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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises

299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6703
+1 503-224-3900
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a must do!

for anyone interested in a real sternwheeler experience, this is the boat!.....not those two fake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
647anon
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Anaheim, California
Great Value

I highly recommend the brunch tour. Good food, great staff, and excellent views. A great experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sandswastling
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The Dalles, Oregon
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
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“hour cruise” (14 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6703
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+1 503-224-3900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

for anyone interested in a real sternwheeler experience, this is the boat!.....not those two fake 'things' that also ply there columbia river, and that have a quasi-missouri-mississippi appearance......the columbia gorge has the western riverboat architecture and is 'propelled' by a real stern-wheel, with no assistance...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend the brunch tour. Good food, great staff, and excellent views. A great experience for the money.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the 2 hour cruise, We went east for 30 minutes, then back to the dock. Some folks got off, some did not, and new folks got on. Then we went west under the Bridge of the Gods, for 30 minutes toward Bonneville dam....More

1  Thank Vikki K
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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vikki, thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great time! We are actually wheelchair accessible. We can accommodate wheelchairs on the first floor of the vessel. We have ramps to outside if they feel inclined to go out. Thanks again,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the 2 hour tour without food. Very reasonable price for this. (Most everyone else apparently booked the meal). Instead of eating, we had more time on deck during a very nice, sunny day. Even with a typical Gorge "breeze", we went right to the...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the Review Paul. We are glad you had an awesome time!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the Dinner Cruise, weather was perfect. Decor on the boat was a little dated, but the service was excellent, the dinner was nice (I had the chicken) but not really anything to rave about, although the dessert (salted caramel cheesecake) was pretty good. The...More

Thank Francina G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the diner cruise, there was a large number in our party and were treated very well. The dinner was delicious, the ride was very informative and beautiful. I recommend this for everyone. I nice end to a beautiful day!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise was enjoyable although I would have appreciated a bit more information as we cruised. Unfortunately, they completely ran out of bread and the steelhead was gone after half the boat was served. They should do pre-orders when you make your reservation. Would prevent...More

Thank Catherine R
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Aaron G, marketing manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review Catherine, I am very sorry that we ran out of Steelhead and Bread! That should never happen! I would like to get some more information from you if possible. feel free to reach out to us at our office...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Interesting, leisurely trip, great scenery, guide commentary was very interesting, food was not exactly gourmet, but not bad for buffet. Took 9:30 am - 3:00 pm trip. Good for those with limited mobility. Plenty of seating inside or out. Great way to have a relaxing...More

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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you had a great time. The cinnamon scones are the best!

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We booked a two-hour cruise on May 1st, the first day of the 2018 operating season. Only eight passengers, but still the full experience: mandatory photo before boarding (you can purchase later for $10), the bar was 'open', and the captain pointed out the sights,...More

1  Thank Laura M
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Aaron G, Marketing Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a great time! We try very hard to go above and beyond for all our passengers. We are so glad you got to share this experience with us.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This was our second time on the Sternwheeler; and were delighted to be able to take a dinner cruise from Kennewick, Washington at Clover Island Inn. We booked the romance package to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed the whole evening and we were able to...More

1  Thank tripoddy
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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

We are so glad you had such an awesome time! The sunsets out of Kennewick are just breathtaking! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again next year!

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stormiedi
30 April 2017|
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Response from Aaron G | Property representative |
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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Dale B
11 September 2016|
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Response from Aaron G | Property representative |
Reservations are always recommended, but it is possible to pay at the time of boarding provided space is available. The other thing to consider is that our pricing is based on availability, and booking early ensures the... More
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