Group and 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.

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Customer Feedback

A memory and one we'd like to repeat - Jan

This was a wonderful experience. - Al

Service was amazing; all crew members were welcoming and accommodating to all passengers on the boat. - Dave

Wonderful dinner and relaxing way to see Portland. Loved the music. - Mike

We had a phenomenal time. The food was delicious. We would love to come again. - Andrew

We enjoyed the cruise very much. Hope to do this dinner cruise on our next trip. - Dennis

The food was excellent and tasty; servers so courteous and professional. - Charles

Our server was amazing and gave us five star service. - Gomez

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

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, 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

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 Locks Grill

Lock's Waterfront Grill

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


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.