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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises
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Come experience premier dining on one of five luxurious yachts operating year-round on the Willamette River in beautiful downtown Portland as well as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Cascade Locks. Brunch, lunch and dinner are...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6703
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my dad (88 post stroke) and my mother in law (70, MS) to Cascade Locks to see the scenery and go on the river cruise. The boat is a genuine sternwheeler and loaded with historical pictures of life on the river. First of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We did the two hour cruise. Not too crowded as it was nearly the end of October. Fantastic scenery. The crew were very nice. We learned some interesting facts from the Captain's narrative. A very enjoyable trip. Managed to stay ahead of the rain until...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ricci_N_Max
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I was a little skeptical about this trip beforehand but the others in our group wanted to go. I am definitely glad we did. The breakfast was delicious and hearty, the lunch was ok. The scenery and commentary from the captain made for a delightful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BBTex
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We decided to take this cruise for our Anniversary but, it would be wonderful anytime. The staff is friendly and attentive and you can't beat the view! A leisurely 2 1/2 hour cruise along the beautiful river, under the Bridge of the Gods at Dusk...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MLeach2949
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We took the sternwheeler cruise a couple of years ago for a dinner event. Loved it. So we brought our daughter and her beau back to celebrate her birthday on the Sunday brunch cruise. From the service to the buffet to the dessert, delightful. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AngBreidenbach
Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We hope you come back soon! - The Portland Spirit & Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Crew

Reviewed September 26, 2018

We took a two hour cruise on a paddle wheeler on the Columbia River. Captain Tom was a wonderful historian and his oration was a great addition t o the spectacular scenery. We did not take a dining cruise so can't comment on that. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We hope you come back soon! - The Portland Spirit & Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Crew

Reviewed September 20, 2018

We took the 2 hr scenic tour. The first pilot/ captain, who took the boat upstream for 1/2 hr, was not very talkative. The scenery was gorgeous on a sunny, crisp, autumn day. We "paddled" back the 1/2 hr, docked, boarded some new passengers and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We hope you come back soon! - The Portland Spirit & Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Crew

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I chose the cascade locks dinner cruise for mine and my husband 2nd anniversary. The trip was fantastic from the beginning to end. Pleasant staff, delicious meal and great sightseeing. I would recommend this dinner cruise to anyone wanting to have a great romantic time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for the review! Come back anytime!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

I’ve always wanted to take this paddleboat and I finally got to do it. While waiting to board there’s a small museum.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Aaron G, Guest Relations Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for your review! Come back and ride again soon!

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The food was excellent. The staff was very attentive. You did not leave their hungry. The scenery from the boat was wonderful. The only negative thing was the temperature in the boat. That evening it was very warmMore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tom R
Aaron G, Guest Relations Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for the review Tom, I do apologize about the temperature of the boat, we are addressing the issue, we have had a technician come out and is working on making our a/c unit work efficiently. Thank you for your feedback! Hope you come...More

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michelle31565
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we recommend smart or business casual, but you are welcome to just come casual!
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We have multiple cruise options available. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Sightseeing, and the 5 hour Landmarks of The Gorge Cruise. Prices will vary but you'll want to book early for the best value. Our website has... More
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