The historic Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler returns to the Tri-Cities from April 17-26, offering residents and visitors a chance to cruise the Columbia River in style for a day.
Portland Spirits and Events offers dining and sightseeing cruises on the triple-decker sternwheeler, as well as one-level rentals for private events. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.
Two-hour lunch cruises are planned from noon to 2 p.m. April 20, 22 and 24, and cost $40 for adults and $20 for children aged 4 to 12.
Two-hour Sunday brunch tours run $46 per adult and $23 per child and are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon April 18 and from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. April 26.
Dinner cruises from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. past shining city lights cost $52 per adult and $49 per child. The April 18 dinner cruise is sold out.
Passengers interested in the cruises who are willing to forgo the food can tag along for $28 per person. Longer sight-seeing cruises are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 21, 23 and 25.
Passengers depart from the Clover Island Inn and tour the Columbia and Snake rivers, passing through Ice Harbor Dam and Snake River Valley.
Sight-seeing cruises include a captain's narration, continental breakfast, lunch buffet, dessert, coffee and hot tea service. The full package costs $88 per adult and $80 for children.