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Heart of the Gorge Sightseeing - Cruise the Columbia Gorge

Heart of the Gorge Sightseeing

Daily May - October

Join us for a cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about its formation, landmarks and natural wonders with the captain's narration. Snacks and beverages from our full service bar are available for purchase on board. The Sternwheeler travels alternate directions every hour, if you would like to see both directions of the river, stay on board for the second hour at no additional charge (not available on last cruise of the day).

Adults $40

Children (1-12) $25
Infants (0-1) Free

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Prices do not include taxes or any other applicable charges
Group discounts available for 10+ persons; please contact 503-224-3900 or sales@portlandspirit.com.

Departure Times

11 am (east)*
12:15 pm (west)*
1:30 pm (east)
2:45 pm (west)


Each one-hour cruise travels a different direction. East highlights Wind Mountain and Skamania Lodge, while west features the Bridge of the Gods and Bonneville Dam. Stay on board to do both loops for free (departure times can vary and are subject to availability).

*Not available on Sundays due to the Brunch Cruise.

Departure Point: 299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Return Details: Returns to original departure point

Parking: Located in Marine Park, there is a large parking lot along with overflow parking areas located directly next to the boarding location. All parking is monitored by the Port of Cascade Locks and is pay to park. More information.


What's Included

Included 1 or 2-Hour Cruise on an Authentic Sternwheeler

Included Live Narration from our Captain

Not included Beverages

Not included Snack Bar

Not included Boarding Photo


Additional Info

• Dress Code is Casual

• This is a Non-Smoking Vessel

View Sample Bar Menu

Vessel Features & Image Gallery

• Wheelchair Accessible


Upgrade Options

Upgrades may be Purchased During Checkout

• Keepsake Package - $35 per person

• Boarding Photo - $15

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations unless refundable ticket option is purchased.




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