General Info


All fares are quoted per person in U.S. dollars. Base rate does not include Washington State sales Tax 8.3%, US Forest Service Use Fee 3% and credit card processing fee 6%. Tours depart from our dock located behind Holiday Inn Hotel 700 Port Drive, Clarkson Washington. Fishing charters depart from our Heller Bar Lodge unless other prior arrangements are made. Seasonal tours run spring through fall except where noted. US Mail Tour operates year round on Wednesday’s. Group Tours and packages available year-round – Ask us!

What To Bring

The Beamers Hells Canyon experience is casual. Wear comfortable clothing such as jeans tennis or deck shoes, shorts and swimsuits in warm weather. Bring a light jacket for morning departures, evening returns and overnight stays.

The sun is bright in the canyon. We suggest sunscreen, lip balm, and sun glasses and / or a hat.

For overnighters, add only personal toiletries and change of clothes. Soft luggage is requested.

All tours and our facilities are accessible to physically challenged individuals. There is no dock at Historic Kirkwood Ranch maintained by US Forest Service, guests must disembark with assistance down a few steps from the bow of our tour boats.

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours is an equal opportunity recreation service provider under special use permit from the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Making Reservations

While you may occasionally be able to join a tour on short notice, space is limited. We urge you to make advance reservations on our secure online reservation system. Beamers Hells Canyon Tours has a NO CASH refund policy, if you must cancel, we will honor your reservation credit and you may reschedule. A reschedule fee of $25.00 per person will apply $50.00 per person for overnight tours. Discounted children rate is available to full paying passengers and can not be combined with any discount vouchers or specials.

Your tour balance is due prior to your departure and may be paid at our business office, 1345 Port Drive Clarkston, WA You may go directly to our tour departure dock by paying your balance over the phone, or on the website with your credit card. If you have questions, call us at 509-758-4800.

Special Considerations

All our tour boats have on board restroom facilities with the exception of our fishing sleds and our smallest 10 passenger vessel. We stop approximately every hour and a half at our lodges with restroom facilities as well.

Our boats are covered and can be completely enclosed with over-sized see-through windows, so weather is seldom a problem. However . . .

  • If weather conditions prevent the boat from leaving the marina, guests may reschedule their tour or receive a gift certificate to come back at another time that is convenient for them.
  • If a tour is cancelled because of unfavorable water conditions or lack of reservations, every effort will be made to reschedule guests on another tour or they can request requests a gift certificate to come back at another time that is convenient for them.
  • Guests who have an unexpected change in itinerary should call immediately to avoid difficulties in rescheduling their tours.
  • Prices may change without notice. Advance reservations / deposits guarantee fare at the time the reservation is made.
  • We are not responsible for unseen circumstances which result in late departures and return times. All times are approximate and are quoted as Pacific Standard or Pacific Daylight Savings time.

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours is operated under special use permit with the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and is an equal opportunity provider.