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Address: 4203 Snake River Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501-6252
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Outstanding scenery and beauty

We took a half day, Hell's Canyon jet boat tour as part of a paddle wheeler tour down the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The trip was outstanding. captain Nate and his mate, Louie did... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Aurora, Ohio
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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We took a half day, Hell's Canyon jet boat tour as part of a paddle wheeler tour down the Snake and Columbia Rivers. The trip was outstanding. captain Nate and his mate, Louie did a great job of taken care of us. They were both constantly looking for wildlife to point out to us. Nate was a very careful captain.... More 

Thank Mikeshy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Our first trip on a jet boat on the snake river, and it exceeded our expectations! Our Captain Nate, and first-mate Cameron could not have been more friendly, and had excellent local knowledge. We saw wildlife I am quite sure we could not have seen any other way (Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Wild Turkey, several Big Horn Sheep), and... More 

Thank Cessnagirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

A great day with skipper Erik and Alan from a local tribe who explained us a lot about the history along the river. I don't think Alan can always join, but he really adds great exprience. Erik himself knows also enough about the river to speak for days, I suppose. Breaks for lunch and swimming were also perfectly placed. I... More 

2 Thank Robiny K
Sacramento, California
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Had taken this trip 10 years ago - it was just as beautiful, but the only stop was at a restaurant. This company works with a conservancy "ranch" so that there was a lunch stop that we could get out and stretch our legs/eat/pick apricots (yum)/enjoy the beach. On the way back we stopped at another park. The guide was... More 

2 Thank RioVistaMomma
Lewiston, Idaho
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have travelled with Riverquest each of the last 3 years with visitors. We and everyone have enjoyed the well narrated trips in the most comfortable boat on the Snake, with the highest rated captain on the river. A highlight offered by Riverquest and not any others, is the stop at Garden Creek Farm. Riverquest owns the farm and stops... More 

2 Thank KnikWind
Madras, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

River Quest Excursions jet boat operator raced downstream past our raft just as we were entering lower cache creek rapids. He continued past my raft at full throttle heading downstream, then passed within 50 feet of my 59 year old mother who was standing on her paddle board with her pink lifejacket and wetsuit on. She was entering the first... More 

3 Thank Ozonevulcan
Seattle, WA
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Butch is an excellent boat handler and humorously knowledgeable tour guide. Bill Bob is a superbly conscientious and gracious stewardess. Very educational and informative tour. Our group of 22 enjoyed "river time," generous lunches, river swimming, fruit picking, museum touring, fruit harvesting, lots of deer & birds and some amazing scenery.

4 Thank orneryt
Spokane, Washington
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We had 8 in our party and did the half day tour to Dug bar. There were about 25 on the boat. Our guide/skipper and his daughter were great. The boat ride was smooth and not jarring. We saw big horn ship next to the water, deer, an eagle, pheasants, wild turkeys and many other birds. The lunch was fine... More 

4 Thank Brent M
Boca Raton, Florida
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Captain Butch and his first mate, Joe-Bob, delivered an excellent view of the canyon, great stories and insights, views of wildlife (big horn sheep, deer, osprey, and turkey) and an enjoyable visit to the Nature Conservancy ranch that Butch manages. The ranch includes organic orchards with apples, apricots, pears, plums, and blackberries ... we enjoyed them all. Our tour was... More 

2 Thank DanCope
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

First class outfit! A great day even provided me with a gluten free lunch with no extra cost and fuss. Highly recommend Butch and Jeff. Thanks again guys

2 Thank Clarknhl

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