Portland Spirit

Portland Spirit – River Cruises in Portland OR Guide.   The
Portland Spirit River Cruises company offers fun Portland and Northwest area
river cruises on several different ships.  Willamette River cruises are
offered from downtown Portland Oregon on one of their popular yachts: the
Portand Spirit, the Willamette Star, and the Crystal Dolphin.  Super fast
Portland jetboat rides are also available on the “Outrageous Jetboat”.
Additional river cruises are  available from Marine Park in the Port of
Cascade Locks on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.

Portland Spirit riverboat cruise, Downtown PortlandDinner cruises on the
ships feature fresh Northwest cuisine
prepared right in the on-board galleys.  Enjoy beautiful views of our
stunning Downtown Portland skyline, awesome Columbia Gorge scenery, and
several choices of live entertainment as you relax and enjoy your Portland
riverboat cruise.  There are several different types of cruises including
dinner cruises, lunch cruises, and seasonal holiday cruises.

The cruises are one of the most popular Portland attractions for
tourists and entertaining your guests who are visiting Portland.  You can
even rent part of the boat for your next event.  I had a birthday party
on the Portland Spirit one year, and it was unforgettable!  You can also
host your wedding, team building event, or corporate event on one of the ships.

Spirit Fleet Christmas Ship Parade
– 2009 marks the 55th year of the Christmas
Ship Parade
. The vessels of the Portland Spirit fleet accompany the fleet
on nights when their cruise route is in the Portland area.

The Portland Spirit Cinnamon
Bear Cruise
is a delight for children during the holiday season. “You
and your child will be guests of honor on this two-hour cruise. Enjoy holiday
treats while a cast of fanciful characters entertain you with storytelling,
music and magic. Have your picture taken with the Cinnamon Bear himself atop
his magical throne. Make this a holiday your child will remember

Book your Riverboat Cruise

Reservations for the Portland Spirit Cruises


Portland Spirit Riverboats – Vessels and Venues


Portland Spirit Photo From PortlandSpirit.com.  360 degree panoramas of the
Portland Spirit.(javascript and Adobe Flash 9 required):

Spirit Willamette Deck
(river level deck)
Portland Spirit
Columbia Deck
(second level deck)
Portland Spirit
Starlight Deck
(outdoor third level deck)


Portland Spirit
– Details and History

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
– Details and History

The Willamette
– Details and History

Crystal Dolphin
– Details and History



Ships and Schedules for Public River Cruises


Lunch Cruise

Brunch Cruise

Cinnamon Bear Cruise

and Excursion Cruises

“Landmarks of
the Gorge” Cruise

Friday Early Escape
Concert Series

Willamette Falls
Cruise: The New Frontier

Outrageous Jet Boat
Heart Of The Gorge Cruises

Outrageous Jet
Boat Historic Astoria Cruises

Outrageous Jet
Boat Portland Bridges Cruise

Private Events and Weddings

Private Events



Map of Portland Spirit

Spirit Dock at Salmon Street Springs Fountain – Map and Driving Directions

an Interactive Map of the Portland Dinner Cruise Route

Columbia Gorge Dock and Visitors Center in Cascade Locks

Landing Dock

Reservations for the Cruises


“The first annual “Sustainable Tourism Award” was presented
to the Portland Spirit and Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler on April 6, 2008 as
part of the 2008 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  The
Sustainability Award is the first award of its type for the Governor’s
Conference, which annually recognizes people and organizations who contribute
positively to state tourism. The award “recognizes an individual,
business, organization, program, community or region which has demonstrated a
strong commitment to conserving Oregon’s natural and cultural resources by
leading in environmental stewardship and socially responsible practices in the
tourism and hospitality industry.” (Source:
City of Portland


We hope you enjoy your Portland river cruises on the Portland Spirit or
one of their other fun Portland river boats.  If you have photos or stories you’d
like to share about the Portland Spirit river cruises, please contact us.