The Columbia and Snake Rivers wind their ways through the Pacific Northwest via rolling landscapes of hills, mountains, and deep gorges. Ther banks of the Columbia and Snake Rivers are home to wild bison and elk, which you may be able to spot grazing along the water's edge.
Follow in the historic footsteps of Lewis and Clark and discover everything these Columbia and Snake Rivers cruises have to offer.
The Columbia river actually rises in Canada and goes on a 1,200-mile journey before it empties into the Pacific Ocean. Once it enters the American state of Washington, it travels past many points of interest including; the Sacajawea National Park, the spectacular Cascade Mountains and the historic cities of Portland and Astoria.
In Portland, Oregon you'll find the beautiful Japanese Garden and the St Johns suspension bridge, whilst Astoria houses the Columbia River Maritime Museum and the Astoria Column - a brilliant historic monument.
The Snake is the largest tributary of the Columbia river and was created through volcanic activity from a hotspot which lies directly under Yellowstone National Park. Living up to its name, the Snake then slithers through rugged mountains and flat plains; helping to create a very diverse and captivating landscape. It finally joins with the Columbia in the Tri-Cities region of Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland.
Most of these trips are operated by the American Queen Steamboat Company, who offer tours through the heart of the USA. And if you would like to explore more of the rivers in North America then we also have many upper and lower Mississippi river cruises available, as well as tours of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers.