Hellgate Jetboat Excursions Of Grants Pass Takes Riders On Thrilling, Single-Day River Trips In Custom Made Jetboats That Skim Over The Rogue River At Blistering Speeds For A White Water Experience That Is Fun For All Ages
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions draws nearly 85,000 people every season, which runs from May through September. Visitors from all over the world make Grants Pass their destination in order to board a Hellgate Jetboat's propeller-less boat that glides just inches above the water's surface.
Along the river, trained, educated and witty Hellgate pilots offer a narrated historic overview of the region and point out landscape features amid the most majestic scenery to line any waterway in the country. Choose from five exciting day trips:
- 2-hour Quick and Scenic
- 5-hour Whitewater Adventure
- 3-hour Lunch
- 4-hour Dinner
- 4-hour Champagne Brunch
On every trip, pilots point to nearby wildlife such as deer, river otter, osprey and bald eagles flying overhead, guarding nests or perched on high branches. Passengers on the morning, afternoon, or white water tours pass through whitewater class II rapids and are driven to the very edge of the Rogue’s restricted section, ending at Hellgate Canyon with 100-foot-high cliffs made famous for the cliff-jumping scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. On the return ride, jet boat adventurers stop in for brunch, lunch or dinner at the newly remodeled Northwest River Lodge called the OK Corral. The OK Corral is reserved exclusively for Hellgate guests who are treated to banquet and country-style meals as part of their adventure package. The 12,000-square-foot facility is a short walk or wagon ride from the river up a grassy slope. Hungry boaters arrive at an open-air deck with carved log tables and chairs that accommodate up to 350 people at a time. To complement every meal, beer, wine or soft drinks flow freely, while champagne is poured at brunch. With uninterrupted views of the Rogue River below, waterfall features and an expansive river rock fireplace, guests relax and revive at the OK Corral before returning to the boat and the final leg of the journey. In addition to the daily summer excursions, you'll enjoy visiting the recently opened ShopRiverRock gift store, located within Hellgate’s reservation office and above the indoor River Rock Cafe. The shop is open year-round and has more than 4,000 square feet of space that showcases what is commonly called magnificent merchandise. Visitors can stop in at the shop’s Wine Bar or step into a garden area, simulated kitchen, bedroom and living room, filled with items personally selected for their uniqueness, originality and quality. ShopRiverRock is far more than a souvenir gift store. It’s a place where one-of-a-kind home accessories, furniture and unique gifts are found. There’s nothing like it in all of Southern Oregon. At Hellgate Jetboat Excursions you'll find fun for all ages, while enjoying the immense beauty of Southern Oregon.
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
966 SW 6th St
Grants Pass, OR 97526