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Idaho Whitewater Unlimited
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TNSeverson wrote a review Aug 2020
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Sorry to say that I would not recommend Idaho Whitewater Unlimited. Our group of 5 was about to raft down Staircase rapids when their raft was pinned on a rock and dumped all 5 into the rapids. They were tossed down the class 4 rapids and eventually rescued by a rescue kayaker. We are very thankful they were able to escape the accident with only cuts and bruises. We understand that this is always a risk with any whitewater rafting but it was how IWU handled the accident that left us unsatisfied. They seem to think that ignoring the incident was the best solution. At first, they offered to compensate us for the failed trip down the river but in the end, they never followed thru with that promise. There are many other rafting companies in the area and it would be my suggestion to look elsewhere for your trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Erik wrote a review Aug 2019
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We first went for the halfday tour down the "Main Payette" with mostly class 2/3 rapids. Our guide Marcelino did an excellent job both regarding safety and entertainment during the entire trip. The next day we wanted some more action and tried the class 4 option called "Staircase". This was definitely more exciting and i highly recommend this one if you have tried rafting before. Our guide Jared was just as good as Marcelino. Overall the place was great. A small family company run by a friendly couple and superb guides.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Rick B wrote a review Aug 2019
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Some friends and I road our motorcycles up for a trip on the water and we were approached by Cooper and we were talking about the bikes and found out he also has a Harley so we got to be on his raft and he made the whole fun!!! His personality was awesome and really worked hard to make sure our group had a great time! I highly re this company and Cooper as your guide!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Downi F wrote a review Aug 2019
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We brought 34 people (20 for the staircase and 14 for the main) with ages 8-78 and everyone enjoyed the river! They were informative and fun and when a few people came out of the boat, they were able to handle it just fine because they knew what they were supposed to be doing. The staircase was just what the adventure junkies in the group wanted, and the main was perfect for the younger and older in the group. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Julie H wrote a review Jul 2019
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Today was our 3rd guided tour with Idaho Whitewater Unlimited. Jared, Dillan and Marceli are fantastic guides. First of all, they are SAFE! But at the same time thrilling! The Staircase is my favorite run so far, a lot of class 4 and 3 Rapids. I'm not young, but I'm not old. So I can still paddle and pull my weight, but I'm a little more cautious with my adventures because I find it takes longer to heal. But this whitwater company makes me so glad I pay them for the thrill that sends screams, laughter, stories and memories that'll last until the next time we book with Idaho Whitewater Unlimited. (Which is every other week this season)😀💖💝 Love, love LOVE!!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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