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River Adventures

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Riggins, ID, USA
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About River Adventures
We specialize in exciting jet boat adventures. Guided fishing trips and historical, scenic tours on the Salmon River "River of No Return" and Snake River in "Hells Canyon". Your adventure of a lifetime awaits, come experience it with us!
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Smokey & Coyote wrote a review Sep 15
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We took the River Adventures Hells Canyon jet boat trip. My wife suggested this trip but was initially a little anxious, that was soon left behind. Our captain was highly experienced and knew the river phenomenally well. He had been running jet boats in races since he was a very young man well into the last century. His boat handling totally set us at ease. He is a third generation riverman on the Snake. His grandparents homesteaded way up in the canyon where they ran a sheep ranch. The personal stories & area history he is able to share greatly enhanced the experience. The canyon is gorgeous and we were able to view wildlife such as Mountain Sheep (one full curl ram posed for us) and eagles. The great views were punctuated by awesome white water rapids. On the trip home we had gotten pretty warm during our lunch break. When the captain plunged the bow of the boat into one of the big rollers and the water came in through the skylight opening we all cheered. We were rewarded with a 180 degree turn and a trip back through the same rapids. More cheers brought on another circuit back through the white water again. We never expected that and I must say it was going above and beyond. The booking experience was excellent also. We originally booked a trip with them on the Salmon. Because of Covid we were the only ones on the trip. We got a personal call offering to bump us up to the Snake River at no additional cost. We couldn't pass that up. Thanks Megan. W recommend this outfitter without hesitation. There are others offering trips but don't waste your time. Just book with River Adventures.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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AdventureMama12 wrote a review Sep 14
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We brought our two boys (7 & 4) none of us had done a jet boat ride or tour. We were nervous about our older son since he tends to be a nervous boat rider but Megan personally called us and assured us he would have a great time even sent us to watch some of their video that featured young kids on the boats to help calm any nerves. Needless to say we had an epic time! The weather was perfect and hot so getting splashed was so refreshing! The story telling of our Captains family pioneering the area was truly amazing! The views were nothing like anything we’ve seen before! Lunch was simple but delicious as very accommodating! The rapids going back down we’re incredible! The part we thought our boys would struggle with the most was their favorite part.. big rapids, soaked bodies it was exhilarating! We always felt safe, our captain obviously knows the water very well! Our last stop at a sandy beach to jump in the water was the icing on the cake! So refreshing and gorgeous! Truly an amazing trip! We’ve told all our friends it’s a must do! We may go back and do the guide fishing (which looked Amazing) or over night rafting trip. There’s so much to explore in hell’s canyon we will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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bhadleyrealtor wrote a review Sep 14
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Amazing views! Boat captain navigation was incredible through tough rapids! Lunch was spot on as well!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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brandon b wrote a review Sep 13
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Captain was great. Well informed on area history. Booking was easy, and communication was great. Would use again.
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Mel B wrote a review Sep 12
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Our guide had lots of inside information about the Snake River and Hell's Canyon. Born and raised in the area, his family history in the area goes back four generations. Expert boat driver, knew the river, we felt safe and well cared for. Would do it again in a heartbeat, highly recommended for all ages.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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