A guided jet boat trip into the rugged terrain of Hells Canyon is one adventure you’ll want to add to your bucket list. This breathtaking trip into America’s Deepest River Gorge—yes, it’s deeper than the Grand Canyon—is guaranteed to bring you a lifetime of memories. And really, who doesn’t want to say they’ve been to Hells Canyon and back?!
Safely & comfortably ride the rapids in a durable, welded aluminum jet boat’s built right here in the Lewis Clark Valley. Hear tales of the native Nez Perce Indians, sunken steamboats & miners searching for gold from 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation residents who are also experienced US Coast Guard-licensed. They’ll point out ancient petroglyphs, blue herons, bald eagles, and big horn sheep. Stop in at the Kirkwood Historical Ranch for a peek into the pioneer ranching lifestyle in the 1930s.
Relax and enjoy white sandy beaches, play in the clean, cool water, or throw in a line for a chance at catching a monster sturgeon. These giant fish can live to be 100 years of age and grow to over 10 feet in length. If you do hook one, make sure your camera is ready because it’s catch-and-release.
This is truly a trip for everyone. Some seats, and boats, give you a more extreme experience. If you want the true “splash” experience, sit in the back! Oh, and when nature calls….in the middle of nature….no worries, most tour boats have a bathroom on board.
Extend your stay in the canyon by booking an overnight trip with an outfitter. Several operate rustic lodges or cabins. Create your own adventure and pack your camping gear for some remote canyon hiking. Many of the outfitters will even drop you and your gear on a beach and arrange to pick you up on a return trip.
Don’t wait! This is an easy one to check off your bucket list. We’re an easy hour flight from Seattle and are located at the crossroads of Highway 12 and 95 on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. Look through our website, find a Stay & Play package that’s right for you and check out the many more adventures you can experience while you’re here.
Not quite convinced? Did we mention Hells Canyon is one of the Top 10 Things to Do in Idaho?