This 7-day Columbia river cruise takes you to Clarkston, Astoria, and Washington’s Wine Country aboard one of Lindblad’s deluxe small ships. You’ll explore the wonders of the scenic Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area where Lewis and Clark once forged their trail to the sea.
Sail Through Eons Of Natural History
Hike, kayak and enjoy Zodiac cruises through the Columbia River Gorge for an up-close perspective of a restless land, uplifted mountain ranges and catastrophic volcanoes. Cruise through the largest basalt flow the planet has ever undergone, and explore where the largest floods in history ravaged the Earth before a series of cataclysmic landslides displaced the river. An onboard geologist shares the history as we sail the river.
Take a Culinary Journey That’s Local, Sustainable & Delectable
Embark on a culinary journey that embraces the region’s vibrant food, wine and craft beer. Stroll vineyards and sample wine, and enjoy a menu our chef has planned for this voyage that represents the bounty of the region and so much more. Our recently acquired Food Alliance affiliation ensures the vast majority of our food is locally and sustainably produced.
Experience an Engineering Marvel
Our expedition cruise ship will pass through a series of 8 locks during our river journey that will raise the ship over 700 feet — nearly ten times the height of the Panama Canal. Stand on deck and see their inner workings on our adventure cruise that sails all the way to the Washington-Idaho border.
Follow The Trail Of Lewis & Clark
Relive a chapter of history and an expedition that changed America and became a national treasure. We’ll retrace some of the route Lewis & Clark followed on their Corps of Discovery Expedition, learning many facets of their voyage by visiting sites where they camped and learning about Native American inter-tribal relationships and well-established trade routes they discovered.