The Columbia and Snake rivers are located in the Pacific Northwest. River cruises are usually between Portland, Oregon and Clarkston, Washington. However, some itineraries begin or end in Spokane or Vancouver, Washington. A pre-cruise hotel stay is sometimes included in the package.
Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, a cruise on the Columbia and Snake rivers takes travelers through scenic areas surrounded by mountains and gorges, including the Cascade Mountain Range, Columbia River Gorge and Hells Canyon.
About the Columbia & Snake Rivers
The Columbia River begins in British Columbia, Canada. It flows for 1,243 miles from Canada through the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon. Cruises on the Columbia River are between Portland, Oregon and Richland, Washington, where it forms a confluence with the Snake and Yakima rivers.
The Snake River flows through four U.S. states – Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. It’s 1,078 miles long and is the largest tributary of the Columbia River. The river begins in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming. Cruises on the Snake River are between Richland and Clarkston, Washington.