Idaho River Shuttles

Is A Rafting Trip in Your Future?

rafting boats on river

As you trudge through chilly, boring weeks of winter and spring, it can help to have something to look forward to--like an excellent plan for your summer vacation! Now is the perfect time to start researching, planning, and preparing for a whitewater rafting adventure in Stanley, Idaho! Here are a few tips to help you take that first step.

It's Time to Plan a Family Rafting Trip

closeup of a family on a rafting trip, in raft with oars

It might not feel like it just yet, but summer's right around the corner--and with it, plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. If you're looking for a unique way to get the family involved in a great summer adventure, now might be the perfect time to get started researching rafting trips.

Charter a Bus for Your Next Trip

Are you planning a family reunion or company trip in the near future that a large number of people will be attending? If so one of the factors in planning this awesome trip is probably transportation.

Anyone who has been on a trip knows the most frustrating part of the trip is "how do we get there and how do we get home". Also, when it involves a big group of people there is the frustration of how do we all get there at the same time when we are taking different flights. Or who is going to drive, how many cars do we need and how do we all stick together on the road.

Popular White Water Destinations in Southern Idaho

white water destination in Idaho to raft

Summer is in full swing out here in Boise, Idaho, and there is so much to do. It can be easy to get into a routine of going to work, maybe going to the gym, going home and then repeating this process. What fun is your life if you spend 90% of it doing the exact same routine?

Break out and take advantage of the excitement and adventure Idaho offers. One incredibly fun thing to do in the summers here in Idaho is to go whitewater rafting or river floating. When you do, you might be faced with figuring out how to get there and back.

River Rafting Frequently Asked Questions

orange raft on river bank

Caldwell Transportation specializes in getting you where you want to go safely and efficiently. Are you heading up to Stanley this spring or summer to go whitewater rafting? Our river shuttle is the perfect resource for you.

If you're hoping to do some river rafting, we know how to get you there to enjoy our beautiful Idaho outdoors. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions about rafting that we've gleaned some experts in the field.

When is the best time to go rafting?

There are three parts to this answer:

How To Tell the Difference Between River Rapid Classes

River Rapids Class scale

Idaho river rafting season is upon us and there is no better place to launch from that Stanley, Idaho. But before you hop on that raft, take a minute to become familiar with the classes of river rapids. River experts use the International Scale of Difficulty comes to ranking different types of rapids. The rankings start at a Class I and progress to a Class 6, which is almost impossible to finish and requires great skill. It is important that a person choose the right classification number that is equal to both their skill and comfort level.

Take the Bus to Jackpot

Cactus Petes in Jackpot NV

Summer is ending soon. Have you taken a summer road trip yet? Even if you have, you probably should end the summer the right way by taking a trip to Jackpot, Nevada!

If you have been to Jackpot before then no more convincing needed you have probably already started booking the hotel and called Caldwell Transportation to reserve a spot on the Jackpot charter bus.

If you haven’t been to Jackpot then you definitely need to go!

Do you Know About our Services?

Caldwell Transportation has been a longstanding mainstay of the Treasure Valley, bringing its citizens the transportation they need in many different respects. There are many different things that we handle and that we consider ourselves quite good at. This includes operating school buses for the children of the valley and making sure they arrive at their destinations safely every day. While this is certainly not the only thing we specialize in, we certainly take it as a token of pride in what we provide for the community.

Knowing the Difference Between River Rapid Classes

River Rapids classes

Whether you’re an experienced river raft guide or a beginner when it comes to rafting rapids, you still need to follow the same law when it comes to safety and rapid classification. Because there are so many different types of rapids with different sizes and degrees of difficulty, there needs to be a way to classify them with a ranking system. Without this, people wouldn’t know just how tough a rapid is and be ill prepared for the consequences.

Take the Jackpot Express this Summer

concert at jackpot

If there is one thing that you can consider a good time, that’s taking a trip across the Idaho/Nevada border and staying in Jackpot for some Vegas-style fun. While it’s nowhere near the size of Las Vegas, Jackpot still offers almost everything you can find in its famous counterpart. The advantage of Jackpot is the fact that it’s closer to Idaho, it’s not as crowded, and way more affordable.

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