Columbia & Snake River Cruises

Columbia & Snake River Cruises
According to the Center for Columbia River History, The Columbia River is the most significant environmental force in the Pacific Northwest. Flowing more than 1,200 miles, it has 10 major tributaries with the most important being the Snake River. Often labeled the "River of the West," the first confirmation of its location was in 1775. Meriweather Lewis and William Clark explored the river between 1805 and 1806. Whether you are sailing, water-skiing or hiking, the Columbia and Snake Rivers are destinations to explore.

River Voyage of Discovery

Spend eight days sailing aboard the Spirit of '98, a model of early 20th century coastal steamers, following the steps of Lewis and Clark. Begin your journey in Portland, Oregon, along the Willamette River, and enjoy the views of Multnomah Falls as you enter the Columbia River. Visit the sites of Pendleton, Hell's Canyon, Walla Walla, Astoria and Fort Clatsop. Enjoy presentations by your exploration leaders as they bring to life the early days along the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

Cruise West
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 401
Seattle, WA. 98121

American Safari Cruises

Board the Safari Explorer, a 36-passenger luxury yacht, for The Rivers of the West, Lewiston to Portland cruise. Begin this eight-day trip with dinner as you cruise the Snake River. Visit Hell's Canyon, The Palouse Canyon, The Columbia Gorge and the Bonneville Dam. Travel though birding and wine country along the Columbia River. Enjoy several day trips learning the history of your destinations through local guides. End your cruise with a farewell dinner as you dock in Portland.

Travel Wizard
4380 Redwood Highway
San Rafael, CA. 94903

Adventure Smith Explorations

Come aboard the Spirit of Columbia and share your adventure on board this small vessel designed to accommodate 78 guests. Begin your seven-day journey in Portland along the Willamette River on the way to the Columbia River. Enjoy eastern Washington's wine country, then on to Clarkston where the Columbia and Snake Rivers merge. Explore the Palouse River and the Columbia River Gorge. Visit Astoria and take a day trip to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, learning the history of navigation along the river. Your journey ends at the docks of Portland.

Adventure Smith Explorations
3090 North Lake Boulevard, Suite 5
Tahoe City, CA. 96145

Article Written By Cecilia Harsch

Cecilia Harsch has been writing professionally since 2009. She writes mainly home improvement, health and travel articles for various online publications. She has several years of experience in the home-improvement industry, focusing on gardening, and a background in group exercise instruction. Harsch received her Certified Nurses Assistant license in 2004. She attended Tarrant County College and studied English composition.

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