About Cariboo Chilcotin Jetboat Adventures“Doug, your jetboat pilot has 20 years of boat operations”
Cariboo Chilcotin Jetboat Adventures is a locally owned and operated river tour adventure company. Over the past few years we have received various awards for our business. Our Awards include; “Inspirational Leadership Award” 2009, “Cultural Authenticity Award”, 2010 and Cultural Tourism Business of the Year 2011. Recently we received the “Outdoor Adventure Tourism Award 2012. We also beleive in sustainable tourism and received a Bronze Award through “Green Tourism Canada”, a European based company.
Your guides are friendly and enthusiastic about sharing with our guests the rich history and native culture of our traditional territories. Our many years of working in the outdoors will insure your tour will be comfortable and enjoyable. We are heading into our 11th season of operation with our jetboat river tours.
What We Offer
We offer our guests scenic jetboat river tours with a unique cultural flare in a pristine wilderness setting. All trips are fully guided with a jetboat pilot and interpretive guide.
Guests may view big horn sheep (the world’s largest non-migratory herd), black bear, mule deer, many bald and golden eagles as well as smaller animals, all in their natural environment. We have day trips and multi-day trips that include: dip-netting for salmon, hiking to ancient village sites, and viewing 8000+ year old petroglyphs or pictographs. Your guides provide information on the flora and fauna and commentary on the rich local history of the great Fraser River gold rush and Simon Fraser’s historical explorations.
CCJA also offers custom trips, weddings, aniversaries, birthday parties and grad parties. We also offer contract work and consulting services on any river or lake including municipalities, film industry, fisheries, environment as well as any other related river projects. Please contact us for a quote.
Cariboo Chilcotin Jetboat Adventures has offered mountain bike shuttles for private groups and been involved in mountain bike films and magazines. Call for more information or a quote.
Guides & Safety
Our guides are outdoor enthusiasts, who are excited to show you this magnificent river and its environment. They also have extensive knowledge of the area share interesting facts and stories and enjoy answering any questions guests may have. These stories are rich in First Nations, Gold Rush and early explorer history. Their many years of experience in the outdoors will ensure you have a wonderful time while with us.
- Guides are certified in Marine First Aid, Marine A3, Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, Swift River Certification and Food Safe.
- Guests are fitted with top quality and comfortable Personal Floatation Devices (PFD’s) and a safety orientation is given to guests before trip departure.
Our jetboats are safe and comfortable.
We use jetboats for all of our river safaris. Unlike a conventional propeller driven boat, a jetboat uses an internal propeller (impeller) to provide propulsion. Water is drawn in through a small inlet on the bottom of the boat, and then the jet stream is driven out the back through a movable nozzle which provides the steering ability.
- Our Transport Canada certified Jetboat, is 26 feet long, with two twin 350 Kodiak marine engines and twin Hamilton jets.
- The twin engine design is promotes safety and fuel efficiency
- Our Jetboat has removable tops and heaters for inclement weather and bus type seating for comfort. Our boat is capable of carrying 12 people per trip.
The hulls of our jet boats are constructed of heavy gage aluminum for light weight and durability. The boats are designed with a shallow angle for optimal planing and minimal draft, allowing them to operate in shallow waters. Jet boats have extremely good control and manoeuvrability. They can manoeuvre a 360-degree turn in position, they can reverse, and yes, they do have brakes! We can go upstream, downstream or stay stationary in the river currents.