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Review of Hells Canyon Adventures

Hells Canyon Adventures
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Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour
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Owner description: Hells Canyon Adventures offers jet boat tours, fishing charters, and shuttle services at the South Entrance of Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America!
Richland, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
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“Couldn't have had a better time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

Hells Canyon Adventures is great. What an amazing group of people! I have been down the Snake river many times before. Sometimes on my own family trip and other times we go with HCA. I wouldn't go with anyone else. They take care of you. It is a wild and scenic river...things can and do go wrong. Knowing that will make your trip that much better. Think about where you are when you go...you are in the deepest canyon in North America! No cell service, etc. We have had HCA shuttle us back up the river on several of our summer floats. AWESOME ride. And winter trips...those are just plain fun. Not as busy and there is so much wildlife to see. If you are preparing to take a trip down the Snake, please be aware of your surroundings and of what you are planning to do. Plan your trip accordingly and be ready for the greatest ride of your life!!! I love the Snake River...and the people who live and work on the river. HCA! You can't get any better than they are.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Brandi S
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La Grande, Oregon, United States
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“Great Service every time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

We were in the first group picked up the day the boat was running late. We have used HCA for several years and Mark has always been on time. We knew there must have been a problem and he would do eveything he could to get to us as soon as possible. We spent the extra hours enjoying the canyon, the weather and and being with friends we don't see very often. When Mark got there he expained that the starter had gone out on the third engine and it takes several hours to fix it. We have been rafting long enough to know that schedules are not always able to be met due to unforseen circumstances. Weather and mechanical problems can cause problems and delays at any time. We allow for that.
I feel HCA runs a very responsible operation and we will continue to use them to shuttle us for our raft trips on the snake.


Visited October 2011
1 Thank Scott W
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“The OTHER group on the day the starter went out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

Just read the review from the other group. Wow how unfair. We have used HCA for an annual Cast & Blast for the last 10 years. Mark and crew have always been GREAT!!! 9 out of 10 years, he has been at our camp with 10 minutes of when he said he would be there. This last year, we knew something was up when he was late. That is the beauty of Hells Canyon, no cell phone service, so no way to communicate. The only other choice would have been to try and find another boat headed all the way to Pittsburg landing, and send a message, but there are few, if any, boats that head all the way down,other than HCA, and it would probably have taken more time to find them then fixing the starter!! Mark has always been great to work with, prompt, and does a great job getting in a good location to load and unload the gear from the boat, and he is there helping store the gear!
Thanks HCA!! Another Great Trip!!

Visited October 2011
1 Thank SRRafter
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