Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey Cruise

Scenic Landscape
Majestic waterfall
Historical stop of Lewis & Clark
Cruising around in the Zodiac
Kayaking the calm waters
David Vargas
Guest getting reading for a zodiac trip.
Guests viewing off the bow of the Sea Bird & Sea Lion.

Departs

  • Oct 04, 2014
  • Oct 05, 2014
  • Oct 10, 2014
  • Oct 16, 2014
  • Sep 21, 2015
  • Sep 27, 2015
  • Oct 03, 2015
  • Oct 15, 2015
  • Oct 21, 2015
  • Oct 27, 2015

Private Independent Travel

Each 7-day sailing along the Columbia and Snake Rivers is crafted to offer a panoramic experience of the region's history, harvests, and landscapes. Expect daily discoveries and up-close encounters with the beauty and richness of the region.

Day 1

    Portland, Oregon / Embark

    In the late afternoon, embark your ship and cruise the lower part of the Willamette River, passing under the many bridges and through the center of picturesque Portland, before reaching the Columbia River.

    Day 2

      Astoria

      Begin your journey by navigating the Columbia to the mouth of the river at Astoria. At Fort Clatsop, where the explorers hunkered down for the wet winter of 1805-1806, walk through the full-scale reconstructed fort. Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of river navigation and this port town. In the afternoon you can choose to visit Cape Disappointment or Zodiac and kayak in the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge, conditions permitting. (B,L,D)

      Day 3

        Columbia River Gorge & Hood River

        This morning find yourselves positioned off of Rooster Rock and begin your orientation to the Gorge. Get a fresh perspective on such highlights as Beacon Rock, Multnomah Falls and Crown Point. Continue on to Hood River, where you can enjoy fresh fruit from a family farm and taste award-winning wines at a local vineyard. (B,L,D)

        Day 4

          The Dalles / Maryhill Museum

          Visit the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center to learn about the region’s natural history. Hike or take bicycles along the beautiful river trail. In the afternoon visit the Maryhill Museum and view its extensive and eclectic collection of baskets woven by Native Americans, Rodin sculptures and other fascinating exhibits. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Exploring the Palouse River

            The still water of the Palouse River is the perfect mirror for the surrounding basalt cliffs as you set off on the Zodiac cruises and kayak adventures. Visit Palouse Falls where cascading waters plunge into pools below. This evening, while sailing down the Snake River, enjoy some local foods prepared by your Head chef. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Clarkston

              At Clarkston, find yourself at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, more than 450 miles from the sea. Today, travel by comfortable jet boat up the Snake River into one of North America’s most scenic spots, spectacular Hells Canyon. Or you may opt to follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Clearwater River, visiting several of their actual campsites. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Clarkston, Washington / Disembark

                Transfer through Lewiston, Idaho or Spokane, Washington for connecting flights home. (B)
                 Cat 1Cat 1 SingleCat 2Cat 2 SingleCat 3
                2014-Oct-04
                2014-Oct-05
                2014-Oct-10*
                2014-Oct-16
                $4,490$6,740$5,270$7,900$6,130
                * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                2015-Sep-21
                2015-Sep-27*
                2015-Oct-03
                2015-Oct-15
                2015-Oct-21*
                2015-Oct-27
                $4,590$6,890$5,390$8,090$6,270
                * Itinerary operates in reverse.
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                North America, Pacific Northwest, Portland, Astoria, Columbia River Gorge, Hood River, The Dalles, Clarkston, United States
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                Costs Include:
                All accommodations aboard the ship per itinerary, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals as indicated, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks, gratuities (except to ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of expedition staff.

                Not Included:
                Air transportation, extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to ship's crew at your discretion.

                Deposit & Payment

                Initial deposit is varies, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

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                Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                Cancellation Policy

                Days Prior to departureFee
                90+ days$350
                89-60Deposit
                59-3055%
                29-0100%