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Hells Canyon Adventures

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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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Hells Canyon Wild River Jet Boat Tour
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A MUST

We take the day trip at least once a year and send any out of town guests on the trip as well. Enjoy history and adventure in one fell swoop. Our kids enjoyed this trip at every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had taken this tour on 7/21 in the afternoon. It was advertised as a 2.5 hour tour. The tour had started late. The captain did not gas up the boat until we were all boarded. We ended up leaving at least 1/2 hour late. The co-captain seemed ill prepared with giving the safety instructions for the boat. The captain... More 

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

We appreciate your review. Every review encourages us to reflect on how our customers perceive how we are preforming. Customer safety is always our number one concern. On 7/21, our Afternoon Granite Creek Adventure departure was delayed, from the customers view it appeared as if our Captain and crew were disorganized and not prepared. The reality of the situation was... More 

Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We take the day trip at least once a year and send any out of town guests on the trip as well. Enjoy history and adventure in one fell swoop. Our kids enjoyed this trip at every age, from pre schoolers to college age. Never a complaint about running up the river with HCA. Also, the service is stellar. While... More 

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

Thank you for your repeat business! It's people like you who keep us in business! I completely agree with you, if you consider yourself a local but you haven't had a Hells Canyon experience, shame on you. Hells Canyon is an incredible place and we are so blessed to spend time with people like you in Hells Canyon! More 

Payette, Idaho
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been on my to dos since 1981, and my wife's for ever. Hells Canyon is a protected area that sits on a fault line in the deepest canyon in the United States. The ride starts below the third dam in the canyon, Hell's Canyon dam. There is a boat launch where the ride begins. Our Captain for the... More 

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Thank RazorNo1
jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I really appreciate all your details! So thankful that you allowed us to be a part of you to do list! More 

Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

So much fun and yes we even got splashed. We did the 5 hour tour, didn't see any animals but did see several kinds of game birds and Bald Eagles too. But, if you are looking for the crazy water soaked ride, this isn't it. Check out the guy with a boat called "boogie boat" out of Lewiston. His people... More 

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Thank Andrea R
jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I so appreciate the details you included. I know future customers will find it helpful too. Thank you for doing business with Hells Canyon Adventures! Hope to see you on the river again in the future! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have really wanted to do this trip for a long time. After staying two nights at Seven Devils Lodge, I decided to combine the lodge stay with a day trip on the Snake river. I made a wise choice. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw two bald eagles, three big horn sheep rams and several deer... More 

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1 Thank Amy P
jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! So glad you experienced both the 7 Devil's Lodge and Hells Canyon, it simply doesn't get better than that! It sounds like you need to come back and we need to make sure you walk away WET! We really appreciate your feedback and know that it will help future customers! More 

Hoover, Alabama
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Very skilled river pilot. I did the 2 1/2 hour ride and it was perfect. We also enjoyed the lunch on a sandy beach.

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Thank CarolSue1950
jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Sandy beaches are hard to come by in Hells Canyon, so glad you were able to enjoy one! We really appreciate your feedback! We hope the rest of your summer adventures are amazing! More 

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

Thank you for your review! I really appreciate the details you included. All our hard work pays off when we have a customer who tells us, there time in Hells Canyon was the best part of their vacation. More 

Falmouth, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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Thank Titamargs
jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Seeing bears in Hells Canyon never gets old. I really appreciate all the details you included. Thank you for doing business with Hells Canyon Adventures! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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jethellscanyon, Manager at Hells Canyon Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We really appreciate your feedback! More 

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

Thank you for your review! Thank you for the details you included. They will be helpful for future customers looking for a jet boat trip in Hells Canyon. More 

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