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Jet boat the ‘Historic Mail Boat Route’ just as Rogue River pioneers have done since 1895, when road access did not exist. We are one of the few remaining Mail Boats in the nation, and still deliver the mail to Agness, 32 miles upriver, on a daily basis. No whitewater here. Just a beautiful day on the Rogue River spotting wildlife, sharing history, and family fun.

All tours leave from the Port of Gold Beach, located on the southern shore of the Rogue River. Tours will begin loading 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time, so please arrive a minimum of 20 minutes in advance.

The Historic Mail Route tour will have a meal break in the town of Agness 2 hours from departure.

Ex: 9:30AM depart / 11:30AM meal break / 2:00PM return

Provided meal at Cougar Lane Lodge is a BBQ Plate that includes Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Muffin, Baked Beans, & Coleslaw. (Vegetarian options available upon request at lodge).

*All tour rates are subject to a 5% booking fee to cover USFS special use permit fees and USCG licensing fees. Additional fees may apply for overnights or high demand dates.


Daily May 15 thru Oct 21

4.5 Hours

Tickets starting at:

Adult: $75.00*
Child (4-11): $55.00*  
3 & Under: $11.00* 


The first Rogue River Mail Contract was awarded in 1895 to Elijah Price, it was offered at no pay. In 1896, the first paid contract was awarded to Jim Thorten for $600 annually.


“Took the Mail Boat trip. A wonderful boat ride. Beautiful scenery. Abundant wildlife and very service oriented. John our boat pilot did a great job explaining river history and having fun”

Larry – Trip Advisor 2019