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Idaho Stand Up Paddleboard Experience

4 Days from $989
Trip Highlights
  • Expert instruction from professional stand up paddleboard instructors
  • Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding, reading whitewater & river safety
  • Includes all necessary expedition gear and SUPs
  • Learn whitewater paddle strokes/braces and self-rescue techniques
  • 3 nights catered camping
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)

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The season runs July - July.

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Departure Dates

2016: July 30

Additional dates available by request

Meeting Place
Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho

Adult: $1144* to $1244
Youth: $989* to $1089

*Premiere Pricing! Available when you're one of the first four people to book by March 31, 2016.

Deposit: $250

Additional Costs:
$4 per day USFS recreation demo fee

River Rating Minimum Age
Class III16

Idaho Stand Up Paddleboard Experience

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Our stand up paddleboarding experiences are designed for everyone- from first-timers who have never been on a board, to advanced paddlers looking for whitewater experience. Our friendly, professional guides, our river expertise and our remarkable safety record are sure to make your stand up paddleboarding experience with O.A.R.S. unforgettable. Allow the company that was twice named “The Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure magazine to guide you downstream.

O.A.R.S. offers the Stand-Up Paddleboard Experience on the Lower Salmon:

All programs include:

  • Pointers and basic paddling instruction from our expert guide-staff
  • Meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on the final day of your trip
  • 3 nights catered camping
  • Raft support and expeditions equipment including a stand-up paddleboard, paddle, helmet, and PFD (personal flotation device)

We’ll provide challenge and excitement by day and good food and comfortable, catered camping at night. When you join an O.A.R.S. trip, you're benefiting from more than four decades of experience with an industry leader. Our professional guides and instructors have been recognized as some of the best in the industry. They all have whitewater rescue training and extensive guiding experience.

The Stand-Up Paddleboard Experience is ideal for:

  • Anyone interested in learning the basics of stand up paddleboarding, reading whitewater, and river safety
  • Experienced paddleboarders who would like to improve their boarding skills or river knowledge
  • Those who would simply like to experience the Salmon River by stand up paddleboard
  • Anyone who appreciates experiential learning
  • Adventurers seeking an active vacation experience on the beautiful Lower Salmon river

Why sign up for a Stand-Up Paddleboard Experience  with O.A.R.S.?

  • Outside magazine, National Geographic Traveler, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Condé Nast Traveler and Men’s Journal have all recognized O.A.R.S. as offering some of the "Best Trips" on the planet
  • O.A.R.S. has been guiding people on rivers and coastlines worldwide since 1969. From relaxing Class I floats to adrenaline-pumping Class V rivers throughout North and South America to the Class 10 rapids found in the Grand Canyon
  • More than 450,000 guests have trusted us to escort them on some of the most spectacular wilderness destinations worldwide
  • We keep our trips small, with 1 guide for every 4 guests (1:4), so participants receive plenty of personal attention
  • We use top-notch, well-maintained equipment
  • We are committed to treading lightly on the environment

An example of course content taught in the O.A.R.S. paddleboard Experience:

  • Whitewater paddle strokes/braces
  • Swimming and self-rescue techniques
  • Introduction to the essential skills necessary to enjoy your river experience including learning how to read whitewater and understand whitewater dynamics
  • Familiarity with equipment and care
  • How to recognize and avoid river hazards

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July 60-100 55-75
August 70-100+ 55-70
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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
O.A.R.S. Companies Inc.,
PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222