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Address: West Mooring Basin Slip D-5, Astoria, OR
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Wonderful experience!!

We spent a day in Astoria when the Norwegian Jewel stopped for a day as part of an autumn re-positioning cruise, and after some research made this half-day trip our # 1 choice of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Summer B
London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a day in Astoria when the Norwegian Jewel stopped for a day as part of an autumn re-positioning cruise, and after some research made this half-day trip our # 1 choice of things to do. We weren't disappointed! After the ship docked we disembarked and walked through the nearby docks to meet Captain Chris Lloyd of Columbia River... More 

Thank Summer B
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We have taken the West Coast re-positioning cruise several times. All included the inevitable stop in Astoria. It’s a lovely town but not too much to do- not really a place to bring 3.000 people. In past we’ve enjoyed the waterfront walk and fish & chips at one of the lovely brewpubs. This time however, I was determined to find... More 

Thank Peter061
Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We loved our trip with Captain Chris, even though it was raining a little it was the highlight of our trip and cruise! My daughter FELL IN LOVE with the Sea Lions and he got her "up close and personal" with them and two weeks later she is still talking about the trip. Highly recommend it!

Thank caraacker
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

What a great tour! Captain Chris so personable and knowledgeable. Had a great time experiencing the beautiful Oregon coastline and learning about the workings of an active port. Fascinating information & history, very easy going. Love having that small group, only 6 passenger, experience. Very accommodating when our ship arrived late into port and we missed our original time. Kept... More 

Thank JNoel1211
Renton, Washington
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Travel the mighty Columbia River and see Ocean freighters up close. Experience the power of the tides, currents and wind. Bring a binoculars and camera to spot and record sea lions, eagles and other wildlife. Capable captain and comfortable large boat.

Thank John S
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We loved our three hour boat ride on the Columbia River and a neighboring tributary. The morning water was calm and we saw seals, osprey, bald eagles and other birds. Captain Chris knew lots about nature and history and answered all our questions abut the area.

Thank Sarene S
Kansas City
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Captain Chris was really nice, relaxed, friendly, funny and answered all of our questions. He was so easy-going that it was like being out on the boat with your friends. We learned so many interesting things about where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean!!! During high tide the Pacific Ocean actually reverses the Columbia River & tributaries for 80... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

My husband and I spent the 4th of July weekend in Astoria and I booked us for this tour for the afternoon we got into town on July 3. We had some excitement as we underestimated how bad the traffic would be going up the coast in certain areas and got checked into our hotel at the Pier Cannery and... More 

1 Thank Kim J
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a 3+ hour tour with Chris. Wow...what a wonderful experience! Learned so much about the history of Astoria and the Columbia River. Saw osprey, eagles, herons on a warm and sunny day. Chris is a wonderful host and very knowledgeable. Made me feel right at home on his vessel. Have to rate this experience one of my... More 

Thank ChangYu
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Astoria was a stop on our cruise-we didn't have much time and wanted to do something a little different. We couldn't have found a more enjoyable way to spend a morning! First-this is a great activity for people taking a cruise into the area-the marina where Captain Chris keeps his boat is just across the street from where the cruise... More 

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