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Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
Phone Number: 406-458-5241
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  Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.

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This was a great tour up the Missouri River through the rock cliffs. The captain of the boat gave an informative dialog the whole time he piloted the boat, driving from one side... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lindsay, California
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Lindsay, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great tour up the Missouri River through the rock cliffs. The captain of the boat gave an informative dialog the whole time he piloted the boat, driving from one side of the river to the other so that passengers on both sides had close up views of the river bank and cliffs. We saw quite a few... More 

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Helena, Montana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great time to enjoy the beauty of Montana. Informative trip on the boat with lots of local information.

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Helena, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much fun to travel where Lewis & Clark traveled. I grew up in Helena & have gone on this boat tour many times & still love it! It is beautiful & fun. Sometimes you can see neat flowers, wildlife & always you can boat by the pic-to-graphs. Great for families!

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Thank redredles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular place to see beautiful scenery. Not far off the Interstate and absolutely worth the detour!

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Thank Jay A
Helena, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boats are comfortable and the tour guide is excellent. He knows the area backwards and forwards - the history, the geology, the wildlife = and he connects story-telling to locations. The tour is unrushed depending on conditions and sightings and there's time to ask questions

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Thank Sumner S
Red Lodge, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gates is turn off interstate 15 about 15 miles north of Helena. The road ends at a marina where you can take a float trip up the Missouri past the Mann Gulch where 17 smoke jumpers died in 49. Normal MacLean wrote about the incident in his book, Young Men and Fire. The scenery is spectacular. Don't miss it.

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Cascade, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

There is nothing better than riding through the beautiful canyon on a summer day! The lake is beautiful! The wildlife is amazing! The guides were fun & knowledgable. Great for families!

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We took the Gates of the Mountains tour when we first moved here and would do it every year! A nice relaxing and information boat ride up the Missouri with lots of photo opportunities. Sadly, you can only take the tour in the summer.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have been on the tour once but can say it's nice to go see nature and to see what Lewis and Clark got to see when they came through here all those years ago. I usually come here fishing since it does have a boat launch for those that decide to take their own boats out. You can catch... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We stopped by here on our way up to Glacier Park. Some people may not have heard of the Mann Gulch Fire, but suffice to say that the whole idea of fire-fighting science arose from the circumstances of the tragedy which took place in one of the narrow gullies on this tour. The canyon was also part of the history... More 

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