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Full Day Portland And Columbia Gorge Jet-Boat Adventure

Portland Spirit River Cruises & Events

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Ride the Explorer Jet-boat from Portland to the Columbia Gorge as we embark into the Heart of the Columbia Gorge to search for the illusive creature known as Bigfoot. See the Landmarks that make the Northwest Famous, while listening to live and recorded narration about the history of the Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot's presence in the Northwest. Enjoy content created by Animal Planets "Finding Bigfoot" Star, Cliff Barackman.

This full-day adventure includes 6 hours of cruise time, with a 1-hour break in Cascade Locks.

This is a covered Jet Boat, dress for the weather, you will not get rained on as it is covered. Please be prepared with a sweatshirt or jacket, as it can be cooler in the morning. Feel free to bring a lunch, snacks or drinks. There is no food available onboard. There is a restroom on board. We do stop in Cascade Locks where you can purchase lunch.

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Christina R
August 12, 2019
My son (13) and I went on the Bigfoot Jet-Boat Adventure. The boat ride was comfortable and we were able to open the windows when it was nice out and close them if the weather turned. The boat goes to the Cascade Locks, and therefore must go through a lock system. That was VERY cool, first time. Information about the area and also about Bigfoot sighting and Bigfoot general information throughout the entire tour. Lunch and site seeing occurred in Cascade Locks. Overall, it was very entertaining and the views from the boat are absolutely beautiful as you travel up the Columbia River Gorge and back. It is a long tour (7 hours), but we loved it. Farrah was our tour guide and was very nice. Mike, our Captain did a great job navigating. There are even Bigfoot items to pass around during the tour to look at it. It was not crazy and cult-like, so don't worry. It was fun for adults and teenagers. It might be a little long for little kids.

About This Deal

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Pass By: Hawthorne Bridge, Main to Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97204

Pass by Hawthorne Bridge

Pass By: Morrison Bridge, Connects Southeast Morrison and Belmont streets to Southwest Alder and Washington streets, Portland, OR 97204

Pass under Morrison Bridge

Pass By: Burnside Bridge, Connects East and West Burnside streets, Portland, OR 97204

Pass under Burnside Bridge

Pass By: Steel Bridge, Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Pass under Steel Bridge

Pass By: Broadway Bridge, Connects Northeast and Northwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Pass under Broadway Bridge

Pass By: Fremont Bridge, Connects Interstate Highway 5 with Interstate 405 and Highway 30, Portland, OR 97209

Pass under Fremont Bridge

Pass By: St. Johns Bridge, U.S. Highway 30, Portland, OR 97210

Pass under St. Johns Bridge

Pass By: Kelley Point Park, N. Marine Drive & Lombard, Portland, OR 97203

Pass by Kelley Point as we enter the Columbia River

Pass By: Jantzen Beach Super Center, 1405 Jantzen Beach Center, Portland, OR

Pass by Jantzen Beach and Hayden Island

Pass By: Interstate Bridge, Connects Portland and Vancouver via Interstate 5, Vancouver, WA 98660

Pass under Interstate 5 Bridge

Pass By: Rooster Rock State Park, Interstate 84 East, Corbett, OR 97019

Pass by Rooster Rock State Park

Pass By: Vista House, 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725

Pass by Vista House, Oregon

Pass By: Multnomah Falls, 53000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Bridal Veil, OR 97010

Pass by Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Pass By: Beacon Rock State Park, State Highway 14, North Bonneville, WA

Pass by Beacon rock, Washington

Stop At: Bonneville Lock & Dam, Cascade Locks, OR 97014-0150

Pass through the Locks at Bonneville Dam Locks, we raise about 60 feet from the lower river to the upper part of the gorge. This takes about 30 minutes depending on river traffic.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bridge of the Gods, Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Pass under Bridge of the Gods

Stop At: Locks Waterfront Grill, 299 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, USA

Stop in Cascade Locks for a lunch break, we usually spend about an hour. You are free to wander or have lunch at the Locks Grill. We have our gift shop available at this location as well.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Salmon Street Springs, Salmon Street and Front Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Head back to Portland along the same route.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Lunch
  • Snacks

Departure Point
Portland Spirit Salmon Street Springs Dock, 1020 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204, USA

Departure Time
9:00 AM

7 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

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