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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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wonderful trip

really nice time, friendly and knowledgeable folks, enjoyed the commentary and info given... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pam B
Great boat ride in a scenic location

We really enjoyed the 2 hour boat trip. The scenery was very nice and we saw eagles, osprey... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
+1 406-458-5241
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Reviewed yesterday

really nice time, friendly and knowledgeable folks, enjoyed the commentary and info given. beautiful scenery, easy boat ride,

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the 2 hour boat trip. The scenery was very nice and we saw eagles, osprey, herons and other wildlife. The guide was knowledgeable and provided an informative commentary. WE brought a picnic and enjoyed it during the ride.

Thank Russ00
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyable boat ride with very informative commentary...not a recording. We saw deer and eagles and many people fly fishing. It was a sunny day and a good excursion from Helena.

Thank beachlovernewengland
Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful day, wonderful scenery, knowledgeable and fun skipper, and a chance to take a break from the highway to the river.

Thank 789mouse
Reviewed 4 days ago

As it says on the tin, a wonderful opportunity to follow a short way in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. Informative commentary from the crew on a comfortable and inexpensive boar trip. Easy to find launch location just 20 minutese or so from Helena.

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

History, majestic mountain scenery, wildlife, comfortable boats, and a well-informed captain. If you come to Montana, you have to visit this area.

Thank goirishgreen1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent boat Capitan with wide knowledge of the geographical and natural history of the place kept us entertained during this tour of one of Capitan Lewis's important encounters on his way up the Missouri River on his way to the Pacific. Enclosed boat with good...More

Thank BozemanBill
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a delightful way to spend the day. The weather was crisp and clear as we cruised down the river. The captain was entertaining and so knowledgeable about the areas geology and history. We saw eagles and tons of sipping trout! Great relaxing event!

1  Thank Raylando
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Gates of the mountains is a seasonal tour ending in September starting up in May or spring sometime. The current Governor used to do the tours when he was in college, and the sights and information is both historical and beautiful.

Thank helenatowncar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on other reader reviews we couldn't wait to do this. Unfortunately, we didn't have the same experience as many others seem to have had. We arrived a little early and decided to have lunch. Not really a good idea since the food selections are...More

Thank DenandCat
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George S
30 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
28 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.
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