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Gates of the Mountains

#2 of 48 things to do in Helena Features Animals
3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
+1 406-458-5241
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Poor PR/didn't take tour

Wrote to ask if I could bring my small dog along on the boat ride to not have to leave her in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iggasuz
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Brighton, CO
Great tour!

We had a great time. The boat captain & narrator did an excellent tour. Boat was comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tommyra
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Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wrote to ask if I could bring my small dog along on the boat ride to not have to leave her in the car/heat. I was told "Your dog will not enjoy our tour and our other passengers will not enjoy your dog." What an...More

Thank iggasuz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. The boat captain & narrator did an excellent tour. Boat was comfortable and easy to see from.

Thank tommyra
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat tour of the Gates of the Mountains is a real treat, even though this is a very popular and crowded attraction in the summer. Our tour guide was a local teacher and I'm guessing a really good one, because he had just the...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful tour with lots of beautiful scenery and interesting commentary. Don't miss it! The guide is knowledgeable. You can tell that he has an in-depth knowledge and love of the area.

Thank grandmamie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the running commentary and scenery of this 1-1/2 hr cruise on the Missouri River. Views are quite spectacular and the history as narrated by our guide was interesting and educational. Everyone had a fun time on this activity and I highly recommend...More

Thank ShiShiJoJo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great activity near Helena! Beautiful scenery, our guide was knowledgeable and very funny and the day was hot! We went at 11:00 am which was perfect but it was definitely hotter than expected! Ensure to show up at least 30 minutes before...More

Thank Nicole G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide knew a lot and took extra time to let us view the eagles. Nice relaxing tour. This tour even kept the kids interest.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area is one of my favorite places to explore in Montana. It is so rich with history due to the narratives of Lewis and Clark who named this the "Gates of the Rocky Mountains" in the early 1800s. Look online for their accounts before...More

Thank gopokes55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the day was very hot, the 2 hour boat trip through a gorge of the Missouri River was made interesting by the knowledge of the captain, who narrated throughout the trip. The scenery is lovely but when you hear about the history of the...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting the area for several years and have always wanted to try the Gates of the Mountains boat tour. I finally pulled the trigger and was glad I did. It's a 2 hour boat ride down the Missouri and then back up, through...More

Thank Markfromthe414
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George S
30 July 2017|
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Response from Utah-Indy | Reviewed this property |
We always stay in the Marriott Residence Inn near I-15, Airport and Costco in Helena. Be sure to visit the Lewis and Clark Brewery. You'll be blown away by the building. We were just in Glacier in June and drove to... More
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351darrellt
27 June 2017|
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I doubt you can bring dogs except service dogs in the boats. Please don't bring them or leave them in your car.
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Denise B
27 June 2017|
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Response from Jeanne B | Reviewed this property |
Denise sorry for the delay. They have two boats. They each probably hold 50-75 people. They do take reservations which I would recommend. You can do it on line. When we went a tour bus arrived right after us so we were... More
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