Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey Cruise


  • Sail in the wake of Lewis & Clark and the legendary Corps of Discovery
  • Taste the bounty of the region through harvests of fresh local cusine
  • Experience the region up close on water level expedition landing craft
  • Transit a series of eight locks that lift the ship 700 feet

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

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Day 5

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Day 6

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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.

Day 7

  • Breakfast

Clarkston, Washington / Disembark

Transfer through Lewiston, Idaho or Spokane, Washington for connecting flights home.

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* Itinerary operates in reverse.
Single supplement varies by itinerary. A solo traveler matching program may be available, but is subject to availability.
Kids under age 18 save $500 per person

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.