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Address: 4200 Hells Canyon Dam Road, Oxbow, OR 97840
Phone Number: 800-422-3568
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Hells Canyon Adventures offers jet boat tours, fishing charters, and...

Hells Canyon Adventures offers jet boat tours, fishing charters, and shuttle services at the South Entrance of Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America!

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We took the two-hour Granite Adventure trip on September 29th. The captain was great...knew a lot about the history of this area and had a keen eye for spotting wildlife. We saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
jmm665
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We took the two-hour Granite Adventure trip on September 29th. The captain was great...knew a lot about the history of this area and had a keen eye for spotting wildlife. We saw 3 eagles, 2 sets of bears with their twins, a single bear, and a mountain goat with her kid. In addition to being very knowledgeable about navigating the... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The big jet boats handle the rapids as if they are just bumps so if you haven't the time to raft, don't want to get wet or have very small kids this is a great way to go. There is even a you-can-have-it-all option where you raft down the river I the morning then get picked u by the jet... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

great tour guide, Mark for our jet boat tour of the Hells Canyon area. Great seeing bears and also going over the rapids. very fun

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Corvallis, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Early in July my family and I took Hells Canyon Adventure's 'Kirkwood Adventure.' Let me just say this: It was terrific! The captain was very knowledgeable and was able to navigate through the rapids with such skill. Great views all around and we even saw some bear! When we arrived at the Kirkwood Historical Ranch, where we were to have... More 

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1 Thank ThatSealKid
Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We booked a small-mouth/Sturgeon charter and had a blast!! The office staff was very accommodating getting us set up and the Captain was both courteous and knowledgeable. Worth Every penny!!!!

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1 Thank Pete K
Evergreen, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a two day drive to get to Hell's Canyon to do a private rafting trip down the Snake River through Hell's Canyon. We wanted a simple stay close to the launch site without having to unpack/repack the gear to camp. The five of us rented the Wildsheep room(s). Great experience and very clean. HCA staff was responsive and... More 

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1 Thank Geo156R
Park City, Utah
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was on the Kirkwood Adventure the same day as lubesdad and had an completely opposite experience. To say that navigating through class IV rapids with a 36 foot jetboat was average, has to be coming from someone who is just plain NAIVE. I wonder if they know that rocks just below the waters surface are creating those rapids and... More 

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2 Thank snakerat2015
jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

THANK YOU! It is always so disappointing when a person doesn't understand how technical running white water rapids in Hells Canyon really is. We never want anyone walking away from Hells Canyon disappointed. Again, thank you for your review! More 

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60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We booked the jet boat tour plus a stay in there lodging both were average. I was expecting a thrilling ride on a jet boat thru great rapids and all we got was a nice scenic boat trip. The rapids were there but as we approached them the captain took the safe and boring route each time .the lodging is... More 

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jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

We never want anyone to walk away from Hells Canyon disappointed but we do want everyone to leave Hells Canyon walking, talking, and in one piece. Our Captain navigated a large 36 foot boat through very difficult rapids with boils, eddys, currents, surging large waves, and made it seem effortless. We are not offering a "Disneyland Thrill Ride." We do... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Spent three nights at the lodge while doing the Kirkwood tour and a fishing excursion for Sturgeon, Trout and Bass. We were fifteen strong and there was plenty of room for more. The HCA crew is exceptional in every aspect. The accommodations and the food were tops as well. The memories we made were priceless. I couldn't be more pleased... More 

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jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Spending a weekend with your group was just as much fun for us as it was for you! So thankful for the new friendships we created! Thank you for allowing us to share Hells Canyon with you! We are looking forward to your next visit! More 

Tooele, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I went on an amazing jet boat ride. The boat was roomy and had tons of speed to maneuver the rapids. We booked the Kirkwood Trip and we were so pleased with our trip. Went through some wild class 3 and 4 rapids down the Snake RIver, and saw some incredible sites. Stopped along the way at... More 

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jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

We appreciate your review! It was so exciting to share our love for Hells Canyon with you! Nothing beats a great lunch in an insanely remote location! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

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