Guides & Employment


White Otter goes to great effort to hire the most experienced, educated, and passionate guides - fun loving people who will guarantee that you have an unforgettable day on the river. Our staff members all hold a minimum of Wilderness First Responder and CPR certification, and have proven themselves in the area of Whitewater Rescue and Safety through extensive training and time on the rivers of Idaho. Our guides have grown up and live locally, playing on the Salmon River and in the Sawtooth Mountains we call home. You will not find a group of people who love their jobs as much as this group of fun magnets. They absolutely love what they do and it shows in the service they provide all of our guests!


If you are interested in working for White Otter Outdoor Adventures, please contact us at 1-208-788-5005 or send us an email at: . We have limited positions available as we have limited turnover, but we are always excited to keep people in mind if they are truly interested in becoming part of the White Otter family.

What Our Guests Say About Our Guides

What made our trip extra special was our guide. She made us feel safe, shared information about the area and was a pleasure to be with.Cynthia B.

Our guide, in particular, was a highlight. Not only did he provide helpful guidance to the technical aspects of the rafting, he also provided insightful color about the environment/river/area throughout the trip and made sure everyone in the boat felt included in the conversation.Justin F.

Our guide was experienced, fun, intelligent and informative. With three generations in our raft, she navigated us through the rapids in low water flawlessly.Pamela H.

Our guide was awesome, fun, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and just nice to hang out with for a few hours.Kristin M.

For reservations or information contact White Otter at 208-788-5005 or