Snake River Adventures, LLC, (SRA) is a Jet Boat Tour Company offering affordable tours of Hells Canyon, which is the deepest gorge in North America. SRA was started in 1985 by Mike & Jodee Luther. In 2000, Justin Luther became its working manager running the day to day business, along with guiding the river tours. In 2012 he had the chance to purchase the company that he had worked at his whole life. Jet Boat tours are a seasonal industry, operating March through November, with fall and spring fishing opportunities. We offer many guided daily tours as well as private charters for larger groups. We are connected with the river and the history, nature, geology, geography that make it so unique. During Justin’s 16 years of management, SRA has done business with many companies and has an established an excellent working history. This is shown by our repeat bookings of our services. However, our most rewarding clientele are the school districts, colleges, & universities. Providing history and a learning experience is most rewarding.
We are very involved with our local non-profits, Chamber of Commerce, Visit Lewis Clark Valley, local and surrounding hotels, restaurants, radios stations, and much more. Our company brings many people from all over the world to our valley helping boost our local tourism economy. We also have contracts with all 4 of the Cruise Lines that come to the Lewis Clark Valley and dock their large cruise boats at the Port of Clarkston boat ramp. We offer them jet boat excursions for those passengers who would like to see Hells Canyon on our guided tours.
For the past 32 years we have continued to provide growing tourism numbers helping with our local economy. Our office is currently located within IDPR’s Hells Gate State Park, at 4832 Hells Gate Rd, Lewiston ID 83501.
In 2015, Snake River Adventures, LLC bought out River Quest Excursions. With this purchase, we assumed their clientele along with it. This created many new enterprises for us. We became working partners with the Nature Conservancy, signing a lease to operate the Garden Creek Ranch, in Hells Canyon. This allows us to offer year round lodging and banquet facilities to our customers.