Portland, Oregon

Columbia Gorge Jet-Boat Adventure

Bigfoot Lives In The Columbia Gorge

Travel By Jet-Boat

The Explorer Jet-Boat is a 40 foot powerhouse, with over 900 horsepower and traveling up to 40 miles per hour!

Spectacular Views

Scenery from Portland to The Columbia Gorge, including: Beacon Rock, Vista House, Bonneville Locks and Dam, Bridge of the Gods, and more.

Fully Narrated Tour

Narration from Cliff Barackman and a live tour guide. Enjoy curated Information about Bigfoot and the history of the Columbia Gorge.

Let’s Get Squatchy!

– Recorded narration by Cliff Barackman,
– Discuss local sightings and history
– Learn about known sightings along the river
– Check out real castings and Bigfoot calls
– Explore the Native American Lore behind Bigfoot and his presence in the Pacific Northwest.

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Cruise Route

Full Day Trip
Travel from Downtown Portland to Cascade Locks

– 140 miles round-trip
– 13 bridges
– Countless landmarks
– An adventure of a lifetime. 

Half Day Trip
Travel from Downtown Portland to Multnomah Falls
– 80 miles round-trip
– 12 bridges
– Countless landmarks
– An adventure of a lifetime.

Now Cruising Summer 2022

July – September

Full Day

Adult $110

Child $99

  • 7 Hour Adventure
  • Fully Narrated
  • Round-Trip to Cascade Locks
  • Cryptozoology Certificate
  • 1-Hour Scenic Lunch Break

Fridays & Sundays

does not include taxes & fees, prices subject to change.


Customer Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our customers say:

Just wanted to express my thanks for a wonderful trip “searching for Big Foot” today. My 11-year-old grandson & I really enjoyed the adventure and Farah, crew & Mike, the Captain went out of their way to make sure it was all that the trip was advertised to be. The weather was perfect, the listening devices were excellent & all the added bits of information, besides the recorded parts by Cliff Barackman, made it a great day. Even though I’ve lived in Portland for over 50 years I saw & learned things from the river level that made the trip worthwhile.

Carolyn Rundorff

We had the best time. The weather was perfect and the boat crew was awesome. Thank you for all your help and for putting on such a great adventure.


Everyone should do the “Bigfootin on a Jet-Boat” Cryptozoology Expedition with the Portland Spirit. Very educational with eye-witness statements and factual evidence, including plaster cast footprints. Personally, I have my own journal of experiences in the Herman Creek area, with several different footprints photos and other bigfoot encounters like smelling and hearing our local celebrity, and I was with several other witnesses each time. This expedition was very validating to my 10 years of Sasquatch journaling!

Debbie Lorang

More Information

The Explorer Jet-Boat is an open seating style vessel. You will be free to stand up and walk around throughout the duration of the cruise.


July – September
Full Day 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Half Day 9:00am – 12:30pm

July – August
Half Day 9:00am-12:30pm &1:30pm-5:00pm


Departing from 110 SE Caruthers St, Portland, Oregon 97214


Full Day 7 hours total duration, with a 1-hour break.
Half Day 3.5 hours total durration


Full Day Trip Adult $110, Child $99
Half Day Trip Adult $64, Child $56
prices subject to change, does not include tax

Before You Go

The Explorer is an open-air boat, please bring warm clothes as it can be cooler in the morning. Although the boat is covered there is an uncovered deck in the back.


There is a small restroom on board, as well as in Cascade Locks.


Not recommended for small children or disabled, as this is a fast-moving Jet-Boat. Cannot accomodate wheelchairs.


You are welcome to bring food and drink on board. Lunch will be available to purchase at the Locks Waterfront Grill. (full tour only)

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