7 Night Cruise sailing from Clarkston to Hayden Is (Portland) aboard American Song.
Embrace your inner pioneer as you travel along the epic route forged by Lewis and Clark more than 200 years ago.
View the lush landscapes of the Columbia River Gorge and be awed by the magnificent Multnomah Falls. Visit Mount St. Helens with our local expert and learn how the eruption has affected the landscape and surrounding communities.
Enjoy a trip to wine country and stop at a local winery for a tasting of the area's finest varietals. Along the way, be entertained by onboard musicians performing maritime songs, sea shanties, and selections from “The Great American Songbook.”
NOTE: Cruise operates in approximate reverse order to the itinerary outlined below.
Day 1 Hayden Island, OR
Begin your journey in this vibrant region with majestic Mount Hood serving as a stunning backdrop. Situated between the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, the area's history is forever entwined with the fortunes of these great rivers. In the golden age of riverboats, sternwheelers crossed the waterfront while steam whistles and calliopes rang out across the water.
Day 2 Astoria
A nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail, Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. In the winter of 1805-06, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition was headquartered at Fort Clatsop. In 1955, a replica of the fort was built near the original site and was eventually named a National Monument. With its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been called the "Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest" and has a revitalized downtown ideal for shopping and dining.
Day 3 Mount St. Helens, WA
Perhaps the most impactful of all landmarks in the region is Mount St. Helens. From high on an overlook, bear witness to the awesome power of the volcano whose eruption in 1980 scorched 230 square miles of forest land and forever changed the landscape. Expert guides will show you the pumice plain and lava dome as they explain the impact the volcano had on the lives of those in the surrounding towns.
Day 4 Cruising the Columbia River Gorge/Stevenson, WA
The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon cutting the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. A popular recreational destination, the gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area. The cliffs of the gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns and exhilarating waterfalls.
Day 5 The Dalles
Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, between Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams on the south bank, The Dalles is a perfect spot to take photographs. Discover the area where Lewis & Clark camped at Rock Fort Camp on their historic exploration of the Louisiana Purchase territory in 1805-1806.
Day 6 Pendleton, OR/Richland, WA
Pendleton is known for its beautiful countryside, indigenous Native American tribes, and the network of underground tunnels created a century ago for illicit activities. The area is also famous for its lucrative wool trade in the 18th and 19th-centuries. Visit the REACH Museum in Richland which illustrates the culture and history of the region through engaging exhibits, artifacts, and tours.
Day 7 Clarkston
The twin cities of Lewiston, ID, and Clarkston, WA, are known as the Northwest’s most inland seaports. Along the Snake River, you will find Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America, known for its pristine scenery and thriving wildlife.
Day 8 Clarkston
After breakfast, explore the scenic city of Clarkston at your leisure.
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