Portland Spirit

Yes, We are open!

We are hiring | Covid-19 Precautions


Yes, We are open!

We are hiring | Covid-19 Precautions

Private Charters

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. We have over 20 years of experience and executed well over 5,000 private events, which 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 company event, commitment ceremony, special occasion one of a kind.

Customize Your Cruise

Have a larger group and interested in your own private cruise? The Portland Spirit has many customizable options to choose from. Build your own custom cruise with your own personal event planner. We will guide you through the planning process and make sure you can enjoy the party and not stress over the details.

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Our Venues

The Portland Spirit Vessel

Portland Spirit

Capacity: 499 — Plated Seating Capacity: 340

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, 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.

The Willamette Star Vessel

Willamette Star

Capacity: 144 — Plated Seating Capacity: 100

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.

The Crystal Dolphin

Crystal Dolphin

Capacity: 120 — Plated Seating Capacity: 50

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.

Columbia River - Cascade Locks, Oregon

The Columbia Gorge Sterwheeler Vessel

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler

Capacity: 499 — Plated Seating Capacity: 200
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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.

The Explorer Jetboat

Explorer Not Operating in 2021

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.

Customer Feedback

This is our 4th time and we were very pleased. Our grandson got to steer the boat and we took several pictures which was wonderful. Food good. We enjoyed it very much. - Kathleen

Superb. Great cruise, captain and food. Everything was above and Beyond what they expected. Will do it again in the future. - Richard

We had a fantastic time on your ship. Excellent food and service. - Erik

Relatives from England thought the cruise was "magical". - Doreen

We loved the July 4th cruise every year. The service is excellent. - Virginia

Singing amazing and the food was wonderful. - Taylor

We had a fantastic cruise! My granddaughter was so excited and the food was wonderful. - Barbara

Thanks for making my mothers retirement party so memorable. - Jennifer

Wonderful! Couldn't have had a better time. Would really like a murder mystery cruise next your. You guys were a class act. - Conrad

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