what to eat on a float trip

What Should You Eat on a Float Trip?

If you’re planning to book a Snake River float trip to take in the majestic scenery of Grand Teton National Park, there are some items you should bring with you. Although the float trips are typically three hours or less, you may want to bring a snack for yourself or for any children you’re bringing on the trip. Here’s how to make the most of your Snake River float trip

Snacks Suitable for a Float Trip

You will be inside Grand Teton National Park for the entire duration of your float trip, whether you book a private trip with family and friends, or reserve your space on one of our regularly departing float trips. Float operators are not permitted to provide food. However, refills of water are available, so be sure to bring a refillable bottle. 

To maintain the pristine surroundings, you need to take everything out of the park that you bring in. So it’s best to stick with food that doesn’t create a lot of waste. If you plan to eat on the float trip, make sure you have pockets, or a small trash bag with you for any wrappers, or to put empty containers in. Likewise, unless you have hand wipes with you, you may want to avoid sticky food.

 Easy to pack items to eat on a float trip include:

  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Trail Mix
  • Sandwiches
  • Smoothie
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  •  Pre-cut fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • Jerky
  • Sausage Sticks
  • String Cheese
  • Yogurt

Items to Bring on a Snake River Float Trip

In addition to bringing snacks, some other items can be helpful to have on your trip such as:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Small backpack
  • Camera/phone
  • Jacket or sweater 

Float operators provide rain ponchos in case of showers and provide all passengers with a life jacket. 

What to Expect on a Snake River Float Trip

You won’t need to worry about getting wet, or about rapids. Instead, you’ll head down the river at a slow steady pace. Guides will be sharing local history, information about wildlife, and various sites on your trip. They will also point out wildlife along the way. Wildlife you may see on a Snake River float trip include grizzly bears, bison, moose, elk, mule deer, beavers, bald eagles, mountain goats, river otters, and much more. 

The section of the Snake River you’ll float is designated as a part of the National Wild and Scenic River System. Unique scenic features abound including many that have been popularized by the famed photographer Ansel Adams. 

Departure Locations for Snake River Float Trips

From mid-May through September, you can choose to begin your float trip by meeting your guide and fellow floaters in Moose, near the Headquarters of Grand Teton National Park. Alternatively, you and your crew can meet your guides in Jackson. Transport vans will take you to the boat launch site. 

Book a Snake River Float Trip 

To book a reservation, or to book a private boat trip for up to twelve people, contact us today at 307-733-2871, or make a reservation online.