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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips

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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, conducted entirely within the unspoiled natural environment of Grand Teton National Park, provide the best opportunities for viewing wildlife and the Teton Mountains in the Jackson Hole area. This protected section...more
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Float Trip Parking lot in Moose Village, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a float trip down the Snake River in GTNP in September, after hearing rave reviews from a friend. The trip did not disappoint and our guide, Grant, was wonderful. We learned a tremendous amount about the river, how it has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosie1727
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Rosie1727; What a delightful surprise to receive your fine review, as snow falls around our home and the river season seems far away! I will let Grant know how much you enjoyed your float trip with him. He has now guided for us for...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

Before heading out to WY this summer, Sept. 2018, I researched some activities; among them, a Float Ride down the Snake River in Grand Teton NP. We not only wanted to go with Barker-Ewing because of its exc. reputation, but also because we would be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sallyanne F
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Dear sallyanne F: What a wonderful review you have sent for us! We are very grateful and I know that Jed will be very excited to read it. (He's now back in SLC with his family, so I'll forward it to him there.) I'm very...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Recently taking a 2 week adventure though Yellowstone and Grand Tetons this float trip was the most memorable day. The guide took time to know us and share his knowledge and history of the area too. Absolutely a must do.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wayne W
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Wayne W: We're so happy to read your comment that your float trip with us was the most memorable day of your recent vacation! Most of our boatmen have been guiding for us for many years, and their expertise makes a big difference in...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Loved the guide, loved the beautiful mountains and the sky, the eagles were great. Gentle float trip, quite pleasant

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susan L
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear Susan L: Thank you for your enthusiastic comments about your float trip with us; we are delighted to know that you enjoyed it and appreciate your review. Barbara Barker, owner

Reviewed 21 October 2018

A fun and informative river raft ride while enjoying beautiful scenery including several up close views of bald eagles. The river guide was entertaining and kept the entire group engaged.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rogerreuter
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear rogerreuter: We're very fortunate to have bald eagles nesting along this section of the Snake River, so our float trip guests can see them on nearly every trip. We're also very privileged to be able to float here inside Grand Teton National Park, with...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Was not sure what to expect when our Jackson, WY based friends suggested the evening float trip. Turned out to be a majestic, enjoyable 3 hours! Moose and bald eagle sitings, beaver, and other wildlife in the twilight of the sun setting behind the Tetons....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Russ H
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you, Russ H! It sounds as if you had a memorable evening on the river and we greatly appreciate your review of your experience. I'm especially pleased that you enjoyed seeing the wildlife along the river; they're not always easy to find, but generally...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

I was fortunate to be able to catch the float trip on the last day of the season for 2018. The trip was a great way to experience the beauty of the Tetons at a relaxed pace with the added advantage of a very knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BearMesa
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear BearMesa, We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your float trip on our last day of the summer. The river was getting very low at that point and it was time to end our season. But it was our privilege to take a veteran...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

In June this year the Snake River was high and fast and filled with obstacles. Our guide was very knowledgeable and extremely adept at guiding us down river while avoiding obstacles. Saw a couple of bald eagles. Enjoyable relaxing trip. Recommend the trip to all.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Otto F
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi, Otto F: Your description of the Snake River this past June is very accurate; we greatly value our wonderful team of guides who know how to handle high water conditions. Glad to know you found the trip too be "relaxing"! Thanks for your review....More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

My family of 5 enjoyed our evening float trip in August, 2018. As is common in late August, the river was low and running slowly. Our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. He told us about the river and the many changes it has gone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hello, Momto3Cs, We agree that the scenery of the Tetons is pretty special, especially from the viewpoint of the river. It sounds as if you had some good wildlife sightings, even if it took awhile. I'm pleased that you found the float trip to be...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018

My dad took me on this float trip when I was a kid. We saw a moose and wolves and I never forgot that trip. 30+ years later they are still in business and I took my daughters. This is a nice, relaxing trip with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you, charlesbZ2801ZY, for coming back to us after 30+ years! Yes, we are still in business, and it's now been 56 years since my late husband Dick Barker started these trips (in 1963). It is always special to us to have returning guests, especially...More

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Leslie N
9 September 2018|
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Response from Nancy D | Reviewed this property |
NO STOPS along the snake river - However Before u board the float boat - there are porta - potty’s available to use - once on the float boat - you observe the pristine scenery the grand Tetons until you dock -
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GuangningZ
28 June 2018|
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Response from tetontepee | Property representative |
The NPS requires that ALL passengers be able to comfortably wear an approved life jacket, which means that a child must weigh at least 40 lbs. to be able to take a float trip; generally that means age six and up.
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bpmminc
22 May 2018|
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Response from tetontepee | Property representative |
The time on the river is about two hours, and the park service does not allow guides to "eddy out" to serve drinks or snacks as we used to. But you may pack along some water and snacks if you wish. On a private raft, you... More
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