When you hear the name Idaho, we’re guessing “adventure” isn’t the first word that pops into your head (our money is on “potatoes”). However, Idaho is home to several great spots for many different types of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, skiing, inner tubing, and wake-boarding. Recently, writer Julie Wootton put together a list of the top places to rent boat or tour a river in Idaho. Here’s a summary of her favorites which first appeared at MagicValley.com:
Idaho Watersports (Burley): Carries kayaks, wake-boards, water skis, inner tubes, and stand-up paddle-boards. Hourly and daily rates available. Rentals are available year round. Kayak rentals start at $50/day. Paddle-boards and wake boards start at $30-40 per day.
Pryor Paddle Rentals (Twin Falls): The company plans to offer around 50 boats for rent this season at Centennial Waterfront Park including a new, multi-person kayak and a couple of three-person canoes. Rental rates start at $21 for four hours for a one-person kayak or paddle-board and $36 for four hours for a two-person kayak or canoe. Rates for four- to 10-person kayaks are $20 per adult and $10 per child. The company offers a $1 discount for customers paying with cash.
1000 Springs Tours (Hagerman): 1000 Springs Tours offers year-round trips aboard its 52-foot heated Catamaran Cruiser. In business for nearly 25 years, the company offers three different types of cruises – scenic, lunch, and dinner – that last about two hours and cover 12 miles. Cruises start at the Banbury Hot Springs and travel to Box Canyon with stops at Blueheart Springs and the Thousand Springs area where riders can view waterfalls. Tickets start at $25 for a scenic lunch cruise.
Kane’s Kove (Rupert): Looking to navigate the Snake River? “Captain Ron” Kane offers 24 flat-bottomed kayaks for rent and helps groups launch boats just below the Minidoka Dam to kick-off a three or four-hour trip ending at his property. Kane accompanies the group in his own boat and also provides food and beverages. Kane also offers flexible rental times for those folks who want to set out early to view wildlife. Rental rates are $25 per person.
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