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Columbia River Eco Tours

West Mooring Basin Slip D-5, Astoria, OR
+1 503-468-9197
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Wonderful trip for family

Just got off the boat with our group of six which included my parents, husband and two children. We... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
The nightmare continues

Long story short (though there is plenty of material). My mother and I live in separate states and... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Beaverton, Oregon
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“bald eagles” (5 reviews)
West Mooring Basin Slip D-5, Astoria, OR
+1 503-468-9197
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank CBJennieM
Reviewed 29 June 2017

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

6  Thank hugganurse
christopherlloyd, Owner at Columbia River Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank judyg919
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

2  Thank Susan B
christopherlloyd, Owner at Columbia River Eco Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

INTERESTING REVIEW 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

Reviewed 5 March 2017

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

Thank Summer B
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have taken the West Coast re-positioning cruise several times. All included the inevitable stop in Astoria. It’s a lovely town but not too much to do- not really a place to bring 3.000 people. In past we’ve enjoyed the waterfront walk and fish &...More

Thank Peter061
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We loved our trip with Captain Chris, even though it was raining a little it was the highlight of our trip and cruise! My daughter FELL IN LOVE with the Sea Lions and he got her "up close and personal" with them and two weeks...More

Thank caraacker
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What a great tour! Captain Chris so personable and knowledgeable. Had a great time experiencing the beautiful Oregon coastline and learning about the workings of an active port. Fascinating information & history, very easy going. Love having that small group, only 6 passenger, experience. Very...More

Thank JNoel1211
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Travel the mighty Columbia River and see Ocean freighters up close. Experience the power of the tides, currents and wind. Bring a binoculars and camera to spot and record sea lions, eagles and other wildlife. Capable captain and comfortable large boat.

Thank John S
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Bobbye D
24 September 2016|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
I have motion sickness and didn't have any issues. Go in the morning though.
16 July 2016|
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Response from christopherlloyd | Property representative |
Yes. Varies between 40 to 50 degrees. Please call me at (503) 468-9197 for details. Thanks, Chris
16 July 2016|
Response from ChangYu | Reviewed this property |
December can be chilly. Bring warm clothes and I would email Chris if he schedules the tours in December.