Travel the dramatic scenery of the Columbia River Gorge
Tackle Class III and IV whitewater on the White Salmon River
Plunge over Class V Husum Falls (seasonal and optional)
Views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, iconic peaks of the region
Explore the diverse wine varietals the Columbia Gorge
What's included, what's not
Pick-up and drop-off at downtown Portland and Convention Center-area hotels
Transportation in comfortable Sprinter or Transit vans
Expert naturalist guide; the best in the Pacific Northwest
All fees including rafting and wine tasting
Picnic lunch served after whitewater rafting
All necessary rafting gear: paddles, wetsuit, booties, gloves, splash jacket, helmet, and towels
Seasonal snacks and refreshments
Know Before You Book
Minimum recommended age is 14
What you can expect
You'll tackle the whitewater of the White Salmon River, then relax with amazing, hand-crafted Oregon wine!
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.
The White Salmon River on the Washington side of the Columbia River 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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