Jet Boat Tour Rates

SEASONAL:   March thru August

One Day Tour:

$175 per person – (8 person minimum required or $1400 minimum boat rate) twin engine boat – water flows permitting – 10AM – 5PM.

Prices include 72 miles of river (round trip). Where many outfitters stop at Ludwig Rapid (above Mackay Bar Ranch), our boats will continue to go! Enjoy sites that include Polly Bemis, Mackay Bar Ranch, Buckskin Bills, Painter Mine (both sides of the river), Reho Wolfes homestead, China Bar (Lemhi Flat), Campbells Ferry Ranch, and Jim Moore place. Our day tours include stopping at Mackay Bar Ranch for a picnic lunch.

We pick up at Vinegar Creek boat ramp at 10AM MST and we will have you back around 5pm MST.

We require a 50% (per person) non-refundable deposit to reserve your dates with us. Final payments are due at the time noted on your original invoice (different for each type of booking). 

Because of the extensive amount of scheduling involved with planning a remote wilderness stay, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy.  Please understand that once you book a stay with Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch, we lose the opportunity to book your reserved space to another individual. We strongly recommend trip insurance.

If you have to cancel, deposits are not transferable to another date.  If you cancel within the same time frame as to when your final (50%) payment has been paid, that payment will be forfeited as well. If you find another individual to take your spot, we can apply your non-refundable deposit (and final amount due payment – if already paid) toward that guest.

For Hunters – please see additional Payment, deposit and cancellation policy details sent in your ‘Welcome Packet’ at the time of booking. 

Mackay Bar Outfitters & Guest Ranch has the right to cancel your trip, at our discretion due to adverse river conditions.  If this happens, your deposit and all payments applied will be refunded. 

Additional costs include: 

  • Staff and guide gratuities.
  • 6% Idaho sales tax, 2% Idaho lodging tax, and a $4/pp, per day River Rec Fee (if applicable).
  • Alcohol and special drinks (small selection of wines is available to purchase at Mackay Bar Ranch or you can bring special drinks in with you).
  • 3.5% credit card fee (if paying by credit card).
  • Idaho Fish & Game hunting and fishing license/tags (if applicable). 
  • WiFi is not available for guests.  If your group would like to have WiFi available to them, please arrange with us in advance at an additional cost. 
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