Flying Fish Company Specialty Trip

Prices Starting At

$1,700 Adults

$500 Deposit with remainder due May 7th, 2024 (60 days prior to trip)

Pricing Note: Group discounts cannot be applied to Snake River Rafting Trips
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TRIP OVERVIEW

Exquisite Cuisine, Live Music, Yoga and White Water Rafting

Put on in partnership with Flying Fish Company out of Portland Oregon this unique 4 day, 3 night river rafting experience on the Snake River is one you don’t want to miss.

Each evening meal features a course prepared and curated by Flying Fish Company who features sustainable seafood from the Pacific Northwest. In addition, the final dinner of the trip will be a full Flying Fish takeover with the entire meal created and executed by their chefs. The owner Lyf Gildersleeve will host the entire experience as chef, fishing guide and yoga teacher. In addition Flying Fish’s Executive Chef Erik Englund will be on board curating the culinary experience.

Wake up to daily meditation and yoga at sunrise with live music in the mornings and evenings. Local Portland musician Mark Granger (@markgrangermusic), known for flute and guitar, will perform throughout the trip. During the day on the river there are options to try standup inflatable kayaks, paddleboards and river boards.

About Flying Fish Company

At the Flying Fish Company Restaurant and Market (@flyingfishpdx), Owner and Chef Lyf Gildersleeve leads with a commitment to sustainability and a deep respect for the ocean’s bounty. This is reflected in everything from the use of non-GMO, high-temperature tolerant rice bran oil for their famed fish and chips, to the hive of honey bees Lyf keeps for pollinating local gardens and supporting a vibrant crop of vegetables used in the restaurant’s seasonal dishes. The restaurant’s dedication to minimizing its carbon footprint is evident in its participation in the Pacific Power Blue Sky Program, sourcing products locally, and purchasing carbon offset credits.

Lyf’s passion doesn’t stop at the kitchen door; it extends into his advocacy for marine conservation, co-founding Shuck Portland for oyster restoration projects, and ensuring that Flying Fish Co. aligns with the most sustainable fishermen and organizations like Monterey Bay Seafood Watch and Marine Stewardship Council. With a family legacy of smoking and preserving seafood, Lyf continues to offer a unique flavor to their offerings, making the Gildersleeve family not just seafood sellers but stewards of a tradition that honors the environment and community.

About White Water Rafting on the Snake River

Rafting the Snake River is a well known bucket list item for any outdoor enthusiast. As the deepest river canyon in North America (yes, even deeper then the Grand Canyon!) and bordering the states of Idaho and Oregon the whitewater experience is truly unmatched. With mountain tops towering nearly 8,000ft over the river our 4 day wilderness camp and raft trip is a incredible, unique and off-the-grid getaway for groups, families and friends.

In addition to it being a fishing hot spot for bass, trout, sturgeon, and steelhead the area offers  diverse wildlife, including bighorn sheep, bald eagles, whooping cranes, and even the occasional grizzly bear. (We see bighorn sheep on nearly every trip!) The landscape features desert like red rocks that tower above you as you float on the clear blue waters. Throughout the rafting trip we stop at old sheep herd ranches and step into their green oasis, who’s pastures were created by the water run off of the mountains above. A wildly beautiful juxtaposition of the landscape around.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Curated cuisine by Portland Restaurant & Market, Flying Fish Company
  • Yoga and meditation each morning led by Flying Fish’s owner, Lyf
  • Daily Live Music by Mark Granger
  • Options to try standup inflatable kayaks, paddleboards and river boards while rafting.
  • Raft in Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river canyon (yes, even deeper than the Grand Canyon)!
  • Mountain tops reach 9,393 ft (Seven Devils Mountain) and fall nearly 8,000 ft to the river positioned at ~1,400 ft.
  • Raft the Wild & Scenic section of the world renowned river.
  • Side hikes including Suicide Point in the Seven Devils Mountains.
  • Excellent fishing opportunities for bass, trout, sturgeon, and steelhead.
  • Diverse wildlife – bighorn sheep, chukar flocks and bald eagles.

River Map

Trip Itinerary

The night before your rafting trip begins:

Meet 6:00pm @ our Halfway Outpost for Meet & Greet dinner with your crew and other guests. We will provide you with your dry bags for your gear to pack that evening.

 

Day 1

Meet 9:00 AM @ Put-In: Our adventure commences from our Halfway, OR outpost! Head to Hells Canyon Dam Visitors Center Put in.

Full Day of River Excitement: Immerse yourself in the Snake River’s thrilling rapids and breathtaking surroundings. Pause for a delightful riverside lunch amidst the natural beauty, a moment to relish.

Arrival at Camp: As the sun begins its descent, we reach our campsite. Imagine arriving to find your tents already set up, offering a welcoming retreat.

Appetizers, Dinner, & Bonding: The evening brings not just a meal, but appetizers, dinner, and the camaraderie of riverside companionship. Share stories, savor delicious bites, and forge connections amidst this natural wonder.

Day 2

Morning By the River: Awaken to the serene symphony of the river. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee, tea, or other hot beverages as you absorb the tranquility of the morning.

Breakfast at Camp: Fuel up with a hearty breakfast in the midst of the captivating Snake River ambiance.

Continued River Adventure: Back on the river, anticipate another day of rafting thrills. We’ll pause for a satisfying riverside lunch, a chance to unwind and appreciate the scenic beauty around you.

Dinner & Night Under the Stars: As daylight fades, indulge in a delicious dinner, followed by a night of camping beneath the vast, starry sky—a breathtaking evening in nature’s grand theater.

Day 3

Morning at Camp: Begin your day with a camp breakfast, setting the tone for the adventures that lie ahead.

Discover New River Horizons: Embrace another day of exhilarating rafting, exploring fresh stretches of the river and uncovering the allure of the Snake.

Riverside Lunch: Recharge with a delightful riverside lunch, surrounded by the scenic wonders that the Snake River offers.

Arrival at Camp: As we arrive at our campsite, soak in the serene ambiance of the Snake River surroundings.

 

Day 4

Sunrise Over the Canyon: Embrace the final morning of our journey, as the sun’s golden rays paint the canyon walls in a breathtaking display. Savor your coffee, tea, or cocoa, cherishing this magical moment.

Pack & Paddle: Time to pack up camp, carrying cherished memories as we embark on the last leg of our adventure, venturing back onto the river.

Lunch on the Water: Our journey is punctuated by a delicious on-water lunch, a flavorful finale for our Snake River odyssey.

Arrival at Kirkwood Ranch (Take-Out): With a sense of accomplishment and the river’s stories etched in our hearts, we reach our destination at Kirkwood Ranch. We will then travel back upriver via jet boat concluding this chapter of our incredible Snake River experience.

An unforgettable journey awaits, filled with natural marvels, the bonds of camaraderie, and the thrill of the Snake River.

Traveling to the

Where to Meet

Tributary Outpost for Snake River Rafting

38481 Sawmill Cutoff Ln,
Halfway, OR 97834, USA

Flying In

Fly into the Boise Airport (BOI) and take a 3hr  drive to Halfway, OR where the fun begins!

What’s the Drive Time

From the Tributary outpost in Halfway, OR  to:

 

Where To Stay

We suggest booking your night before trip accommodations ASAP at either the The Pine Valley Lodge or Halfway Motel/RV Park. Pro Tip: Breakfast is included at the Pine Valley Lodge.

What Should I Bring

For Rafting

  • Required Items
    • Re-usable 20oz or more water bottle
    • Shoes (no flip flops)
  • Suggested Items
    • Sunglasses (with a strap)
    • Baseball hat
  • Do Not Bring
    • Cell Phones
    • Wallets
    • Expensive jewelry

For Camping

  • Linens
    • Blankets
    • Pillow
    • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camp chair

 

Click here for a full detailed list of what to wear and what to bring.

Rafting shuttle coordination included. Additional fees may apply. For more information on trip shuttles click here.

What Does Tributary Provide

Included with Rafting

  • PFD (Personal floatation device / aka life jacket)
  • Paddle
  • Helmet
  • Professional raft guide for each raft

Included with this Overnight River Rafting Trip

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Cot
  • Dry Bag for your gear
  • 3 nights camping
  • 11 meals
    • Meet & greet dinner the evening before your trip begins
    • Day 1 – lunch & dinner
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Day 4 – breakfast & lunch