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“A Peaceful, Natural Tour”
Review of Dells Boat Tours

Dells Boat Tours
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was a two hour comfortable boat trip that covers about 10 miles of the upper Dell river area. One thing different about this one is that they have two stops where you disembark and walk around and through some natural formations which reminded me of the Lava Tube area in Volcano National Park in Hawaii. The second stop involves walking a short distance to two flat rocks where trained German Shepards jump across and back on command. That is a real picture opportunity for those with a fast shutter. Hubby, with his best friend, went there last year and the friend got a great shot of the dog in the air. I didn't get either shot of the dog coming or going when I tried with my little automatic camera. They do have a photo book which they hand out near the end which you can buy for $5. I think that has a picture of the jumping dog but it's not as close. This was a unique, relaxed tour with many beautiful natural elements with not too much selling.

Thank travelkitty50
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The seats on the boat are 3 across "lawn chair" type seating that was cramped. Our tour guides were very well informed about the river and dells history. If you are walking challenged, take a pass on the two landings the boat makes. Witches' Gulch is the easier of the two walked but at Stand Rock you do get to see the dog make the jump onto Stand Rock.

1  Thank micahel56
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Had a great time today on the "Yellow Thunder" with our awesome guides. Beautiful scenery & the two stops were wonderful. If you are gonna see the Upper Dells then this is the best way. If you are looking to take the best photos I recommend that you the crowd go off the boat first, lay back & be the last at each stop & you can get the best shots minus the tourists.

Thank dbokeno
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We went on a rainy day, they have a covered area to sit so it was no problem. The captain and tour guide were very friendly.

Thank KIShirley68
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Enjoyed this ride very much. Beautiful scenery. The boat makes 2 stops, both of which are worthwhile; one at Witches' Gulch, which is incredible, the other at Stand Rock which is also very interesting, if only to see the dog jump across the gap between the two rocks. Try to pick a sunny day, bring your camera, get there early to try and get a seat on the upper deck, and make sure you have sunscreen!!!!!

1  Thank regnadkcin
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