Portland Spirit’s Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler | Heart of the Gorge Sightseeing, Gorgeous Dinner, Brunch, Landmarks

From our sponsors:
Portland Spirit’s Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Cruising Daily April 29 – October 31, 2022
More info: portlandspirit.com

Cascade Locks Docks
299 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

This authentic sternwheeler will take you on a relaxing cruise through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy a sightseeing, brunch or dinner cruise — various experiences offered daily!

$40 Adults | $25 Children (1-12)

Join us for a scenic cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about its formation, landmarks and natural wonders with the captain’s narration. Snacks and full service bar are available for purchase on board, or eat at the Locks Waterfront Grill before or after your cruise.
Daily 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 (not available on last cruise of the day).

*Time not available on Sundays due to the brunch cruise.

Sunday Champagne Brunch
Starting at $72 Adults | $36 Children (1-12) | $10 Infants (0-1)

Escape to the Columbia Gorge on this 2-hour cruise through the heart of the Columbia Gorge. Enjoy a delicious plated Northwest brunch with complimentary Champagne/mimosas.

  • 9:30 am: Boarding
  • 10 am – 12 pm: Cruising

Gorge-ous Dinner
Starting at $78 Adults | $39 Children (0-12)

No dinner can compare! Cruise through the Columbia Gorge Historic Scenic Area while enjoying a freshly prepared three-course dinner with your choice of entrée.

  • 5:30 pm: Boarding
  • 6 pm – 8 pm: Cruising




  1. Natasha M Morlock on October 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Pick me

  2. Natasha M Morlock on October 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Puck me please!

  3. Michelle Gendvil on June 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Is there a contest? How exciting I’m in!

  4. Carol L Trekas on May 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Is this a contest or a advertisement for the Portland Spirit? If it is a contest count me in. Thanks.

  5. Albert on June 23, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    I’m down

  6. Kaj Persson on July 22, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    My girlfriend and I were talking about this all Spring long!!!

  7. Debra Farthing on July 23, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Oh my God this is on my bucket list 🪣. I’d be thrilled to go!

  8. Arianne Kimberly on August 11, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    This is something my partner has never done, since she is from a landlocked state. She doesn’t even know what a Sternwheeler is: though I’ve described it many times….best way for her to learn is through an amazing experience like this one!

  9. Arianne Kimberly Belt on August 12, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    For 2, please!!

  10. Teena Winski on September 29, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Oh my gosh…this would be the best anniversary experience! We would absolutely love to go.

  11. Johanna on October 21, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Oh please I would love the dinner cruise.

  12. Teena Winski on June 1, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Is the Sternwheeler operating this year?

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