Rivers of Adventure (9 Days)

Cruise Line: UnCruise Adventures
Ship: S.S. Legacy  |  7 Reviews
Clarkston, WA, United States to Portland, OR, United States
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Clarkston, WA, United States

Met at the airport in Spokane, Washington, or Lewiston, Idaho, there's time to sit back and relax on your transfer to the S.S. Legacy in Clarkston. Once onboard, your captain and crew help you settle in. Then it's all champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and sweeping views—a perfect start to your adventure cruise.

Clarkston, WA, United States
Hells Canyon, OR, United States
Clarkston, WA, United States

The history of this area is as rich as the canyon walls are dense. Delve into it! After breakfast, it's a treat when a Nez Perce tribe member comes aboard for a special story, song, and music presentation. Nez Perce, Lewis & Clark, early Pioneers—signs of the past tell tales on your jet boat ride into the canyon. Keep your eyes peeled for sure-footed bighorn sheep, golden eagles, and 7,000-year-old petroglyphs. Hemmed in by vertical cliffs, this free-flowing stretch of the Snake cuts its way through North America's deepest river gorge.

Palouse River Canyon, WA, United States

A technicolor sunrise and chirping birds—follow one of the most scenic parts of the Snake toward the Palouse River and watch the world wake. Drop anchor and gear up. The essentials of the day—kayaks, paddle boards, swimsuits, and hiking shoes. Bring your binocs, too (there's great birding and views). At the only remaining waterfall formed by the ice age-era Missoula Floods, hike above the canyon to view the falls—which according to tribal legend, were born after a gallant fight with a mythic creature. Afterwards, skiff out to the kayaks and grab a paddle or go for a swim in the Palouse River.

Richland, WA, United States
Terra Blanca Winery, WA, United States
Richland, WA, United States

Award-winning wines come out of the Red Mountain AVA. Sweeping views surround Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard. And its owner and winemaker do a good job of keeping you on the task of tasting. A private tour takes you through the vineyards, to the crush pads and production areas, and into their wine caves. After lunch, soak up the beauty of your surroundings with guided yoga stretches in a Richland park. Or, opt to run, walk or bike along the Columbia River Trail. Cruise the river this afternoon. Pop into the bridge to chat up the captain. Relax on the sun deck with a book and a glass of wine—or with your complimentary massage.

Deschutes River, Oregon, OR, United States

River play is on the agenda today—whichever option you pick, start with a shallow wet landing on a beach. Choose whitewater with a Deschutes rafting adventure. Class II and III+ rapids come with names like Elevator and Surf City. Rafting guides provide the gear (including optional wetsuits) and expertise; your ship's chef provides the picnic lunch. Stick to dry land and hike or bike in the canyon of Deschutes River State Recreation Area. Take a dip in a lazy section of the river, and let the sunshine dry you up after a swim. Along the river's edge, listen to the rustle of cottonwoods. Swap stories with your shipmates over sunset cocktails and appetizers.

Hood River, OR, United States
Rowena Plateau, Oregon, OR, United States
Hood River, OR, United States

Lava flows, floods, and volcanic ash deposits shaped the Rowena—sheer cliffs, basalt landforms, wide-stretching plateaus. At Rowena Crest Overlook, it's boots-on-the-ground exploration. Opt for a 2-mile round trip hike to the crest of Tom McCall Nature Preserve. Your reward: expansive views in every direction—including the river far below. Or, choose the steeper 3.6-mile round trip Tom McCall Point trail. On a cloudless day, your effort gaining 1,000 feet of elevation pays off with views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, and the Columbia River GorgeOUS! Post-hike, fuel up. There's time to cycle or stroll along the Twin Tunnels Trail—a pedestrian-only section of the historic Columbia River Highway, or tour a Hood River orchard and working farm (that makes a mighty fine cider).

Bonneville Dam, OR, United States
Multnomah Falls, OR, United States
Bonneville Dam, OR, United States

Slip through the Bonneville Dam locks, then head behind the scenes at the visitor center. You're in luck with a private tour of its massive turbines and fish ladders. Take a walk on the wild side at Multnomah Falls—the tallest in the state. Your guides have the options. Hike a short steep switchback trail 2.2 miles roundtrip through temperate rainforest to the top of the falls. Or get legs a burning with 1,600 feet of elevation gain on a 5.4-mile loop to Wahkeena Falls. In Native Yakima, Wahkeena means "most beautiful". Rest easy and cruise downriver through the gorge. It's 80 miles long, up to 4,000 feet deep, and cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountains. And it's spectacular.

Portland, OR, United States

One last fresh scone or omelet. Then, bid adieu to the crew before setting out on a Portland city tour (by foot and by bus). Eclectic neighborhoods, expansive gardens and parks, historic bridges and mansions—Portland is quirky, cosmopolitan, and fascinating. Check into the Hotel Rose (or similar) for your included hotel stay and explore the city on your own this afternoon.

Portland, OR, United States

Take breakfast at your hotel, then wish your travel mates farewell. Your transfer waits to the Portland airport for your flight home.

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What's Included


  • Onboard meals; alcoholic and non beverages; transfers and baggage handling between airport/vessel on embark/disembark day; entry fees to parks/preserves; all from-the-vessel activities and equipment; complimentary massage

Not Included

  • Port taxes/fees; airfare to and from your home city; super-premium wine, beer and liquor; discretionary gratuities to vessel’s crew; travel insurance; optional excursions and land tours

About Us

Small Ships… BIG Experiences

A crew member shows you to your cabin. After a short time getting situated, gain your bearings with a spin around the ship before heading to the lounge for a glass of bubbly and to meet your shipmates. And then you’re off! Headed to where the big ships can’t go—in more ways than one. Be sure to pack a go-with-the-flow attitude. There are set itineraries, but in-the-moment decisions with Mother Nature leading the way will happen!. No matter how you travel—with a companion, family, solo, or in a group—connection, place, and adventure are at the heart of your exploration.

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