Whitewater & Wine

Full Day Tour: Whitewater & Wine Tasting

You’ll tackle White Salmon whitewater—then relax with amazing, hand-crafted Oregon wine!

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Heading east from Portland, we will cross over to Washington State to float down the exciting White Salmon River with professional river guides. On the water you will experience the power of this mighty river and learn about the unique ecosystem that calls it home. Then we’ll dry off, change clothes and make our way to Hood River, where we’ll enhance the Northwest experience by tasting at two boutique wineries. In an intimate setting, learn local wine making history and the art of viticulture.

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TIMING

7:15 am to 4:45 pm
Available June through September.
We’ll text/call you the day before your trip to schedule a pickup!

GROUP SIZE

Our small group tours accommodate a maximum of ten travelers.
We’ll use a Mercedes Sprinter van or new Ford Transit to get around!

PRICE

$299
Adult. 18+
$249
Youth. 14-17.

Private trips are available April through October–scroll down for pricing or to send us a note. Give us a call to book a private trip!

INCLUSIONS

We have the best guides in the Pacific Northwest.  They’ll bring plenty of food and drink, pay all entrance fees, and bring any gear you might need.

Travel the scenic Columbia River Gorge and cross into beautiful Washington State.

Raft the exciting White Salmon
River, a favorite in the region with Class II -Class IV rapids and a plunge over the Class V Husum Falls (waterlevel dependent and optional–a portage is available if you’d rather not!)

Relaxing picnic lunch included and served upon return from rafting.

Watch the dramatic shift in climate zones right before your eyes as you travel between the cool forests of
the western gorge and the hot dry sagebrush steppe of the eastern gorge.

Visit two wineries this afternoon, selected from the following: Analemma, Wy’East, Cathedral Ridge,
Syncline, or Domaine Pouillon.

Learn about this unique wine region characterized by its diversity of climates and locally-grown varietals.

The White Salmon River on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge is a small river that punches well above its weight

…with dozens of rapids packed into 2.5 hours on the river.  The spring- and glacier-fed river plunges over Husum Falls on its way to join the mighty Columbia River in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

High and dry after rafting, a casual picnic lunch awaits before we head off into the scenic area and
drop in at two local wineries to discover the diversity of wines that call the Columbia Gorge region
home. The area’s micro-climates make room for cool-climate white wines and pinot noirs, as well as
bold sun-loving reds like cabernet, Malbec, Syrah, and more.

As you travel from the River and to the wineries, you’ll get a scenic overview of the region, possibly
including views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Multnomah Falls, Beacon Rock, and other Columbia Gorge
landmarks.

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Make your adventure a private tour!

Private tours allow for maximum itinerary flexibility and a guide attuned to your interests and travel styles. The prices below are for an all-inclusive full day private tour.

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1 Traveler

$1100

$1100 total.

2 travelers

$625

$1250 total.

3 travelers

$467

$1400 total.

4 travelers

$388

$1550 total.

5 travelers

$340

$1700 total.

6 travelers

$308

$1850 total.

7 travelers

$286

$2000 total.

8 travelers

$269

$2150 total.

9 travelers

$256

$2300 total.

10 travelers

$245

$2450 total.

11 travelers

$236

$2600 total.

12 travelers

$229

$2750 total.

Traveler Testimonials

Here is what travelers are saying about our trips right now:

We highly recommend this 12 hour tour! Pleasant ride, plenty of beverages and snacks, and a series of stops to make the trek from Seattle more comfortable. One stop at a wildlife refuge and another at an old growth forest added more interest to the tour. We pulled over at a few places to take in the view and snap photos. In the National Monument, our guide Marissa laid out a wonderful lunch consisting of wine, soft drinks, grilled chicken breasts and several salads (kale, chick pea, and some sort of grain). The Johnston Visitor Center was certainly a highlight of the tour supplying us with a great video, a hike, and clear views of Mount St. Helens. On the way back we saw Mount Rainier and stopped for a brief walk across the Skyway in Tacoma. A GREAT tour!

John H.

Viator Reviews, August 2018

Day tour to Mt. St Helens was a great experience. Everything was well planned and prepared for. The tour van was a large Mercedes sprinter van that was very comfortable. Lunch was solid. The tour itself was very well planned with nice stops along the way to the volcano. The tour guide did a great job keeping everyone engaged by providing good information and fun facts…stuff that you don’t get if you go solo without a guide.
This tour was unique in the sense that there is more to the visit than just a visit to a national park/ monument. In this case there was a major event in the not-too-distant past that drastically altered the entire community and landscape. Was very cool to see the contrast between the immediate area around St Helens and the unaffected area leading up to it. Such a unique experience all the way around. I highly recommend it.

Brijesh P.

TripAdvisor, July 2018

Great experience for the money. They may be on the higher end of pricing for tour companies but they offer a high-touch and all-inclusive product along with some of the best guides in the business. Definitely a 5-star business!

Kieron W.

Google Reviews, February, 2018

Mt St. Helen’s day tour was awesome. I went in not knowing what to expect and not knowing much of anything about Mt. St. Helen’s…booked the trip as I had a day to kill. This tour was fantastic. Comfy bus, awesome tour guide, good lunch and great scenery, nice group. Got a good workout too!!

Billie Joe M.

TripAdvisor, July 2018