Portland Boat Tours
See Portland and the region from the water on boat tours that traverse the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland is just a river town, largely defined by the Willamette and Columbia, which divide the city into east and west, and form its northern border, respectively. Portland boat tours provide a unique perspective on the city and region.
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The Portland Spirit
Tours onboard the Portland Spirit let guests soak in the sights of the Portland cityscape along the Willamette River while a veteran sea captain narrates the trip. Portland Spirit tours include downtown sightseeing cruises serving brunch, lunch or dinner; Early Escape Concert Cruises with a live local band every Thursday afternoon, July-September; a Flashback Dance Cruise every Saturday night; and holiday and other special event cruises. The Portland Spirit’s sister ship, the Explorer, provides high-speed river tours of 10 famous Portland bridges, from the St. Johns to the Sellwood Bridge. Visit https://www.tripindicator.com/portland-top-boat-cruises-sailing-tours/1/4382/N/3 for more information about portland boat and cruise tours.
Willamette Jet Boats
For a fascinating ride, Willamette Jet Boats will show all the sights, by having an open-cabin, 130-person boat that provides passengers a distinct view of Bridgetown. The two-hour tour departs from the dock near OMSI and takes passengers past downtown bridges, wildlife and houseboats in route to majestic Willamette Falls. The one-hour tour heads north showing off the city’s shipyards, waterfront and more bridges. Offered Tuesdays only, the Columbia River & Lunch tour explores the mighty Columbia with a stop for lunch at a flying restaurant.