My husband I recently had a great trip up the Columbia River with Capt Chris. It was a beautiful evening. Capt Chris was very friendly and considerate of my apprehension with getting sea sick. I didn't get sea sick at all- the river was peaceful and gorgeous. He was a great host describing boats and landmarks along the Astoria shoreline. He took us up to some tankers and down the mouth of a smaller river with house boats. We saw several eagles, an osprey nest (with mom and the baby), and many seals.
There was another family of 5 on the cruise with us, who happened to be the owner of the delicious and fun Ft. George Brewery in town. His 9 y.o. son was on the boat and Capt. Chris was GREAT with him. He easily captured the kid's interest in being "First Mate" and had him sit in the seat next to him.
Capt. Chris was fun and funny, knowledgeable and hospitable. The cruise was great. A perfect way to spend an evening in Astoria.