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Gates of the Mountains

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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
+1 406-458-5241
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Exploring the Wilderness

This is a great summertime trip. It is a couple of hours by a mountain lake and taking the boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theresa T
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North Port, Florida
Dinner and a Cruise

We had a wonderful prime rib dinner and then went on a boat tour. We saw a black bear, lots of elk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pattykayhunt
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Helena, Montana
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Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (62 reviews)
“bald eagles” (36 reviews)
“mann gulch” (32 reviews)
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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
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+1 406-458-5241
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"boat ride"
in 62 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 36 reviews
"mann gulch"
in 32 reviews
"lewis and clark"
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"missouri river"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 26 reviews
"rock formations"
in 9 reviews
"hour trip"
in 8 reviews
"picnic area"
in 7 reviews
"two hours"
in 15 reviews
"great trip"
in 12 reviews
"saw lots of wildlife"
in 5 reviews
"human history"
in 5 reviews
"recommend this trip"
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"flora and fauna"
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"our tour guide"
in 17 reviews
"both sides"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great summertime trip. It is a couple of hours by a mountain lake and taking the boat trip with interesting commentary telling the story behind the area, from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to modern day forest fire fighting. The end of...More

Thank Theresa T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful prime rib dinner and then went on a boat tour. We saw a black bear, lots of elk and eagles. The captain was very knowledgeable about Lewis and Clark's expedition in the area and the more recent history of the area.

Thank pattykayhunt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love taking my out of town friends for a right through the Gates of the Mountains! I love the story-tellers who navigate the boat through those towering stone walls of the canyon - telling the story of Lewis and Clark, the antics of John...More

Thank pmarcil
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The guided tour is very interesting to listen to. This is a great activity to do on a sunny day and easy to do with kids. Definitely worth a trip to see the scenery.

Thank Kimmie K
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Gates of the mountains is a fun little boat tour that I took as a child a few times and have enjoyed going back as an adult. There is a nice little picnic area and it is close to helena/butte/great falls/Missoula for a quick day...More

Thank 269natoshas
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a beautiful down the Missouri and back. Highlights include wildlife on cliffs on both sides of river and history on Lewis and Clark journey in this same route.

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Wonderful place to bring family and friends. This never gets old and is always new and enjoyable. :)

Thank somerg996
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

During this boat trip you will enjoy the beauty of this area, see wildlife, and enjoy learning about some of the areas history. If you are up for a hike take an early boat so you can get off, enjoy wildlife and catch a ride...More

1  Thank Pam_Dennis_2012
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Enjoyed a private boat cruise. Much scenic beauty to enjoy. Would highly recommend it.Cute little services at the jump off point.

Thank gary f
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A handful of friends gathered together for a Saturday trip late in September. It was actually chilly the day we went, but that added to the experience. We chose the open-top ride, but had the option to hunker down inside as needed. Great to have...More

Thank Patty C
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George S
29 July 2017|
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Response from Utah-Indy | Reviewed this property |
We always stay in the Marriott Residence Inn near I-15, Airport and Costco in Helena. Be sure to visit the Lewis and Clark Brewery. You'll be blown away by the building. We were just in Glacier in June and drove to... More
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351darrellt
27 June 2017|
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Response from Utah-Indy | Reviewed this property |
I doubt you can bring dogs except service dogs in the boats. Please don't bring them or leave them in your car.
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Denise B
27 June 2017|
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Response from Jeanne B | Reviewed this property |
Denise sorry for the delay. They have two boats. They each probably hold 50-75 people. They do take reservations which I would recommend. You can do it on line. When we went a tour bus arrived right after us so we were... More
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