Spokane Whitewater Rafting

The most extreme and best whitewater in the Inland Northwest is probably the Lochsa River, but for those of us who enjoy life but don’t want to die….there is the Clark Fork. Beautiful and majestic, this river is the largest river by volume traveling through Montana and then pouring into Lake Pend Oreille in North Idaho.


Spokanites and visitors would agree that the world class whitewater offered just over the border and a 2.5 hour gorgeous drive away is ….well worth it.

Coeur d’Alene Adventures offers 6 river trips and rafting trips in the Coeur d’Alene area. Our line up of Coeur d’Alene rafting trips can suit your needs for taking in the scenery, excitement and adventure. We have offered  beginner, intermediate, and well conditioned rafting adventures and scenic rafting trips since 1976.

Come experience a day on the river and soak in the scenery with some splashes while hearing some local folk lure of this great area with some of the best guides around.

We currently offer 6 different half-day and full-day rafting trips.

CDA Adventures features river trips on the Coeur d’Alene, Lochsa, and Clark Fork Rivers. Participants will experience local watersheds, breathtaking scenery, wildlife, and gentle floats by local outfitters. On an exciting side, one can also experience the wild, free flowing water, and adrenaline rush in the canyon features on each of these rivers. Rafting Coeur d’Alene is amazing. River Trips and Rafting Coeur d’Alene – Coeur d’Alene Adventures

Our FULL DAY TRIPS get a lunch!!! View the menu.

CDA Adventures Featured Trip

1. Combo Trip (Whitewater/Fishing) 

(2 hour drive, April-Nov.) If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change

*CDA Adventures FEATURE TRIP We are the only ones who offer this trip

Coeur d'Alene Adventures fishing rafting tripOur customers frequently say that the famed Alberton Gorge trip is the most exciting day they have ever had on a fishing/rafting trip. Most of the bigger fish in the river hold up in the pools at the bottom of the rapids so you never know what you might catch. You will have to wear a high flotation vest most of the day, and all the gear gets put away for Triple Bridges, Tumbleweed, and Fang rapids but you can cast away on everything else! See More Details Here!
Price: 2 adults-$500, 1 adult $450


Whitewater Trips:

2. Alberton Gorge Clark Fork River Full Day Raft Trip 

(2 hour drive, June-Oct.) If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change

Coeur d'Alene guided white water rafting adventuresThis 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River.  The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 4PM depending on water flow levels.  Home cooked lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided.  We stop at Fish Creek to rest on the beach. A great one day river adventure! See More Details Here!

Price: Adults-$85 Ages 6 to 17 – $79


3. Alberton Gorge Clark Fork River Half Day Raft Trip 

(2 hour drive, June-Oct.)
Coeur d'Alene white water raftingThis trip meets at the raft shop located in Cyr, Montana (exit 70 off of I-90). Your friendly guides who will be taking you white water rafting will greet you with the adequate gear needed for your trip. Once you are outfitted, you will be taken down to the put in and the trip will begin! The river will greet you with class II and III rapids. Five of the rapids will get you wet from head to toe! Trip departure choices: 9AM, 1pm and 4PM during checkout. A great three hour river adventure for the entire family! See More Details Here! (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)
Price: Adults-$57 Ages 6 to 17 – $50 


4. Lochsa Full Day Raft Trip 

(3 hour drive, April-July 1) Helmets Required.

Lochsa white water rafting guided Coeur d'AleneThe Lochsa is truly one of the best rivers in the world for adrenaline soaked adventure in the midst of amazing natural beauty.  The Lochsa is a free-flowing, wild, and scenic river that bounces down a steep granite canyon. The river is surrounded by a lush forest and beds of dense moss. With close to 40 rapids in our 20-mile “day run”, many of them class IV, every trip down the river is an exciting challenge.  All rafters must be at least 16 years old. (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change) Please call to book this trip.

Price: Adults-$105

   Scenic Trips

5. Coeur d’Alene Half Day Scenic River Float 

(We meet in town, 20 min drive with your guide, April-Nov.)  

*CDA Adventures FEATURE TRIP We are the only ones who offer this trip

Scenic Coeur d’Alene River Float.

This is a great way to spend half the day in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area.  This is a nice river float down the Lower Coeur d’Alene River! Great for all ages and abilities!  Nervous about younger children on the boats? This is your float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. Picture a lazy river, warm breezes and a total release of all your cares! This is a great day on Coeur d’Alene River. Guests view birds, moose, and has North Idaho written all over it. This is a peaceful section of river with gentle flows that run all summer long. Jump in to swim! Hang out on the beach for a bit. This is a crystal clear spring fed water that houses Cutthroat year round and Chinook Salmon in the fall.

*Please understand that a 3 person minimum is required for reservation. Two person trips may join another couple/group or pay the extra seat to cover guide/gas/reservation.

Price: Adults-$59 Youth(4-17)-$54  



6. Scenic Montana Float 

(2 hour drive, April-Nov.) (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)

Coeur d'Alene scenic float adventuresThis is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy the Clark Fork River for a few hours, especially families with small children or seniors. The Tarkio Canyon is a mild stretch of Montana’s largest river by volume, providing a relaxing float on a majestic beautiful river. Relax and kick back while soaking up the scenery. Your experienced, friendly guide will share the colorful heritage of our early settlements, mining claims, and the history of the river. Trip reservation times are 10am, 2pm, and 5pm.  See More Details Here!

Price: Adults-$46 Youth(1-17)-$36  


Full Day Raft Trips include the best lunch on the river. We are known for our lunches and offerings. Check out this year’s lunch here: CDA Adventures River Lunch (Full Day Raft Trips Only)

Cancellation Policy:

We require a two week notice for a full refund cancellations. A 15% business charge will be deducted from deposit for cancellations under two weeks. No refunds for 48 hour cancellations. We reserve the right to cancel trips with full refund due to weather, water levels, or insufficient guests. Same day reservation/cancel is subject to 5% credit card fee withholding.

River Trips and Rafting Spokane – Coeur d’Alene Adventures

Spokane River Rafting

If you have ever considered river rafting the Spokane River Rafting Trip we offer is a definite consideration.

It is a trip on the whitewater section of the Spokane. It is wonderful because of its proximity to downtown Spokane. It’s pretty much located just off downtown on the corner of Ash and Water Street and this is the exact location where the trip begins. There’s on-street parking and a little area by the river where the raft goes into the water. The river and birds drown out most of the traffic sound and it’s a little sanctuary for neighboring people. For most of the trip you will have cell service. One thing we love about Spokane is the fact that it is sunny all the time! It was a little cloudy in Coeur d’Alene the day that we went but in Spokane, sunny and warm. 

The Lower Spokane River Trip is an exciting, fun-filled 2.5 hours of adventure and whitewater through the lower Spokane River Gorge! It’s the region’s best kept secret and the most memorable way to see Riverside State Park, the famous Bowl & Pitcher and the rapid Devil’s Toenail. This is a perfect half-day trip that allows you to enjoy part of the day in the outdoors and the other part in the town of Spokane! No other whitewater trip in the region provides this opportunity.

Location: Lower Spokane River – Spokane River Rafting 

May-June-Early July
Duration: 2.5 hours

Difficulty: Mostly Class II and two Class III- Rapids, Beginner/Intermediate Ages 5 and over
Trip Details: This route is our most exciting on the Spokane River! This trip provides the opportunity for some wild rapids and also some leisure time to enjoy the water with rafting games from our guides. We are here to help you find your adventure! Note: Trip is close to town and goes right through the heart of Spokane. 
Price: Adults $59 Children (Ages 5 – 12) $54 Discount for Groups of 10 or More!



Idaho Fishing License

Find here some information on purchasing an Idaho Fishing License

To fish in Idaho any person 14 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license.

Anglers younger than 14 do not need a license, but there is a small difference between resident and nonresident youth.

  • A resident child under 14 has their own separate fishing limit. 
  • A nonresident child under 14 must be with someone who has a valid fishing license and their fish are in included in the license holders fishing limit. However, a nonresident child may purchase their own license and have their own limit.

Special fishing permits are need for some activities for both residents and nonresidents:

  • Fishing for salmon and steelhead
  • Fishing with two poles.

You may purchase an Idaho fishing license here for the state of Idaho:



Non Resident Info:

$98.25 Annual Fishing – Adult

$ 291.25 Fishing – Adult – 3 Year

$ 12.75 Fishing – Daily (first day)
Each consecutive day at initial time of purchase add $6.00.

$ 21.75 Fishing – Junior (14-17 yrs)
Nonresident youth of any age who want their own fish limit must buy a Junior fishing license.

$ 61.75 Fishing – Junior (14-17 yrs) – 3 Years
Nonresident youth of any age who want their own fish limit must buy a Junior fishing license.

Resident Info: 

$ 25.75 Annual Fishing – Adult

$ 73.75 Fishing – Adult – 3 Year

$ 11.50 Fishing – Daily (first day)
Each consecutive day at initial time of purchase add $5.00.

$ 13.75 Fishing – Junior (14-17 yrs)

$ 37.75 Fishing – Junior (14-17 yrs) – 3 Year