Columbia River Cruises

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USA River Cruise agents would love to find the perfect Columbia River excursion for you and your family. We have several wonderful small ships ranging from 6 to 250 passengers, ready to transport you beyond your everyday experience. Come join us on the S.S. Legacy, Northern Dream, Sea Bird or Sea Lion, or our paddlewheelers: the Queen of the West (120 paddle wheels) and the American Empress (250 paddle wheels). While each boat offers its own amenities, they all follow in the steps of Lewis & Clark, legendary travelers who pioneered the exploration of the West.

Be sure to pack your camera! On your trip along the mighty Columbia River, you will enjoy breathtaking waterfalls, rolling vineyards, stunning mountains and coastal ranges, unusual rock formations, arid deserts, and deep canyons! Love wildlife? The Columbia River is home to hundreds of fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, reptiles, and marine mammals. On any given day, you may spot a Northern Sea Lion sunning on a rock or a sharp-shinned hawk flying overhead.

Looking for an excursion like no other? Whether you live in the Pacific Northwest or have never visited the region, our small ship cruises promise an exceptional experience, on-and-off board.

For more information, call us at 1-800-578-1479. We’re excited to help you book the trip of a lifetime!

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the Queen of the West

Columbia River Cruise Aboard the Queen of the West

Save Up To $500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!
Book by: 04/30/2015

Come join us and follow in the Steps of Lewis & Clark and see the mighty Columbia River from the beautiful Queen of the West paddle wheel ship! Enjoy watching the bald eagles or wild goats and the fabulous water falls from the comfort of your balcony cabin. Enjoy a lecture from our historian or a gourmet meal cooked up fresh on board and served to you by our fantastic staff.- More...

In the Path of Lewis & Clark: Rail & Sail

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RAIL & SAIL TRIP!!
Book by: 05/31/2015

Join us on a very special one-time voyage of discovery this September that combines a journey aboard our own private vintage Streamliner train, the 'Great Western Limited' from California to- More...

Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History

Ameritage! Four Rivers of Wine & History

New 2015 Wine itinerary!!
Book by: 08/15/2015

Board the S.S. Legacy and experience Northwest wine on four of its rivers: Columbia, Snake, Willamette and Palouse. As the Pacific Northwest continues to make a name for itself in the wine world,- More...

Legacy of Discovery

Legacy of Discovery

Embrace the spirit of the American West on a Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise This 8-day/7-night journey includes Living History programs, natural wonders, historical landmarks, and- More...

Harvests, History & Landscapes

Harvests, History & Landscapes

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- More...

American Empress Westbound, Clarkston to Portland

American Empress Westbound, Clarkston to Portland

WELCOME TO THE MAGNIFICENT PACIFIC NORTHWEST This voyage through the Pacific Northwest shows you the bounty and beauty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited- More...

American Empress Eastbound, Portland to Clarkston

American Empress Eastbound, Portland to Clarkston

“OCIAN IN VIEW! O! THE JOY!” These are the original words (and spelling of “ocean”) thatWilliam Clark scrawled in his journal on November 7, 1805. One could hardly blame him for- More...

Columbia River Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Columbia River Wine Tasting Yacht Cruise

Our wine tasting cruise doesn’t just cover the wineries in the region, but also includes excursions that enrich and amaze. Our passengers get to visit the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach- More...