Columbia & Snake River Cruises
Columbia & Snake River Cruises
Columbia & Snake River Cruises are found in the Pacific Northwest.
The photo above is Crown Point overlooking the Columbia River. Click the image for a larger view!
According to Wikipedia, the Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The river rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. It flows northwest and then south into the US state of Washington. It then turns west to form most of the border between Washington and the state of Oregon before emptying into the Pacific Ocean.
The river is 1,243 miles (2,000 km) long, and its largest tributary is the Snake River. Its drainage basin is roughly the size of France and extends into seven US states and a Canadian province. The fourth-largest river in the United States by volume, the Columbia has the greatest flow of any North American river entering the Pacific.
This is the land of many Native American and First Nations peoples, Lewis and Clark, and even the controversial Kennewick Man.
The region offers stunning landscapes and the northern climate makes for a wonderful respite from the summertime heat.
Carol and I have yet to sail the Columbia & Snake Rivers. However, this region is #1 on our 2020 bucket list.
As an added bonus, the Willamette Valley (famous for its Pinot Noir wines) is just south of Portland. Therefore, you should come expecting some great wines from Oregon and Washington wineries.
And perhaps best of all, it is all right here in the good ole’ USA. 🙂
Best River Cruise Companies
Because of the popularity of this region, you have a wide variety of river cruise options available. Let’s take a peek at our favorites in alphabetical order:
American Cruise Lines – Modern Riverboats & Steamboats
- Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise: 8-day Portland to Clarkston
- Highlights of the Columbia River: 5-day Portland Round-Trip Cruise
- Northwest Pioneers Cruise: 11-Day Clarkson to Portland Cruise
American Queen Steamboat Company – Steamboat
- Living Portraits of the Pacific Northwest – 7-day cruises ( Portland Round-Trip) and 9-day cruises Portland to Clarkston
Lindblad/National Geographic – Expedition Ship
- Journey on the Columbia & Snake Rivers: 8-days Portland to Clarkston
UnCruise Adventures – Expedition Ship
Now, if you’re looking for something more relaxing, pick American Cruise Lines or the American Queen Steamboat Company. Looking for a sense of adventure along with some kayaking? Pick UnCruise or Lindblad/Nat Geo.
You can book any of these cruises yourself. However, when you book with Roaming Boomers Travel Services, you’ll get our expert advice and a variety of complimentary perks that you won’t get booking a cruise on your own.
Therefore, if the price is the same (which it is) why risk booking on your own?
Let us do the work, enjoy our complimentary perks, and you have the fun!
For more information or to book a fun Columbia & Snake River cruise, please call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here) and we’ll reach out to you.
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