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

Columbia & Snake Rivers

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

Set sail for the recreation mecca of the rivers. Wine lovers and foodies revel in tours and tastings—we think Syrah tastes even better when sipped from the bow and overlooking the hills of the riverbank. And for the adventurer, explore the Cascade playground by 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)


Go all in on the rivers with adventure or wine and culinary itineraries. You pick the focus and we’ll handle the rest.


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Photo of a pair of UnCruise guests kayaking on the Palouse River


Hike, kayak, swim, and whitewater raft in this recreation mecca on Rivers of Adventure. Or, taste and tour your way down the rivers on Rivers of Wine & Culinary.


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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 new tastes and wild creatures 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
Video still from an UnCruise Adventures video about cruising the Columbia & Snake Rivers

Columbia & Snake Rivers Videos

Short videos share highlights of our two Columbia & Snake Rivers itineraries: Rivers of Adventure and Rivers of Wine & Culinary. 


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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,
The Snake River winds through Palouse Falls State Park

From Desert to Waterfall

I got a chance to go hiking at Palouse Falls State Park and spend some time enjoying the amazing geology, flora, and avifauna that surrounds this river that winds through the high desert.

Read more in the UnCruise Blog


Columbia & Snake Rivers Gallery

View our images & get inspired to visit the rivers on a wine & culinary or adventure cruise!

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Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations—by Judi Cuervo

It’s 10:30 a.m. and I’m at the 20-acre Mt. Hood Winery, Oregon’s 2016 Winery of the Year. In the glass before me is a gold medal–winning 2015 Estate Pinot Noir....
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