Rafting

Guest Reviews

The rafting trips and fishing trips we run here at North Star River Expeditions, Inc. can be best described by our long list of guests and fans. Read on to see what people are saying about the trips they have taken over the years. Make sure to visit our Facebook page or read a review on Trip Advisor. We very much appreciate the effort our guests put into these reviews, and hope you will leave feedback on Facebook and ask questions.

“Rafting Hells Canyon was an experience our family will never forget! We appreciated your knowledge of the river, from knowing the best camping spots to where to fish for Sturgeon and even educating us on the history of the canyon.  We feel so blessed to have taken this trip with you and your beautiful hardworking daughters as our guides. Thank you for being so kind, gracious and fun! We can’t wait to see you again!.”  -Chris & Lurline Espinola, Red Valley, CA

“My friend Nancy and I had such a wonderful trip with you!  Thank you both and the whole crew for making our rafting adventure superb!  Nancy & I are already talking about when we can plan our next trip.  Have a great 2011 summer, best wishes to you and your family.”  -Anna Reber-Franz, Indio, CA

“A highlight of our month long trip out West last summer was taking a 3-day rafting trip down the Snake River with Tricia and Jake and our boys, Max (10) and Jackson (8). It was a real adventure and such a special way to experience the natural beauty of Idaho and Oregon. Our first day, we sited a black bear, and the boys were beyond excited when Jake caught a seven-foot sturgeon. Tackling the Class III and Class IV rapids was challenging for all of us and the boys really felt a sense of accomplishment getting through them. Rafting and kayaking was a wonderful way to spend the day, but the evenings spent fishing, swimming, eating great food, talking, playing cards and looking at the stars at beautiful campsites along the river were truly enjoyable. What a great escape from our normal lives and a wonderful bonding experience for our family. We hope to persuade our friends to join us on another trip with Tricia and Jake sometime soon.”Barbara Satow, Chappaqua, NY

“..what would a river trip be without the excellent culinary skill of Jacob and Tricia?! The food on these trips rivals that of the best restaurants in the country. In our experience (they) are the best outfitter we have ever come across! We will be back again and again!”Gary and Jennifer Devereaux, Arlington, TX

“In July 2008, sixteen family members headed to McCall, Idaho for the vacation of our lives. Tricia and Jacob Warren, who own and operate North Star River Expeditions, made a dream come true for us. The beautiful scenery along the Snake River, the excitement of the whitewater rapids and the wonderful, first class camping experience made this an adventure we will never forget. The food was delicious, and Tricia even made my son a layered birthday cake out on the river! The guides were knowledgeable and very friendly. They all felt like family when we left. We had a very diverse group…teenagers, young adults, several over 50, and 72 and 82 year old grandfathers. Everyone agreed…This was the best vacation ever! We can’t wait to do it again.”Debi Hughes, Barnesville, GA

“Jacob and Tricia, thank you so much for the fantastic trip. We all loved it…everything was perfect from the food and drink the shuttles! Your guides are great, very knowledgeable and caring. We feel we couldn’t have been luckier; the trip was worth every penny. We will recommend your Company to anyone who asks.”The Morris Family, Portland, OR

“I have floated Hells Canyon twice with North Star and if you want to catch a lot of fish, the 4 day float will meet all your expectations. It doesn’t make any difference what method—fly, bait, or lure—you will be busy releasing fish and creating one of your most memorable adventures.”Rand Lindley, Emmett, ID

“We really enjoyed the 4 days we spent with you in the beautiful and appeasing environment of the Snake River canyon. Thank you again for helping discover and appreciate the river, canyon, wild life, history….and for the good company, excellent food, and an overall great experience.”Phillippe Lunardelli, Chicago, IL

“Your 3-day adventure down the Hell’s Canyon turned out to be a perfect choice for our church group. Everyone’s still talking about the white water, the day hikes, the wildlife, and, of course….the food! Hell’s Canyon is still so wild and beautiful. The chance to see mountain sheep, a bald eagle, deer, bear and sturgeon highlighted the trip. We really appreciated you and your crew. They were all skilled, friendly and obviously dedicated to making the trip a real event for everyone. All of you are great cooks, too! We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the Dutch-oven meals…and especially the desserts. Waking up to coffee brewing on the big pot was a real outdoor pleasure, too. All of us appreciated the way that you meticulously cleaned the camps to leave each site as pristine as when we arrived. Thanks again for such great memories made in Hells Canyon.”Lori Price, Boise, ID

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