Portland Spirit Tours on The Explorer
"Heart Of the Gorge" Exploration
Spectacular vistas and a thrilling ride.
This fully narrated tour covers 60 miles of the Columbia River, aboard the Explorer, to the "Heart of the Gorge" — Cascade Locks, Oregon. The Portland skyline will unfold into the natural beauty of Multnomah Falls and the majestic Gorge. Experience the locks at Bonneville Dam before we stop in Cascade Locks. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at Locks Waterfront Cafe and shop at the Visitor's Center gift shop before the return-trip to Portland.
View an interactive map of the Heart of the Gorge Cruise route.
Boarding at 8:15am cruising 8:30am-3:30pm
Prices do not include taxes, landing fees, and any other applicable chargesBook Explorer
Portland Bridges Cruise
See the City Of Bridges from a whole new view.
Portland Spirit will guide you on this river tour of Portland’s famous bridges. Travel from the St. John’s to the Sellwood Bridge while enjoying the colorful history of Portland’s ten landmark crossings -- each spanning the beautiful Willamette River and a new chapter in bridge engineering and design.
Boarding at 4:30pm, cruising 4:45pm-6:00pm
Prices do not include taxes, landing fees, and any other applicable charges
Explorer Vessel Overview
- Capacity: 35 passengers
- 40 feet long
- Travels at speeds up to 45 MPH
- Canopy top with zip down windows
- On board restroom
- Bench seating with custom cushions
Explorer cruises are an adventure-style experience. For safety and comfort, guests should be in good health and free from heart, back, knee or neck problems, motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated. Expectant mothers should not ride. Children under 4 are not permitted to ride. Children over 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests may need to negotiate a steep series of steps when boarding and disembarking the boat. The boat is not wheelchair accessible.