Explore the Idaho Wilderness
Salmon River Tours
Choose Your Adventure!
Jet Boat River Tours
Experience either Hells Canyon on the Snake River the deepest canyon in North America or the Salmon River. The Main Salmon turned away Lewis and Clark and has lived up to its name, the “River of No Return”. Escape on a true Idaho adventure into the Frank Church Wilderness.
Salmon River Tour
"River of No Return"
Full Day Jet Boat trips on the Salmon River. Fun for anyone seeking to reconnect with nature and experience an exhilarating adventure tour into Idaho's most prized attractions. Take your friends and family on the Salmon River one of the premier wilderness rivers on earth.
Hells Canyon Tour
Experience the deepest canyon in North America on a Snake River jet boat ride. Full Day adventure tour into the Wilderness of Hells Canyon learn about this amazing natural treasure from knowledgeable guides and stops at many historical sites while enjoying the water, swimming, fishing and fun whitewater.
World Class fishing charters no matter what time of year. Choose Steelhead fishing in the Fall and Winter, Chinnook Salmon Spring and Fall, Sturgeon year-around, Bass and Trout in the Summer. Many seasons coincide for multiple species most of the year. You will love fishing from and admiring these great canyons that surround our rivers in our Jet Boats. Your captain and guide will give you the best chance at fish along with a fun loving attitude and knowledge of the area.
Sturgeon and Bass Fishing
Private fishing charters exclusive and customized to every group. The Snake River's Hells Canyon Wilderness offers outstanding small mouth bass and sturgeon. You can expect to catch 100’s of bass in between landing a monster sturgeon.
Idaho is famous for it's Steelhead (ocean run rainbows), we offer trips on either the Snake River in "Hells Canyon" or Salmon River. 1 to 3 day packages from September through March.
Stay and play at one of our Lodges and experience what makes Idaho’s wilderness a premier vacation destination. A great getaway for couples retreats or family adventure with an exciting jet boat ride to the lodge. Enjoy the Salmon River’s sandy beaches while swimming, playing games, gazing into the campfire and experiencing the impressive views while relaxing on the deck.
Walk and Wade Fly Fishing
Cutthroat fly fishing from our lodge on the South Fork of the Salmon River at Mackay Bar in the River of No Return Wilderness. We also have our experienced guides take you by jet boat for more great small stream fly-fishing on several tributaries of the Main Salmon River, offering miles of water to explore right from the lodge.
Wilderness Lodge Escapes
Escape and reconnect to nature in Idaho's "River of No Return" Wilderness at one of our 2 lodges. Spend your vacation relaxing on the deck or in the hammock or take a hike, go swimming, or just listen to the birds and the Salmon River flowing by. If you are looking to reconnect you and your family to nature this is what you need.
“We had a fantastic trip last weekend fishing. Stayed at the Ram House. The food was amazing, accommodations perfect, and the fishing fantastic! Even for a low steelhead run. Jess is a master at finding fish… I highly recommend Salmon River Tours to anyone looking for a great time on the Salmon River!”
– Wes McClain
Experience The Idaho wilderness
Surround yourself in natural wonders while enjoying many fun outdoor activities. Completely free of life’s distractions, an Idaho wilderness trip is the best escape from the ordinary and the concrete world.
RAM house Lodge at mackay bar
All Ram House Lodge adventure vacations will enjoy a 25 mile jet boat tour of the Main Salmon River from the end of the road at Vinegar Creek. This exhilarating ride through the wilderness is packed with wildlife viewing, historic stops and photo opportunities while running the whitewater with one of our experienced and fun jet boat captains.
China Bar Lodge
China Bar Lodge located in the heart of Idaho’s largest wilderenss, is the ultimate backcountry location for adventure in Idaho. Our resort is at rivers edge of the Main Salmon River where views are stunning while relaxing on your own private beach, you will gaze upon forested mountains and the Salmon River.