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Heart of the Gorge Heart of the Gorge May – October

Daily Cruises
Adult Price From $40

Children (1-12): $25
Infants (0-1): Free

Prices do not include taxes or any other applicable charges. Group discounts available for 10+ persons; please contact 503-224-3900 or

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • This is a Non-Smoking Vessel

Wheelchairs are able to come aboard the lower deck — please notify us when booking. Stairs are required to venture to the upper decks.

Join us for a cruise through the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Learn about its formation, landmarks and natural wonders with the captain’s narration. Snacks and beverages from our full service bar are available for purchase on board. The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler travels alternate directions every hour, if you would like to see both directions of the river, stay on board for the second hour at no additional charge (not available on last cruise of the day).


What's Included What's Included

included 1 or 2-hour cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler*

included Live narration from our captain

not included Beverages

not included Snack Bar

not included Boarding Photo

Each one-hour cruise travels in a different direction. East highlights Wind Mountain and Skamania Lodge, while west features the Bridge of the Gods and Bonneville Dam. Book an earlier time to stay on board and do both loops at no extra cost!

Note: Departure times can vary and are subject to availability. Routes subject to change due to river conditions. Outside food and drink is not permitted, except to-go items from Cascade Locks Grill.

Departure Information Departure Information

Departure Times:
11 am (east)*
12:15 pm (west)*
1:30 pm (east)
2:45 pm (west)

*Not available on Sundays due to the Brunch Cruise.

Departure Point: 299 NW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
Return Details: Returns to original departure point

Parking: Located in Marine Park, there is a large parking lot along with overflow parking areas located directly next to the boarding location. All parking is monitored by the Port of Cascade Locks and is pay to park. More information.

No cancellations, unless refundable ticket option is purchased at time of booking.
Vessel is subject to change.

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