Client Testimonials

In mid-September of 2012, I had one of the greatest weeks on a river in my entire life, thanks to Steve Lentz and Far and Away Adventures. And that’s saying a lot because I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of weeks on a lot of rivers. The fishing, the food, the hot springs, the guides, the river-running—all of it was just incredible and beyond my already high expectations. The Middle Fork of the Salmon is one of the most wonderful river trips on earth. If you want to make the most of it, I highly suggest a trip with Far and Away—they know how to make the best even better.
~Tom Bie, Editor and Publisher, The Drake Magazine

“Steve Lentz’s outfit, Far and Away Adventures, offers the best seat in a glorious house. I floated Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Far and Away, and from the moment we met his cheerful crew at Indian Creek until we departed at the Flying B airstrip, we were spoiled by gourmet food, treated to capable boatmanship, guided to epic days of trout fishing and chukar hunting, and made to feel like we were part of a rollicking extended family. Steve’s boats are appointed with the best gear, his guides are a mix of wise-ass joke-crackers, gourmet chefs, and backcountry woodsmen who know the river, its contents, and its remarkable history in their very capable fibers.”~Andrew McKean, Editor, Outdoor Life Magazine

“Thank you all for the spiritual journey down the Middle Fork. Reflecting on the magical light that bounced off the water, rocks and canyon walls, I realize that experiences like these are what push us to recognize that we are only a very small part of our planet earth and that we must never take our environment for granted. Not everyone can take a trip like this, nor even try to understand the bigger picture, yet for those of us who felt the tug at their hearts as we moved from one bend of the river to the next, it is important to share the experience in whatever way possible. We have a responsibility to help protect places like this and be the voice of change. A big hug to all of you for the laughs, thoughts, and hopefully on-going friendship.”
~Johnny Le Coq, Fishpond, USA

“I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you and the team.  I am utterly overwhelmed by the trip.  It came at a time when my brothers and I really needed a moment to “catch up” for us.  And your trip did more than we could have anticipated. One lesson I surely learned… I will not make the mistake of letting my kids wait until they are 40 to experience the Far and Away Adventure… As soon as they are ready they will be there. Your friend and “swamper” in my dreams.”
~Jack J Camiolo

Another absolutely wonderful trip with Far and Away!  Their top-notch service & knowledge and  safety as well as encouraging so much fun and of course some much-needed relaxation. This trip opened my eyes, heart, and mind. So incredible and beautiful out on there on the Middle Fork! Thank you Far and Away
~Mary Robinson

Outstanding outfitter providing top-notch river trips in one of the West’s prettiest places.

I’m a former river guide who has been rafting for 30 years. My two trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon with Far & Away were both exceptional. The guides are talented and professional, the food and wine was first-rate, and the camp setup provides a level of comfort you just don’t expect in the wilderness.

Can’t wait to go back!
~Gregory Foley

Far & Away Adventures exceeded our high expectations.  This is our fourth trip with the company and each time we see that they have added little touches and upgrades to what we had already thought of as perfection. The entire crew is professional, knowledgeable of the local history, personable and caring.  The level of service, quality of food, and accommodations is exceptional.  The crew works so hard to make sure that every guest is safe and enjoying themselves.  Thank you to all for a fabulous family vacation!
~LeeAnn Fairfield

Excellent Company and even better experience made possible by their excellent staff. For example,  gourmet meals with paired wines, the camp was always set up upon our arrival after each day on the river, awakened each morning with a hot refreshing towel, cup of coffee, and an excellent breakfast to start the day.  I had never fly fished, but their staff was so patient with me and I managed to catch trout… an awesome experience! I would highly recommend this company for your trip down the Middle Fork River.

I went on a trip with Far and Away Adventures this summer and the whole experience was AMAZING! The guides were so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about everything involving the Middle Fork of the Salmon(the history, geology, and overall ecosystem). They answered any questions you could possibly have and created a fun and lively environment the entire trip! The packing list was thorough and the guides were prepared with anything and everything else you could possibly ever need on the trip. Overall this trip met every possible expectation and I wouldn’t hesitate spending another week on the river with this company/crew 🙂 !!

Our Middle Fork trip was truly amazing. The crew truly loves what they’re doing. Their skills from reading and running the river to preparing gourmet meals are admirable. The guides were intimately familiar with their surroundings: geology and natural history and shared that knowledge every day. Fishing was great and we spent 5 days with close friends and left feeling like we were welcomed into the Far and Away family. One of the best trips ever.
~Matt Luck

Just settling back into reality after the most spectacular river trip with Far & Away on the Middle Fork.

The experience was magical!  Not only the breathtaking environment but all the attention to detail that the years of experience of Far & Away have built.  The crew is very special. Really good culture, professionalism, and engagement. They elevated the experience to an unusually rare level to achieve! We will definitely be repeating this trip!
~Colin Lind

I am a former whitewater raft guide and a private boater with decades of experience. I rafted the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Far And Away Adventures as a customer and had an absolutely fantastic experience! The guides were very professional, both on and off the river, and the meals were fantastic.

Years later, I scored a permit for a high-water private trip in early June. One of our less experienced boaters had a difficult run on the first day and a passenger ended up taking a long swim in frigid water on a cold day. The guides from Far And Away sprang into action on their own and assisted in the rescue and warming of the victim. Their assistance was immensely helpful under very stressful circumstances.

I highly recommend Far And Away to anyone interested in a luxury rafting experience on one of the best rivers in the West!
~Clyde Souls

Our family of four (two adults and two teenagers) had THE BEST experience on our rafting trip with Far & Away Adventures this past month. From the very beginning, Annie was happy to answer the many questions that I had about our first adventure in Idaho. Upon arrival, the owners and guides met us at our hotel to prepare us for our days on the river.  Once we hit the water, the guides and crew not have been any better! They were thoughtful, helpful, and most importantly – experts at safely navigating the river.  They made every day an adventure!  Meals were top notch and music around the campfire after dinner was the perfect ending to each day.  I would 100% recommend this outfitter for your trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River!
~Laura Jones

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