Hells Canyon Raft Reviews
I am not even sure where to begin about our trip. I will share that ,our 7 year old daughter, has never camped and I hadn’t camped in about 18 years. So going into the trip I was nervous and apprehensive but chose to do this to get me a bit out of my comfort zone and to find something for my daughter and I to do that we could remember forever. To say that it exceeded our expectations would be a massive understatement.
From the constant emails and questions that Kurt and Heidi answered relentlessly (most of which were fairly ridiculous questions) to the follow up emails after we got home and everything in between was stellar. The beauty of the trip and of the river and canyons. We were in awe each day of what we saw. The amazing white sand beaches and the warm river, the wildlife and everything was truly breathtaking. Now to your company and most importantly the unbelievable 4 individuals who took care of us for 4 days…..
The campsites were gorgeous, great tents and fresh smelling sleeping bags that were waiting for us when we arrived. The food…good lord….the food. It was all so delicious. I have a kiddo who is not so food adventurous so this was the area I was a bit worried about. She gobbled up everything served to her and we were blown away by what the guides could create each morning, noon and night. Needless to say we were continually stuffed. Most anything we needed we were able to find or be given and it was just so decadent at times.
The guides brought a unique experience to the trip that was so valued. They also had many things in common…..they were always very calm and confident. They made the trip….truly. I can’t say enough good things about them. They have some amazing employees there and I think it is what must set this company apart from the others.
Our family of five went on the 5-day trip in August 2014. We have three girls – ages 11,8, and 7. It was a perfect family adventure that the full family agreed was one of the best vacations we have ever experienced. The food was incredible – not just incredible by camping standards….but incredible if you were in a 5-star restaurant. My kids still rave about the desserts.
Kurt and Heidi run a fabulous rafting operation and only hire top-notch guides that are incredibly knowledgeable about the canyon……and are just great people. All of the guides were role-models that our girls paid attention to, and I truly hope our daughters retain what they learned from the guides – life lessons.
We will be doing this trip again – and a 5 day trip was great for us. None of us were ready to get off the raft.
I took my 70-year old Father on a Hells Canyon rafting trip with this firm. I cannot recommend highly enough. I have never left a review on any trip site previously, but I felt compelled after the experience we had with Hells Canyon Raft.
The canyon: The rafting adventure was some of the best I have experienced. The rapids were plentiful and exciting. The rafts were comfortable and we could chose from riding in a raft, oar paddling, or kayaking. So we could chose our own adventure with how to experience the canyon.
The guides: We had four guides to eleven guests on the trip. This meant that we had plenty of room on the rafts and plenty of assistance during camping. The guides each had tremendous service ethic and ensured that our every need was accommodated. They had tremendous knowledge about the canyon and could share stories of past pioneers, nature, and history of the region. The guides truly made the trip. All were very helpful in ensuring my Dad was supported & safe during the trip.
I would highly recommend this firm for family trips… outdoor adventuring… and those who want to be out and just experiencing nature.