Who's ready to hit the water!?
Hellgate offer super fun and fast (and often wet!) jet boat excursions suitable for the whole family, with some more suitable than others.
The "Quick and Scenic" takes you zooming across the waters to see the legendary Hellgate Canyon, where you can view the old floodwater marks above. Look around - look up, and look down, and take it all in - what markings can you spot? What native plants and animals can you see around you? Your guide can keep you up to date on all the geological and historical points of interest, and best of all, kids under 3 are free! Certainly one of the more popular family based trips.
For those more adventurous families with older kids, you can enjoy the 75 mile, 5 hour round trip to the ominously sounding Grave Creek where you also stop for lunch at the delicious Morrison's Rogue River Lodge. You will see parts of Hellgate you never thought existed, as you make your way through some of the river crazy white water rapids! The hydro-jet spray will jet you inches above the water, leaving that buzzing feeling in your tummy! This one is certainly for kids older than 3, and bear in mind that the cost of lunch isn't' included.
If your tummies were really rumbling in the morning and you wanted to celebrate them for the day, you could pick the brunch excursion with a 4 mile trip from Grants Pass, where you can enjoy a champagne brunch (kids, you get to watch your parents enjoy the champagne!), as well as beautiful home made breakfast dishes on the open air decks overlooking the river waters. Crispy bacon, sausages and gravy...YUM! After the brunch you can enjoy the fully narrated river trip where you might see deer, osprey, bald eagles and river otters. Little scamps! There are also lunch and dinner trips to enjoy.
Have a splashingly great time!