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Snake Dancer Excursions

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Address: 1550 Port Drive Ste B, Clarkston, WA 99403
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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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Definitely Put on Your Bucket-List

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank glennVeroBeach_FL
Tucson, Arizona
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This was such a fun trip and well worth every penny! The guides were hilarious, so informative and friendly. Lots of things to see, places to stop and beautiful scenery to enjoy. We did the full day (11 hr) trip and I recommend everyone do the same. There is so much to see and every stop was wonderful. All details... More 

1 Thank Tara T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome trip through hell's canyon on jet boat. Tour guide was very professional and informative. Can't wait to go again

1 Thank Hunter0217
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I found this company and excursion on Trip advisor. Rated No. 1 and it was an excellent choice. Owner/Captain has been guiding on this river 22 years. Clean Boat. Bathroom on board. Very knowledgeable of the area. Lunch was really delicious for a cold lunch on a beautiful stop overlooking the river. Fun riding through the rapids very quickly. A... More 

1 Thank lewgren
Seattle, Washington, United States
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76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

My wife and I volunteer for the Forest Service at Cache Creek, the northern portal to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. We paid Snake Dancer to give my grandson a trip to the dam and also to drop him off to visit us for a few days. I couldn't have asked for a more safe captain and boat. Gabe gives... More 

1 Thank Jeff G
Lewiston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

If you are planning a trip into Hells Canyon then Snake Dancer is the one to choose. We had the best trip sight seeing and fishing. The captain knows the river and all the history, along with where the big fish are. Wonderful customer service and the time of our life.

1 Thank Ronnie O
TravelerForFun1999, Owner at Snake Dancer Excursions, responded to this review

Ronnie! Thank You for taking the time to review Snake Dancer Excursions. We are happy you joined our adventure last September! Hope to see you on board again this year. Your positive comments are greatly appreciated. Thank You! More 

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