Customer Feedback

Server did an exceptional job. We had such an amazing time!!! Thank you again. He was so nice and knowledgeable. We had such a great time. - Russel

The trip was great. The Captain even let my grandson sit in the Captain's chair. - Sophie

Had a wonderful time with my granddaughters. - Thomas

We had a super fantastic time. Met my wife and went on our first date on your Valentines Day cruise. Married on your boat in 2006. food is always great and service is wonderful. We will be back. - George

Had great time, celebrated 40th anniversary. - Suzanne

We were celebrating our first anniversary of our marriage and the host sang us a very nice song. It was truly special. - Matthew

We loved it! It was so much fun. I posted on my facebook everyone should go. - Julie

Lots of fun, excellent service. Loved it. - Discovery Tours

Great time, celebrated our 48 anniversary. - Dennis and Judy

Group and Private Events

With a Portland Spirit event you will provide an unforgettable experience for your guests.

Our boats and venues provide the perfect fusion of breathtaking scenery, freshly prepared Northwest cuisine, and exceptional service.

Our 19 years of experience and over 5,000 private events has made us a leader in the industry.

Your personal Sales Manager and dedicated Event Planner will arrange all of the details to make your special occasion one of a kind.

Discounts for groups start for parties of 15 adults.

We invite you to schedule a tour or request more information.

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Willamette River
Portland, Oregon

Portland Spirit

Capacity: 499 — Plated Seating Capacity: 340
360 degree views: Lower Deck · Upper Deck · Outside Deck

This stylish yacht combines the classic nautical experience with a fine dining atmosphere. Two levels are fully enclosed and climate controlled, each with a sound system, baby grand piano, and full service beverage bar. A built-in marble dance floor is available on the Columbia deck and the top Starlight deck is an open-air viewing deck.

Willamette Star

Capacity: 144 — Plated Seating Capacity: 100
360 degree views: Lower Deck · Upper Deck · Outside Deck

Elegance and old world style are custom built into the Willamette Star with its warm cherry wood interior and beautiful brass accents. The Star has two enclosed and temperature controlled levels, a full service bar, two outdoor viewing decks and a sound system. The dining level includes a piano and built-in dance floor.

Crystal Dolphin

Capacity: 120 — Plated Seating Capacity: 50
360 degree views: Lower Deck · Upper Deck · Outside Deck

This sleek and luxurious vessel provides exclusive river cruising and is the perfect venue for an hors d'oeuvre reception or smaller group. The Crystal Dolphin features two fully enclosed and climate controlled levels, a baby grand piano, full service bar, outdoor viewing decks, and sound system.

Explorer

Capacity: 35

This exciting excursion vessel is a day-trippers delight. Equipped with padded bench seating, canopy, see-through side panels and a restroom, this vessel offers a variety of routes along the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

Columbia River
Cascade Locks, Oregon

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

Capacity: 499 — Plated Seating Capacity: 200
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler image gallery

Enjoy an authentic riverboat experience through the scenic Columbia River Gorge aboard this classic paddle wheel style boat. Two levels are fully enclosed and feature full service bars and a sound system. The top Starlight Deck is an open-air viewing deck.

Gorge Pavilion

Capacity: 325
Pavilion image gallery

The Gorge Pavilion is a year-round, climate controlled event center that offers tongue and groove woodwork ceiling and a state of the art sound system. The Pavilion is the perfect location for your special event and can be combined with a canopy tent and picnic table rental for an event that utilizes all that Marine Park has to offer.

Explorer

Capacity: 35

This exciting excursion vessel is a day-trippers delight. Equipped with padded bench seating, canopy, see-through side panels and a restroom, this vessel offers a variety of routes along the Willamette and Columbia rivers.

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