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The Columbia Gorge Riverboat

Vancouver, WA
+1 800-460-4518
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Sunday brunch

We went for a birthday party. The brunch was very good and worth the price. The sail was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
elizabethbX1589AP
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Hokey but fun

Taking the columbia river paddlewheeler dinner cruise was a fun but kinda hokey thing to do. Five... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Susan C
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a birthday party. The brunch was very good and worth the price. The sail was very enjoyable. I would reccommend it for a nice outing on a summer day

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Taking the columbia river paddlewheeler dinner cruise was a fun but kinda hokey thing to do. Five people do it all; ticket taking, table service, cruise director, ship pilot, bartender, etc. All friendly and fun. Not really an elegant dinner as advertised...salad wilted, entree frozen,...More

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It has beautiful scenary and really nice crew who'll let you into the wheelhouse and even let you steer the ship. What isn't worth the $174 for 2 on a dinner cruise is the food and drink quality. First, you need to know getting beer...More

1  Thank Dana H
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We cruised for a week on the Empress and were wowed by the food, the boat, but most of all the entertainers. The weather for November was better than we had hoped and the scenery along the Columbia River Gorge was amazing. Must be where...More

1  Thank HelenVB2013
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Attended a wedding aboard. Really fun different venue. Dinner was gourmet, fresh Columbia steelhead, served timely so we could enjoy all the sights along the river. Captain was entertaining and great character.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank Ingrid H
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Reviewed 20 July 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...More

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 15 July 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...More

5  Thank TommyBear
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Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 23 June 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

Thank drbork52
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Go to the Portland Spirit website
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It goes up the river East from Cascade Locks, Columbia River Gorge trip.
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