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Old 03-25-2015   #1
Golden, Colorado
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Main Salmon Shuttles

We pulled a permit for June 27th, have not done the Main and would like some suggestions for shuttle companies. It appears that jet boats may be a possibility but I am not sure I would want to support that. Thanks for any input.

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Old 03-25-2015   #2
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I did a solo trip last year and hitchhiked my shuttle. Left the put in at sunrise, drove to the take out and hitchhiked back before sunset... and I was offered two jobs along the way.

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I have used rivershuttles here in salmon, also blackadar a lot of people like and are very happy with... There is also all river shuttles out of whitebird that I have only heard good things about...
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I like Central Idaho River Shuttles

Pat Sullivan is a dependable and runs a professional business. Check out his website. If you are looking for looking for company my wife and I would like to join you...that's a sweet launch date. We have tons of group gear and a 16 foot boat.

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Old 03-25-2015   #5
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We used Blackadar and were very happy.
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All Rivers Shuttle is an excellent company also. Never given me cause for complaint.

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River Shuttles in Salmon X 15 years with no problems.
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Why hate on the jet boaters? That's like showing up to ride Slickrock and complaining that you see motorbikes. Jet boats are just a part of doing the Main.

I've heard, if you can work out the weight/people logistics, that jet boating up is the better way to go.

On one trip we got picked up by a jet boat after chasing someone's boat 2 miles downstream from his swim at camp. It saved us a long painful hike and was actually a lot of fun to ride in one.
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Old 03-25-2015   #9
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Blackadar vote here
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Old 03-26-2015   #10
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Originally Posted by oarboatman View Post
Blackadar vote here
I am sure that the folks at Blackadar are wonderful people and provide great service. That said, with all things equal why pay $75.00 more for one shuttle service over the other?

Main Salmon Shuttle Fees:

Blackadar: $425.00 + $100 for fuel.
River Shuttles of Salmon $375.00 + $100 for fuel.
All Rivers Shuttles $350.00 + $100 for fuel.

These are all Corn Crk to Carey Crk prices from their web sites. So what does the extra $75 bucks get ya? Maybe I am missing something. ????

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