With 15 years of experience operating river cruises on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest, UnCruise Adventures changes course to present more outdoor adventures to guests with the new Rivers of Adventure itinerary. The 86-guest S.S. Legacy is outfitted with adventure gear–kayaks, skiffs, paddle boards, custom boat launch—and an expedition team for eight departures beginning August 24, 2018.
Eight-night adventure cruises sail one-way between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington (and reverse) with one overnight in a hotel included in Portland. The ship passes through eight sets of locks and dams and scenery from temperate rainforests to the rolling hills of the Palouse and high desert.
“Adventure is what we do best, and this section of the Northwest is crying out for adventurous explorations,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, chief executive officer of UnCruise Adventures.
Highlights of the itinerary include whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River, biking in the Columbia Gorge, hiking the Rowena Plateau, kayaking, swimming, and a jet boat ride into Hells Canyon. Guests also tour the Bonneville Dam, Palouse Falls State Park, and Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard. Expert guides share the history of the Lewis and Clark journey, Nez Perce, and the Oregon Trail.
Cruises start at $4,995 (before savings) and are inclusive featuring meals; all beverages, including alcohol; adventure activities; transfers day of cruise; and wellness amenities such as complimentary massage. Port taxes and fees are additional.