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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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AWESOME BOAT RIDE

A beautiful day, wonderful scenery, knowledgeable and fun skipper, and a chance to take a break... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
789mouse
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Helena, Montana
Beautiful scenery in a richly historical context

As it says on the tin, a wonderful opportunity to follow a short way in the footsteps of Lewis and... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Martin S
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Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 18 September 2017 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 16 September 2017 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 16 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I think I would do this either earlier in the day of better earlier in the year. It was fun and entertaining but quite hot.

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great time on this trip. The boat driver was very very knowledge was out standing and the scenery was fantastic. Saw some wildlife during the cruise (3 mile dear and American bald eagle. Booking on line made this an easy decision.

Thank David100761
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Great boat pilot with a great story. Scenery was amazing and we saw lots of wildlife as well.

Thank larjeradams
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George S
29 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
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351darrellt
27 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.
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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
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