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Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

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Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

I am putting together a Portland Getaway Package for our school auction. Currently includes for 4 people 2 night stay at Hotel Monaco, dinner for 4 at Fenouil and two $100 gift cert. at Nordstroms. Also wanted to include some sort of River Cruise, but don't want a big ticky, tacky ship with bad food. I read about the Scovare docked in Sellwood, more of a sailboat. Has anyone actually used them? Any other suggestions?

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1. Re: Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

".....big ticky, tacky ship with bad food." Well, that pretty accurately describes the Portland Spirit, so I guess that's out. ;-) Never heard of Scovare, but you might consider a jet boat: http://www.outrageousjetboat.com/.

Nice getaway package, BTW.

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2. Re: Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

Haven't been on their boat yet, but here are some other cruises in the area.

Other Portland River Cruises:

Sternwheeler Rose - http://www.sternwheelerrose.com/

Portland Spirit - http://www.portlandspirit.com

Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge - http://www.sternwheeler.com/

Willamette Jetboat Excursions - http://www.willamettejet.com/

Belle of the Falls - http://www.belleofthefalls.com/

Crystal Dolphin - http://www.portlandspirit.com/doltech.php

Portland Ducks - http://www.portlandducks.com/

Portland Sailing Center - http://www.portlandsailing.com

Rondezvous River Cruises - 360 667-0399

Willamette Queen (Salem) - http://www.willamettequeen.com/

Willamette Star - http://www.portlandspirit.com/startech.php

Hut Harbor Airboat Rides (Salem) - (503) 316-3332

Multi-Day Portland / Columbia Cruises

Columbia Queen - majesticamericaline.com/products/Ship.aspx…

Queen of the West

majesticamericaline.com/products/Ship.aspx…

Empress of the North

majesticamericaline.com/products/Ship.aspx…

Spirit of '98

cruisewest.com/cruisewest/…son.aspx

Spirit of Alaska

cruisewest.com/cruisewest/…soa.aspx

Spirit of Discovery

cruisewest.com/cruisewest/…sod.aspx

There are also several boat rental places around as several yacht clubs - I'm sure you could arrange something with them.

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3. Re: Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

I was thinking of the jet boats also, but I am not sure if it fits the type of thing you want included. Your package sounds classy, so maybe we will need to add the jet boats in another package.

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4. Re: Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

J&S, have you been on all of those cruises???

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5. Re: Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

Not Even Close - I've only been on the Sternwheeler Rose, Portland Spirit, Columbia Gorge, Willamette Jetboats, and Portland Ducks.

The Crystal Dolphin and Willamette Star (I think) are only for private charter.

We plan on trying the rest of the day cruises this year though.

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6. Re: Portland River Cruise suggestions? Scovare?

Obviously, you don't get seasick! lol

Good list ...

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