Water activity

Portland: Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot Jetboat Adventure

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Portland Spirit Cruises

Portland: Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot Jetboat Adventure

Activity provider: Portland Spirit Cruises

From US$ 82 per person

Ride the Explorer Jetboat from Portland to the Columbia Gorge. Head into the heart of the gorge to search for the illusive creature known as Bigfoot.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Travel up the Willamette River
  • Ride along the Columbia River
  • Spot wildlife and pass by river boats
  • Travel up to 40mph on the jet boat
  • Enjoy live and recorded narration
Full description

Discover the landmarks for which the Northwest is famous, while listening to live and recorded narration about the history of the Columbia Gorge and Bigfoot's presence in the Northwest. Depending on what type of passenger you are on this sightseeing tour, the sights themselves aren't necessarily the main attraction. Sure, the Bigfoot Explorer buzzes you past the Gorge's greatest hits, like Multnomah Falls, and Beacon Rock, but the objective isn't just to admire the landscape. It's to hunt for the elusive man-ape along a corridor that's historically been rife with sightings. This fun and informative, fully-narrated cruise will have you at the edge of your seat as you learn about Portland, the Columbia Gorge, and most importantly, Bigfoot.

  • Half-day sightseeing cruise
  • Narration
  • Noise-canceling headsets
  • Restroom onboard
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • There is a large parking lot at the landing dock where passengers can park for free
  • Travelers should have a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Passengers must be able to climb down 2 steps into the boat
  • The vessel is an open-air jet boat, please bring warm clothes as it can be cooler on open water
  • Outside food or beverages may be brought on board
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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was enjoyable

August 28, 2022

The scenery is gorgeous and covering both rivers of Portland in one trip is really cool!

August 22, 2022

Our family had a wonderful time.

August 15, 2022

Product ID: 371335