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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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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I did the Kirkwood tour with our two kids (8 & 10) and loved it. Such a beautiful place and a wonderful way to see Hells Canyon. Had a delicious spread for lunch and as a super hot day (104 per our car upon return) the captain did an extra stop for us to jump in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We took the 4 hr. Kirkwood Ranch Jet Boat Tour. Our reservations were handled with care. The captain was very capable and we felt at ease under his command. The tour was also educational, outlining the history of the homesteads on the river and statistics of the canyon and Snake River itself. Being on the river is the only way... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying, with a visiting friend, at the Hells Canyon Adventures Lodge for two nights in late May, 2014. We also took the "Kirkwood" jet-boat tour from the same firm. The lodge was plain on the outside but totally comfortable, spacious, and clean on the inside, with great made-to-order breakfasts expertly prepared by Marla, our hostess... More

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Buda /Kyle TEXAS
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This review covers my extensive web search and experience with Hells Canyon Adventures via emails. After many hours of researching various options for a jet boat tour in Hells Canyon, I settled on Hells Canyon Adventures. Since I was searching "Idaho" websites, it took some reading to realize we could reach the departure point going through Oregon. And, Hells Canyon... More

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Eugene
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

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