Float the Coeur d’Alene River


Coeur dAlene River Float Trip
The Coeur d’Alene River – How do you pronounce that again?
The Coeur d’Alene River flows 37 miles into Lake CDA and then out as the Spokane River. Not only is this a great way to spend a half day in the CDA/Spokane area, but it’s tremendously beautiful. Picture a lazy river, warm breezes, and a total release of all your cares. It’s close to town and great for families with young children because there are no rapids above a class II. Last time I went down I remember being astonished as I oared my boat past a moose and a blue heron followed us, intrigued maybe, for a ¼ of a mile or so. This crystal spring fed water houses the infamous Westslope Black Tail Cutthroat Trout year-round and is native only to the CDA River. The river also houses Chinook Salmon in the fall; a marvelous sight with their supremacy and magnitude for a river this size. Book your trip. Float with your family. Whether taking in the view or tossing in a line to catch a fish, the Coeur dAlene river float trip is not to miss.
-Sara Forsythe


Fly Fishing Missoula

Look out Missoula, We have two new offerings this year for Fly Fishing Missoula!!!!! Check them out below!Jared Forsythe

40 years of guiding experience under our belts has given us a reputation as the most knowledgeable guides for fly fishing in Montana (Jared Forsythe, Outfitter #10749).

We track the river flows, follow the hatches, and understand how the wild and unpredictable weather affects our rivers and streams. We pride ourselves on being true Western Montana natives.


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Montana Rafting Summer

Montana rafting summer 2016 started last month, the reservations started in February for this upcoming Montana rafting summer.  The picture below was taken of Triple bridges a few weeks ago.

Triple Bridge Rapids, Montana Summer rafting We are really excited about the up coming white water rafting season for a couple of reasons.  The snow pack is healthy this year at 92%.  Last year the snow pack was really low, but we still had a great year.  That is the great thing about the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. No matter how low the water, there are always Montana rafting in the summer!!  Below is a picture of snow on the Montana and Idaho border, lots of snow with two more months to add to the snowpack!

Montana snowpack looking good!

We are also excited about our guide line up.  Austin Crisp is returning.  He has guided for Western Waters for four years.  Also guides on the Grand Canyon during the spring season.  He is full of experience and fun, we call him Captain America!


Missoula White Water Rafting

2016 rafting is here!  Bookings for this upcoming Missoula 2016  White Water Rafting season started this month!  Here is what we are excited about for the upcoming season!

1.  Austin is returning

2.  The snow pack is healthy! Check it out http://www.wrds.uwyo.edu/wrds/nrcs/updatesur/update-mt.html

3.  The fishing season is shaping up for a good season due to the average snowpack.  Last year we had low/warm water and lots of smoke in the Missoula area, it can only get better.  Ask us about our Missoula white water rafting fishing trip.  The COMBO TRIP!!

Sara Forsythe, owner of Wester Waters is shown in the above video rowing down the Clark Fork River on the Alberton Gorge.  Our white water rafting headquarters is located 30 mins. outside of Missoula, Montana.  Our shop is located right at the launch for the rafting trip!  This saves you time by driving directly to our shop, meeting your rafting guide, sizing up your PFD (life jacket) and river safety talk.  The Missoula White Water Rafting trip is 10.5 miles long, 15 rapids, 5 that splash your from head to toes and gorgeous scenery.  This Trip has Missoula White Water Rafting written all over it!   Let go rafting!!

Missoula White Water Rafting at it’s best with Western Waters!

Rafting CDA

Rafting CDA has never been more exciting.

This year, CDA Adventures dropped our trips on the Spokane River because we felt it was too urban and our customers wanted more wilderness in their life. So, Spokane River will always be our personal and local ‘urban stretch’ but rafting cda just got better!

We are now offering a scenic trip on the COEUR D’ALENE RIVER working with outfitter Joe Roope of Castaway Fly Shop of CDA. We are the only ones who will be booking this trip so you can be assured that your wilderness experience and serenity you seek can be yours.

Coeur d’Alene Half Day River Float (We meet in town, 20 min drive, 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! This is a crystal clear spring fed water that houses Cutthroat year round and Chinook Salmon in the fall.

Price: Adults-$59 Youth(4-17)-$54  

Scenic Montana Float (1 1/2 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, especially families with small children or seniors. The Tarkio Canyon is a mild stretch of water providing a relaxing float of the Clark Fork. 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. 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)