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Portland Spirit River Cruises

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Address: 110 Southeast Caruthers Street, 5530 NE 60 Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Phone Number: (503) 224-3900
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EXPLORER BRIDGES TOUR

Went on the Portland Explorer Bridges Tour this past weekend and it was a great little tour. Got a Groupon for the tour which made it very affordable. We were running late and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went on the Portland Explorer Bridges Tour this past weekend and it was a great little tour. Got a Groupon for the tour which made it very affordable. We were running late and just got to the ticket window as the salesman at the window asked if we had reservations for the Explorer Tour. They knew we had reservations and... More 

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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I purchased tickets for the sightseeing tour on the Spirit. It was a great way to show my sister our lovely city. The ride was smooth and the service was great. Our only complaint was that we could not hear the travel guide because people around us were talking. We asked for the sound to be turned up which helped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took the Explorer Bridges tour. A small boat that goes up and down the river. 2 crew members, the Narrator and the Captain. Lots of information about the different bridges and then as you go through the working part of the river the stories about the different companies. The crew was very considerate of the folks who needed a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took an afternoon trip. This is a small boat that has 2 crew. The captain drives, the other picks up the buoys and narrates. We used a groupon and it was $17. We went up and down the Willamette River under each of the bridges. If you like "tours" this one was enjoyable. We learned about all the diffierent... More 

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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Portland Spirit River Cruises, responded to this review

Hello ~ Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the Explorer Portland Bridges cruise. Such a great way to see the city and learn about Portland's famous crossings. We hope to welcome you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More 

Klamath Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a outstanding eve. We had a outstanding dinner and cruise. The food was outstanding The cruise was fun and saw many great things and the skyline at night was pretty. Was a great night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had a great full day on this boat trip to Cascade Locks. Staff was funny, knowledgeable, and helpful. No complaints only good pictures and pleasant memories.

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Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The river cruise offers a couple different options. We took the two hour afternoon tour, which was just long enough. It was a hot summer day and being on the river was delightful, and the tour patter helped bring the experience alive.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lovely peaceful 2 hour trip. Wonderful way to get a different view of this lovely city. Delightful staff.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Portland Spirit tour of the Willamette was a two-hour leisurely and informative cruise, which orients passengers to a river and bridge view of Portland. Be sure and sit on the top deck to hear the historical narrative that isn't available on the dining levels. Highly recommended for people new to the area. (The river is pronounced Will-LAM-ette).

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was a great way to learn a brief history of Portland and facts about the various types of bridges crossing the river which runs through town. Our 3 women crew were informative, professional and fun. Loved riding up next to the pilot, as we went downsteam to where the Willamette joins the Columbia River. It was a great tour.... More 

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