Columbia Gorge Jet-Boat Adventure Tour

Bigfoot Lives In The Columbia Gorge

Travel By Jet-Boat

The Explorer Jet-Boat is a 40 foot powerhouse, with over 400 horsepower and traveling up to 40 miles per hour!

Spectacular Views

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

Fully Narration Tour

Narration from Cliff Barackman and a live tour guide. 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 of Bigfoot and his presence in the Pacific Northwest.

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See the Landmarks!

This 140 mile trip is sure to give an experience like no other, enjoy seeing bridges and landmarks in a way you have never experienced before!

Bonneville Dam

We are the only riverboat company that offers daily trips through the Bonneville Locks. Experience being raised as much as 70 feet from the lower Columbia River

Bridge of the Gods

The Bridge of the Gods with its scenic backdrop sits in the Heart of the Columbia Gorge connecting Oregon to Washington. This bridge is teeming with history and native lore.

Multnomah Falls

The waterfall Spans two tiers on basalt cliffs, it is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon at 620 ft (189 m) in height and is also the most photgraphed landmark in Oregon

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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

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June through September 30th

Cruise Route

Travel from Downtown Portland to Cascade Locks

Follow the mighty Columbia River 140 miles round-trip and experience 13 bridges, countless landmarks, and an adventure of a lifetime. 


Meet The Crew

Our captains and guides will help you have an awesome experience!


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Cliff Barackman

Local Bigfoot Expert
(pre-recorded audio)

Cruise Details

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June 15th – September 30th
Daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  


Seven hours total duration, including a 1-hour break in Cascade Locks


From $98 per person
Group pricing from $78 (8 or more people)
Prices do not include $5 landing fee


departing from Salmon Springs dock at 1000 SW Naito Parkway, Downtown Portland Oregon. 97014

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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


Each Customer will be provided a set of noise cancelling headpgones that narration will be played through.


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


Not recommended for small children or very elderly people as this is a fast-moving Jet-Boat.


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