Lewis & Clark Cruise Expedition, Oregon to Washington
CURATED AQUATIC VOYAGES
AQUATIC VOYAGES: America the Beautiful - LEWIS & CLARK CRUISE EXPEDITION
This is a ThirdHome featured cruise expedition (ideal for 2 people or a small-group). The voyage has set departure dates that members can choose from, depending on when you wish to travel within 2017 or 2018. Each cruise expedition will showcase specific itinerary excursions, dining and regional opportunities that are part of this classic Lewis & Clark journey experience. NO keys are required for this journey. Please refer to fees section in property details below.
Experience 6 nights/7 days navigating upon two great rivers - The Columbia & The Snake - and a region's bounty of beauty learning the history of our early explorers and settlers by the waterways. While on-board an intimate 62-guest expedition ship you will sail the wake of Lewis & Clark on their legendary Corps of Discovery journey while further exploring by landing crafts and kayaks to get up-close and personal with this amazing experience. Transit through a series of eight locks that life the ship 700 feet (10 times the elevation of the Panama Canal); taste delectable cuisine prepared from the fertile bounty of the region; visit fantastic wineries; bike or hike through extraordinary scenery. Every day will be gorgeously engaging on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience!
CRUISE JOURNEY SEASONS:
Lewis & Clark Cruise Expeditions are offered as follows -
2017 - in SEP & OCT (limited dates)
2018 - APR/SEP & OCT (limited dates)
Lewis & Clark Expedition Cruise Itinerary in brief:
DAY 1: PORTLAND, OREGON - EMBARKATION
In the late afternoon, embark the ship and cruise the lower part of the Willamette River, passing under the many bridges and through the center of picturesque Portland, before reaching the Columbia River.
DAY 2: ASTORIA
We begin our journey by navigating the Columbia to the mouth of the river at Astoria. At Fort Clatsop, where the explorers hunkered down for the wet winter of 1805-1806, we walk through the full-scale reconstructed fort. Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of river navigation and this port town. In the afternoon you can choose to visit Cape Disappointment or ride in an expedition landing craft or kayak in the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Refuge, conditions permitting. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE & HOOD RIVER
This morning we begin our orientation to the Gorge. You’ll get a fresh perspective on such highlights as Bonneville Lock and Dam, Beacon Rock, and Multnomah Falls. Continue through the Gorge to Hood River, where we’ll enjoy fresh fruit from a family farm and taste award-winning wines at a local vineyard. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: THE DALLES & MARYHILL MUSEUM
Visit the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center to learn about the region’s natural history. Hike or take bicycles along the beautiful river trail. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Maryhill Museum with its impressive collection of Rodin sculptures and drawings, extensive collection of Native American baskets, and other fascinating exhibits. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: EXPLORING THE PALOUSE RIVER
The still water of the Palouse River is the perfect mirror for the surrounding basalt cliffs as we set off on our expedition landing craft cruises and kayak adventures. Visit Palouse Falls where cascading waters plunge into the pool below. Afterwards, sail up the Snake River, enjoying a taste of local specialties. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: CLARKSTON
At Clarkston, we find ourselves at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers, more than 450 miles from the sea. Today, travel by comfortable jet boat up the Snake River into one of North America’s most scenic spots, spectacular Hells Canyon. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: CLARKSTON, WASHINGTON - DISEMBARKATION
This morning you will be transferred to either Lewiston, Idaho or Spokane, Washington for connecting flights home. (B)
** OPTIONAL ADD-ON Pre or Post Cruise **
ThirdHome highly recommends arriving 1-2 days pre cruise or you can also extend your cruise to experience a Willamette Valley Wine Excursion or Portland City Highlights Tour, depending on your flights and cruise journey direction.
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING THIS EXPEDITION - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet
1 guest maximum
Portland to Clarkston
In lieu of the normal ThirdHome exchange fees, this personally tailored journey is a full-pay travel option and the monetary cost will be quoted to the member based on whatever accommodations are chosen, along with all other itinerary arrangements and inclusions the member requests to be a part of their customized itinerary. This journey does not require a specific number of keys.
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- Portland & Astoria
- Columbia River Gorge & Hood River
- Palouse River & Clarkston
- Concierge Service