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We had a wonderful morning ride with Captain Bruce! He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, the river and boating. We learned so much from him, and already miss being in Oregon! This is a great experience and well worth the price!
Captain Chris took a small group of us up the Columbia River from Astoria Oregon in his yacht. He was knowledgeable, affable and even gave a remote local a lift back to Astoria docks to get his sailboat. He, too was interesting and knowledgeable since...More
We went out in the morning and were joined by a family of 4. Chris says he is limited to 6, so we were lucky. He narrates the trip, pointing out points of interest. Do book early in your stay in Astoria and things can...More
My wife and I got to experience this tour, and really enjoyed it.
Captain Chris is a great storyteller, he showed us some really beautiful views of the Columbia, and we got some closeup views (e.g., big ships, the Eagle habitat, etc).
Great for networking,...More
Just got off the boat with our group of six which included my parents, husband and two children. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed seeing bald eagles while learning about the history and geography of the area from Captain Chris. Booking with Chris was...More
Long story short (though there is plenty of material). My mother and I live in separate states and our vacation to Astoria was short and going to be very spendy but very sweet.
Enter Captain Christopher Loyd. From the beginning, he lied to us (we...More
15 Thank hugganurse
christopherlloyd, Owner at Columbia River Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017
Dear Former and Future Trip Advisor Guests (well over 3000 satisfied customers over the past 8 years) -
Please bear with me as I address the above Review...
The Reviewer booked a reservation. She missed the departure time and inconvenienced four other passengers who had...More
Even though we faced monsoon conditions in Astoria, my friend and I had a great time with Captain Chris. He is extremely knowledgeable about all things related to the river, from the wildlife in the area and the currents/conditions of the river to the types...More
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...More
For the money, we expected more than just a glorified sight-seeing boat tour of the Columbia River immediately surrounding Astoria. We did not see the point of seeing or hearing about the captains banker's house or other random places that had nothing to do with...More
4 Thank Susan B
christopherlloyd, Owner at Columbia River Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017
The reviewer 'forgot' to tell you a few things...
1) There was no discussion about 'the captain's bankers house'. We don't even have such a thing in Astoria.
2) There were other passengers aboard that tour who saw, California Sea Lions, Stellar Sea...More
We spent a day in Astoria when the Norwegian Jewel stopped for a day as part of an autumn re-positioning cruise, and after some research made this half-day trip our # 1 choice of things to do. We weren't disappointed!
After the ship docked we...More