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Hells Canyon Adventures

4200 Hells Canyon Dam Road, Oxbow, OR 97840
800-422-3568
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Oxbow
Type: Tours
Owner description: Hells Canyon Adventures offers jet boat tours, fishing charters, and shuttle services at the South Entrance of Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon is the... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Eugene
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is an update from my review dated Aug. 8,2013. I did receive a letter from Brandie L. acknowledging a need to more accurately represent advertising of their tours. May see some changes in the future? She also generously offered to, "make it right" on a future tour with Hell's Canyon Adventures...apology accepted. Thank you Brandie!

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Grayson, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

In June 2013 we had the pleasure of experiencing Hell's Canyon with a two hour jet boat trip through the canyon on the Snake River. The rugged beauty of the canyon was fascinating. Our boat captain was very informative providing information on the geology of the canyon and early Indian inhabitants. He also shared stories of white inhabitants complete with... More

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Garden Valley, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took the overnight trip from the put-in below Hell's Canyon Dam 110 miles downstream to Lewiston, ID, and then back again the next day. The boat proved itself river-worthy and is the only way to venture upstream through the rapids. The majority of the trip was scenic and fun. We saw much wildlife including mountain sheep, river otter, turkey,... More

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Eugene
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We took the 2 hr. Granite Creek Tour. Good history and info. about the area. The scenery is beautiful and the boat ride is safe. However the brochure states we would stop along the way to see Native American Pictographs, which I have done before on another trip. This was confirmed in our phone conversation with Brandie L. while making... More

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

Mark and I (Brandie) appreciate Douglas' review of our Granite Creek Adventure. He seemed to enjoy all aspects of the trip other than the fact that we didn't stop at pictogrpahs as our brochure states. On July 26 when Douglas took the Afternoon Granite Creek Tour the temperatures in the canyon were between 104-110. Mark, the Captain of the trip,... More

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The launch site for this jet boat tour is in a remote location. When you see Hell's Canyon you can understand why there are so few roads. But of course that's part of the allure. We found the 6-hour tour, including lunch, to be a wonderful experience in every way. The operation is very professional with great drivers/guides. There is... More

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

THANK YOU! We so appreciate your feedback! Glad you enjoyed the lunch. It's good to know that the small little things get noticed and are appreciated! More

Vancover, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

As three-quarter centenarians we've had many memorable experiences. HCA's 6-hour Kirkwood Tour ranked among the best. Their remote location in one of America's wildest and most beautiful settings was worth visiting in its own right. But the tour made it special, providing a heart-pounding trip almost right from the beginning. The captain was adept at negotiating rapids up to Class... More

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

So glad you included Hells Canyon on your bucket list and then allowed us to share a day with you in Hells Canyon. You obviously love it as much as we do! Thanks for sharing! Word of mouth keeps us in business! More

Washington
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310 reviews 310 reviews
105 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We booked the Granite Creek jet boat tour over Memorial Weekend. The tour is 2 hours long, departed at 2:00 pm from the bottom of the Hell Canyon Dam. The reservation process was very easy. Detailed information was sent to us via mail, with the exact directions to the launch area. Follow their direction and allow plenty of time. The... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Truly an unbelievable adventure! We took the Overnighter trip down to Clarkston, 120 miles one way and back again. Went through class 3, 4 and 5 rapids. Stayed at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston over night before our return trip back home. They fed us really well...great lunches. We saw all kinds of local animals; Mule Deer, Golden Eagles,... More

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Lynnwood, WA
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41 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is said that you can learn a lot about a company by how they react to a crisis situation. In our case, our boat developed engine problems about an hour into our trip, and we had to beach the boat on the shore and wait for a replacement boat to come and pick us up to resume the trip.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

Wife and I did the 6 hour Kirkwood trip mid-August. The logistics were very smooth, easy to book, a very detailed email followed that explained what was to be provided and what you should bring and hot to get to this rugged and remote part of the state. I would recommend the Kirkwood tour over the shorter, 2 hour tours... More

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