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Group and Private Charters

The Portland Spirit Fleet

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 24 years of experience and well 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 company event, commitment ceremony, special occasion one of a kind.

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Customer Feedback

Very nice to be able to go up to hear the Captain narration about the river; made the experience that much better. - Bart

Captain was very informative and we could hear him well through the vessel. It was my birthday and I absolutely had a wonderful day and so did the rest of my family. - Virginia

Appreciate the captain information. - Dawn

Piano music was very nice and enjoyable particularly the singer. - Sandra

Great fun, magic was enjoyable, delicious food. - Darren

Had a great time, only booked because I had been on the boat before for another kind of cruise. - Jeff

Me and my guest had a great time; he had never been on the boat before. You guys run a very high class operation. - Larry

We really enjoyed it. Great show and the dinner was awesome. We both had the beef tenderloin and loved it. We will spread the word. - Joe

We had a great time, we thought it was better than we expected. - Ruth

Our Venues

The Portland Spirit Vessel

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.

The Willamette Star Vessel

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.

The Crystal Dolphin

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.

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 Locks Grill

Columbia Gorge Visitors Center

Capacity: 120

The Columbia Gorge Visitors Center is the perfect location for your special event, private parking lot, on site restaurant and waterfront patio with outdoor seating.

The Explorer Jetboat

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.