Snake River Tours
The Snake River is a major river in the greater Pacific Northwest in the United States. It is the largest and longest tributary of the Columbia River, which is the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean
You will jet boat through the Wild River Section and the Natural Wilderness Preserve area. This tour takes you safely up stream in our comfortable, through all the big whitewater rapids, through the deepest most rugged part of Hells Canyon, all the way to the Dam and Visitor Center.
We can book your jet boat tour on the Snake River in conjunction with your lodging here at the Whitebird Summit lodge. We are located minutes from the entrance to Pittsburg Landing your docking post for your jet boat tour on the Snake River.
The 6 hour Wild River Tour you will see the best of Hells Canyon. You will jet boat through the Wild River Section and the Natural Wilderness Preserve area. This tour takes you safely up stream in our comfortable, not crowded Bentz Jet Boats – through all the big whitewater rapids, through the deepest most rugged part of Hells Canyon, all the way to the Dam and Visitor Center.
Stops include Kirkwood Historical Ranch Museum, Sheep Creek Cabin or Bernard Creek & McGaffee cabin and the Indian Petroglyph writings, with lunch at Dam Visitor Center. Wildlife sightings include Big Horn Sheep, Bear, Deer, Elk, Bald Eagles, Otters, Cougar. You will enjoy the exotic rock formations, and spectacular scenery in the Canyon. We usually stop at a sandy beach for wading or a swim in the 70′s degree water. This tour includes lunch, beverages, water and an unforgettable day of fun.
The tours are provided from May through October. The Wild River Tour starts at 10:00 am and returns to the dock at 4:00 pm for the months of June through August. (Water is usually warm enough to swim)
Other tours are available on the Snake River. Ask Terri about them.
Salmon River Jet Boat Tours
You’ll head upriver into the Frank Church Wilderness Area through exciting rapids, passing old gold mines, Chinese-built rock houses, and wildlife such as bighorn sheep, deer, elk, bear, and eagles.
The first stop will be at the Polly Bemis Ranch. Polly was an early settler in this rugged country, where she lived and thrived for many years. After a visit to her home, now a museum, (and a restroom break) you’ll be back on the water, and off to the James Ranch. Once there, you’ll enjoy your lunch on a great beach just perfect for swimming, gold panning, or just relaxing in the sun. Fishing is also possible for those with the desire (and a license). After a good break, it’s back on the water and off to the confluence of the South Fork of the Salmon River. With enough water, your trip will continue on to the Buckskin Bill Homestead and Museum. Buckskin Bill was a long-time Salmon River resident who carved out his life with unique style and skill. He was a true mountain man and you will be amazed by examples of his handiwork. After an unforgettable day, you’ll head back downriver to the mornings launch site. Our Salmon River tour will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, and will provide memories that will last a lifetime.
We offer special lodging rates here at the Whitebird Summit Lodge with your full jet boat tour on the Salmon River.
We work with license and bonded river outfitters all licensed for the state of Idaho and can assist you in making your plans for your tour. After all who knows the river outfitters better then the people that live here.
Jet boating, and Fishing activities are booked with permitted and licensed outfitters in the state of Idaho. Fees for rafting, jet boating and fishing activities are to be paid directly to the outfitter operating that trip.
Call Terri Today for more information 208-983-1802