On Killgore Adventures’ Wild River Tour you will see the deepest most rugged part of Hells Canyon. Our world class jet boats will take you through all of the Wild River section and the Natural Preserve area and through all the biggest whitewater rapids in Hells Canyon. The tour includes stops at the many historical and scenic sites, endless wildlife sightings, lunch, beverages and a stop at the end of the tour for a swim on the beach.
Our tour is six hours and stops during the tour include: Kirkwood Historical Ranch Museum, Sheep Creek Cabin or Bernard Creek & McGaffee cabin and the Indian Petroglyph writings. Lunch is provided for you while we stop at the Hells Canyon Dam Visitor Center. Wildlife sightings regularly include big horn sheep, bear, deer, elk, bald eagles, otters, cougar, osprey, and more. 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 at the end of the tour. 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 (when water is usually warm enough to swim). Other months the start time is 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.
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) if using our shuttle service.
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 marina 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 beautiful, 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.