Hells Canyon Half Day Tour

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Travel through vast reaches of remote wilderness and whitewater rapids located along the borders of eastern Washington, western Idaho and eastern Oregon in Hells Canyon. Discover 3 Rivers while traveling on the Snake River. The tributaries of the Clearwater, Grande Ronde, and Salmon River.

clear reflection of Hells Canyon on the snake river

You will discover abundant wildlife such as Big Horn Sheep, Deer, Bear, and much more.

Your Hells Canyon Half Day Tour is fully narrated by a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Captain. Learn the history of Native Americans, steamships, missionaries, pioneers, miners, outlaws, mayhem and more along the way on your 6 Hour 130 mile Round Trip Tour!

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Make your first stop for a coffee break with bathroom facilities at our private riverfront Heller Bar Lodge. 

You’ll also make a stop at Cache Creek which has an interpretive center and is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. Cache Creek was once a part of the Dobbin and Huffman Sheep Co. that operated in the early 1900’s. Travel to Eureka Bar where 2000 gold fevered miners were camped in 1898, see remnants of the hotel/saloon, post office, and building for a stamp mill constructed, and financed by East Coast investors. Visit Dug Bar an affiliated site of the Nez Perce National Historical Park where Chief Joseph band’s of nimíipuu (Nez Perce) forded the Snake River on May 31, 1877 while complying with the U.S. government’s demand to leave their homeland in the Wallowa Valley of northeastern Oregon and to move onto the smaller Nez Perce Reservation near Lapwai, Idaho. Continue on to Deadline Creek also known as Deep Creek. Of the many crimes and injustices committed against early Chinese immigrants in the American West, what may have been the most brutal occurred at Deep Creek on the Oregon side of the Snake River in Hells Canyon. In May 1887, at what is now known as Chinese Massacre Cove, as many as thirty-four Chinese gold miners were ambushed and murdered by a gang of horse thieves and schoolboys from Wallowa County.

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Includes a freshly prepared deli-style packed lunch and beverages served picnic style under the fruit orchards of Cache Creek Ranch.

Hells Canyon Half Day Jet Boat Tour

  • Half Day Tour $175.00
  • Children 4-11 $115
  • Children 3 and under $45 (1 child per each full paying passenger)

Half Day Tour departs at 9:00AM and returns at 3:00PM.

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