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Address: 4200 Hells Canyon Dam Road, Oxbow, OR 97840
Phone Number: 800-422-3568
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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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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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 

Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I did the rafting/jet boat day trip-rafting down the river and then jet boating back up the river with Hells Canyon Adventures, a well respected outfitter in the area. It was spectacular! Dillon was our guide and I would highly recommend him. He was very knowledgeable about the Snake River, Hells Canyon and the surrounding area. We... More 

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

Thank you for including details in your review! Thank you for doing business with Hells Canyon Adventures! We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I took the Kirkwood Trip. It was a good day, but didn't live up to the description. First the pros. Hells Canyon Adventures is safe and reliable. They have been at this a while and know what they are doing. They were also extremely accommodating when I wound up in the emergency room the morning of my trip and had... More 

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

Donna B we appreciate your candid review. Seeing all that Hells Canyon has to offer is the primary focus of our adventures, jet boats make it a fun way to experience the canyon. We take Donna's assessment of our boats and the experience of powering through the rapids as a minor let down of her expectations, as a compliment. It... More 

Richmond, VA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We took the Kirkwood trip had a great day on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. It was worth the long trip to get there. The lunch was a buffet with lots of choices including ham turkey and lots of veggies and watermelon. My daughter follows a gluten-free diet and they had good choices for her including baking her gluten-free... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time in Hells Canyon with us! We take great pride in preparing and serving a fresh, healthy lunch that accommodates most dietary needs. We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Heber City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband and I took the Kirkwood tour and loved every minute of it. Yes, it is out of the way but worth the drive. We will be doing this again someday. It was very hot that day, 116 in the shade, but the dip in the river helped a lot. The lunch was exceptionally good. We have been on... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review! The canyon definitely has an appropriate name and we are reminded of that on days with 100+ temps, glad you enjoyed a dip in the cold Snake River. Thank you for doing business with Hells Canyon Adventures! We look forward to seeing you in the future! More 

Condon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took the Granite Creek Adventure yesterday afternoon. We have two children ages 7 and 5. Before we went, I was nervous it would be too intense for them (or me with them on the boat). Turns out there was nothing to be worried about. Children are required to wear life vests the entire time. My very conservative child was... More 

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

Nothing beats a random summer storm in Hells Canyon. So thankful they blow through rather quickly! It was great to hear that all members enjoyed the trip and that you didn't feel uneasy once you were on the adventure! We really appreciate your feedback! Maybe next time you will be ready for the day Kirkwood Adventure? More 

Seattle, Washington
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A Great experience for first timers, loved the time spent on the ride. We took the Granite Creek Half Day Adventure. It starts with a speed boat ride on a rafting type experience, if you sit on a covered spot you miss the water splash!! For lunch, they take you on a secluded beach type place on the river. The... More 

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

What an incredible review, thank you for taking the time to be specific and detailed in what you experienced! I hope all our future visitors read your review! More 

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