Ocean cruises are a luxurious way to relax and see the sights, unlike boarding dolphins equipped with saddles, which usually results in whiplash and water-filled lungs. Cruise the blue in comfort with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a two-hour sightseeing cruise, valid Monday–Thursday (a $31.50 value, including landing fee)
- $15 for a two-hour Friday Early Escape concert cruise (a $31.50 value, including landing fee)
From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests embark on an aquatic jaunt around downtown Portland during the Friday Early Escape cruise as live bands perform signature tunes. On July 19, White Rhino Marimba grooves through a dance-friendly songs from Zimbabwe and West Africa. Cody Beebe and The Crooks man the deck on August 2 to regale revelers with a sound that’s been described as “Steve Earle meets Pink Floyd.” During the performances, participants can swill sips from three full bars or snack from a bistro plate for an additional cost. See the full schedule of bands.
In the two-hour sightseeing cruise, passengers gently glide up and down the river, with highlights called out thanks to the captain’s narration. Guests may hear curious trivia about Ross and Toe Islands, or learn more about the monarch butterflies that govern Butterfly Island.
Portland Spirit Cruises
With the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in its backyard and Mount Hood rising from behind a sweeping skyline, Portland boasts stunning views. Determined to give their customers front-row perches to these vistas is Portland Spirit, which launches a cache of brunch, lunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises that put the city in the forefront.
With a quintet of vessels—Portland Spirit, Williamette Star, Crystal Dolphin, Explorer, and Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler—and myriad private events for guests, Portland Spirit Cruises also customize jaunts for any occasion. The company also operates a trio of terrestrial venues in Marine Park: the Terrace at Thunder Island, the Gorge Pavilion, and Locks Waterfront Grill.