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Portland Spirit & Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler River Cruises

We found sasquatch!

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postedMay 30, 2019

There are many distinctive Pacific Northwest views to catch aboard Portland Spirit & Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler River Cruises—including Bigfoot ... maybe.

The Oregon-based company now offers cruises centered on the hairy, mystifying creature.

“The new Bigfoot cruise offers groups more than a boat ride. It’s a fully interactive experience,” says Nathan Boese, director of sales. “Even if you’re not a believer of the Bigfoot legend, this cruise will give you a firsthand look of the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, as well as the historical rivers of the Lewis and Clark expedition. We have never offered a cruise that covers so much ground.”

The seven-hour round-trip adventure aboard a covered jet boat stretches 120 miles from Portland to the heart of the Columbia Gorge with an hour stop in Cascade Locks. Each passenger will receive wireless headsets and hear narration by Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” star, Cliff Barackman, on the sightings and history of Bigfoot.

While on the lookout, cruisers can also see the beautiful landmarks of the area along the river, including St. Johns Bridge and Kelley Points Park in Portland; Rooster Rock State Park in Corbett; Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil; and Beacon Rock State Park in North Bonneville.

The cruise is offered daily June through September, with special group pricing for more than 15 people.

For further information, contact Boese or go to

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