Whitewater & Wine Tasting Tour

Full Day Tour from Portland: Whitewater Rafting & Wine Tasting

Experience the best two Northwestern states have to offer: tackle famous White Salmon whitewater in Washington – then dry off and relax with amazing, hand-crafted Oregon wine!

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You’ll head east from Portland and cross the border into Washington State to float down the exciting White Salmon River, one of our favorite sections to paddle in the entire Northwest, with professional river guides.  Experience the power and beauty of this mighty river firsthand and learn about the unique ecosystems that call it home.  Get your workout in, then we’ll dry off, change clothes and make our way to Hood River, OR.   We’ll enhance the Northwest experience by exploring the region’s fantastic wine at two boutique wineries.  In an intimate setting, learn about local wine making, regional history, and the art of viticulture.

Join us! Select your tour date in our calendar.

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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 your pickup! See more about pick-up & drop-off below.

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 – see details below. Give us a call or send us a note to find out more!

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.

Portland Whitewater tour & Hood River Wine Tasting Details

Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your downtown accommodations (hotel, AirBNB, rental, etc.).

A local, TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide. We guarantee you'll love your trip leader!

No additional charges during your day. We cover everything you'll need during our tours (drinks, entrance fees, permits, wine tasting fees, fuel, etc.).

We provide all gear necessary for safety and comfort on the river (including PFDs, helmets, paddles, wetsuits & booties (as necessary), etc.)

A local picnic lunch, provided after paddling on the river. Usually includes a sandwich, chips, fruit, and soda or sparkling water. Inclusions change regularly and seasonally. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - we can accommodate most needs if we're aware of them at least 24 hours prior to the start of your tour.

Plenty of readily-available snacks, water, sparkling water, and more throughout the day.

Comfortable transportation in brand new Ford Transit vans or Mercedes Sprinter vans. Most of our vehicles are built for 15 people - we only open ten seats per trip to leave plenty of space.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION - COMING THIS WEEK

From here, the course of your day can go so many ways. Your guide will combine group preferences, weather considerations, mixed access & highlights, crowd avoidance, and more to create a lovely day. No two trips are the same! We're extremely likely to change wineries from day to day to give you the best possible experience.

Downtown Portland Pick-ups:

Approximate Pick-up Start time: 7:00a

Downtown Pick-up End time: 7:15a

When booking, be sure to provide the phone number where we can reach you during your travels. Let our team know where you're staying and we'll do everything we can to make your pick-up as easy as possible. We’ll connect the day prior to your tour to confirm details. If you’re staying outside of downtown, our default downtown pick-up location is at the Hotel Monaco (506 SW Washington St.).

Are you looking to make your Portland whitewater tour and wine adventure even more intimate and comfortable? We offer beautiful private tours led by the Northwest's best field educators.

To inquire about private trip dates, give us a call!

1 person: $1100/person

2 people: $625/person

3 people: $467/person

4 people: $388/person

5 people: $340/person

6 people: $308/person

7 people: $286/person

8 people: $269/person

9 people: $256/person

10 people: $245/person

11 people: $236/person

12 people: $229/person

Please contact us for groups larger than 12 travelers for a custom quote. Groups larger than 12 generally require a second van, second guide, etc.

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.

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.

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

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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