“Tethys”

29' Twin Gas

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29' Twin Gas
The “Tethys” was re-designed to allow full passenger carriage in boats of this size range after US Coast Guard passengers weights were changed to 185 lbs per passenger causing the reduction of passengers in many of existing boats.

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"Bruce"

32’ Triple Gasoline

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"Bruce"
The “Bruce” was Australian designed and Bentz built to offer high speed and “thrilling” turns in the San Diego harbor.

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"Big Mike"

32’ Twin Outboard

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"Big Mike"
The “Big Mike” is the latest in whale watching boats for Juneau, Alaska. The Honda 250 outboards offer a very quiet ride while still providing the speed required to quickly get the wildlife viewing areas.

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"Glacier Run"

29’ Twin Diesel

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"Glacier Run"
The “GlacierRun” was specifically designed for tourism and sight seeing in SE Alaska. Daily cruises from Petersburg to the surrounding areas and attractions are easily handled with the 29’ twin diesel powered by Yanmar 6LP, 315 hp and Hamilton 241 jets.

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"Raven’s Journey"

40’ Triple Diesel

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"Raven’s Journey"
“Raven’s Journey” is the 3rd vessel built for Dolphin Jet Boat Tours in Juneau, Alaska following Big Blue and Sommer Star. “Raven’s Journey” design incorporates not only the previous 2 vessels but current propulsion package, build standards and performance designs.

Dophin Tours Website
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"Wylie D"

35' Twin Diesel Tour Boat

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"Wylie D"
The “Wylie D” was specifically designed for lodge passenger transport and sight seeing in SE Alaska. Transports from Petersburg to the lodge at Point Baker are now easily handled with the 35’ twin diesel powered by Cummins QSB5.9, 425hp and Hamilton 274 jets.

Calder Mountain Lodge Website
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"North Star"

46' Triple Diesel Whale Watching Tour Boat

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"North Star"
The “North Star” was designed for the open waters of Juneau, Alaska and built to ABS High Speed Aluminum Craft Standards and USCG certified for 48 passengers. Triple 503hp CAT C9 diesel engines and Hamilton 292 jet units provided a 30 knot cruise with full passenger weights.

Alaskan Travel Adventures Website
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"Carmen"

40' Triple Diesel Passenger, Freight Boat

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"Carmen"
The “Carmen” was developed for the West African nation of Sierra Leone to transport mining workers for the brackish waters of Freetown to Pepel and up several of the local freshwater rivers.
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"Hoonah Bound"

32' Twin Outboard

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"Hoonah Bound"
The “Hoohan Bound” was specifically designed for the open waters of Hoonah near Juneau, Alaska and the whale watching opportunities in the area. Twin 350hp Yamaha outboards produced a 25 knot cruise with full passenger weights and fuel at 3600 RPM’s.

Hoonah Whale Watching Website
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Killgore Adventures added 2 new photos.

This hasn't been done in nearly ONE HUNDRED YEARS!! Tag a friend who might enjoy this cool story and photo. These men are riding on horses from the Western border of Idaho at Pittsburg Landing in the center of Hells Canyon to the Eastern border of Idaho at Darby, Montana.

The itinerary allows for 12 days on the trail but they hope to complete the trail ride in 9 days. The route is to stay off roads as much as possible and stick to the trails only.

The first night on the trail was spent at our facilities, camping and stabling their horses for the night.

The photo with the 3 men: center is Brad Arnzen (Grangeville, ID), right (in red shirt), Rusty Bentz (brother of the late Daryl Bentz, Lewiston, ID), and his son Brandon Bentz (Boise) at far left. This is a group of 10 men that have been friends for many years sharing experiences while hunting, fishing, boating, camping, trail riding, and just being friends.

Others on the trail ride include: Fred Fridley, Harold Alexander, Rod Parks, Jay Fraizer, Ed Radtke, Rob Fabin, and Bryan Bentz (son of the late Daryl Bentz of Bentz Boats. Bryan continues to operate Bentz Boats in Lewiston, ID building outstanding jet boats which are sold in the US and internationally. Our own triple engine tour boat "Happy Hour" is a “Bentz Boats” that has served us well for many years.

We are so excited to hear about their journey, as we are sure they will have a lot of great stories by the end! #killgoreadventures
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Kristi KeelerThe group leaving Twin Cabins

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Kristi KeelerRusty Bentz

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Karen GloverKaren and I were park at the top of Cold Springs Creek on the Milner Trail in our motor home and they road right by our camp Jeanie Tolcacher. It was very cool. Our Great Dane wanted to go with them, I think he was wondering where the giant Great Danes came from. Jerry glover

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Patricia TeeThis looks like such a great adventure for all concerned, especially for a father and son adventure. Good look guys. Hope someone is along to take pictures for the rest of us wanna be westerners to see.

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Nicc WrightNow that is a good adventure to be had. I miss my old cowboy days more than ever after reading that.

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Tamara Adamek AkersThats so cool! Per my husband Your husband is quite the bike rider!

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Teresa Remacle WallaceWhat a great experience this would be. I haven't been on a horse in years

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Lennis TowWould love to do that.Did ten days on the Oregon side of the Snake a few years back. It was awsome.

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Renee KeelerPrayers for safe travels!

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Christi SonnenThat's awesome!

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Eileen UhlenkottA great experience!

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Terri WhitemanAwesome!

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Phyllis Litalienlooks like a great time. happy trails

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Amy HowellNice!!!

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Stacie JacksonThis is really cool!!

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Rod MillerWas there and seen this undertaking very impressed sat around the fire and heard some really good stories that night great experience

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Brad ArnzenThanks for all the help Heather we hit montana onSunday the 11th all safe and sound a memorable trip for sure

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Robert ZakrajsekWhat a great adventure!! They will have a great time. Mom Z.

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Mary ButlerHappy trails to you al and God's blessings.

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Michael BloomWow, would be fun. Wish I had the time to tag along.

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Nancy BareSign me up! Rod Parks is a friend of ours so we'll have to get the low down from him.

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Jamie Robin VadenFantastic!

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Aneita SeyfriedThat's great!

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Carl KingI would love to do that

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Wayne HattanAwesome! Safe travels!

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Lenny Frasure has re-vamped 2 previously written books on adventures in Guyana, South America in the 90's exploring rivers never run before in jet boats and in 2011 making a 2000 mile + run down the MacKenzie river and into the Arctic Ocean delivering a boat (our main Facebook page picture) to the small village of Kugluktuk. If interested in purchasing one or both of these books, you can contact Lenny at lefrasure@yahoo.com for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lenny FrasureThanks Bryan for the nice posting.

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Becky CawleyLenny I would like to buy at least one or more of your books. How do we do this?

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Debb HirstHow does 1 go about purchasing? I'll take a couple dozen- IF you deliver👍👍👍👍

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Gary HendersonI want 1 , will call you Lenny

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Bentz Boats - US Coast Guard Safety
Here is a brief video of some of the safety requirements for US Coast Guard certified passenger vessels. Any boat that carries more than 6 paying passengers is required to be built to USCG construction standards, certain safety equipment installed along with a stability test being performed.
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Kyle JeffreysSeeing a boat of that capacity is impressive and easy to see how the business has grown. Gives me pride in owning the original boat shop on Bryden and knowing some of the history from Rusty. Still finding things out there that make me wonder what they are and how they were used😃

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