We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Columbia Gorge Riverboat

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vancouver, WA
Phone Number: 1-800-460-4518
Website
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating
Description: Learn the history of the Columbia River Gorge and the Lewis and Clark...
Learn the history of the Columbia River Gorge and the Lewis and Clark Expedition during a two-hour narrated cruise on this 147-foot sternwheeler patterned after a 19th-century steamer.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great way to view the Gorge!

Some people think the Gorge is just water and trees. Not so! It is one of the most beautiful rides on the rivers here in Washington. You get to view hang gliders while touring the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
VickyLF
,
Vancouver, Washington
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some people think the Gorge is just water and trees. Not so! It is one of the most beautiful rides on the rivers here in Washington. You get to view hang gliders while touring the Gorge on the boat. The views are wonderful. We almost moved to San Diego but Washington and Oregon are so beautiful we stayed. You don't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went last May and did the Mothers Day Brunch Cruise and it was fantastic. My mother enjoyed herself to the fullest and now wants to do it every year! The food is good not the best but then again I'm not the biggest fan of American breakfast food (see their website for menu detail). Unlimited Mimosas/ Sparkling Cider was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is no better way to actually see both sides of the Gorge, other than owning your own boat, than to take the Sternwheeler cruise. ( Driving on either side of the River is scenic and beautiful but it is also fast paced and sometimes blocked by other trucks/cars on the road with you). If the weather is cold, you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not to mention a great meal! Crew is friendly and the route both beautiful and interesting. Get an unusual view of the Bonneville Dam, and the sight of multiple wind surfers in any direction of the Columbia River you're riding on.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a good one for After a Big Brunch at the Waterfalls. The trip is so worth taking the time to explore this area of the River ..So much to see and learn go see for yourself!! I do not want to spoil it Hint....EXTRAORDINARY views

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hingham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Even though it was pouring rain, we had a great time going through the locks on the 5 hr. trip. Breakfast and lunch were included on the trip. You could view the waterfalls, watch the salmon fishermen on the shore and wading in the water.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

nice ride with dinner and drinks. lots to see, friendly people. easy to get to easy to board. had a lot of fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the views are breathtaking, crew was friendly and professional. It was a little chilly in September, don't forget some extra layers of clothes. Loved it

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
147 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I'd driven the highway up the Columbia Gorge and stopped at the dam. The Riverboat on the Columbia was the best way to experience the River. And if you can take the dinner cruise, the food is far better than average for this type of dining. Go up on deck so you can hear the captain talking about the history... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Milwaukie, Oregon
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I have done this sightseeing trip twice. Once with family and once with visitors from out of State. Both times we found the leisurely pace and beautiful scenery relaxing and enjoyable. We spent time outside on the decks but it can be chilly, even in September, so take a jacket. One of the most interesting features of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed The Columbia Gorge Riverboat also viewed

 

Been to The Columbia Gorge Riverboat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Columbia Gorge Riverboat

Address: Vancouver, WA
Phone Number: 1-800-460-4518
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Vancouver

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Columbia Gorge Riverboat and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Appleton, Wisconsin

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Columbia Gorge Riverboat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?