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Address: Vancouver, WA
Phone Number: 1-800-460-4518
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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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Fun for the whole family

Fun for the whole family, a group activity or just a couples adventure This was one of our most memorable group trips last year. 110 people took the Sunday Brunch Sternwheeler... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori S
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Yakima, Washington
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Yakima, Washington
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun for the whole family, a group activity or just a couples adventure This was one of our most memorable group trips last year. 110 people took the Sunday Brunch Sternwheeler tour up and down the Columbia. The food was great, the river was beautiful and the experience was a once in a lifetime for some. If you are thinking... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Very nice dinner cruise. They only have one per week this time of year and the cruise just fell into place. My kids, their spouses and my friend from Hood River came along and it was lovely. Great choice of menu items and sweet staff. The captain REALLY looked the part, an ole Salt, and so knowledgeable of the "Lewis... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

It was a spur of the moment idea. The day was perfect blue skies and calm winds . The crew was very accommodating. Which made it so much more memorable .

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Thank myDelta
San Diego
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The state rooms needed repairs such as towel bars missing with holes where they were staff was inexperienced teenagers in the restaurant disorganized poor service. Menu was not good. Breakfast was the best. Hard to screw up eggs.

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Thank KingSanDiego
Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 

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Portland, Oregon
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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 

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Vancouver, Washington
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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 

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Vancouver, Washington
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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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2 Thank Mike M
Vancouver, Washington
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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

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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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