Black Dog Raft Company knows everything there is about scenic float trips in Jackson Hole and what to expect for each time of day on the Snake River. We know some folks haven’t experienced a float trip before but it’s important to be prepared for the journey, so we have Frequently Asked Questions available for review but if there is a specific question you have, feel free to call us at 307-699-4110 or 800-872-1885 and we can get your questions answered. Black Dog is a family-friendly event whether you are on vacation or just wanting to float with us on your weekend off, we also cater to private group rafting trips too!
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable outdoor clothing. We suggest dressing in layers as it is usually cool in the mornings in the mountains but then warms up as the day progresses. A t-shirt layered with a sweatshirt or light jacket works well. Fleece blankets are also provided for the cool mornings. We try our best to keep your feet dry, but it’s best to wear shoes that you won’t mind getting wet. See more great suggestions on what to wear here.
What should I bring?
Bring sunscreen, a baseball cap or sun hat, sunglasses and a camera with a secure strap. See more great suggestions on what to bring here.
What is provided?
• We provide transportation to and from the river.
• Morning trips include fresh muffins and juice.
• Noon trips include a delicious deli lunch—sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
• Water is provided on all trips.
• Coast Guard approved life jackets, rain ponchos, fleece blankets and binoculars.
Are the float trips suitable for all ages?
Yes, there are no whitewater rapids in this section of the river. The river runs swiftly in some areas and slowly in others providing a safe and pleasant experience for young children as well as grandma and grandpa.
What about small children?
We are “kid friendly” and love kids on our float trips. The minimum age on this stretch of the river is 4 but the child must weigh at least 35 pounds for the life jacket to fit properly. Also, you know your child and small children must be able to sit relatively still for 2 hours.
Please call us if you have any questions.
Where do we meet?
We will pick you up at your hotel in Jackson (or Teton Village) or if you prefer we will meet you at the Home Ranch Town parking lot at the corner of Gill and North Cache Street. At the end of the trip, we will return you to your point of pickup. Plan on 3 hours for your trip—about 2 hours on the river plus travel time to the river and back.
What if it’s bad weather?
In the event of questionable weather, we will contact you before your scheduled departure. The weather in the valley can vary greatly between Jackson Hole and the river. For your safety, we reserve the right to cancel trips due to inclement weather. In case of cancellation due to weather conditions, we will reschedule your trip or give you a refund.
What is the cancellation policy?
Prepayment is required and is fully refundable if we receive your notice of change or cancellation at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Also, we will reschedule your trip or give you a full refund if we cancel a trip due to inclement weather conditions.
How do I book a trip?
Call us at 307-699-4110 or 800-872-1885 to book a trip or to answer any questions you may have or you can book directly online.