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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips

Float Trip Parking Lot, Moose Road, across the street from the Craig Thomas Visitor Center, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
+1 800-365-1800
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We had originally booked this trip on a Friday, but the weather was poor. The company gladly... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
lizbill
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Richmond, Virginia
Great trip

Highlight of our vacation. I have whitewater rafted in the Appalachian Mountains and this is a trip... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Eaton_Out
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, conducted entirely within the unspoiled natural environment of Grand Teton National Park, provide the best opportunities for viewing wildlife and the Teton Mountains in the Jackson Hole area. This protected section of the Snake River flows swiftly in places and otherwise meanders peacefully through many side channels, affording our guests an unique river experience. Our guides provide interpretation of the natural history of the park and its wildlife with a depth of experience to make every trip special.
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Float Trip Parking Lot, Moose Road, across the street from the Craig Thomas Visitor Center, Grand Teton National Park, WY 83012
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+1 800-365-1800
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We had originally booked this trip on a Friday, but the weather was poor. The company gladly rebooked us for Sunday. The float was great and we all enjoyed the trip down the Snake River. Our guide was Reynolds Pomeroy and we recommend you get...More

Thank lizbill
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Helo, luzbel, I was surprised and delighted to read your excellent review, as I watch snow coming down here in the Tetons and the season for river floating seems in the distant past. Thank you very much for your enthusiasm. I will pass your comments...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Highlight of our vacation. I have whitewater rafted in the Appalachian Mountains and this is a trip anyone, young or old, will enjoy. It is non-threatening with no white water. 2 hours. 10 miles. Very beautiful. Great guide.More

Thank Eaton_Out
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear Eaton_Out, It's a very nice surprise to have a TA review come in after the season, and we thank you very much for your complementary comments! We are very pleased that you consider the float trip to be a "highlight" of your visit here,...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

My wife and I joined two other couples on a Barker Ewing scenic float trip on the Snake River on 9/23. Our float started at 8am and was a little cool but the spectacular scenery made any discomfort worth it. We had astounding views of...More

Thank Robert D
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hi, Robert D: I remember that the date you took your float trip was quite chilly (that was the date we were celebrating 55 years of Barker-Ewing Float Trips, which my late husband Dick Barker started back in 1963). I'm very glad you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Ours was a 2 hour trip on Sept 13, a beautiful sunny day, we were fortunate that we avoided the smoke that plagued the area the week before and the cold temps that settled in later on that week. Our guide was Reed who was...More

Thank J I
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Dear JI: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent float trip with Reed. You were lucky to have chosen Sept. 13 for your trip, because we have had many cold, wet, windy days since then. And as you have written, the previous days...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We took this float trip on Sept 13th and it was incredible! Although we didn't see the larger animals, there was plenty of smaller wild life and the views of the Grand Tetons were breathtaking! Jim was our guide and he was so informative with...More

Thank Judithlray
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Judithiray, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation! Jim has been a long-time guide for us, and he also serves on the Jackson Town Council when he's not on the river. I know he would have been doing his best too give...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Although we didn't get to do the rafting trip we scheduled, the people here were so nice to refund our money when we decided it was too cold for us to go. I hate we missed it but they were so nice to refund us...More

Thank dianecJ3923ES
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi, dianecJ392ES: Your review is greatly appreciated and I must add is very unusual! I can't think of any other time when we've been reviewed for a trip that wasn't taken! Of course, when the weather is cold and rainy (or snowy) we are happy...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Took a 2 hour float trip down the snake river. Smooth transaction when we bought the tickets, they had 2 spots left for noon the next day. Worked well with our schedule. Guide was extremely informative about the river, the mountains, the terrain and Jackson...More

Thank AAarchivist
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear AAarchivist, My late husband and his partner designed our rafts over fifty years ago, and they are still setting the standard for scenic float trips, today! I'm very pleased that you stayed comfortable and dry, and that you enjoyed your float with our guide;...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We reserved our spots a couple of days in advance as this is Sept. and a lot of the crowds are gone. We parked at Moose Junction and was transported by van to Moran Junction to float the Snake River back to our vehicle. Total...More

Thank Rhonda L
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi, Rhonda L, We appreciate your review and are happy to know that you enjoyed your float trip with Mike. As you said, he is very experienced and knows where to look for the wildlife! We are greatly pleased that you considered your float with...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The float trips at our hotel were booked (Jackson Lake Lodge), so the Concierge recommended 3 alternatives - with Barker-Ewing as #1. The float took about 2 hours, and was relaxing and informative. Michael Inman was our guide, and he's a local guy that's been...More

Thank happydaymike
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear happydaymike, We're very pleased to have your recommendation as well as that of Jackson Lake Lodge! Thank you for your excellent review. I'm sorry that Michael wasn't able to find a moose for you, but your suggestions of timing are correct; early or late...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We took a float trip with our tour guide, Neil, and had an amazing time. The company was very well organized and informative. Neil was a great tour guide. He had so much knowledge of the Snake River and the area and wildlife. We saw...More

Thank Kmgaynes
tetontepee, Owner at Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear Kmgaynes: We are very grateful to you for your enthusiastic and positive review, and especially pleased to know that you enjoyed floating with Neil. We have long believed that our guides are the ones who make the difference between an "ordinary" river experience and...More

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SWoolsey
27 April 2017|
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Response from JHLadyOfTheLake |
From Moran, you are closer to Jackson Lake Lodge. The run the same beautiful trip leaving from their lobby. You might get lucky and be on a trip from Pacific Creek to Moose! Longer with the high water flows of early July... More
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TexasTraveler0707
27 January 2017|
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Response from wigan1992 | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry for the delay in responding as we have been away. It is an easy short drive to the departure point and parking is provided. A mini bus brings you back to the departure point.
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Beverly F
13 June 2016|
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Response from ExpatGirl58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Beverly, We are thinking 10 - 15 minutes. Hoping you have great weather & see lots of wildlife!
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