Frequently Asked Questions
Hells Canyon #1 Ranked Jet Boat Tour
WILD RIVER JET BOAT TOUR!
See the deepest most rugged part of Hells Canyon in the least amount of time
The biggest whitewater rapids in Hells Canyon (class 3, 4 & 5)!
Wildlife such as bears, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, elk, deer, and more!
Gorgeous, rugged, steep canyon walls!
Historical sites and stops along the tour showcasing how the original settlers survived in rough terrain
Visit Hells Canyon Dam and check out the rich history of the area.
Getting to take a swim in Hells Canyon on a private, sandy beach at the end of the trip!
This trip will give you more action and adventure than Yellowstone ever dreamt of!
Fun for all ages 3-80+
Plenty of restrooms along the way.
The Wild River Tour takes around 6hrs from departure to arrival back at the boat ramp at Pittsburg Landing.
FREE lunch and ice-cold drinks are provided with the Jet Boat Tour.
*Price includes river taxes and all fees!
Curious what a day in Hells Canyon looks like? Watch the video below
1...am I going to be jammed in the boat?
No, we have a ton of window seating on our jet boats. Our boats are certified to fit 50 people per ride and we LIMIT it to 38 to ensure comfortable rides for everyone.
2... isn't it hot in the summer days on the boat?
All of our boats are covered for a reason. During the summer months we will make sure everyone gets wet (unless you don't want to). Plus all of our sides and front of the boat are open for a nice airflow even on those 100+ degree days.
3... is 6 hours in Hells Canyon on a boat going to be too long or too short?
No, after years of doing this we have found that this is the perfect amount of time to be in Hells Canyon - you don't want to be on the boat for longer when it's hot but you don't want to miss all of the good parts by cutting the trip short. You want to see the deepest most rugged part of Hells Canyon in the least amount of time possible. There's plenty of shade, drinks & restrooms to keep you comfortable, and ton of action and wildlife to keep you entertained.
4... oh great. I'm gonna be stuck on a boat and there aren't any rest stops.
FALSE! There are frequent bathroom breaks on the trip (four total). AND if there is an emergency... Kurt and the crew is very understanding of people's needs and he will "magically spot a bar" if an emergency restroom break is needed and you can slip off to the back of the boat and go. 🤣
5... am i safe going through class 4 and 5 rapids on a jet boat?
Kurt and staff is Coast Guard certified and has driven this section of the river more than any human in history. He has a 100% safety record...except for that one guy. We won't talk about him right now... just kidding.
6... is this ride too wild for me (or my grandmother, or my kids...)?
No. This trip is for ALL ages. Why? Because 20 years olds think it's fun and cool - so do 80 year olds. There are very few things in life that work that way. 😂
7... is their lunch or drinks included?
Our lunches are delicious! Kurt and the crew eat them all summer long and never get tired of them. We bring a ton of drinks fro you, and the lunches are freshly (and locally) baked hoagie buns that our sandwiches are on plus macaroni salad, and a freshly baked cookie :).
8... am I going to see wildlife?
Yeah, you will see wildlife. We see wildlife almost 100% of the time. We always shoot for the hat trick which is: sheep, bald eagle and bear. We usually get it, but not always. We can't guarantee when it comes to wildlife, but you have an extremely good chance of seeing some super cool animals.
9... I can't do this trip because I am disabled or can't walk well.
Yes, you can! Kurt will help you in the boat. Kurt and his deckhand will personally help you in the boat and make you comfortable. We do it all the time! We lift wheelchairs in and out of the jet boat regularly. This trip is for EVERYONE!