Christmas Ships Cruises
2015 marks the 61st year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon. The Christmas Ship Fleet cruises between both rivers offering the Portland area thrilling Christmas time parades. The Portland tradition that started with one decorated boat it a volunteer organization. The privately owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the ships owners have been part of Christmas tradition for more than 30 years with many being part of the fleets for over 20 years. Join Portland Spirit to make this your holiday tradition!
Explorer "Sleigh Rides on the Water"
Be a part of the parade! This hour and a half cruise complete with hot chocolate, cookies and plenty of blankets for all, will take you up close to Portland's Christmas Ship parade.
December 7th-11th, 15th-18th
December 20th 5pm-6:15pm
$30/person for groups of 15 or more passengers
Show upcoming Explorer sleigh rides
Join us for a Willamette River cruise for front row seats to see the Christmas Ships. Includes a two and a half hour cruise, three course plated meal, coffee and hot tea, live entertainment and fully enclosed and climate controlled decks.
December 7th-11th, 16th-18th
$68 adults, $63 children
We make every effort to provide a good view of the Christmas Ship Fleet. Parade viewing can not be guaranteed due to potential river activity and conditions.
December 18th, 2015 - Friday