On our 6 hour Wild River Tour you will see the best of Hells Canyon. You will jet boat through the Wild River Section and the Natural Wilderness Preserve area. This tour takes you safely up stream in our comfortable, not crowded Bentz Jet Boats – through all the big whitewater rapids, through the deepest most rugged part of Hells Canyon, all the way to the Dam and Visitor Center.
Stops include Kirkwood Historical Ranch Museum, Sheep Creek Cabin or Bernard Creek & McGaffee cabin and the Indian Petroglyph writings, with lunch at Dam Visitor Center. Wildlife sightings include Big Horn Sheep, Bear, Deer, Elk, Bald Eagles, Otters, Cougar. You will enjoy the exotic rock formations, and spectacular scenery in the Canyon. We usually stop at a sandy beach for wading or a swim in the 70′s degree water. This tour includes lunch, beverages, water and an unforgettable day of fun.
Guests will be riding in our custom 36 foot triple engine or our 28 foot twin engine. Most all seats are window seats in the 36 foot jet boat and all seats in the 28 foot jet boat are window seats. Tours will not be crowded.
We provide our Jet Boat Tours March through October. The Wild River Tour starts at 10:00 am and returns to the dock at 4:00 pm for the months of June through August. (Water is usually warm enough to swim) Other months the start time is 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Morning of the tour – directions and information you will need:
Optional Shuttle fee to Marina – $20.00 per person for the round trip. Reservations required.
If you are not staying with us the night before the tour, you will need the following information:
Day of Tour: Arrive at office in White Bird by 8:45 a.m PDT (Pacific Day Light Time)
Directions to office:
Take the White Bird Exit off of U. S. Hwy 95. This will take you to the only stop sign in the center of town. Take a left at the stop sign and go one mile SW on Old Hwy 95 along White Bird Creek. You will see our signs that say “Killgore Adventures & Hells Canyon Jet Boat Trips & Lodging”. Our office and motel facilities are on the right side.
We will have you sign a release form and give you directions to the Marina or you can board the shuttle. You will drive another 17 miles to the Marine and the departure point for the Wild River Tour through the Wilderness in Hells Canyon’s Wild River section. This drive will take about 45 minutes. It is a very pretty scenic drive and you may see wildlife along the way. It is graveled most the way but is suitable for two wheel drive passenger cars.
We are on Pacific Day Light Time (PDT) – The time zone changes to mountain time at Riggins, only 28 miles South of White Bird….Mountain Time is (1) one hour ahead of PDT.
Please allow enough travel time for traffic/construction delays.
Non Motorized Dates we run the Scenic River Tour only. Lunch and beverages included for all tours.