Half Day Rafting Trips

Our most popular experience! Whether its deep swimming holes, splashing through rapids, wildlife sightings or just enjoying the peace and quiet nature has to offer, our half-day trips have something fun for everyone. We start in Sunbeam, ID and raft 12 miles through Class II and III rapids.

The half-day trip lasts about three hours from start to finish, depending on river conditions. This leaves plenty of time for you to explore the spectacular Stanley Basin that surrounds us, or enjoy a delicious meal at the Sunbeam Cafe. Join us Thursdays - Sundays before your trip for some fresh baked muffins and a coffee, or sit in the sun, listening to the river for an incredible lunch or dinner after a day on the river. We put a lot of love in our food. It’s all local, organic, and sustainable and we have something for everyone. Click here to learn more about The Sunbeam Café and our love of good food!

Location, Location, Location... We are the only company located at the put-in. With White Otter you are not bused with a large group of people to and from Stanley. Our guests meet their guide at our headquarters in Sunbeam, get outfitted for the day, and when they are ready, walk to the river where their rafts are in the water waiting.

We always serve a fresh baked snack on the river, so come see why “Starr Bars” are famous among river runners worldwide.

Trips launch daily at 9:30am and 2:00pm, June - August.

$70/child (4-12 yrs)
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*Boat Choices (Paddle Rafts, Inflatable Kayaks, or Oar Rafts) made upon reservation.

If you would like a more private experience for just your group, check out our Private Custom Launch Trips.

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With our guide as your captain, grab a paddle and be part of the action!
Sit back and relax while your guide does all the work.
Try a one-person kayak for a more challenging yet fun and safe way down the river. (minimum age: 14)
For reservations or information contact White Otter at 208-788-5005 or