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The Columbia Gorge Riverboat

Vancouver, WA
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating
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Owner description: 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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Hingham, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Vancouver, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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Milwaukie, Oregon
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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San Jacinto, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
24 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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