Columbia River Gorge tours are an ideal way for visitors to experience the popular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area without worrying about traffic or parking.
All prices per person; prices and other details are subject to change, so please contact tour operators for the latest info.
Columbia River Gorge tours
These general tours offer an introduction to the beautiful gorge.
- Gray Lines’ Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour runs daily in the summer, weekends otherwise; $59 per person.
- Oregon Tour Co. offers a Columbia River Gorge Tour twice daily, $65.
- Wildwood Adventures offers a half-day Gorge Waterfalls Tour for $69.
- Sea to Summit offers a Columbia Gorge Waterfalls half-day tour (daily, $79) as well as a full-day Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls & Wine tour (daily, $159).
- High 5 Tours combines cannabis with the Columbia on its Multnomah Falls Adventure, offered Fridays for $95 per person.
- Pedal Bike Tours’ Columbia River Gorge tour covers 6 miles over five hours and costs $99.
- Evergreen Escapes offers a Columbia Gorge Waterfalls & Wine Tour year-round Thursday–Monday and on Tuesday and Wednesdays from June 15–Sept. 30; the cost is $149.
Columbia River Gorge boat tours
See the gorge from the mighty river that carved it on these boat tours.
- The Portland Spirit’s Explorer offers the adventurous Heart of the Gorge Exploration, a 120-mile (193 km) journey from downtown Portland, daily June–September starting at $94.
- Also under the Portland Spirit umbrella, the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler provides dinner, brunch and sightseeing tours departing from Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge. Prices range from $30–$94.
City and Gorge tours
- Gray Lines packages its Multnomah Falls Tour and Hop-On, Hop-Off Trolley for $94.
- America’s Hub World Tours offers a Portland City Tour & Gorge Waterfalls Combo daily; $105.
Gorge and Mount Hood tours
Many operators run tours that include both the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood with stops at Crown Point, Multnomah Falls, Hood River and Timberline Lodge.
- EcoTours’ Multnomah Falls/Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls/Mount Hood Loop Tour is offered daily for $99.
- Oregon Tour Co.’s Mt. Hood/Gorge Loop departs daily and costs $125.
- Wildwood Adventures offers a Gorge Waterfalls and Mount Hood tour daily, from $129.
- Sea to Summit’s Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood Tour operates daily and costs $139.
Private Columbia River Gorge tours
The following operators provide private Columbia River Gorge tours for individuals and small groups.
- My Chauffeur Wine Tours offers private gorge tour packages starting at $65 for a minimum of four people.
- Endless Oregon Tours’ Waterfalls tour is available in the morning or afternoon for $65 per person.
- The Vintage Tour Bus Co. offers several gorge tours for groups of at least six people, with rates starting at $65 per person.
- Envi Adventures offers three small-plane flights through the Columbia River Gorge; prices range from $139 to $529 for up to three passengers.
- First Nature Tours offers Columbia Gorge day trips for $750 for four people.
- Evergreen Escapes’ Columbia Gorge “Cliffs, Waterfalls and Wind” Tour is all-inclusive and starts at $1,000 for two people ($1,200 from May 15–Oct. 31).
- Hometown Advantage runs a private Mt. Hoods Waterfall Coach Tour.
- Kanemasu and Education Tour Center offer custom tours for visitors from Japan.
Columbia River Gorge shuttles
If you don’t need a full tour experience, but want to reach the gorge without the hassle of driving or parking, try these shuttle services.
- The Columbia Gorge Express offers seasonal daily service from East Portland’s Gateway Transit Center to Rooster Rock State Park, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks and Hood River. Ticket prices range from $5–15.
- Cordilleran Tours operates the Columbia Gorge Trailhead Express from downtown Portland to Latourell Falls or Beacon Rock ($35 or $45, respectively) with capacity to carry bikes. This shuttle departs three times daily.
- Gorge Adventures & Supply provides shuttle service from Portland International Airport to many gorge destinations for groups of up to 8 people ($200). For an additional $100, you can get a full day of transportation around the gorge.