Portland Spirit: Happy Hour Sightseeing Cruise Portland, OR

Salmon Street Springs DockPortland, OR 97204
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Total Price: $38.76 (USD)


Hop aboard the Portland Spirit and take in the sights of downtown Portland, Oregon, from the Willamette River. Enjoy access to the entire boat. Grab a drink and snack from the bar, then head to the outer decks for views of iconic bridges, floating homes, the Waverly Country Club, and more. This Portland Spirit cruise makes a great happy-hour date!

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Views of the historic Milwaukie Waterfront and Downtown Portland from the Willamette River.
  • Cruise duration is approximately 1.5 hour.
  • Cruises operate Monday-Saturday in July and August, and on weekends in September.
  • Boarding is 30 minutes prior to departure. Make sure to come early for the best seats.
  • Historical narration available on outer decks (or bring headphones for your cell phone and listen from inside via the Listen Everywhere App).
  • Food and drinks are not included in ticket price, but are available for purchase from the onboard bar.
  • Family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
  • Indoor seating cannot be guaranteed.
  • No outside food and drinks are permitted on board.


from Portland Spirit: Happy Hour Sightseeing Cruise
Take in the sights of Portland from a different perspective on this 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise through happy hour aboard the Portland Spirit. Travel from Portland to the historic Milwaukie Riverfront with access to a full-service bar and appetizers on board.

Enjoy the city skyline and bridges. Learn interesting tidbits of the historic waterways of the Willamette River from the narration available on the outer decks.

You'll have plenty of photos of the city's famous bridges and waterfront sights. Grab a drink or an appetizer (available for purchase from the onboard bar and bistro) and take in the sights with your family and friends aboard this leisurely river cruise.

Boarding time: 3:15 PM
Cruising time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Please note: There is no assigned seating. Inside seating is not guaranteed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Portland Spirit: Happy Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Where does this sightseeing cruise depart from?

The Heart of Portland cruise departs from Salmon Springs Dock at 1010 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204.

What days and time are available for this tour?

The Heart of Portland Sightseeing Cruise is available Monday through Saturday in July and August, and on Saturdays in September. It usually departs during Happy Hour and runs from 3:30PM - 5:00PM.

How long is the Heart of Portland Sightseeing Cruise?

The cruise lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Boarding time is 30 minutes prior to departure.

Is parking provided?

Paid parking is available. Salmon Springs parking recommendations include the World Trade Center parking garage, Smart Park Lots, and U-Park Parking Lot. Street parking may also be available.

What should I wear?

The Heart of Portland Sightseeing Cruise has a casual dress code. High-heeled shoes are not recommended. Instead, opt for solid, non-slip footwear, as you will be in a marine environment. Consider wearing layered clothing, as the climate on the Willamette River can be unpredictable, and indoor seating is not guaranteed. Be sure to bring a jacket, even in the summer, as it can be cooler on the water.

Is this cruise appropriate for children?

Yes, children are more than welcome to join.

Is the cruise wheelchair accessible?

This Portland Spirit cruise is wheelchair accessible on the lower decks with certain restrictions. The boat can accommodate standard-sized manual wheelchairs; the width of the ramp to the boat entrance is 25.5 inches. If you have questions regarding access requirements, please call the number on your e-ticket.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, this tour has lots of great photo opportunities.

Are food and beverages available for purchase onboard?

Yes, there is a full service bar and bistro menu available onboard for appetizer and drink purchases.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately, the vessels are coast guard regulated, and dogs/pets are not allowed on board. Only service dogs trained to perform tasks that assist disabled people will be permitted on the boat.

What if it rains during my trip?

The cruise will depart from the docks rain or shine. There are two interior climate controlled decks as well as a covered top deck for exterior viewing so you will be guaranteed safe and dry during the trip.