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Address: Vancouver, WA
Phone Number: 5032243900
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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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Nice to see the Columbia River from a different perspective. Food and alcohol is served on board. One way trip is plenty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ingrid H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see the Columbia River from a different perspective. Food and alcohol is served on board. One way trip is plenty.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

So much fun on this tour, while catching up with old friends - for us newbies to the area and for people from the area. A fun way to see the gorge, I'm only sorry we didn't take more photos but we were too busy catching up and enjoying the entertainment, view and all.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

First, you might be a little confused trying to find this tour online. You have to go to the Portland Spirit Cruises website (sorry, TA doesn't let me link) and click on COLUMBIA GORGE CRUISES. But this cruise does NOT originate in Portland...you embark at the landing in Cascade Locks, about 30 miles east of Portland. Once you get there,... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Took the Easter Day Brunch Cruise. The food was good. There were 13 of us and they did not have a problem with the service time and the waiters were great. The view was absolutely breathtaking. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great trip all around with great food and service. Over priced and did not appreciate having an automatic tip (isn't a tip a personal matter for good service? Or has that changed?) from your credit card. The service was great and we would have left more than the required tip of $16.50 a day. The entertainment was outstanding.

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We went with friends and enjoyed the brunch excursion. They were very accommodating about my gluten sensitivity. Passengers were encouraged to move about the boat once the brunch was finished. More for adults.

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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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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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San Diego
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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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