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Photo of the UnCruise Adventures vessel Wilderness Legacy sailing on the Columbia River; photo by Peter West Carey

Columbia & Snake Rivers

7-night river cruise on the Columbia, Snake & Willamette Rivers

Set sail for the recreation mecca of the rivers. Wine lovers and explorers revel in adventure and tastings—we think Syrah tastes even better when sipped from the bow and overlooking the hills of the riverbank... after a hearty day of play in this Cascade playground—hike, kayak, raft, and skiff. It’s all impressive and all-inclusive.

I love the enthusiasm of your crew and how they worked as a team. Amazing how fast they all learn our names and formed bonds with us.
— Cecile C., Bellevue, WA (Columbia & Snake Rivers)
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Itineraries

Go all in on the rivers with adventure and wine. Get the best of both in the premier wine region of the Pacific Northwest. You pick the date and we handle the rest.

 

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Activities

Hike, kayak, swim, and whitewater raft your way through the Columbia Gorge, and when you're ready to kick back, sip along with a certified sommelier.

 

Glide into activities
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FAQs

Questions about wineries, Lewis & Clark, or hydraulic dams? We’ve got answers.

 

Frequently asked questions
Bighorn sheep along the rocky banks of the Snake River

Wildlife, Topography & Terroir

The Columbia & Snake Rivers cut through dramatic landscapes forged by lava flows and ice age floods. What will you discover?

Learn about life along the rivers
Photo of UnCruise Adventures guests on the bridge of the S.S. Legacy on the Columbia River; photo by Eric Lindberg

Life On Board

Our small ships were designed for comfort and camaraderie. Visit the captain on the bridge, then watch the hills go by on one of the spacious decks.

 

What to expect on our ships
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Columbia & Snake Rivers Videos

Short videos share the highlights of our Columbia & Snake Rivers adventure and wine itinerary. 

 

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Seasonal Variations

Like the lifecycle of the vine from flowering to harvest, the Columbia & Snakes Rivers experience a progression of climates. Follow the temperate rainforest of the western side—where rain and cooler temperatures are likely—to the desert of eastern Washington and Oregon. It’s a striking difference of both climates and scenery.

Whether you follow shorebird migrations, spawning salmon, or the harvest… pick your season and pack your bags!

Chart showing the best months of the year for weather and wildlife watching along the Columbia & Snake Rivers,
UnCruise guests on the Rowena Crest hike, on an UnCruise Adventures Columbia River cruise

A Wildlife Oasis: Hiking Rowena Plateau

It was a perfect day for a hike. The strong dusty winds we had the previous day departed as we rounded that last bend in the Columbia River.

Read more in the UnCruise Blog

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Columbia & Snake Rivers Gallery

Click through our photos and get inspired to visit the Columbia River and its tributaries for a taste of local wines and outdoor adventure.

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Guests rafting the Deschutes River on an UnCruise Adventures Columbia River cruise

The most surprising cruise where river meets adventure

Long the domain of history buffs and wine lovers, the Pacific Northwest in the United States is a region worth exploring .....

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