Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Snake River Ferry?
We are a company that offers narrated boat tours on the Snake River near Downtown Idaho Falls.
We rotate between 2 different runs that we call the "upper falls" and "lower falls" run.
During the ride, our boat captain will share a few historical facts about the area and river.
Starting June 15, 2021 we will also be offering kayak and pedal boat rentals. Check out our kayak rentals page.
Where do we buy tickets?
Tickets can now be purchased online! Reserve your boat tour or kayak rental tickets today!
We also sell tickets at our docking location. We accept cash or credit/debit cards at the dock.
Do we need to make reservations?
Reservations aren't required, but are recommended so that we have a spot for you when you come down.
However, you are always welcome to just show up and get on the next available tour.
We offer tours every 30 minutes during our operating hours. Arrive about 10-15 minutes early to check in and get your lifejacket.
Online Reservations: We now have an online reservation software so you can reserve your tour.
Are life jackets available?
Yes! We have plenty of life jackets for everyone. We have sizes for infants up to adults.
Anyone 14 yrs old and younger must wear a life jacket while on the boat. 15 yrs old and up must have a life jacket readily available but don't need to wear it.
How many people can ride the boat?
Our boat has a passenger weight capacity that we must stay within for safety reasons!
We can take groups up to 1000 lbs. We will have to limit the number of riders to that weight limit.
Due to weight limits, passengers that are 300 lbs or more will be charged a weight surcharge.
What are your operating hours?
Weather and water conditions can affect our schedule and require us to cancel or make changes to our location.
Our most up-to-date schedule is also posted on our home page and on Facebook.
Our season runs June through September/October, weather and water conditions permitting.
What ages can go on the kayaks and pedal boats?
Due to safety, we must enforce age restrictions on our kayaks and pedal boat rentals.
Children under the age of 6 years old will NOT be allowed on the kayaks or pedal boats.
Children ages 6 to 11 years old can only go on a tandem kayak or pedal boat with an adult.