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The Columbia Gorge Riverboat

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Address: Vancouver, WA
Phone Number: 1-800-460-4518
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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.
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Stern Wheeler - great seats for wind surfer watching!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.

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Vancouver, Washington
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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

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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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.

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Vancouver, Washington
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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.

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Vancouver, Washington
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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

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Carson City, Nevada
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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 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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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 

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San Jacinto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This trip is well worth the money. It offers very pretty views of the Columbia river within the Columbia River Gorge. Not only are the views pretty, it's also quite informative because you hear the captain on the loudspeaker giving a lot of information about the river and the gorge. You board this paddle boat in Cascade Locks, Oregon which... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The Sternwheeler is a quaint old boat powered by a paddle wheel. There were 100 ladies in our tour group and there was plenty of room, even with another group on the second deck. We had a delicious buffet lunch inside on the lower deck. They even allowed us to bring our own band for entertainment. The boat takes a... More 

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