Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tours For The Whole FamilY

Enjoy a fun-filled trip through North America's deepest river gorge! We offer trips tailored for every age and thrill-level. It is no wonder we're #1 on Trip Advisor!

Here's What Our Customers Have to Say!

 "After a leisurely week-long cruise on the Columbia River, we had a terrific trip on the Snake River with Eric & Cameron of Snake Dancer Excursions. Eric was incredibly knowledgeable - he has been on the Snake for his entire life!!! He gave a great narration as we went up the river, & helped us to spot wildlife that we otherwise may have missed. They had planned stops with snacks both going & returning from the dam, as well as a nice lunch. It was definitely a highlight of our trip, & I would highly recommend them to anyone!"
"What a great day on the Snake River. A 5 hour ride out of Lewiston/Clarkston with Snake Dancer Excursions. Our Captain knew the river and knew his boat and gave us one heck of a ride with a scrumptious lunch to boot."

Ronnie O.

Ronnie O.

"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."


Judy S

"Just had a marvelous time on the Snake River. It really is the best boat trip I have ever taken. We did the half day tour.  It was a perfect day."

"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."


 "Very enjoyable ride. Captain was knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about the river, the gorge, etc. Stopped for lunch at a beautiful public spot - also stopped at a beach for a short time. Great way to see the snake river if you do not have too much time."

"11hr excursion was awesome(excellent). Eric & Cameron were excellent captains & very knowledgeable about Hells Canyon. This should be on everyone’s bucket list. J & C TX"

"Had a great day with Eric and 18 new friends! This 120 mile round trip was fun, informative, and exciting! Saw big horned sheep, mountain goats, wild turkeys, eagles, lots of deer, and a pelican at the Clarkston marina. Heard about it from a friend, will definitely recommend to others! Well worth it!"

Cody M.

Cody M.

"We took the 5 hour excursion with our family and little ones. It was such a fun time and the little ones had a good time too. The staff were very friendly and it was all that I hoped. We'd definitely recommend it anyone."

no-one"11 hour (200 mile) jet boat tour on the Snake River into Hell's Canyon up to the Hell's Canyon Dam. Beautiful scenery, lots of exciting Rapids, wild animals and birds. We saw deer and elk, sheep, eagles, herons. It was a long day on the river, but several stops along the way we're good breaks and a chance to visit a couple of museums with old ranch equipment and houses. "

no-one"This beautiful ride on Snake River with Capt Eric was a memorable one. High water, some Dahlia sheep, The views were great 360 degrees. Fun with the boat on the rapids. Nice picnic lunch at the Wildlife Center. Saw wild turkeys (the feathered kind). Petroglyphs. Nice homes along the river. So much to see and absorb."

"So glad we choose this company!!! The boat was smaller so was able to really get the whole feeling ( wind and a little wet):) going through the rapdis to Hells Canyon .The captain was a very skilled pilot. He stopped along the way to point out animals and other points of interest. They provide a delicious lunch. Over all a perfect day ! Would do another trip if we were in area again."

"What a world class adventure! We spent 5.5 hours discovering Hell's Canyon from a jet boat withSnake Dancer Excursions and our fabulous guide, Clayton, provided fourteen passengers with a trip so memorable in so many ways. Our late summer group of strangers bonded as we went up the river and back down.We had some spray and bumps, but our boat was always well-guided. Clayton not only knew the river (he is a Coast Guard approved river guide), he knew the history and geology of our surroundings.On top of that, we had a great lunch stop with picnic benches, facilities, shade, a lovely lunch and cookies. Our highlight was a family of big horn sheep who pretty much went about their business, ignoring us.
On the way back, we encountered a head wind that made coming down the river as exciting as going up the rapids. White caps challenged us for miles and miles. We returned safely and almost perfectly dry."

OR Surfer Girl

OR Surfer Girl

"No surprise that Snake Dancer is rated #1! The crew is knowledgeable, accommodating and made the trip super fun!! Go right- go with Snake Dancer!"

Mickey M

Mickey M

"What an amazing day! We have lived her a long time, and never gone on a jet boat trip. Glad we were directed to Snake Dancer Excursions! A great time for the four people in our party thanks to Clayton and Hunter! A must do!!!"

Clayton and Brad (I think) were great guides for our trip up the Snake River. Lunch was served at a great shaded spot with tables and a great view. Saw big horn sheep, deer, river otters, osprey, ravens and a golden eagle. The crew seemed to be well informed about the area. I hope to return and make the trip all the way to the dam. Never felt rushed.

"Fantastic jet boat half day trip! Office staff friendly and helpful. Skipper very competent and knowledgeable. Very nice lunch meal. Half day was just right."

Did You Know?

Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America! In some areas, the canyon reaches depths of 7900 feet!