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Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge

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Cascade Locks, United States
Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Watch the sunset from aboard a 38-foot yacht with this small-group sailing adventure in the majestic Columbia River Gorge. You and your fellow passengers will get the chance to learn about sailing, steer the boat, or just sit back and enjoy the ride while your captain and crew take care of the rest.
  • Sail in the Columbia River Gorge aboard a 38-foot yacht
  • Learn how to sail or sit back and enjoy the ride
  • Bottled water and snacks will be served
  • Group sizes capped at six participants for an intimate experience
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Bottled water
Snacks
Alcoholic Beverages
Columbia Gorge Racing Association , Marine Park, Parking lot, 355 Wa Na Pa St, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, USA

Drive to 299 NE Portage Road, Cascade Locks, Oregon. Once there drive around the yacht basin to the east and park in the parking lot. If one of our two designated spots are open park there.

6:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Heart of the Gorge Sailing Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge.
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What is the social distancing policy during Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Sunset Sailing Adventure on a Classic Yacht in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge.

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  • "I would highly recommend this excursion to anybody who wants to have a beautiful sunset trip down the river and see some incredible scenery." See review

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star-5
Excellent evening.
Dixon_S
, Aug 2022
Had a great time on this trip! The boat was well kept and felt very comfortable and safe for our ride.
star-5
Great way to experience the gorge
June_R
, Aug 2022
Beautiful evening in the gorge, with friendly people and great food! Captain and crew were warm and entertaining. Weather was perfect.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks for sailing with us June! We enjoyed meeting you!
star-5
Very fun, go up front if you like getting splashed!
Matthew_K
, Aug 2022
Beautiful view, cute charcuterie board, fun and splashy. Very kind people who ran the boat and were willing to share their experiences and took good photos during the trip
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thanks M! You two were troopers and a lot of fun! Hope to see you again!!
star-5
An amazing and unique experience!
Theresa_M
, Aug 2022
This was such an amazing experience! Earlier in the day, I had chased waterfalls along the Columbia Gorge then drove around Mt. Hood to see wineries and lavender farms. Sailing down the Columbia River at sunset on a yacht was the icing on the cake to end the day! Captain Preston and his wife Chennie were so friendly and accommodating. They are, overall, just good people. They give you an amazing and unique experience. Thank you for hosting me!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you T! We enjoyed meeting you and taking you on your first Sailing Adventure!
star-5
Night on the river
Sandi_B
, Jul 2022
Wonderful evening out on the river The crew was so gracious and very good sailors I recommend this outing for anyone in the area Well worth the experience
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for sailing with us!
star-5
Worth it
Cathy_K
, Jul 2022
My favorite heart was sitting up at the tip of the boat it was a great view. The chacoutery was very nice.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for the kind words!
star-5
Sailing on the Columbia River!
Rhonda_B
, Jul 2022
My sister, niece, daughter and I spent a couple of nights in Hood River prior to returning from our wine-tasting trip to the Willamette Valley. We decided to opt for a sailing trip and it was the best decision! We had a fabulous time!! We sipped wine with our charcuterie board (provided as part of the trip) and had the most amazing time while sailing on the Columbia River! Captain Preston and his wife were fabulous sailors and entertaining during our trip. I would highly, highly recommend spending a couple of hours and taking this excursion! It was beautiful!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Glad you guys enjoyed your trip with us!
star-5
It was beautiful and fun!
Renee_R
, Jun 2022
This was an amazing adventure. My husband, son and I went on this sailing trip on a perfect night. The two owners were so nice and clearly focused on safety. They knew a lot about sailing! There is a max of six guests. (There were five on our night.) You can sit on the front (bow) or back (stern). You can also go hang out down below. They included a nice tray of food including fruit, crackers, hummus, smoked salmon, chocolates, and sparkling water. You are welcome to bring on your own food and drinks (including alcohol) if you want. The ride out and back takes two hours. It was quiet and beautiful. You get to sail into the sunset. The water is very blue and the scenery is just lovely. You can choose to just be silent or you can "talk up" the two owners of the vessel. They will let you steer the boat if you want. They will also talk about sailing if you are interested. Things to note: You do need to climb up three stairs and then climb on to the boat. This is not difficult. (My husband is 67 and has parkinsons.) But know that you do need to be mobile to get on to the boat. During the 2 hours, there is a lot of movement of the sails as you go out, around, and back. They will be pulling ropes and adjusting the sails. I loved it, but know if you are sitting in the back, they will be standing around you and doing this. It is part of the charm of this adventure. I can't recommend this enough. It was so fun, amazing, and beautiful. I hope if I am visiting out here in the future, I have the opportunity to sail again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for the great review!! We enjoyed having you aboard Wy'East!!
star-5
Just do it!
Brenda_D
, Sep 2021
There is so much to see and the owners are expert sailors who make the trip fun, interesting and safe!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Brenda and Eric! Glad we met you! Safe Travels!
star-5
Sweet summer sail
Dudley_R
, Sep 2021
We had beautiful weather and the owners were very gracious and informative. We would love to do it again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for spending your anniversary with us!!
star-5
Must do!
Gene_F
, Aug 2021
What a fantastic night. We celebrated our two year anniversary on this sunset cruise. It exceeded our expectations. We felt very welcome and they did everything they could to make this trip special for us. What a fun couple and great sailors! The other passengers were equally amazing! We will definitely be booking again!
star-5
A great ride on the Columbia river gorge!
Catherine_B
, Aug 2021
The boyfriend had a great time on his first sail boat trips do with views on the Columbia river and really enjoyed the view from the bow. Preston and Chennie really made our trip to Portland a memorable one!
star-5
A beautiful and Relaxing experience at the heart of Columbia River ❤
Chinmay_N
, Aug 2021
An experience you see only in movies. Complete with a beautiful and tasty meat and cheese platter which we enjoyed in the middle of a breathtaking view. Would also recommend going on the Deck, to get a complete experience of sailing as well.
star-5
Sailing takes me away
Carin_R
, Aug 2021
Had a woderful sunset cruise. Perfect condition for sailing. Learned so much. Great time with the crew and passengers. Will have to do this again.
star-5
Best sailing experience in Portland!
Autumn_J
, Aug 2021
If you're looking for an amazing water activity look no further! Heart of the Gorge Sailing was one of the best experiences I had during my visit to Portland. It was my daughter and my first time sailing and boy was it memorable! We sailed the beautiful Columbia River at sunset with our yacht captains Chennie and Preston. Chennie prepared a wonderful charcuterie board for us with fresh smoked salmon. As Chennie steered, Preston hoisted the sails and pointed out historical landmarks on the river and their importance to the area. Both proved to be well experienced sailors that made us feel safe and at easy on their yacht. We had such a blast my daughter wants to go to sailing camp now! Unfortunately, after our sailing experience ended, I realized that Uber did not service pick up for the area; leaving my daughter and myself essentially stranded. These beautiful souls Chennie and Preston didn't hesitate to help! They drove us to the next town where we could be picked up by Uber! How kind is that!? You just don't meet people like that everyday anymore! It was definitely a trip for the books! We can't wait to sail with them again and make it a tradition! Thank you Heart of the Gorge Sailing!
star-5
Sunset cruise
Missy_C
, Aug 2021
Well worth the money! An amazing trip! Highly recommend! The owners were si friendly and wanted to make sure we had a good time.
star-5
Wonderful Adventure
Kathy_R
, Aug 2021
We loved our sunset cruise! The scenery, food, and company was wonderful. Looking forward to doing it again in the future.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks Kathy! You guys were great! We will take good care of you when you come back!
star-5
Sunset sailing on the Columbia River is the best!
Preston_G
, Aug 2021
Great evening on the River! Captain Preston and his wife helped make the experience enjoyable and memorable, and we will definitely return.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for the kind words! Our Columbia Gorge is one of the most amazing places in North America we just get to sail in it! Looking forward to sailing with you again.
star-5
Awesome captain and his wife
thomas_F
, Jul 2021
It was awesome and fun to be able to share this with my partner.. look forward to getting my own sailboat.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for sailing with us Thomas! We enjoyed having your aboard and getting you a bit wet up on the bow! Love to have you sail again with us anytime!
star-5
Sailing and Salmon
Angela_B
, Jun 2021
What a great time. When looking at other boating options there were a couple. This is a special experience, not loading up with 100+friends. We celebrated our anniversary by taking a smaller group (6 max: we had 5). Great tunes, comfortable seats, a delicious assortment of snacks (that smoked salmon is fabulous).Preston and his wife made us feel like friends out for an evening together. I’d highly recommend this sailing adventure.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks for the kind words Angela! We enjoyed your company and great positive vibes...and that you liked our smoked salmon! Next time you are back in the northwest come see us!

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