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Columbia River Eco Tours

West Mooring Basin Slip D-5, Astoria, OR
+1 503-468-9197
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Great afternoon.

Captain Chris took a small group of us up the Columbia River from Astoria Oregon in his yacht. He... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Jeffrey G
via mobile
Found out about this great trip from Trip Advisor!

We went out in the morning and were joined by a family of 4. Chris says he is limited to 6, so we... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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West Mooring Basin Slip D-5, Astoria, OR
+1 503-468-9197
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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

1  Thank kristi30350
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Rajuicyfruit
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

1  Thank CBJennieM
Reviewed 28 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

9  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

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 2 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

4  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
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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.
15 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
15 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.