Columbia River Gorge Tours

Explore the waterfalls of the national scenic area just east of Portland with a guide and driver.

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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.

Know Before You Go

All details are subject to change, so please contact tour operators for the latest information.

Columbia River Gorge Tours

These general tours offer an introduction to the beautiful gorge.

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.
  • 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.

City and Gorge Tours

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.

Private Columbia River Gorge Tours

The following operators provide private Columbia River Gorge tours for individuals and small groups.

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.
  • Cordilleran Tours operates the Columbia Gorge Trailhead Express from downtown Portland to Latourell Falls or Beacon Rock 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. For an additional fee, you can get a full day of transportation around the gorge.

Portland Tour Options