Welcome to our adventures in the wild river country and majestic mountains of Idaho. We wish to share with you the unique beauty, challenge, and thrill of the Snake and Salmon rivers. Idaho Guide Service, Inc. is an owner-operated business with over 30 years experience outfitting in Idaho. We specialize in small groups and custom trips with personalized service. This small group philosophy is also compatible with our use and care of the wilderness area. All our expeditions practice ecologically sound camping techniques. Our appreciation for this country is matched only by the care we show for it.
All of our equipment is first class. Our inflatable whitewater boats are custom-designed for us, so we can offer you our choice of oar-powered or paddle-your-own as you run the river rapids. Each boatperson/guide selected for our crew is an exceptional person, a professional in all aspects of guiding, and much more. All are expert outdoor cooks and have his or her own specialty. Their enthusiasm, skill, and love of the river will make your trip one you will long remember.
We can outfit almost any kind of river trip for you and are especially skilled at designing trips to suit your groups particular needs. We invite you to share in the warmth of our campfire and hospitality, and to dine on the delicious gourmet meals our guides prepare daily.
In addition to whitewater adventures, Idaho Guide Service also offers Birds of Prey, Fossil Bed, 1000 Springs and other scenic river excursions. Nordic Spring backcountry skiing trips in the winter, Steel Head fishing, and Chuckar hunting in the fall. No matter what time of year you want to get away, we’ve got an outdoor adventure for you.
Olin and Shelly Gardner
We look forward to sharing “The Idaho Experience.”