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Sleigh Rides on the Explorer Sleigh Rides on the Explorer December 5th – 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th – 18th & 20th – 21st

Cruise Next to the Parade
Adult Price From $56

Child (0-12) From $50

Prices do not include taxes or any other applicable charges. Private Sleigh Rides available for up to 35 people. Group discounts available for 8+ persons; please contact 503-224-3900 or

The Explorer Jetboat is not suited for wheelchairs or walkers.
Please dress appropriately for weather.

This marks the 69th year for the Christmas Ship Parade on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon. The Christmas Ship Fleet cruises between both rivers offering the greater Portland area a thrilling holiday parade unlike any other on the water! The Portland tradition that started with one decorated boat and is now a volunteer organization that features dozens each season. The privately owned vessels come from Portland, Vancouver, McMinnville, Salem and Hood River areas. Some of the boat owners have been part of Christmas tradition for more than 30 years.

What's Included What's Included

This one and a half hour cruise runs during Portland’s Christmas Ship Parade and comes with hot chocolate, cookies and plenty of blankets for all. We’ll take you as close as it gets to Portland’s Christmas Ship Parade, almost as if you’re in the parade! 

PLEASE NOTE: This vessel is not wheelchair accessible or heated; please dress appropriately for weather. We make every effort to provide a good view of the Christmas Ship Fleet. Parade viewing can not be guaranteed due to potential river activity and conditions. 

PARKING: Parking is included and available in our lower or upper gravel lot at 110 SE Caruthers, Portland, OR.

Departure Information Departure Information

Available Dates:
Monday, 12/5
Tuesday, 12/6
Wednesday, 12/7
Friday, 12/9
Wednesday, 12/14
Friday, 12/16
Saturday 12/17
Sunday, 12/18*
Tuesday, 12/20
Wednesday, 12/21

Boarding: 6:45 pm
*This date boards at 6:15 pm and cruises 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Cruising: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Departure Point: Caruthers Landing Dock: 110 SE Caruthers St, Portland, Oregon 97214

Returns to same dock.

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

All Aboard!

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