• Claire catches zzz's on the motor out to Hellar Bar

North Star River Expeditions, Inc. – An Idaho Outfitter

Based in McCall, Idaho, North Star is a small, owner-operated Company. Owner/outfitters Jacob and Tricia Warren act as guides on their own trips and are able to add a personal touch to every trip that goes on the water. From the home made chocolate chip cookies to the hand selected and well rounded guide crew, they pay attention to every detail. Being Idaho natives and growing up in the great Idaho outdoors, Jacob and Tricia have logged hundreds of trips on the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the Salmon River. Welcome to the most personal and reputable source for Idaho rafting trips, guided fishing trips, and sportsman packages you can find. Call now and book the perfect trip for you!

A Note From The Owners……

Our company name, North Star River Expeditions, came about as we aspired to capture an element of the experience garnered running the deep canyons of Idaho, combined with our personal goal for our adventures in life.

The North Star is visible in the night sky above the river canyon’s rim, a constant guidepost and reminder of the vastness and majesty of nature surrounding us. River trips are not only about the white water, they are the culmination of every detail we love about the outdoors intertwined with the personal aspect of the trip—a quiet conversation on a boat or a new relationship formed in just a few short days.

Jacob and I met as teenagers in 1990 and immediately found that each of our families rich heritage involving the great outdoors to be a common love. Working as river guides during the summer months, the dream of becoming outfitters took shape. Our mission was to continue doing what we love together, sharing Hells Canyon and Salmon River experiences with our family, friends, and community.

Here we are 24 years later—2 business degrees, 17 years of marriage, 3 children, 1 dog, and 14 years in business. With a million more river memories to add we are still in the process of fulfilling our original goal. It has not always been easy, and some things have not turned out as we planned, but one thing we have learned is that a day on the river with our family—our kids, guests, and guides—makes every bit of our journey worth the effort.

This is who North Star is and what it means to us. We will continue to keep our eyes ahead, on the prize of continued growth of our dream, and run the race with integrity, grace, and joy. We hope you will join us on our journey.

Jacob and Tricia Warren
Gracie, Claire, and Cole

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