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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey: Harvests, History & Landscapes

7 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Bird
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Explore the Columbia and Snake Rivers on this 7-day river cruise. Zodiac and kayak along the Palouse River, travel through beautiful Hells Canyon, and visit Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge. This relaxed cruise is the perfect Pacific Northwest getaway and a great introduction to the beautiful region. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Portland, Oregon | Embark
Day 2 : Astoria
Day 3 : Columbia River Gorge | Hood River
Day 4 : The Dalles | Maryhill Museum
Day 5 : Exploring the Palouse River
Day 6 : Clarkston
Day 7 : Clarkston, Washington | Disembark

Highlights

  • Bike or walk along the Columbia River Gorge
  • Zodiac or kayak the Palouse River and visit the cascading falls
  • Jet boat the Snake River through Hells Canyon
  • Explore the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge

Ship

Sea Bird & Sea Lion

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Scenic Landscape Majestic waterfall Historical stop of Lewis & Clark Cruising around in the Zodiac Kayaking the calm waters

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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 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 Columbia River Gorge | Hood River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning begin your orientation to the Gorge. Get a fresh perspective on such highlights as Bonneville Lock and Dam, Beacon Rock, and Multnomah Falls. 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 The Dalles | Maryhill Museum

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 impressive collection of baskets woven by Native Americans, Rodin sculptures and drawings, and other fascinating exhibits.

Day 5 Exploring the Palouse River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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. Afterwards, sail up the Snake River, enjoying a taste of local specialties.

Day 6 Clarkston

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 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.

Day 7 Clarkston, Washington | Disembark

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

Sea Bird & Sea Lion

Per person starting at
$4,750
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
Cat 1
$4,750
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 1 and Category 1 Single Cabin.
Cat 1 Single
$7,090
Main Deck Cabins #300-305. Conveniently positioned between the dining room and lounge, these cabins feature two lower single beds, a writing desk and a large window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabins.
Cat 2
$5,550
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 2 and Category 2 Single Cabin.
Cat 2 Single
$8,330
Bridge Deck cabins #100-104 and Upper Deck cabins #200-212, 215. These well-located cabins include two lower single beds, outside access and a window.
Sea Bird & Sea Lion's Category 3 Cabins.
Cat 3
$6,460
Bridge Deck cabins #105, 106 and Upper Deck cabins #214, 216, 217, 219. These cabins feature a seating unit with table, outside access and two large windows. Upper Deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out

Notes

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
  • Ahore 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
  • 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

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
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