Landmarks of the Gorge Sternwheeler River Cruise & Columbia River Gorge Tour


Tour season: June-October  
Departure: Wednesday
Duration: 8 hours
Pricing: $ 203.00 (minimum 8 travelers for tour to operate, minimum can be met by separate travelers booking)

Hotel pick-up: downtown Portland hotels or Pre- Arranged locations

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America’s Hub World Tours presents, Portland Step on Guide Service, and other local partners to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.

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Experience the Columbia River Gorge from land and water!

  • First you will take a 5 hour river cruise on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler! Don’t miss out on this amazing trip.  Not only will you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery, you will often see kiteboarders in the Columbia River.
    • Enjoy the beautiful Columbia Gorge scenery on this 5 hour cruise to Multnomah Falls, Beacon Rock, Vista House and travel through the Bonneville Locks and view the dam. This includes a continental breakfast, lunch buffet, dessert, hot tea, coffee, and Captain’s narration. Other beverages from the full service bar are available for purchase on board.
    • If you go to the top floor of the Sternwheeler the Captain will let you steer the ship!
  • On the way back to Portland we will drive on the Historic Columbia River Highway  and see up close the amazing sights you saw from the Columbia River!
  • The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars literally from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Take photographs as we explore the waterfalls. Our tour guides will share research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, scouring the Columbia River Gorge, and covering the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars a mile wide and hundreds of feet high. In addition, our guides will show you many of the signs still visible today.


-Bring a camera! The views of Portland, Multnomah Falls and Cascade Mountains are indescribable!

-En route to the Sternwheeler, learn about the geological landscape and the region’s culture, giving you an understanding of how this incredible terrain was shaped over time.

-Enjoy views of gorgeous waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.

On the way back to Portland we don’t just drive by the waterfalls! We stop and allow our guests to get out and up close. You will be able to get up close to some of the sights you saw from the Sternwheeler. We start along the Historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway. Some of the locations include visiting Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls and Horsetail Falls. Stops may include:

  • Crown Point Vista House: DSC02491

Best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and refurbished and completely remodeled in 2005, with its beautiful marble interior and brass fixtures.

  • Latourell Falls:  DSC02507

Plunge 249 feet (76 m) over a massive wall of columnar basalt – some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest – before cascading hastily towards the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location. 

  • Multnomah Falls:  DSC02562

The second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Nearly two million visitors a year come to see this ancient waterfall, making it Oregon’s number one public destination. Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies but is highest during winter and spring.

  • Horsetail Falls:  DSC02574

Horsetail Falls was named for its distinctive form and plunges 176 feet. The trail leads to Upper Horsetail Falls, also called Ponytail Falls. There the trail leads behind the base of the Falls. Horsetail Falls is a great opportunity to stop and take some photos or simply enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area.

  • Return to Portland

Customized and Private Tours: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.

Tour Price Includes: Pick up & Drop off, transportation and tour guide. All applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.

Not Included in Price: Gratuity and adult beverages.

Requirements: Tours require 3 person minimum for confirmation. Please contact us for current status of tour.

Payment: On-line reservations can be made or via phone using a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments are accepted at time of tour.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Reservations: All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. Walk-ins please call to confirm departure and availability.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Other Entities: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) will not be held responsible for cancelations, changes to services/fees/price, conduct, of quality of goods and services for entities that operate under any name other than AHWT including, but not limited to: vendors, tour operators, vineyards and wineries, event staff, hotels, transportation companies, restaurants and entertainers.
  2. Weather – Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.

III. Conduct –AHWT assumes no responsibility for conduct of individuals other than its guides/employees/officers.

Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.

Insurance: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT), will ensure all tour operators, and bus companies provide insurance coverage for all vehicles utilized while providing services.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

No smoking in Vehicles; No alcohol drinking in vehicles! Not responsible for articles left in vehicles! There will be a $200 minimum damage/cleaning charge resulting from customer misuse. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in this vehicle; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by or as a result of any customer actions. We are not in control of the traffic and therefore take no responsibility for time issues due to traffic.

The state of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND twenty pounds. We do not supply car seats; if you did not bring one the hotel can recommend rental locations. Some will deliver to hotels.

Portland Step on Guide Service, and other local partners in collaboration with America’s Hub World Tours are offering to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.

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