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Willamette Queen Sternwheeler

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Address: 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3446
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+1 503-371-1103

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Dinner cruise was an experience.

We had a group of 15 do the dinner cruise. It was a memorable experience in two different areas. The positive included that this is one of few lasting sternwheelers; most of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Grants Pass, Oregon
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were visiting friends and spent the afternoon having a picnic in the park. After riding the carousel and letting the kids play on the park equipment, we took the evening cruise with dinner. On a clear summer day it was a great way to end a very playful and relaxing day at Riverfront Park.

Thank Dan C
Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a group of 15 do the dinner cruise. It was a memorable experience in two different areas. The positive included that this is one of few lasting sternwheelers; most of the dinner was excellent, with tasty tri-tip, superb cauliflower with cheese, and one of the best carrot cakes for desert; one can enter the pilot's bridge and receive... More 

1 Thank 4cents-worth
Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

For my son and his girlfriend's birthday, I treated them to the Dinner Cruise on the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler boat on Salem. What a fun time. The Buffet dinner was delicious, the day perfect and the Captain super nice. My son who is 40 got the chance to pilot the boat and received a certificate for Piloting the Boat Without... More 

Thank Theodora H
Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We recently had our best friend visit from Kansas and took her on the lunch cruise on the Willamette Queen. It was a great experience. The captain gave a great commentary on the river and history of riverboats. The lunch was great and the crew was awesome. Highly recommend.

Thank Bee S
Nampa, Idaho
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is nothing but a boat ride along the industrial area of Salem, on a ugly river. Very unsafe for the disabled, with long steep ramps, and then several steps.

1 Thank guido638
Oregon Coast
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Took this cruise on October 8 with a group of 20 of my fellow hospital volunteers. Had a few misgivings upon seeing one of the staff members: heavily tattooed, ponytailed, didn't look all that friendly. One other crew member looked like he was ready to go out an plow the south 40. Having said that, they were both friendly and... More 

Thank OregonCoast44
Salem, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

I took my 5 year old grandson on an afternoon cruise this summer and we both had a great time. The captain is terrific with children and my grandson got to "steer" the boat - it was such a treat for him! The snacks are reasonably priced.

Thank ALD302
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

What a great way to celebrate our anniversary -- brunch & drinks as we sailed down the Willamette River on a perfect Sunday afternoon! Being forewarned, the chef even provided gluten-free versions of their delicious menu items. The staff & captain are all so genuinely nice & focused on making this unique dining experience really memorable for everyone. The Queen... More 

Thank MissKatieSunshine
Albany, Oregon
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

One of the worst meals of my life... Took my wife Valentine's Day 2015 The staff: Very polite and respectful but didn't seem to have a clue how to successfully wait tables. Appetizer: Started out with a so-so racquetball sized cheese ball accompanied by 4 ritz-like crackers and 6 grapes Drinks: We had one of the mixed drinks off of... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

Definitely not worth $48 for a Valentine's Day dinner/cruise. Captain was great, a couple of the staff were fine, the others have apparently been working there way too long.......unfriendly and lifeless with no personality. Main course was good, but that was it. Everything else was cold, stale and minimal (received 1/2 a breadstick compared to others full breadstick, which was... More 

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