Please call me to reserve a tour for this Spring/Summer. You can cancel if needed without penalty due to the Coronavirus. Spring/Summer bookings will fill up! -Chris
What you will experience
We’ll depart from Astoria’s West Mooring Basin Slip D-5 located at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn, travel beneath the beautiful Astoria Megler Bridge connecting Oregon and Washington via the Columbia River.
View Astoria’s historic waterfront from the decks of the Christina Cousteau, a 40’ Tollycraft Yacht with heated cabin and restroom facilities.
Along the route we’ll pass by Pier 39, the restored Hanthorn Bumble Bee Seafood Cannery, the Coast Guard Station at Tongue Point and almost always encounter singing sea lions.
Following many of the routes blazed by Lewis & Clark as they explored the Columbia River Estuary in 1805, we’ll travel through the Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuge, offering breathtaking photo opportunities.
Passing alongside the Twilight Creek Eagle Sanctuary we’ll often have the opportunity to view Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Herons and Canada Geese among the abundant species of waterfowl in the area.
Navigating along the narrow channels we’ll view a hand cranked railroad bridge together with floating homes and salmon nurseries.
Adventuring back out into the main channel shipping lanes of the Columbia we’ll view huge oceangoing ships up close and personal.
Arriving back at the dock, we’ll have had a great adventure filled with memories!!!
4 Hour Tours – $150 / 3 Hour Tours – $125 / 2 Hour or Sunset Tours – $95
What Our Clients Say
Salt Lake City Utah
My sister and I took the 3 hour tour today, with Captain Bruce at the helm. There was a party of 6, including us, for the tour.. We had the absolute best time.. Captain Bruce was super interesting and fun, and filled us in on all the sights we were seeing, including sea lions, eagles, floating homes, and close up contact with the shipping freighters.. I learned a lot about the ecology of the area, the settling of Astoria, as well as how the shipping works here.. it was fascinating, Captain Bruce was wonderful and glad to answer all our questions. It was worth every penny and we can't wait to do it again.. Do the tour, you won't regret it!!!
Four of our family took the 3 hr. boat excursion. Everyone loved it. Capt. Chris is happy to tell you river stories, shipping info,, animal and bird lore as well as fish facts! Sitting up top on the bridge gave us a fabulous view. We saw eagles up high in trees and eagle nests. The sea lions greeted us with a loud barking chorus. Lots of sea lions!
An egret caught his fish lunch right in front of us. Chris explained quite a lot about the tankers and trawlers that we were passing. His boat is very comfortable, lots of places to sit and view the gorgeous views. This was the highlight of our trip. Bring binoculars if possible and a jacket and cap, perhaps. This was terrific fun! Don't miss it!
This was our second experience aboard the Christina Cousteau. We brought food and drinks and enjoyed all of it up on the fly bridge while taking in the beautiful scenery. The sea lions were back this time. What a hoot! We saw the same pair of bald eagles and their nest along the banks of the John Day River. Captain Bruce was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour and we'll be back again.