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Snake Dancer Excursions

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Address: 1550 Port Dr Ste B, Clarkston, WA 99403-1853
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+1 800-234-1941
06:00 - 22:00
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Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours on The Snake River provided by Snake Dancer...

Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours on The Snake River provided by Snake Dancer Excursions.

Full or Half Day trips available.

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Snake Dancer Excursions has been family owned and operated since 1970. We are the only tour operator that takes you the furthest from Hells Canyon Resort and Marina all the way to Hells Canyon Dam. You can choose Full or Half Day Scenic Tours, or Fishing Charters for Bass, Trout, Sturgeon and Steelhead.Snake Dancer is famous for our homemade buffet style lunch and cookies, smaller tour boats for a more personalized tour.We are proud to take friends, family and visitors from all over the world into Hells Canyon "The Deepest River Gorge In North America"."Treating You Special is Our Speciality"Snake Dancer Excurions

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Fantastic trip!

Big shout out to the Snake Dancer team! Took the half day tour to Dug bar and it was wonderful! Gabe is an excellent pilot ava a joy to go with on the river. My parents owned this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bret W
Lewiston, Idaho
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Lewiston, Idaho
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Big shout out to the Snake Dancer team! Took the half day tour to Dug bar and it was wonderful! Gabe is an excellent pilot ava a joy to go with on the river. My parents owned this business over 20 years ago and I am happy to say that Gabe and Julie make me proud, they continue the professionalism,... More 

Thank Bret W
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What an amazing day on the river. Snake Dancer did everything necessary to make the day adventurous, enjoyable and quite simply - unforgettable. Gabe was a great captain. The river and Hell's Canyon will take your breath away. We will be back and next time do the overnight trip!

Thank Craig M
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gabe and Snake Dancer Excursions are FANASTIC!! Stopped a number of extra times to allow us to take pictures, told us just enough about what we were seeing and the lunch!!!! TDF!!!!!!!!!!!! When we move to Lewiston every and all visitors will be taken!!!

Thank Heather M
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the all day trip 5/20. Beautiful. A long day but the last 15 miles below the dam were the best. Gabe and crew were great.

Thank Joe C
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We show up at the dock at 6:40am, looking forward to an exciting boat tour and nobody's there, no note, no return calls, nothing. I tried to check in with them the day before via email and calls. No response and no return calls. If you want to tour the Snake, use a different tour service instead.

Thank mirmac2017
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366 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The previous reviewer did a good job infoing about Sun Dancer's tour. I've done some white-water rafting and Igassu, Shotover boat trips over the years; jet-boating thru Hell's Canyon ranks right up there. You leave at 10AM, but in Sept it can still be a little cool that time of day. Best to dress in layers, like a water-resistant hooded... More 

3 Thank OTR_Again_IM
Vero Beach, FL
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We did the half-day trip (from 10 AM to around 4 PM) which starts at Clarkston and goes up-river to a place called Dug Bar, about 60 miles one-way. That probably sounds like a long distance but the jet boat can cruise at 40 MPH. I had read about this trip thru Hell's Canyon and wanted to experience some of... More 

3 Thank Glenn R
Tucson, Arizona
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Took a jet boat tour of Hell's Canyon...lunch included. Excellent information about the history and formation of the canyon. Very good lunch stop. Would recommend as a nice way to see the canyon by river.

Thank Donna T
Lead Hill, Arkansas
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This 11 hour trip was a lot of fun and the captain was ever so talented in maneuvering the jet boat through Class 4 rapids. That being said; however, on the way back they ran out of gas and coasted into a nearby dock. Instead of assisting passengers off the boat like they did at other scheduled stops on the... More 

1 Thank linda2699
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We really had no idea how incredibly striking Hells Canyon was until this excursion. The boat ride was awesome! We all had the best time. Our suggestion is dress in layers with at least a poly fill jacket and a rain coat on top. The day starts off cool. It was 85 out and we all wore our layers while... More 

2 Thank Tina Z

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