Hells Canyon National Recreation Area is a national showcase that holds 652,488 acres of history, adventure and natural beauty!
Experience 5 rivers…the tributaries of the Clearwater, Grande Ronde, Salmon and Imnaha Rivers while travelling on the Snake River of Hells Canyon.
Travel through vast reaches of remote wilderness located along the borders of eastern Washington, western Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Intermittent stops at historical points of interest along the way allow you to experience rustic remains of the settlements of early miners, pioneers, and Native Americans. Discover numerous geological facts, view diverse and abundant wildlife and plant life all from the safety and comfort of your U.S. Coast Guard certified tour boat, uniquely narrated by your U.S. Coast Guard certified tour captain. You will pass through many sets of rapids as your Full Day jet boat tour encompasses just under a 200 mile round trip into the deepest river carved chasm in North America.
Approximately an hour and a half after your tour departs, you will make your first stop for a coffee break with bathroom facilities at our riverfront Heller Bar Lodge. Enjoy complimentary juice, lemonade, ice tea, hot coffee, assorted black and herb tea’s, hot cider and cocoa. Ice water is available on the tour boat all day.
Your lunch stop is at Historic Kirkwood Ranch and Museum, where you will enjoy a self guided walking tour and a taste of early 1900’s canyon life. This is the one time homestead of Idaho Governor and US Senator Len Jordan and his wife Grace where they raised 3 children and 1000’s of sheep. View the original ranch house and the Sterling bunkhouse which houses a small museum of pioneer and Native America history. There is also a blacksmith shop, old farming equipment and scenes from the past.
Lunch includes deli sandwich with condiments, fresh cut vegetable cup with ranch dip, potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and choice of beverage enjoyed among the peaceful oasis of green grass, picnic tables and shady spots of Kirkwood Ranch.
You are more than welcome to bring your own personal size cooler on-board with any beverages or snacks you would like to have through-out the day-no glass bottles, please.
Your Full Day Tour returns in plenty of time to enjoy your evening in the beautiful Lewis and Clark Valley or to begin travel on to your next destination before dark.
Departs daily (seasonal) at 8:00AM returning approximately 5:00 to 6:00PM
- Adults $235
- Children 8 and under $35 (1 discounted child per each full paying passenger)