Float Trip Food Ideas

What Grub To Bring: Float Trip Food Ideas

One of the top float trip essentials is good food. Having snacks or a small meal handy can definitely settle the hangry monster in your group. Families should plan ahead and save some space in their gear for the necessary fuel up to make float trips more enjoyable.

But the question is, what should you bring with you? Your choice of float trip snacks should be energy-giving, thirst-quenching, and filling all at the same time. Taking that into consideration, any bottled drinks, finger foods or sandwiches not requiring a dish will be great for float trips.



Food For Float Trip Checklist

A river float trip is an intense activity. Usually, float trips last for a whole day, so you should bring food and snacks that can combat fatigue and thirst.

Energy Eats

When we’re talking about energy, the best source is carbohydrates. However, energy can also be gained from protein and fats. Be creative, yet light when deciding what you want to bring with you. Also, make sure that it is tasty as well for everyone to enjoy. Here are simple ideas you can use as a springboard for what to eat during during your float trip.

  • Summer Sausage Sandwich

This classic food can be great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It can be eaten whether you’re floating on a raft boat or chilling by the side of the river. Float trips are instantly awesome when you have good on the go.

  • Hard Boiled Eggs

Eggs are delicious, nutritious, and portable. Eat them whenever you want a quick snack or add them to your meal.

  • Bacon And Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich is a great grab snack. You can munch on this while relaxing and floating down the river.

  • Crackers, Chips & Cookies

Talk about carbs, fat, and protein in one. These easy to handle yummies are a favorite taste among kids and everyone else, plus simple to share. Try choosing the large bag or box to keep down on more litter. Bring plenty because anyone famished from all-day float trips will surely gobble it all up.


people sitting by the river drinking beer



River float trips can be exhilarating, but when you’re out in the sun for an extended period, you’re bound to get thirsty. Fight heat and exhaustion on float trips with a good amount of liquids.

Bring a cooler with you to store all your drinks. A good dry bag is also a good idea to take along with you. You can also rent a cooler tube. This is an inner tube you can use to tow your cooler along on your float trip.

  • Water

Nothing beats plain water during outdoor adventures and float trips. On a river floating trip, you have water around you to splash in, and don’t forget to bring water to drink and stay hydrated.

  • Fruit Juice

Whether you want store-bought to skip making the juice or you don’t mind the prep work in making lemon juice (or any other) and do it yourself, fruit juices are essential. You can bring them and drink them in your boat, cooking by the side of the river, or just relaxing on your float trip.

  • Beer

Of course, don’t forget to bring an ample supply for adults for your river float trips.

Filling Foods

These are dishes you serve when you are not on a raft or kayak. These are proper meals for the hungry. They can be cooked at home, or you can carry them to the campsite in ziplock bags to cook there. Some examples include canned tuna, a salmon dish, or bread.

Enjoy The Great Outdoors With A Full Belly

Float trips are even better when there’s good food for everyone. Bring your essentials with you while on your floating trip to make it a lot more fun and enjoyable. Let us know what your go-to grub is during your float trips!

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