Fares and Fare Policy

Heart of the Gorge Expedition

General Admission: $40.00 plus tax, ages 16-65.

Reduced Fares: $30.00 plus tax.

Reduced fare is available for those that meet one of the following criteria:

  • Native American (ID Required)
  • Senior (65+) (ID Required)
  • Handicapped (ID Required)
  • Children 6-16
  • Military Retired/Active Duty (ID required)

Note for Reduced Fares:

All reduced fare tickets can be purchased on-line, but ID will be required to validate the reduced fare ticket at time of boarding.

Cascade Locks Residents: Free.

Any passenger 16 and above, with an active, unexpired government ID (ie – driver's license) that displays a residence address within Cascade Locks rides free.

Other Cruises

Dinner and Brunch Cruises:

We are excited to offer special tailor-made dinner cruises, featuring local restaurants and chefs from throught the Columbia Gorge. These dinner events will allow these local culinary artists to provide a unique dining experience especially made for each cruise. The price for these unique dinner adventures will vary depending on the menu and time of year, but typically range from between $65.00 to $100.00, plus tax.

Evening Cocktail Cruises:

Please check our calendar for our Evening Cocktail Cruises, which will offer our guests the opportunity to experience the majestic Columbia River Gorge while enjoying a locally crafted beer, wine and spirits. In addition, light snacks made by local chefs may be included in this unique experience. The price will vary depending on time of year, but typically range between $50.00 to $75.00 plus tax.

Private Charter:

The iconic Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler is also available for private charter and events.

Contact us by phone or email to discuss the details of your gathering.

(855) 766-3682[email protected]

Fare Policies

Fare Refund Policy:

Given the nature of our operation and limited seating for each sailing, all tickets are non-refundable. However, they are transferable if transferred at least one week (seven calendar days) prior to the schedule sailing. If an online purchase included food and beverage, it may not be possible to credit for the exact menu selection. In these cases, the refunded will receive a credit of a similar value to the food item originally purchased.


Wheelchair accessible - including bathroom and main deck bar area.