Jet Boat Ride on the Columbia River (Chelan County)

Leavenworth, United States
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What To Expect

This boat ride is a family fun, energized, guided boating experience on the Columbia River in Wenatchee, WA(about a half hour drive from Leavenworth, WA and an hour from Chelan, WA). Our boat is loud and stylish like a hot rod, but on the water. It’s designed to offer more than your average boat ride by offer drifting turns during the cruise and the occasional amusement ride initiated by the captains hand signal.

The amusement ride is like a roller coaster on the water with right angle fish tale turns and a “Hamilton Spin” finale in which the boat will spin within its own length. Get the best view of the Rocky Reach Dam and capture the moment with a selfie! This product allows visitors to capture a well rounded locals type experience without consuming most of your day on a boat rental or fishing charter. Even the most boat savvy folks spend half of a day dealing with the logistics getting on the water, but you don't have to!

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Important info

Not wheelchair accessible. Not recommended for travelers with back problems. Not recommended for pregnant travelers. No heart problems or other serious medical conditions. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level. Our seating arrangement is fixed and may not comfortably accommodate extra tall guests.. This experience does NOT include a narration or eco-tour component. However, the captain is willing share what he knows while the engine isn’t running and it is possible that you see wild life.. We do NOT offer any white water or river rapids experiences. Furthermore, we do not navigate any part of the Wenatchee River as defined by 7.20.190 Motorboat restrictions.. Participants must sign our waiver online before getting on the boat.. It is possible that you get wet, but it is not guaranteed. We do not recommend planning a formal event after your ride without a towel and a change of clothes on shore.. The boat has a loud engine. It’s part of the experience.. We are NOT responsible for any lost, wet or damaged personal belongings including, but not limited to cell phones, sunglasses, jewelry, hats, hair accessories and keys.. We recommend bringing as little as possible on the boat. We have limited dry storage for keys and wallets. We might have room in the bow of the boat for a purse or a small bag, but cannot guarantee it will stay dry, clean or undamaged. You are responsible for getting your belongings back before you exit the boat. Anything else that you bring will be at your feet and will likely slide around during your ride.. Please apply sunscreen before you get on the boat and avoid bringing those products with you.. Our vessel has a jet drive. Therefore, it is important that our riders understand that debris(sticks, grass and trash) in the water can get lodged in the jet drive. Debris in the jet drive can cause a decrease in the engine’s performance, maneuverability or even shut the engine down. In that event, we have a mechanism called a “stomp grate” that can possibly dislodge the debris. The captain will need to shut the boat down and move to the swim platform in the back of the boat to operate the stomp grate. On rare occasion, the captain may need to get in the water to inspect or attempt to dislodge the debris. On an even rarer occasion, it’s possible that the boat needs to come out of the water to dislodge or clean out the debris in the jet drive in which case the next section below will come into effect. Please understand that these processes have varying degrees of success and can effect your day to some degree. It is important that your party remains calm during this process.. All participants must understand that is possible that the boat can break down despite having a rigorous inspection and maintenance schedule. The amount of time it takes to get to shore can vary and can effect your plans. There are stretches of this shoreline that have rocks, a steep embankment and/or heavy foliage that could delay getting to shore. The boat is equipped with 4 paddles and members of your party may be asked to paddle or take turns paddling. The boat is equipped with the most effective anchor, chain and rode on the market. The boat is equipped with a 24 volt, 80lb thrust electric motor. The captain can flag down a nearby boat for assistance. If all else fails, we can call the Chelan County Sherriff’s Marine Patrol Unit for assistance. It it important to understand that these procedures are not full proof having varying results and timelines.. We reccomend sun glasses with a strap.. We do not recommend wearing hats of any kind.. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers. Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What's included
Marine Grade Fuel. United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Life Jacket (everyone required to wear). Required Safety Equipment. Amusement Ride. Hot Rod Cruising. View of the Rocky Reach Dam
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Wileys Boat Rides
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1 N Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA 98801, USA