Moro, OR – The Sherman County Historical Society and Brad Staples of Western Fishing Adventures announce summer scenic jet boat tours of the lower Deschutes River with a choice of two dates, June 15 and June 20. The 50-mile round-trip launches from Heritage Landing at the west side of the mouth of the Deschutes River at 11 a.m. and heads upriver to Mack's Canyon and back.
Captain Brad will guide passengers through the Deschutes River canyon, an Oregon Scenic Waterway with majestic basalt rock formations (http://www.deschutesriverjetboats.com/photo05.htm) on either side and a view of the recently-restored Deschutes Railroad water tower at Harris Canyon.
The river is world famous for its steelhead and trout fishing and during the summer months for white water rafting. You might see California big horn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, beaver, raccoon, otter, bald and golden eagles, osprey, geese, ducks and other wildlife. See more information at www.deschutesriverjetboats.com.
Tours are four and one-half to six hours long in a six-passenger boat, with an optional jaunt into the Columbia River depending on river conditions. Lunch and bottled water are provided. Children must weigh over 50 pounds to fit into a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
The cost of the trip is $100 per person, non-refundable unless the river is too high for safe boating, and payable to Sherman County Historical Society, P.O. Box 173, Moro, OR 97039 by May 25th. To sign up call Sherman County Historical Museum 541-565-3232 (Tuesday or Thursday through April or daily beginning in May) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to provide your name, address, phone number and choice of dates, June 15 or June 20.