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Portland Spirit River Cruises

110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR (800) 224-3901 (Old Town - Chinatown)
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Ranked #30 of 130 activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful boat ride. Efficient boarding and de-boarding; competent bartenders and music to lull away the afternoon. I was lucking when I took my ride, it was a perfect afternoon weather wise which made the trip even better. If I was able to find any fault it's merely that they should have more seating available on the open deck as this... More

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Leonard, Michigan
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This cruise is about what you would expect - a 2hour tour down the river and back with narration. It was great to see the communities and businesses along the river and just relax with a drink while doing so. It's not a cruise that will knock your socks off but it is just as described on the web site... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The staff are very friendly and attentive. We enjoyed live music and very relzing lunch while being transportted along the Williamette River. It gave us a totally different view/perspective of Portland area. Viewed many beautiful homes and interesting areas that we had not seen during our visit.

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Washougal, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As a celebration for my sister's 60th Birthday, a group of us went on the Portland Spirit. What a fabulous time! Lunch was delicious, staff was super friendly and the weather was perfect! would highly recommend this cruise for a celebration or just a nice afternoon out on the Willamette River! Thank you for such an enjoyable time!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The river cruise in Portland is something different from the regular cruises and lot more enjoyable in the scenic back ground

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I did the 2 hour sightseeing cruise from 12-2 with a 2 for 1 living social. When we first got on, I felt a little bit like a second class citizen. They were very focused on the people who took the lunch cruise. This is fine except that I was led to believe from the person on... More

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The weather cooperated, and it was a beautiful day to cruise the Columbia. I had guests from Ohio and what a perfect way to show off the glories of the Gorge. I thought the price was an extreme bargain. The food was OK, but it's not like you're paying enough for haute cuisine, so I wasn't expecting it. What really... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This boat tour was so strange. It went throught the ugliest industrial sections of Portland. Really bad.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We opted to do the dinner cruise down the portland river. The boat itself and the dining room is quite beautiful. It was a two hour cruise so we were expecting some time between meals etc but it didn't really happen this way. The staff were polite and pleasent taking our orders promptly as we sat down. We had breads... More

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First let me say that the issue is not with the actual tour but rather the company in GEORGIA that handles the tour reservations. I booked and fully paid upfront for 18 seats on a tour for a company function on a Friday. At no time during the booking process was it indicated that there were not enough seats. Over... More

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