the other travelers better, the billions of stars stretching across the sky as I lay in my bed under them. The simplicity of life in that mode, and the awareness of my insignificance in the world, bring me a sense of awareness I rarely experience in other places.”

-Bob Micsak ~ Littleton, CO