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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 128 activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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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 NEW

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The gorge on a clear day is an unforgettable experience of natural beauty. July 6th we could clearly see Mt Ranier and Mt Baker while on the Willamette, and Mt Hood and Mt St Helens while on the Columbia. The narrator, Austin, seemed friendly, but none of us could hear one word he said except the captain slowed the boat's... More

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Salem, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

On June 14 we took a lunch cruise on The Portland Spirit. We were greeted by the friendly staff and were escorted to our table. We had a choice of lunch entrees and beverages. During the meal the staff sang and the piano player played. People requested songs and the staff announced people celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations. We could... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Austin M was our guide and the mate, and sadly I cannot remember the captain's name. Small boat, and a small number of passengers. Austin M did a wonderful job of narrating as we went, telling about the military ships, bridges, history and more. Scenery was amazing. This was a trip that started at around 8:30 and returned to dock... More

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

Hi! Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Explorer excursion. We hope to have you on board again! Thanks, The Portland Spirit More

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