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“Great day on the river”

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours
Clarkston, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great day on the river”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This rip starts at The Port of Clarkston and travels up the beautiful Hell's Canyon. The driver is very knowledgeable and informative about the history of the canyon.

The only negative was the lunch. For the price of the tour I would expect more than a roll with a slice of meat and cheese, chips and a cookie. I noticed that one of the boat tours that stopped near us had quite a spread for lunch.

Visited July 2013
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5 Thank leighmcd
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Sandy, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Scenic ride”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our captain was very professional and a wealth of information about the history of the area, our weather was perfect that late September day, and we saw some remarkable scenery. When we saw a black bear and longhorn sheep on the banks, he gave us ample opportunity for photos. I would highly recommend this experience. Even the deli lunch we were served at lunchtime was filling and tasty. Because it was late in the season, we were only able to travel 77miles of the normally 90-mile trip and still get back before dark, but we did not feel shortchanged at all.

Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Sally P
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Portland, Oregon, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quite an adventure”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our boat ran aground on the oregon side of hells Canyon about a mile from turnaround. We spent about five hours there and the travelers had to move the boat so we could catch the relief boat. But the trip was fun if a little more adventurous and a bit more work than planned. Crew was professional and handled the crisis well. Scenery spectacular and the trip is a life highlight despite the problems.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank James H
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Jill K, Owner at Beamers Hells Canyon Tours, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Beamers Hells Canyon Tours would like to clarify that our tour boat did not run aground.
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
“Enjoyed!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Pilot was very good and professional. Enjoyed the scenery very much. We did the eight hour trip. A Sack lunch was provided, turkey sandwich, bag of chips, cookie, yogurt raisins, soft drinks and water. Also a breakfast bar in the morning. One pit stop in the morning and one on the way back. There is a toilet on the boat, if needed.

The boat has a top on it with glass side windows that you can open. If you want to get wet sit in the back of the boat.

We felt very safe and would do it again.

The very front seat is hard to see out of and take pictures. We sat in the third row across from the driver and liked the seats.

Visited September 2013
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Kennewick, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hellacious Hell's Canyon Tour”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We just got back from a great 10 hour tour. Trip was fantastic, sights were stupendous.
We would highly recommend this adventure, and We want to go again.

Visited September 2013
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