SIGHTSEEING BOAT CRUISES

Experience the natural and scenic wonders of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition by taking a boat cruise aboard an authentic triple deck sternwheeler. Watch Native American tribes fish from their legendary platforms as they have for centuries. Scenic rides, brunch and dinner cruises and interpretive tours provide 360-degree breathtaking vistas. Fully narrated 3-hour sightseeing tours, promoting the Seven Wonders of the Gorge, is a new favorite.

The Sternwheeler’s historic-looking interior and exterior along with its historic setting in the scenic Columbia Gorge makes it a wonderful experience for tourists and history enthusiasts. It has seating for 232 passengers for plated meals, an on-board galley, two full-service bars and is licensed to carry 599 people. The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler was built in Hood River, Oregon by Nichols Boat Works and was launched in 1983. On April 19, 2006, the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler became the first and only paddle-boat leased by American Waterways, Inc.

Enjoy exploring the Gorge from the Columbia River and plan a boat cruise today!

Enjoy some family fun sightseeing on river cruises along the Columbia River Gorge on Portland Spirit or the Sternwheeler

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

ENJOY A RIVER CRUISE

May through October, this authentic sternwheeler replica takes visitors on a relaxing scenic cruise on the Columbia River. Sights may include the Bridge of the Gods, Native American Fishing Platforms, Wind Mountain and more. Enjoy a sightseeing, brunch or dinner cruise — various cruises offered daily — and experience the Columbia River Gorge from a unique perspective.

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