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.

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!

Experience the Heart of the Gorge aboard the Sternwheeler with 360-degree views of the Gorge

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler


Surround yourself in the beauty and history of the Columbia River by sailing through the Heart of the Gorge aboard the impeccably restored, iconic 145-foot triple-decker Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. The 360-degree panoramic scenic views, coupled with locally sourced craft beer, wine and mouthwatering cuisine make for an unforgeable experience you can only get aboard the Sternwheeler!

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