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 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. Non-motorized dates for Wild River Tours for 2021: May 26 - Holiday; June 7, 8, 9, 21, 22, 23 July 5, 6, 7, 19, 20, 21 August 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18 and September 6 - Holiday. Due to Jet Boats not being allowed in the Wild River Section on the above dates (to enable you to see the best parts of Hells Canyon), please try and arrange your schedule for other days then those posted above. Valid from May 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 and is non-transferable. Reservation is subject to availability. Thursdays & Saturdays are Blackout Dates.
Other notable attributes of our tours are as follows:
* Perfect safety record * Friendly, knowledgeable, Coast Guard Certified Captains * Repeating the thrilling rapids more than once. * Un-hurried, this is your trip. Killgore start's together and finish together. You are not joining an existing trip that started elsewhere and doesn't have time for stops. In addition to regular stops, Killgore stops for guests to photograph wildlife, scenery, rafters, or sturgeon being caught. Restrooms are available at the Marina; the Museum stop and at the Hells Canyon Dam.