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Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America (deeper than the Grand Canyon).  The Hanford Reach is the only section of the Columbia River that remains in its natural state, as it has not been impacted by dams. The Reach is accessible by boat and offers prime viewing of the land’s true residents: white pelicans, osprey, mountain goats, elk, bobcat, river otters, and eagles. Ancient people’s lives are evidenced in the petroglyphs carved into rocks along the river’s edge. Tours run May through October; contact Beamers Tours and Excursions at 800-522-6966 or visit Also contact Columbia River Journeys at 888-486-9119, 509-943-0231, or visit

Surround yourself with the natural beauty of the North Cascades with Skagit Tours. Cruise Diablo Lake for stunning views of glaciers and cascading waterfalls. This beautiful two-and-a-half hour adventure tour explores Diablo Lake, a reservoir ringed by the snow-capped peaks of the North Cascades. Cruise the glacier-fed waters and high, narrow canyons of Diablo Lake on the 50-foot Alice Ross III. Bask in the splendor of the rugged wilderness from the upper observation deck. Learn about the natural history, geology, and ecology of this pristine environment.  Seasonal, operated by Seattle City Light.

The cruise to the head of Lake Chelan on board the Lady of the Lake is a journey into an unspoiled frontier, forgotten by time. Nestled in a deep, fiord-like gorge, Lake Chelan extends 55 miles into the heart of the Cascade Mountain Range, with surrounding peaks in excess of 9000 ft. This excursion is known worldwide, and has been written about in feature articles in such publications as National Geographic, Sunset and the New York Times. Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall, this is one of the best tours in the Northwest and not to be missed! Contact the Lake Chelan Boat Company at 509-682-4584 or visit