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Scenic Drift boat Trips on the Willamette River
Helfrich River Adventures Willamette Scenic Driftboat trips are run in driftboats with two passengers and one guide per boat. The driftboat trips are full day in length, with a lunch stop along the scenic river banks.

The classic high-rise rocker bottom McKenzie drift boats we use have been improved upon over the past 80 years for use on Oregon rivers.

Not only can they run whitewater, but in the hands of our able guides these stable boats can quietly and precisely maneuver into the smallest tributaries and streams to view nature at it most prestine.

Each drift boat carries 3 people, 2 guests and 1 guide.

Don't forget to bring the essentials such as binoculars, a camera, rain gear, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and beverages.

About Our Guides
Our River Guides are all friendly, full-time professionals with years of river experience. They graciously share their local area knowledge with our clients, providing local background and historical information of the river. Not only are our guides knowledgeable and friendly but also some of the greatest oarsman and fisherman the area has to offer.

Trip Length
We run both half and full day scenic drift boat trips. All trips can be run at any time of day, standard times for a full day runs from apprx. 9 A.M. through 5 P.M. and a half day runs from 9 A.M. through 12:30 P.M.

Half-day trip: $200 per boat (one or two passengers)
Full-day trip: $300 per boat (one or two passengers)
  A beautiful view on the Willamette.
A beautiful view on the Willamette.

river location graphicRising in the mountains of the Oregon Cascades, the Willamette River is an important, historic, multi-purpose waterway that touches the lives of all Oregonians in one way or another. Today, the river abounds with natural beauty, wildlife and varied recreational opportunities.

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