Looking to make a long lasting memory? You’ve come to the right place.
Visitors from all over the world make up the 70,000 people who make Hellgate Jetboats their destination for summer fun every season. For over 59 years our company has run trips up and down the Wild & Scenic Rogue River. This allows many who would not otherwise be able to experience the beauty of the Rogue and learn its history. Our fully narrated trips are safe for the whole family. Making it an easy choice for reunions, business retreats and just plain old family fun.
What's so special about Hellgate Jetboat Excursions?
Not only do we build our own boats, but they function of a jet system without propellers allowing our pilots to skim over the waters surface in just inches of water. This allows you to get up close and personal with the Rogue’s wildlife. Our highly trained and educated Hellgate pilots debut a narrated historic overview of the region and point out geographic features and wildlife such as deer, river otter, osprey and bald eagles. They will also take you through historic Hellgate Canyon with 100-foot-high cliffs made famous by the cliff-jumping scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Meryl Streep in River Wild.
Dine at the Hellgate River Lodge.
This stunning outdoor lodge is reserved exclusively for Hellgate guests. With uninterrupted views of the Rogue River below, waterfall features, and an expansive river rock fireplace you can relax and unwind at the Hellgate River Lodge.
Come early and shop!
Upstairs inside Hellgate's exclusive ShopRiverRock gift store, you will find more than 6,000 square feet of gifts and home décor all personally selected for their 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. ShopRiverRock is open year round, so come visit!
No big man here!
We are a family run business. Hellgate is proud to say it is going on its second generation of ownership. We love our community and what this beautiful region has to offer so we take pride in presenting a unique experience that can be enjoyed by all ages. As owners, our goal is to provide a memorable experience for families and friends to enjoy and we are proud to say that we have families return year after.
Beginning in 1959, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions was one of the first jet boat companies to operate in the United States. Robert Hamlyn originally started operating jet boats in 1986 with Rogue Jetboat Excursions; which is now owned in conjunction with, and is more widely known as Hellgate Jetboat Excursions. Hellgate Jetboat Excursions currently operates as the Pacific Northwest's #1 river trip! For over 55 years Hellgate Jetboat Excursions has earned a reputation of safety, professionalism and customer service, which is centric to its values. Mr. Hamlyn’s passion to share the beauty of the Rogue River has provided over a million people the opportunity to visit and enjoy this special area. The jet boats also provide a safe and comfortable ride for people who normally could not enjoy this natural resource and wildlife due to physical or other limitations. Guests ride in the custom Hellgate Jetboats, built by Katanacraft and are considered on the cutting edge of technology. Visitors enjoy breathtaking views and a unique river experience that showcases the natural beauty of Southern Oregon. Hellgate Jetboat Excursions prides itself on its commitment to the environment by not only operating responsibly, but actively working to enhance the scenic beauty through river cleanups, and protect the environment by continually setting new industry standards. Now, as a second-generation family business, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions has become the safe and fun way to enjoy the Rogue River for families from all over the world, and create memories that last a lifetime.