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Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises

299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6703
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Nice Cruise mediocre Dinner

The cruise was enjoyable although I would have appreciated a bit more information as we cruised... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catherine R
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Austin, Texas
via mobile
Most relaxing, interesting day trip we've ever taken.

Interesting, leisurely trip, great scenery, guide commentary was very interesting, food was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OrTraveler2010
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“hour cruise” (12 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
“window table” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-6703
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cruise was enjoyable although I would have appreciated a bit more information as we cruised. Unfortunately, they completely ran out of bread and the steelhead was gone after half the boat was served. They should do pre-orders when you make your reservation. Would prevent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, leisurely trip, great scenery, guide commentary was very interesting, food was not exactly gourmet, but not bad for buffet. Took 9:30 am - 3:00 pm trip. Good for those with limited mobility. Plenty of seating inside or out. Great way to have a relaxing...More

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Aaron G, Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you had a great time. The cinnamon scones are the best!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a two-hour cruise on May 1st, the first day of the 2018 operating season. Only eight passengers, but still the full experience: mandatory photo before boarding (you can purchase later for $10), the bar was 'open', and the captain pointed out the sights,...More

Thank Laura M
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Aaron G, Marketing Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a great time! We try very hard to go above and beyond for all our passengers. We are so glad you got to share this experience with us.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This was our second time on the Sternwheeler; and were delighted to be able to take a dinner cruise from Kennewick, Washington at Clover Island Inn. We booked the romance package to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed the whole evening and we were able to...More

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Portland S, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

We are so glad you had such an awesome time! The sunsets out of Kennewick are just breathtaking! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again next year!

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We went for a birthday party. The brunch was very good and worth the price. The sail was very enjoyable. I would reccommend it for a nice outing on a summer day

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I guess there was nothing outstanding about the cruise, except for the River Gorge itself, but everything about it was very good and well run and enjoyable. We were very pleased. The food is good, not great, but it was fine for a river cruise....More

1  Thank David B
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Portland S, Marketing Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you for cruising with us and posting your review. We appreciate helpful feedback and will be sure to share this with our management and service staff for assessment, improvement & training purposes. Our goal is to always provide the best overall experience for our...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had only lived in the PNW almost a year when our family planned to come out, so we decided to surprise them with a dinner cruise on the gorge. We drove them to Cascade locks to get on the Columbia river gorge sternwheeler. The...More

Thank Jade M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We did the 5 hour Legends of the Gorge cruise. We went on a "perfect" weather day, so spent all the time we could outside, in various places on the ship, watching the sights go by. If you haven't been through locks before, it's pretty...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I took this tour with our teenage grandson. We all had a great time. The staff members were all cheerful and helpful throughout the day. I'd read some reviews before we booked this that said that there was a lot of up-selling...More

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Portland S, Marketing Manager at Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler Dining & Sightseeing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for cruising with us and sharing your review. Sounds like a lovely day with the family. We appreciate helpful feedback and will be sure to share this with our management & galley staff for assessment, improvements & training purposes. We thank you once...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Unfortunately, the evening we traveled, we were switched to a smaller boat, the Willamette Spirit. As others have mentioned, all guest "must" stand in line upon boarding for a "mandatory" group photo that they will try to sell to you at the end. We had...More

Thank Carlton B
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stormiedi
30 April 2017|
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Response from Aaron G | Property representative |
We have multiple cruise options available. Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Sightseeing, and the 5 hour Landmarks of The Gorge Cruise. Prices will vary but you'll want to book early for the best value. Our website has... More
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Dale B
11 September 2016|
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Response from Aaron G | Property representative |
Reservations are always recommended, but it is possible to pay at the time of boarding provided space is available. The other thing to consider is that our pricing is based on availability, and booking early ensures the... More
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