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1-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise

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Cascade Locks, United States
1-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise

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icon1 hour  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Get an up-close look at the Columbia River Gorge on a sightseeing cruise that takes you under the Bridge of the Gods and past sights such as the Bonneville Dam, Native American fishing platforms, and locations where kite surfers and wind surfers show off their skills. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board the boat.
  • Float through the Columbia River Gorge on a sightseeing cruise
  • Listen to the captain's narration about the history and natural formation of the gorge
  • Full-service bar available on board
  • Short cruise doesn't take up much of your day
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Souvenir Photo (available for purchase)
Snacks
Alcoholic Beverages
Locks Waterfront Grill , 299 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Portland Spirit Cruises & Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 1-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 1-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 1-Hour Columbia River Gorge Sightseeing Cruise.

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61 Reviews

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star-5
Experience of a lifetime
Renerio_C
, Aug 2022
Beautiful ride, excellent hospitality, most informative crew, nice ride amazing places. Good cheap price. I recommend to a friend
star-3
Sternwheeler River Tour
Leanne_T
, Aug 2022
The price for this ride was fair. The restaurant is a bit cringy inside the boat - I wouldn't book a dining experience. The narrated tour was mediocre at best, still, I enjoyed the ride and visiting with the other passengers.
star-5
Columbia gorge history
adam_j
, Jul 2022
Really great tour of the river and information regarding the history behind Oregon and Lewis and Clark
star-5
Beautiful tour!!
maria_n
, Jul 2022
It was a nice experience! I wished I had taken the 2 hour trip :( make sure to wear a headband if you have long hair! It's windy on the upper level!!
star-5
Tour
Jeanette_M
, Jul 2022
Beautiful scenery. The tour helped see more of this and provided historical information. I highly recommend the tour
star-3
The 1 hour sternwheller...
Rosalina_A
, Jul 2022
The 1 hour sternwheller ride was OK. We thought we will get a glimpse of the the multinomah falls but it didn’t.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Spending time with...
Melinda_Z
, Jul 2022
Spending time with family; watching grand niece's delight in watching the paddle wheel in motion. Watching a bald eagle in flight.
star-3
Nice staff
Linda_B
, Jul 2022
Nice narration. Definitely not worth 50.00 a person. Not anything to see that you can’t see on land. Disappointed. They tell you for security purposes they have to take your picture before boarding but it’s really to just try and sell it to you. I feel gypped
star-5
Excellent experience!
Thomas_B
, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! Great crew. Beautiful scenery. Clean vessel. Informative narration - not excessively wordy or constant.
star-4
Definitely worth the stop
Mon
, Jun 2022
The staff and crew were all very friendly and helpful! My mother uses a walker and the crew provided (and pushed for me) a wheelchair both on and off the boat and boat landing. Though the inside did have enough space for her larger, seated walker, we could only access the first level, which has a very limited, small space area to sit outside. I understand the limited access but I wish I had been made aware that there was no access (aside from stairs) to any other area on the boat for her to use or view. However, the cruise itself and the information narrated by the captain was fun and interesting, though not always fully understandable due to the winds (which makes sense, but just for others to be aware of this for their trip). Overall, it was a fun side trip on our drive south, with some gorgeous views! Side note, the option of “who I was with” in the review should just have “family” as an option because “family (teens)” and “family (young children)” don’t fit as it was just “family” in attendance. Viator should add this option. I had to put “friends”.
star-4
Friendly Captain
Robert_L
, Jun 2022
The trip itself was great but they had no record of our tickets purchased through Viator. Next time I will purchase directly through the company.
star-5
Rainy day adventure
Karna_P
, Jun 2022
We had a Very relaxing trip with our son and grandchildren. The hot dogs were a nice food for us. Have great day
star-5
Cascade Locks
Nancy_M
, May 2022
The scenery and narration were wonderful. Being able to have a view of everything from the boat was so much fun. The crew was great too.
star-5
Just relax and enjoy!!
Ali_J
, May 2022
All around wonderful experience. We're were so lucky it was such a beautiful day. Our bartender (wish I could remember her name) was a great mixologist! Highly recommend.
star-5
Good experience
Sasidhar_K
, May 2022
Smooth boarding, friendly crew, clean and hygiene condition onboard, good explanation of history surrounding the cascade locks while cruising
star-4
Trip is good but organization and unnecessary delays are pointless
Bryan_L
, Sep 2021
The trip was fine except that after the first hour they go back to the dock and talk again which takes a long time and even though nobody goes off and nobody comes on what you haven't seen his pointless. Then they resume the second hour to go in the other direction on the river. They should also be more up front and more in your face about telling people that this is nowhere close to Portland. The restaurant where it begins is 45 minutes outside and you do have to drive which I didn't know until later
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
This gave us pause and peace. What we need these days.
Venus_M
, Sep 2021
It was a rare, we heard, sunny, clear and warm Fall day yesterday when we went on the Columbia River Cruise. The panorama of the majestic Cascade mountains around us was breath taking. There was. a narrator to tell us the facts and history of the area and what we are looking at. The ambiance was one of peace and serenity. I think we all need quiet times like that. I suggest bringing a light snack or lunch if you go on the 1:30 pm tour.
star-5
Highly recommend
Jordan_C
, Sep 2021
It was a great cruise, loved going up and down the river and learning about the history. I was a bit confused when we stopped after 1 hour initially because I thought it was 2 hours straight--not a big deal at all, but may be good to warn travelers because we almost got off until we heard that those who paid for the 2hr cruise would stay on and wait 15min for the newcomers. Regardless I would do it again. Staff was great!
star-5
Relaxing, wonderful & awe inspiring
Lynette_J
, Sep 2021
Beautiful day. Warm and no to little wind. Apparently this is an anomaly. Love the two hour cruise and learning about the history and natural features.
star-3
Picture this!
emc
, Sep 2021
Pre-boarding photos for security reasons? Really? Why just say you're selling photos? Otherwise a very pleasant trip!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
I am sorry you do not like having your picture taken, this is a security precaution that we have done for the past 25 years. It is important for us to have a record of all passengers on our vessel. We do sell the photos if you are interested as souvenirs, you are under no obligation to purchase.

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